Your garage door is probably one of the most used doors around your house, with it opening and closing more than a handful of times per day with leaving for work, coming home, unloading the groceries, putting bikes away and so on. Your garage door can experience some issues that may prevent it from working properly and when that happens, it will become a bigger inconvenience than you think. Garage doors have many working and moving parts, and if the smallest piece fails to operate properly, you could be left with a garage door that will not open or will not shut or even be left caught right in the middle.
Pay Attention to the Batteries in your Garage Door Transmitters
One of the most common problems that people experience with their garage door is a bad or old transmitter battery. This is one of the easiest problems to remedy, as it simply involves changing a battery. However, many people fail to even consider that the issue is a battery and immediately begin to panic thinking that they will have to spend a great deal of money on replacing or repairing their garage door. It is important to remember that the transmitter needs power to work properly, this goes for all transmitters, even the one on your wall. If one battery has gone out, replace all of them, because you probably had them all installed on the same day, so it is likely that they will all go out at or around the same time.
Align your Photo Eye Sensor Lights so your Garage Door works Properly
On each side of your automatic garage door there are photo eyes. These eyes must be aligned properly in order for your garage door to open and close. Between the two photo eyes there is an invisible beam that when broken, prevents the door from closing. This comes in handy if an object is in the way and could potentially become damaged from the crushing of the garage door. This is also a great safety feature to have if you have small children. If your garage door fails to close, but there are no objects in the way, check to make sure your photo eyes are aligned properly.
Garage Door Transmitter Not Working Properly
One complaint that happens from time to time regarding garage doors is that they begin to open and shut all by themselves. How is this possible? May homeowners have freaked out thinking that their home is being haunted by some disturbed spirit. Unfortunately for all who enjoy a good scare, this is not the case. This can happen when your transmitter is being pushed without you realizing it. Make sure that your transmitter is not in a space where it can accidentally be pushed to open or close the garage door. Another reason that this happens is due to a neighbor possibly having their garage door on the same frequency as yours, if this is the case, contact AAA Action Garage Doors to help you out.