Just like any other piece of furniture or machinery that you have at home, there may come a time that your garage door encounters a malfunction. This could happen whether you have a manual, automatic, sliding, swinging or roll up garage door.
Troubleshooting A Malfunction
If you are a do it yourself type of person, there are definitely some troubleshooting steps you can carry out on your own to identify the root of the issue. However, remember, that there are some things that should be left to the experts, or you risk further damage & possibly self-injury.
Opener Or Switch Won't work
If your door won't open using the remote or switch, this is usually caused by a problem with the power source. The first thing that you need to do is to check the motor of the opener and ensure that everything is plugged accordingly. If there are cables that you need to connect, it’s best to turn off the main power source before reconnecting and turn on once ready to check again. If this isn't the issue, there could be a worn gear in the opener motor which you should call a professional to help you with.
Sliding Door Difficulties
If your garage door rolls or slides on the garage door track like a roll-up or sliding garage door and you're experiencing difficulties opening and closing it, this may simply be caused by dirt or debris stuck on the tracks. As the first plan of action, we recommend checking your tracks for obvious obstructions - we also recommend regularly cleaning them.
The Remote Won't Open The Door
This is one of the most common problems that you may encounter - it usually won't involve a complicated garage door repair. Before even changing the battery of your remote, try moving a little bit closer to the door and see if it makes a difference - sometimes, there can be range isuses. You should also determine if your motor’s antenna is hanging down. If it is, then it may be time to replace the battery. Following this, the remote will need to be reprogrammed again which our team at Garage Door Repair Merrick can help you with.