How To Fix Your Garage Door
Some Common Solutions to Garage Door Problems
Don’t you hate it when something goes wrong? Especially with something as practical as a garage door! Most of the time, if somebody has a garage door that won’t operate properly, they will give up and just let the problem sit. They don’t know how to fix it, so why bother even making an attempt? While it is true that in some cases you won’t be able to fix your garage door problems, there are some cases in which all you need to do is a simple adjustment and everything will be fine again. Here are some of the most common garage door problems that actually have a very simple solution, and if you need to hire a professional to fix them.
Garage Door Won’t Close
If your garage door won’t close, there could be a very obvious answer for this. Garage doors use a camera-like object to detect if there is anything in the way of the garage door to keep people from being crushed by it. It is a safety precaution. If anything blocks the view of this camera, the garage door will simply not close. You should first make sure that none of your items are in the way. Afterwards, check the camera itself and make sure nothing settled over the lens. If it still doesn’t fix it you may need professional help.
Garage Door Gets Stuck Sometimes When Opening Or Closing
If your garage door gets stuck when opening or closing it probably needs lubricant. If you know how to do this yourself you can attempt it, otherwise you may need to call someone and ask them to come do it for you. The tracks become dirty and clogged over time, so that is more than likely the problem you are dealing with.
If you do manage to lubricate it and it still gets stuck, the track may have become dented or bent. You will need to hire someone to come in and fix that, as that is definitely not a problem you should tackle yourself.
Garage Door Isn’t Responding
If you are pushing a button on your electronic keypad and the garage will not respond, it may need to be reprogrammed by a professional. If your keypad runs on batteries, that could be a problem that you could fix yourself. Make sure to check that before calling in for help.
There could also be a cut wire or something that came loose, which you would also need help repairing. Beyond putting in new batteries you really shouldn’t mess with it. Working with electrical wires and equipment could result in electrocution if you don’t know what you are doing.
These are some of the most common garage door problems that many people face. There are some simple solutions on occasion, but you will often need to call a garage door specialist to come and take a look at it for you. It is really cheap and easy, and most garage door repairers are pretty easy going and nice.
Kaiser Garage Doors is the premiere provider of Clopay and Liftmaster garage door parts and service in the Phoenix area. Kaiser can also replace or repair any other brand of garage door or access gate.