Having been operating in the commercial and residential professional garage door servicing industry for over a decade now, we’ve come across all kinds of issues—some you would never even dream of.
And while there are many garage door problems that you could probably fix on your own, there are many reasons why the work is best left to an experienced professional. However, knowing what may be causing the issue could help you determine its urgency.
Here are five reasons why your garage door might be malfunctioning.
Something Could Be Wrong With The Transmitter Batteries
If the batteries in the transmitter are dead or malfunctioning, the door just won’t work. In either case, this is happening because the transmitter isn’t sending signals to the garage door.
To ensure if this is the problem, check to see if your garage door still opens when you press the transmitter on the wall inside your garage. If it does, you just need to replace the batteries.
The Photo Eye Could Be Out Of Alignment
You don’t want your automatic garage door to close while you’re standing right underneath it! And the photo eyes prevents just that.
This device is placed on both sides of your garage door and transmits an invisible beam that detects if anything is placed in the door’s path. So if your garage door is malfunctioning, it could be because the photo eye is out of alignment or hasn’t been cleaned.
The first thing you need to do in this case is to inspect the device visually and clean it using a fresh cloth. If that doesn’t get the door working, it’s time to call a professional.
The Track Alignment Could Be The Problem
The garage door track being out of alignment is a serious issue. To check if the issue lies in the track, try to determine if there’s a rubbing noise after it reaches a certain point. It is also possible that the door will slow down after reaching that point.
Once you’ve figured out that the track is misaligned, let a professional adjust it. Feel free to reach out to us if you live anywhere in Nashville.
Something Could Be Blocking The Door’s Path
Sometimes, there are items lying in the door’s path, within the range of the beam from the photo eye. This prevents the door from functioning properly.
All you need to do is to inspect the area, and check if there is any build-up that may be blocking the sensors. Also make sure to use a track ladder to inspect the top part of the garage door track to make sure nothing is blocking it.
The Springs May Be Broken
Another reason your garage door might stop functioning suddenly is broken torsion springs.
However, when these break, you’re likely to hear a loud bang. If this is the case, it’s best if you don’t try to open the door on your own and call a professional at the earliest.
If your garage door needs repair and maintenance, feel free to get in touch with our team for installation, repair, and maintenance. We provide garage door services in Nashville and other areas of Tennessee.
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