February 28, 2023

Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring FAQ

Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring FAQ

Q1: Where can I buy Wayne Dalton Torquemaster torsion springs?

A1: Local home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot don’t carry torquemaster products. You can purchase them online here.


Q2: How much does it cost to replace Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Springs?

A2: The cost of replacing Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Springs varies based on the size and weight of your garage door. It is recommended that you check out the Torquemaster spring sizing guide here

Q3: How do I adjust Wayne Dalton Torquemaster garage door springs?

A3: For detailed instructions on adjusting Torquemaster garage door springs, you can download the full instruction manual provided here.

Q4: How do I install Wayne Dalton Torquemaster garage door springs?

A4: We provide free downloadable installation instructions for Torquemaster springs on our website here. It is important to follow these instructions carefully and exercise caution when installing springs.

Q5: How do I replace Wayne Dalton Torquemaster garage door springs?

A5: We provide full replacement instructions for Torquemaster springs here. It is highly recommended to follow these instructions carefully to ensure safe and effective replacement of the springs.

Q6: How can I tell if my Wayne Dalton Torquemaster spring is broken?

A6: Some indications of a broken Wayne Dalton Torquemaster spring include the garage door only opening a few inches before forcefully shutting, the door being too heavy to lift by hand or with the opener, and loose cables on both sides of the door. It is recommended to check the springs regularly for early signs of wear and tear to prevent sudden failure.

Q7: How can I tell what Torquemaster spring to order?

A7: To order replacements for your door, there are only a few key pieces of information you need to have. Firstly, you will need to know the height and weight of your door. Additionally, you will need to identify which type of torquemaster spring you currently have installed, whether it is the plus or original style. For instance, you can refer to the label on the spring tube which indicates the weight and other relevant details.

Torquemaster spring tube label
The weight of your door is an important piece of information that you may need to determine when ordering replacement parts. Often, this weight is listed on the spring tube label as Wgt, WT, Bal Wt, or Bal Wgt. However, if this information is not provided on the label, you can weigh the door yourself using a bathroom scale (analog, not digital). To do so, you must release the tension on the spring and ensure that there is no tension on the door by disconnecting or slackening the cables on both sides. Alternatively, you can refer to a chart below if you know your door model to find the weight information.

Torquemaster door weight chart

Plus vs Original Style 

To distinguish between TMI and TMII, also known as torquemaster original and torquemaster plus or TM and TM3, there are a few key features to look for. The original torquemaster springs have round end cones with small splines, and these were typically installed on doors made before February 2007. You can check the date on your spring tube label to determine this. In contrast, the torquemaster plus springs have hexagon-shaped end cones and were generally used on doors made or installed after February 2007. The spring tube label often indicates whether it is a plus style with "TM3" or "TM Plus," or an original with just "TM." However, if you are still unsure, you can email images of your spring tube label or end brackets and we will help you set up an order.

Torquemaster style chart