It’s frustrating when you try to close your garage door, but it won’t close all the way. Or maybe, it starts to close and then reverses. If you are struggling with these problems, the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door of Dallas/Fort Worth has ideas of what might be wrong.
The Safety Eye Sensors Need to Be Adjusted
At the bottom of your garage door, you may have two sensors on both sides of the door. This is a safety mechanism that keeps your door from closing on people, pets, or objects. When the line between the two sensors is broken, it will cause your door to automatically reverse.
Even if there isn’t anything in the way of the sensors, they could be causing the problem. If too much dirt gets on the eye, it can break the line. The same goes if they get knocked enough to keep them from matching up. Go ahead and wipe off the sensors and make sure they are in line with each other.
The Close Limit Switch Might Need to Be Adjusted
A limit switch is a device that stops an object when it comes in contact with an actuator. Once your door reaches that point, it will stop closing. This is the mechanism that tells your door to stop once it reaches the ground. Otherwise, it would keep trying to close.
If the limit switch is not set properly, it can cause the door to stop early. Generally speaking, there is a screw on your opener that can be adjusted to determine how far down it goes. Adjust the screw and see if it makes a difference.
The Door is Stuck in The Tracks
While this doesn’t happen as often, the rollers can cause the door to get stuck in the tracks. If the rollers are rusted and damaged, it could keep the equipment from going all the way down. In which case, you’ll probably have a difficult time getting the door to open as well.
The best thing to do is visually inspect all of the rollers to make sure they are working. Use an oil-based lubricant and spray on the tracks and rollers to see if it helps them glide easier.
You will also want to make sure that there are no bends in the tracks. When the tracks get out of alignment, it can cause the door to seize up.
Call Now For Garage Door Repair
If you have tried all of these solutions, but still can’t get your door to close, give the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door of Dallas/Fort Worth a call. We are open 24/7 to take care of your home. Our team also offers same-day repairs so that you won’t have to wait for the services you need.
Call now so we can get someone over to you. In the meantime, don’t try to shut the door manually. Allow our technician to come and figure out the problem. They’ll give you a solution and manage the repair right away.