Most people just don’t think about the garage door unless something is wrong with it. The moment it stops working is when you all of a sudden need someone to look at it. The best way to ensure that you are not stuck in an emergency situation is to have the door maintained by a professional like AAA Action Garage Doors on a regular basis. This will allow the technician to see a problem coming and hopefully make minor repairs that will stop the garage door from breaking all the way. AAA Action Garage Doors has prepared a list of some of the things that could be wrong with your garage door in an effort to help you fix them quickly.
Dead Garage Door Keypad Battery
At first glance, this one seems like it should not have to even be said but sometimes the easiest thing is what ends up fixing the problem. If you pull up to your garage door and it will not open no matter how many times you hit the button, it might be the battery. Even if you see the red light, it may be low enough on battery that it is not getting the information to the motor to tell it to open. Replace the battery in the clicker and try again.
Need to Align Photo or Picture Eye on a Garage Door
If you are trying to close the garage and it keeps popping back up you may have a problem with the photo eye alignment. Check closely to be sure that there is nothing that is blocking the path of the door at all. If you have done this the sensors may need to be realigned.
Misaligned Garage Door Track
If something happens that maybe has caused the tracks to lose their alignment you could have a problem on your hands. The alignment is important in making sure that the door opens and closes properly without coming off the tracks. You can tell sometimes by the amount of extra movement the door makes or if you are seeing gaps along the edge or bottom of the door.
Garage Door Won’t Open
If you hear the motor engage and the door still remains shut you could have a problem with the springs that hold the tension which allows the door to open or close. If a spring is stretched out or broken it will need to be replaced by a professional. If you do not hear the motor engage and you have already changed out your batteries you could have a problem with the actual motor. A technician from AAA Action Doors can come out and test it to see if that is indeed the problem then install a new one.