Garage doors are the trickiest mechanical item to be used, said no one! Instead, it is touted as greatest inventions, as they offer convenience of opening and closing door without much efforts. Although garage doors are easy to operate and are quite functional if not taken proper care they can become tricky.
If you have a garage door at home or office, here are the most common garage door issues, you cannot overlook:
The Remote Control Is Not Working:
If the door’s remote control or switch is not working, there’s some problem at the power source. It could be the door’s remote, switch or perhaps the malfunctioning with the sensor. If this is the problem, check outlet from where the switch is plugged-in. There might be a circuit breaker, fuse damaged or GFCI which are controlling the door operations are burned out or has been tripped. If the light system or electrical circuit is not working, check breaker or fuse.
If this happens often, there might be a circuit-break in the system. Some issues might be because of low battery, or damaged sensors. To overcome the issues, replace the batteries, but make sure that all the sensors are in working state. If the problem persist, take help from a commercial door service to resolve the issue.
Noisy Garage Doors:
You might hear scraping and irritating noises on the opening and close of the door when the garage door comes off track. The noise can also occur if the worn or tension springs that are holding the door is not in the proper position. So, to get rid of noise from springs, replace them. If there’s a high-pitched sound, which is making the irritating sound, try lubricating the springs with oil. Also, grease the other moving parts of the door to prevent the sounds of fiction.
The Garage Door Is Not Closing:
If the garage door doesn’t have any problem in the opening but fails to close, you need to address these issues:
- Adjustments In The Close-Limit Switch: The close limit is a safety thing that protects people from being hit by the closed doors. The Different garage door has a different pre-set limit that instructs the garage motor when to open and close. However, if the close limit switch is not set correctly, it can affect the door’s functionality and will not let the door close. It can also cause the opener to reverse or pull back when you try to close it.
- Safety Sensors Need To Be Adjusted: At the bottom of the door track, there are electronic eyes that need to have a clear line of view between them. If the slightness between them is clear, the door will operate smoothly. However, if the bracelets that are holding the eyes are not aligned, the door will descend and will stop functioning. In some doors, the lights will also flash to address the problem.
- Rusted Rollers: damaged or rusted rollers can cause the door to bend in the track. Lubricating or replacing them can correct the problem.
Garage Door Wrapping:
Garage doors that are made from wood are more prone to warping and can cause the door to stop working. This can also cause the shored of tension rods that are installed on the inner side of the door. Put tension rods on your wooden doors to prevent the door from damaging and wrapping. However, if the door is already wrapped, the tension rod will straighten it over time, making your door functional.
Garage Door Reverses After Being Touched On The Floor:
If your door immediately leaps upward after touching the floor, your doors close-limit switch is in a problem. Adjust the screw on the door opener motor until the door stop touching the floor.
Be it bad weather that’s hampering the door, or you live in a high ratio of burglary areas, broken, or damaged doors are no fun, so get them repaired!