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Model #GD 12229

Garage Door Torsion Spring, 0.243 x 1-3/4 in. x 32 in., Red, Left Hand Wind

  • Red Colored To Match Replacement
  • Commonly Used In Most Recently Manufactured Garge Doors
  • Also Available In Right Winding Version-GD 12228
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Product Overview

This is a left hand wind torsion spring. In recent years most doors are being supplied with torsion springs located directly above the door and mounted to the header. Replacement will require the use of 2 winding rods, sold separately. To wind the torsion spring correctly you will need a clear understanding of wire size and handing. It is always best to replace both springs at the same time.
  • Used by a variety of garage door manufacturers
  • 0.243 in. wire size x 1-3/4 in. inside diameter x 32 in. overall length
  • When dual spring installations are involved, it is important to correctly install both the LEFT and RIGHT WIND SPRINGS during the same job
  • Spring includes stationary and winding cones. Replacement requires use/purchase of Prime-Line part GD-52238 and a clear understanding of wire size and handing
  • Left hand wind springs are mounted to the right of center (as viewed from the inside the garage looking out)
  • Left hand wind 1-3/4 in. inside diameter
  • Matching right wind torsion spring is Prime-Line part GD 12228
  • For further dimensional information, please see the line drawing

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.75
Product Height (in.)
1.75
Product Width (in.)
32

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Door Springs
Hardware Finish Family
Red
Material
Steel
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Goods are warranted against defects in manufacturing for 1 year. In no case is Prime-Line responsible for user related damage or damage incurred during installation. Warranty is void if products are subjected to abnormal conditions, misapplication or abuse.

Questions & Answers

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I bought the GD-12228 (right wind) then I got the GD-12229 but the material that it is made from ...

Asked by Jim June 16, 2017
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If it is a left wound spring, it has to be on the right side of the center of the door. Since you have a right wound spring flip it over to the other side of center. Should work fine

Is there a way i can get a right wind spring instead ir a left wind spring

Asked by Muniz April 17, 2017
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Answer

Hello Muniz, and thank you for your recent inquiry regarding these garage door torsion springs from Prime-Line Products. The opposite spring for this GD 12229 is our right-hand wound spring; Model # GD 12228 (Internet #202633642). Please note: Right wound springs are mounted to left side of center, and left wound springs are mounted to the right side of center (as viewed from inside the garage looking out). When standing inside the garage, looking outside, the torsion spring with the black painted end (winding cone) installs on the right side of the door, and the torsion spring with the red painted end (winding cone) installs on the left side of the door. 1.) To determine the handing of your torsion spring wind, look at the end of the spring with the ‘finger’ of the spring at the top of the wind. 2.) When spring is at 12:00 and finger is pointing to the left, the spring is a right wind; if finger points to right it is a left wind. Kindly visit Prime-Line’s website and search for this same model number there. Upon doing so, there is an INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS link towards the bottom where you can see the illustration and additional information regarding the handings and direction of wire winds of these torsion springs. As an important safety precaution: all broken or malfunctioning hardware should be replaced with matching hardware, without any modifications. These garage door springs can cause serious injury if not handled and installed properly. If your door has a torsion spring (coiled around a tube or shaft above the garage door opening), we highly recommend that you do not attempt to replace, adjust or relieve tension on the spring, cable or drum yourself. Also, that you do not attempt to remove or loosen any bolts attaching bottom brackets, bearing plates or endplates, but rather to call a professional door service firm to prevent serious bodily injury. If attempting to replace the torsion springs yourself, it is important that the removal or adjustment of torsion springs is not attempted with any other tool other than the GD-52238. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. The winding rods (Item no. GD-52238) consist of two identical 1/2 in. x 16 in. rods which are used to wind and unwind the tension on torsion springs and are the only tools recommended for this purpose. Do not use on winding cones larger than 33/64" in diameter. For faster service, be sure to take advantage of the CHAT option located in the lower right-hand corner of your screen, where you can quickly be connected to a representative for assistance. Otherwise, you can contact the manufacturer directly with your questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products by calling their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or by contacting them by email at prodtech@primeline.net

This description says "red left wind" Red is right wind(goes on left side of door bracket). Black...

Asked by WaitingToSand December 6, 2016
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Answer

Thank you for your inquiry regarding this item from Prime-Line Products. The “red” color code in this case is not referring to the color code painted on the cones, but rather the spring rings. That being said, both the GD-12228 (right wind) and the GD-12229 (left wind) both have a red painted marking on the spring rings, besides the markings that are on the cones. To confirm the correct method of installation of these torsion springs in regards to the wind directions, kindly note the following: 1.) To determine the direction of wind on a torsion spring, look at it on end with the finger (the end of the wire) at the top of the wind/circle. If the finger points to the right, the spring is a left wind. If the finger points to the left, the spring is a right wind. Note: The finger of the spring wire should be rotated to be at the 12:00 o’clock position to correctly determine the spring wind. Furthermore, left hand springs are wound clockwise and right hand springs are wound counter clockwise. 2.) Right hand springs are mounted to the left side of center and left hand springs are mounted to the right side of center (as viewed from inside the garage looking outward. Kindly visit Prime-Line’s website and search for this same model number there. Upon doing so, there is an INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS link towards the bottom where you can see the illustration and additional information regarding the handings and direction of wire winds of these torsion springs. As an important safety precaution: all broken or malfunctioning hardware should be replaced with matching hardware, without any modifications. These garage door springs can cause serious injury if not handled and installed properly. If your door has a torsion spring (coiled around a tube or shaft above the garage door opening), we highly recommend that you do not attempt to replace, adjust or relieve tension on the spring, cable or drum yourself. Also, that you do not attempt to remove or loosen any bolts attaching bottom brackets, bearing plates or endplates, but rather to call a professional door service firm to prevent serious bodily injury. If attempting to replace the torsion springs yourself, it is important that the removal or adjustment of torsion springs is not attempted with any other tool other than the GD-52238. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. The winding rods (Item no. GD-52238) consist of two identical 1/2 in. x 16 in. rods which are used to wind and unwind the tension on torsion springs and are the only tools recommended for this purpose. Do not use on winding cones larger than 33/64" in diameter.

My right storsion spring is broken and is 2.1.8.x2x23 . Can I exchange for other size my door garage is the for two cars size.

Asked by Remmi November 2, 2015
1
Answer

Hello Remmi, and thank you for your recent inquiry regarding these garage door torsion springs from Prime-Line Products. When dual spring installations are involved, it is important to replace both springs, and in the case of dual spring installations, proper use of LEFT WIND & RIGHT WIND SPRINGS is imperative. As an important safety precaution: all broken or malfunctioning hardware should be replaced with matching hardware, without any modifications. These garage door springs can cause serious injury if not handled and installed properly. If your door has a torsion spring (coiled around a tube or shaft above the garage door opening), we highly recommend that you do not attempt to replace, adjust or relieve tension on the spring, cable or drum yourself. Also, that you do not attempt to remove or loosen any bolts attaching bottom brackets, bearing plates or endplates, but rather to call a professional door service firm to prevent serious bodily injury. If attempting to replace the torsion springs yourself, it is important that the removal or adjustment of torsion springs is not attempted with any other tool other than the GD-52238. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. The winding rods (Item no. GD-52238) consist of two identical 1/2 in. x 16 in. rods which are used to wind and unwind the tension on torsion springs and are the only tools recommended for this purpose. Do not use on winding cones larger than 33/64" in diameter. In reply to your question; the various specifications that determine "the size" (wire size, overall spring length, inside diameter, color code, and direction of wind) are all important specifications that must be matched as closely as possible when choosing the correct replacement torsion spring. For your convenience, Prime-Line Products provides a handy Spring Selection Chart to assist you in your selection process, which recommends a set of springs based on the dimensions of your existing springs. To view this selection chart, kindly visit the Prime-Line Products website. For additional questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products, please call their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or contact them by email at info@primeline.net

Torsion spring color codes

Asked by chris September 24, 2015
1
Answer

Hello Chris, and thank you for your inquiry regarding this item from Prime-Line Products. With all our manufactured parts we always suggest that the consumer replace their broken or malfunctioning hardware with the same thing... what comes out, must go in. In the case of torsion springs, we can't emphasize it enough. The color codes are marked on each as per industry-standards in regards to the max. load weight in pounds that each can carry. For safety concerns it is highly recommended that torsion springs be replaced only with matching specifications, including the inside diameter of the springs which is another specification that should also be matched, besides those you've listed in your inquiry. For additional questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products, please call their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or contact them by email at info@primeline.net

Is this the right torsion spring that I need?

Asked by Dave September 11, 2015
1
Answer

Hello Dave, and thank you for your recent inquiry regarding these garage door torsion springs from Prime-Line Products. Good questions... consider these 3 points: 1.) To determine the handing of your torsion spring wind, look at the end of the spring with the ‘finger’ of the spring at the top of the wind. 2.) When spring is at 12:00 and finger is pointing to the left, the spring is a right wind; if finger points to right it is a left wind. 3.) NOTE: Left hand springs are wound clockwise and right hand springs are wound counter clockwise. When winding springs, the rods must be lifted up. Right hand springs are mounted to left side of center and left hand springs are mounted to the right side of center (as viewed from inside the garage looking out). When standing inside the garage looking outside, the torsion spring with the black painted end (winding cone) installs on the right side of the door, and the torsion spring with the red painted end (winding cone) installs on the left side of the door. Kindly visit Prime-Line’s website and search for this same model number there. Upon doing so, there’s an INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS link towards the bottom where you can see the illustration and additional information regarding the handings and direction of wire winds of these torsion springs. When dual spring installations are involved, it is important to replace both springs. Please see the product specifications and illustrations found in our Spring Selection Guide to assure that the proper replacement spring has been selected and, in the case of dual spring installations, proper use of LEFT WIND & RIGHT WIND SPRINGS is imperative. As an important safety precaution: all broken or malfunctioning hardware should be replaced with matching hardware, without any modifications. These garage door springs can cause serious injury if not handled and installed properly. If your door has a torsion spring (coiled around a tube or shaft above the garage door opening), we highly recommend that you do not attempt to replace, adjust or relieve tension on the spring, cable or drum yourself. Also, that you do not attempt to remove or loosen any bolts attaching bottom brackets, bearing plates or endplates, but rather to call a professional door service firm to prevent serious bodily injury. If attempting to replace the torsion springs yourself, it is important that the removal or adjustment of torsion springs is not attempted with any other tool other than the GD-52238. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. The winding rods (Item no. GD-52238) consist of two identical 1/2 in. x 16 in. rods which are used to wind and unwind the tension on torsion springs and are the only tools recommended for this purpose. Do not use on winding cones larger than 33/64" in diameter. For additional questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products, please call their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or contact them by email at info@primeline.net

my old spring is 1 in.longer 33in , iit going to be O.K.if I will order this one. rest of perimetry is the same

Asked by LK63 January 5, 2015
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Answer

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding these garage door torsion springs from Prime-Line Products. <br><br> <font color=“ff0000”><b>As an important safety precaution: all broken or malfunctioning hardware should be replaced with matching hardware, without any modifications.</b> </font>However; these garage door springs can cause serious injury if not handled and installed properly. If your door has a torsion spring (coiled around a tube or shaft above the garage door opening), we highly recommend that you do not attempt to replace, adjust or relieve tension on the spring, cable or drum yourself. Also, that you do not attempt to remove or loosen any bolts attaching bottom brackets, bearing plates or endplates, but rather to call a professional door service firm to prevent serious bodily injury. If attempting to replace the torsion springs yourself, it is important that the removal or adjustment of torsion springs is not attempted with any other tool other than the GD-52238. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or property damage. The winding rods (Item no. GD-52238) consist of two identical 1/2 in. x 16 in. rods which are used to wind and unwind the tension on torsion springs and are the only tools recommended for this purpose. Do not use on winding cones larger than 33/64" in diameter.<BR><BR> For additional questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products, please call their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or contact them by email at info@primeline.net

What size shaft does this spring fit ? There is no dimension in the specs.

Asked by Vetteman December 19, 2014
1
Answer

Torsion springs manufactured by Prime-Line Products will install on both 3/4 inch and 1 inch shafts.<br><br>For additional questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products, please call their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or contact them by email at info@primeline.net

how much weight will the spring i'm looking at lift? its model #GD12229 Internet 202633643

Asked by catlos July 28, 2013
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How much weight it will lift is really not the question. The question is is this the right product to replace or install for the type and size door you want to install it in. If you have a two car 4 panel metal door which is common in our area, 16' wide with 7' lift clearance the answer is yes this will work. Information on how to find the correct torsion spring (by color code for ease of reference) is available on the internet.

Customer Reviews

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by HomeDepotCustomer
Part matched the one it was replacing....
Part matched the one it was replacing.
by David
Replaced the other spring perfectly ...
Replaced the other spring perfectly
by Mike
I measured the length incorrectly and the one I received was too long. I compensated for the add...
I measured the length incorrectly and the one I received was too long. I compensated for the additional length by turning it 3 fewer clicks and it has been working perfectly now for over 60 days.
by TheBeav
The spring was light and simple to install. The online services was awesome, the lady helped and...
The spring was light and simple to install. The online services was awesome, the lady helped and gave great service.
by Sue
It was exactly what I was looking for
It was exactly what I was looking for
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by Anonymous
Great Product
The torsion spring worked great and they were easy to install.
by Huntforlife
Hire a professional
This product is probably great if it is the right one for your garage door. This spring was too strong and as a result it ruined my door. So a $100 repair turned into a $2000 set of new doors. Sometimes its just best to call a professional.
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The price was excellent. I watched an on line instruction installation video. Easy to do. I saved at least $100 to $150 dollars by installing it myself. I purchased outdoor window shutters earlier this summer, and installed them myself. I like being a do it yourselfer. I also plan on refurbishing a bathroom later this year. It seems Home Depot has most every thing a DIYer needs.
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