Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Springs Should Be Converted to a Standard Torsion or Extension Spring System
Torque Master spring systems were originally designed in the early 2000’s in an attempt to reinvent garage door spring systems. They did not take off well, but were sold in some quantities by big-box stores like Lowes and Menards, and were used by some big builders because of their low cost.
Some points to Consider if You Are Reluctant to Convert Your Torquemaster System:
The spring systems were problematic from the start and Wayne-Dalton discontinued their production for some time. We have heard they were so problematic that the company had to declare bankruptcy to get out of warranty issues related to the Torquemaster system. We believe this to be true, but have not yet verified it.
Neither the sole Wayne-Dalton distributor in New Jersey nor the Wayne-Dalton company-owned distribution center in Pennsylvania stock Torquemaster systems. There is reference in the online discussion below to other Wayne-Dalton distribution centers not stocking these systems.
When we asked the staff at the company-owned distribution center in Pennsylvania if we could order systems through them, they replied that we could, but we could also convert them, implying that converting to a more standard system would be a better strategy to deal with these systems.
We talked to a Wayne-Dalton dealer in another state who said that current Torquemaster systems were breaking on him again after just 2-3 years.
But Don’t Take Our Word For It, Here’s What Garage Door Professionals had to Say About Torquemaster Systems on the Garage Door Installers of North America Facebook Page
There is some coarse language in the thread below. Please do not read it if you are easily offended!