Garage doors are machines that can malfunction from time to time. Due to their complex nature, it is always in your better interest to call in a professional for repairs. However, there are times when you can’t immediately get the repairs you need. Whether the reason is because you need to wait for funding, your preferred expert is booked for a few days, or any other reason, there are a few things you can do to repair a few issues temporarily. With that in mind, we at AAA Action Doors would like to share some garage door problems you can fix temporarily.
Why Won’t My Garage Door Open or Close All the Way?
The garage door will not open or close only part way when the travel limits are set incorrectly is a common garage door opener problem. You will need to adjust the travel limits to fix this. Look for the two adjustment screws on the motor unit after you open the gate manually. Turn these screws to increase or decrease the distance the garage door opener travels before stopping. Until the garage door opener moves the garage door up and down smoothly, adjust the screws.
Why is My Garage Door Reverse Opening when I Try Closing It?
It is usually a sign of an obstruction in the path of the garage door when your garage door starts to close and then immediately reverses back to the open position. Make sure there are no objects blocking the garage door from closing all the way and remove them. The garage door opener’s safety sensors are dirty or misaligned could also be the issue. Clean any dirt or debris off of the garage door sensors and if this is not enough, loosen the mounting brackets of the sensors and adjust them until they are level.
Can Cold Weather Affect Garage Door Openers?
When the opener stops working during winter is another common garage door opener problem. Making it difficult for the opener to lift the door, the rollers on garage doors can become stiff on colder months. This is not aways a problem in the Vegas Valley, though during the record cold nights, it could. This will reduce friction and make it easier for the opener to lift the garage door. Apply lubricant to the garage door rollers when temperatures get cold. Friction is reduced and it is easier for the opener to lift the garage door by doing this.
Why is My Garage Door Opener Remote Not Working?
The control has to be near the garage door to communicate with the opener since garage door openers use radio frequencies. When using the opener control, try getting closer to the garage door. Another cause is the batteries in the remote control might be dead and need to be replaced.
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To help you troubleshoot and fix some minor garage door opener problems, these tips should be enough. If they do not work, or solve the issue for long, you are likely going to need a professional provide quality repair or even replacement services. For garage door services in the Las Vegas, NV Valley, call in the experts of AAA Action Doors and let us assist you.