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Common Garage Door Problems and Repairs

A garage door that doesn’t work can be a major problem! As you look at your garage door that does not go up or down it can be a little intimidating. What should you be looking for? Where do you start?

Here are some common garage door problems & repairs:

  • The garage door won’t open or close. You might need new batteries in your remote, keypad, or wall button. Perhaps they might need reprogramming.
  • The garage door sticks. Tracks, rollers, or hardware may be dirty. The tracks may have small dents which can be gently tapped out.
  • The garage door sags on one side. On a multi-sectional door, the hinges on one side may need tightening. It’s also possible the pulleys on each side are out of alignment.
  • The garage door closes then reopens again. Closing pressure or limits may be out of adjustment.
  • The garage door doesn’t close all the way. Something may be obstructing the photocells or electric beams. They may not be aimed directly at one another.
  • Broken springs or a broken motor. These are the most serious garage door repairs. It is always recommended to replace springs in pairs to ensure balanced operation. A professional should repair a broken spring or motor.

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