Garage doors have a lot of moving parts so there are plenty of things than can go wrong. Here are the top 5 problems we get calls for:
Remote Control Not Working
We all know that feeling of dread when we click the opener and nothing happens. Ugh. It could be something as simple as dead batteries in the remote to a defective opener that needs replacing. If you have more than one remote, try another and see if things go better. If not, try the manual wall switch. If that doesn’t work, and the opener doesn’t even try, check your breakers. And if that’s not the issue, you may need to call in the pros to diagnose the situation.
Springs have a limited lifespan and they break. It’s usually pretty obvious when you look at the springs. If there is a gap in the spring coil, it’s broken. It’s best to get them replaced ASAP because operating the door without the spring assist can cause damage to other parts of the door system.
Noisy Garage Door
There are a number of reasons your door might start making some awful sounds. Sometimes a little lubrication will take care of it, but it could also be a sign of a larger problem. You can try lubricating parts with the correct type of lubricant (lithium grease, not WD-40!) but if that doesn’t help you likely need a professional diagnosis.
Door Doesn’t Open Evenly
A door that doesn’t open evenly is a sign of some impediment to the door rising up. This could be a defective or broken spring or some issues with rollers and the track.
Door Doesn’t Open Or Close Completely
Garage doors have a number of safety features designed to protect people and the garage door system. If a garage door won’t close completely, check for obstructions on the floor than may be blocking beam sensor. If it won’t open all the way, the opener may be sensing too much resistance which could be caused by a broken or defective spring or an issue with rollers or the track.