Reasons to get your garage door repaired09/17/2016 Back To Blog
There are several reasons why your garage door can cease to work, causing a problem. Knowing the most common issues will allow you to find the best garage door repair service needed to resolve the problem and get your garage door functioning like it should.
Dead Transmitter Battery
It goes without saying that garage door transmitters require power to work. So, if the transmitter battery is dead, it will be unable to prompt the door to open or close. You have one transmitter inside the garage and the other in your car. First, check the transmitter inside the garage to see whether it can open the garage door. If the transmitter doesn’t work, don’t worry. It most likely needs a battery change. You can ask a garage door repair service provider to change the battery or you can do it yourself if you have the know-how.
The Photo Eyes’ Alignment is Off
Modern overhead garage doors have a safety measure in place that detects anything or anyone in the path of the door. Doors have two photo eyes on either side of the door and transmit an invisible beam. If there is something (or someone) in the path of the door, the beam breaks, preventing the door from closing. Sometimes, the garage door may not close when you attempt to shut it. Check the photo eyes to see if dirt is obscuring the beam. Clean the eyes gently with a lint-free cloth. If the door still doesn’t close, the photo eyes may be misaligned. A professional can check the alignment of the photo eyes and rectify the problem within no time.
Garage Door Tracks are Misaligned
If your garage door tracks are misaligned, it can be dangerous to operate the door. If you notice the metal tracks are bent or there is a gap between the rail and rollers, you need to call a professional that will be able to realign the garage door tracks. However, if the tracks are badly damaged, you will have to replace them.
Broken Torsion Springs
If the transmitter and motor are working, but the garage door does not open, you may be coping with broken torsion springs. Usually, when garage door springs break, they emit a loud noise, similar to firecrackers. However, you may not always be home to register this sound. When that happens, the garage door opener will find it difficult to elevate the door. Do not attempt to change the springs yourself. It can be dangerous. Get a professional to do you torsion spring repair for you. Until the technician comes and checks the door, don’t attempt to open it.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our company, Garage Door Repair La Porte today!