Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Dallas, TX aims to give you the practical tips you need to care for your garage door. Over time, the different working parts of your assembly can wear out or become damaged. When this occurs, you need to troubleshoot the issues and determine how to fix the problem.
If your garage door opener is giving you issues, use these tips to troubleshoot the problems.
Start With Obvious Problems
It can be easy to overlook the obvious problems that can cause your opener to not function. Be sure that there is not a power failure in your home. If the lights are out in the home, then you know that is the reason it is not opening, unless you have a backup.
However, a less obvious power concern could be due to a tripped breaker. Go to the breaker box and make sure that all of the breakers are fine.
Test the Power Button
Push the power button and see if the lights work in your garage. If the lights are blinking on and off, or coming on at all, then you know that there is power to the button.
Is the Sensor Blocked?
Garage doors have a safety sensor that detects if something is in the way of closing the door. If there is something breaking the beam between the two, it can keep the door from closing. Also, if one of the sensors is out of alignment, it can also keep it from closing.
Be sure to look at the light on the sensors. Most of these parts have a light that will come on if there is something in the way of the beam. It could be something as simple as cobwebs or dirt. Clean the sensors off completely.
If your door is failing to open all of the way, it could be on account of a broken torsion spring. The springs. Take a look at the springs and see if you can tell if either are broken.
It is very important that you realize how dangerous it is to try and repair broken springs yourself. Since the springs hold the door in place, if you take it down, it could cause fatal injuries. Be sure to contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas to have one of our certified technicians come out and handle the change.
Another common problem is the battery dying in the keypad or remote. If the wall mount is opening the door, but the remote or the keypad is not, change out the batteries and see if that makes a difference.
If the motor is bad, it will keep the overhead door from opening and closing. If you are pushing the buttons on the remote, wall, or keypad and nothing is occurring, this could be the problem.
Contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas
When your garage door will not open or close properly, contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas, TX. We will get someone to your door right away. We have 24 hour emergency care.