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Help! My Garage Door Won’t Open/Close

08 Dec
2015

Help! My Garage Door Won’t Open/Close

Posted Garage Door Repair

Whether you or are in a rush or not, if you go to open your garage door and it won’t open for you it is nothing less than a huge frustration. It is extremely irritating for it to not work properly when you need it to. Most of the time, people are quick to think that an entirely new garage door opener has to be bought and installed, however this is not always the case. While some problems are an easy fix and you can do them yourself, some may require some help from a professional at Preferred Window and Door.

We are here to help you troubleshoot the potential reasons your garage door will not open. Looking into the following issues can help you avoid the mistake of replacing something that just needed to be looked into and repaired.

The photo eye may be blocked

On both sides of your garage door, there is a photo eye that project an invisible laser that sense if there is something underneath the door. If the laser is blocked, the garage door won’t close. Sometimes the photo eye can get dirty causing  the signal to be cut off. You should also check that the cord is still attached to the eye and that it is not damaged at all.

Remote control battery issues

First check if the batteries are low by clicking the button while inside the garage. If you see a red light on the garage door box blink and the door opens when you are close but not far away, you simply need to replace the battery. If you see no red light, the battery is just dead.

Track isn’t aligned

This is a more serious issue. In order for the door to go up and down, the metal track that the door runs on needs to be aligned. If you can see any gaps between the rail and the rollers, you definitely have a problem. In this instance, it is important to get help from a professional as soon as possible.

Power source issues

It may seem obvious, but it is very common to look past the fact that garage door openers need to be plugged in to work. Make sure the outlet it is plugged into is not malfunctioning by plugging something else into the outlet to see if it gets any power.

No matter what type of garage door opener you have, Preferred Window and Door provides excellent Richton Park garage door repair service and can fix whatever issue your garage door opener has in no time.

We even provide 24/7 emergency repair service for situations when you need help as soon as possible. Contact a Richton Park garage door repair service today at 708-895-3776 for a free estimate.

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