Troubleshooting garage door problems can be challenging at best. You should leave this type of work up to a garage door professional. Door Power has experienced technicians that can identify the causes of a jammed garage door and fix the problems right away. Below are five possible reasons we look for and why these problems occur. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. We’ve got solutions!
1. The Garage Door Track is Out of Alignment
The metal track needs to be appropriately aligned for your door to open and close. If you observe gaps between the rollers and rail or bends in the rails, these conditions are hindering the door from closing or opening. The weight of the door can magnify these issues and make them worse until it becomes impossible to open or close the door. We’ll need to realign the door for you.
2. Transmitter Range
If your garage door transmitter is just out of range, you may be getting partial signals. It’s the equivalent of having a power cord with a short in it. Sometimes there’s a signal; sometimes there’s not. Therefore, if you’re trying to open or close the door, it may stop at a certain point. We’ll need to inspect the transmitter to see if it’s out of range or if it's blocking the signal.
3. The Sensors Are Blocked
If your garage doors won’t close all the way, it could be that something is blocking the sensors. When an object gets in the way of the sensors your door will tell you by auto-reversing. If the blockage is due to a previous installation or a component out of place, we can reconfigure the system and remove the obstruction. If, however, it’s something a personal item, just remove it, and the door should work. You may also want to clean the sensors with a slightly damp rag carefully.
4. Broken Torsion Springs
If you’re sure the sensors and transmitter are working, the problem could be a broken torsion spring. You may need a garage door spring replacement. When a torsion spring breaks, it makes a loud popping noise that sounds like a firecracker. The garage door opener will have a difficult time closing or opening the door without the springs (although it’s possible). We can perform a spring replacement to get your door working once again.
Door Power Offers Pro Garage Door Repair and Installation
Whatever is wrong with your garage door, you can depend on the professionals from Door Power to fix your garage door and restore back to top working condition. We offer garage door repair and installation, spring and cable replacement, and safety feature additions. Our service extends to homeowners in Norwood, Minnesota and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area. To schedule a garage door repair, contact us at 952-467-3199, or message us at Bill@doorpower.com.