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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

While there are times you may be able to fix the problem yourself, there are many reasons it may be best to leave the garage door repair up to the professionals. Knowing what’s wrong with your garage door may help you to determine if it is a problem you can tackle or if it’s time to call someone for assistance. To help you troubleshoot your garage door issues, here are the top 7 reasons your garage door won’t work.

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR IS MAKING LOUD NOISES

If your garage door is making a clamor, the noise is likely pointing you toward an underlying problem. Here are some particular types of sounds to watch out for and their probable cause.

There are three problems attached to this issue.

  • Grinding or squeaking.

It’s likely that your rollers are steeve, not lubricated enough, and have been worn out. You will need to apply lithium or silicone grease.

This happens when either nuts, bolts, or screws on your garage door are loosened. You may need to find and fix it with a wrench or some tools that will be included in the socket set.

  • Popping.

This requires a professional. It is mostly associated with torsion spring which may have steeve hard and needs to be oiled to be swift. It needs a professional because it’s a bit dangerous and complicated.

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR IS MOVING UNEVENLY

If the door moves unaligned, there is a high possibility that something is obstructing the tracks and obstructing it. Otherwise, it is the spring system. Either the torsion or extension may be rendering too much or too little force. A professional will do. 

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR WON’T OPEN OR CLOSE

If this happens. The first thing to do is to check batteries in the opener, inspect the keypad, check the garage door, and if the lights are still on, if not. It’s a sign that the motor is not connected to the power and perhaps, the fuse is blown or possibly a circuit breaker was tripped.

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR IS OPENING AT A SNAIL’S PACE

During dry times like harmattan, the garage door must start to steeve, hence needing more lubrication. Aside from that, if it dwindles during the pull. It may simply be that it needs lubrication or to be cleaned. Sands and salt also build on the track over time and this may cause drag or slow pull, cleaning will do.

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR CLOSES WAY TOO FAST

If your doors slam at once. There is a high possibility that one of the torsion spring is broken and in this case, the day is very likely not to come up again. A Professional to do his job.

  1. YOUR GARAGE DOOR IS POSSESSED

This happens, very well. There is nothing spooky about it. If it does, check out for these three things.

  • One of the buttons in the wall, keypad, or remote control is stuck.
  • The opening setting limit needs reconfiguration.

Electric circuit or control circuit needs check.

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