Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

Mar 4, 2020 | Garage Door Maintenance, Residential Garage Door Openers, Residential Garage Doors

Sometimes, a garage door issue can be resolved without calling for professional garage repair services. Here are some things to check when troubleshooting your garage door before calling on an expert for repairs:

Check if the opener is plugged introubleshooting your garage door

While it might seem like the first thing to check, many might forget to check if their garage openers are even plugged in! You’re first guess would be that the garage door opener is broken, but the reality might be that it’s just not plugged in. The solution to this issue is easy. Check to see if your garage opener is plugged in and, if it isn’t, just plug it in!

See if the garage opener is in manual mode

Similar to the above issue, homeowners sometimes accidentally pull on the string attached to the garage opener, which puts it in manual mode. As you’d expect, garage door remotes don’t work when a garage door opener is in manual mode. Before calling a garage door repair company, make sure to see if it’s in manual mode.

Is the manual lock in place?

Some homeowners use a garage’s manual lock to give their home added security against intruders. The manual lock is typically located in the middle of a garage door. If your garage door isn’t opening, it’d be a good idea to check the manual lock on your garage door to see if it might be locked. In this case, you don’t have to call for garage door repair and can resolve the issue by simply unlocking the door.

Are the sensors blocked?

Garage door sensors are meant to prevent anyone entering or leaving a garage from getting hurt. However, sometimes, objects may end up blocking these sensors. This prevents the garage door from being able to close properly. Often times, things like cob webs can hinder sensors and cause garage doors to not open or close properly. All you need to do to resolve this problem is remove any objects or webs blocking the sensors.

Do you need to replace your batteries?

This issue is perhaps the simplest to resolve! If your garage door isn’t opening or closing, the first thing you should try to do is change your garage door remote’s batteries. It’s easy for us to overlook the possibility that the garage door remote’s batteries die. If this works, there’s no need to call a garage repair company!

These are some simple ways to troubleshoot your garage door. However, if you’re unable to resolve an issue with your garage door, be sure to rely on Integrity Garage Doors. You can always give us a call at 972-520-2577! Also, check out our blog for more helpful tips!

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