Whenever a garage door opener stops working out of the blue, the solution to the problem can usually be something incredibly simple to solve. Since many garage door owners who have similar problems that can easily be solved, we're going to explain likely repairs for such instances. However, if our advice isn't correcting your issue, it's possible that you'll need to contact a professional.


Here's a look at fixing common garage door problems:

The Wall Switch and Remote Aren't Opening The Door

If you find yourself in a situation where both the wall switch and the remote control aren't opening the garage door, there could be a few solutions to the problem. First, check if the motor unit is unplugged. From here, make sure all cords are plugged in correctly. If neither of these solve the problem, see if the GFCI, fuse, or circuit breaker has burned out or has been tripped.


If you're having other electrical problems in your garage, this likely could be the reason your garage door isn’t opening. Reset your GFCI or breaker if you have one, or replace the fuse that may have burned out. If this is a regular problem with your garage door, contact our team today.

Door Won't Work With Keypad or Remote

To troubleshoot this issue on your own, try these solutions:

●        Get closer to the door. It's possible you may be out of range.

●        Make sure the antenna isn't damaged or hanging downward.

●        If your garage door operates fine with its wall switch, the issue could rest with the batteries in the appliances.

●        Try reprogramming the keypad or remote control. If you don't know how to go about this, you may need to consult a professional.

Door Won't Close Completely

If your garage door won't close completely, there are a few ways you can address the issue. Try adjusting the close limit switch to make sure the door closes all the way. If this doesn’t solve the problem, see if your tracking sensors need realignment. If you're still having the same issues, see if your roller is rusted. If you don't know how to correct such issues, consult a professional. Doing so can prevent you from spending thousands on correcting damages.


Considering the information above, there are plenty of ways you can make easy fixes to your garage door. However, some issues require professional consultation to provide a positive resolution. Thankfully, Door Power is here to tackle such issues so you can utilize your garage for your everyday needs. Since 1967, Door Power has spent decades performing garage door repair, so there's no problem too big for us to fix. Contact us today for more information as to how we can fix your garage!