5 common garage door problems

Garages are great. They protect your car from theft and protect it from the elements. But automatic doors can sometimes play up. Here some of the more common garage door problems.

June 21, 2023

Dodgy door opener: 

  • Check the batteries in the remote control and replace them if necessary. 
  • Make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. 
  • Make sure there are no obstructions near the safety sensors at the bottom of the door. 
  • Reset the opener by unplugging it from the power source, waiting for a few seconds, and plugging it back in. 

Door reverses before closing: 

  • Clean the photo-eye sensors near the bottom of the door and make sure they are properly aligned. 
  • Check for any obstructions, such as debris or objects, in the path of the sensors. 
  • Adjust the sensitivity settings on the opener to ensure they are properly set. 

Stuck or jammed door: 

  • Check for any obstructions along the tracks. 
  • Look for any debris or buildup on the rollers. 
  • Check that the tracks are well lubricated. 

Noisy operation: 

  • Check that all moving parts such as hinges, rollers, and springs are well lubricated. 
  • Look for any loose nuts, bolts, or screws on the door. 
  • Inspect the tracks for dents or damage. 
  • Check to see if the rollers are getting worn. 

Remember that garage doors have lots of moving parts, so it’s always recommended to consult a professional garage door technician for safety reasons and to make sure the job is done properly. 

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