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Quick Fixes For Common Garage Door Problems

Feb 1

Garage doors are an item that we depend on frequently. They are used all day, and sometimes several times every day. They can cause a serious issue when they start acting up. There are simple solutions to the most frequent garage door San Diegoproblems. Read on to find out more.


1. The Door is off Its Tracks

It is important to first check the tracks of your garage door for obstructions and debris. After cleaning the track, you can use an instrument made of rubber to gently press it into position. If this doesn't work the track might require replacement.


2. The Door Won't close completely

There are two reasons that your garage door may not shut completely. The close limit switch needs to be adjusted, or the sensor in the optical eye of your opener is not aligned properly. Turn the knob or screw until the garage door is completely closed. Clean the lens in order to ensure that the sensor is aligned with the photo and align it with the carriage of the garage door opener.


3. The Door will open on its own

There are two reasons the garage door will not open on its own. There is a blockage in the photo eye sensor, or the security settings have to be changed. Remove any obstructions that could be hindering the lens of the sensor. If this does not work then you or your trusted Garage Doors San Diego professional will have to modify the security settings on the opener. Follow these steps:


  • Press the "learn” button on the opener for minimum 30 seconds, or until the indicator light turns on.

  • Place the remote in your palm and push the buttons until the indicator light blinks.

  • Once you have let go of both buttons Press and hold one of them. This will determine if your door will open or close.

  • The indicator light should remain steady and not blinking. If it's not, repeat the steps until it does.


4. The Door is too far

The garage door could be too wide when one of your cables are damaged or loose. It's easy to repair. Just tighten loose cables and replace damaged ones with ones that are comparable in strength and dimension. Make sure to ensure that your springs are balanced. A lot of tension could cause problems later on.

5. The door is noisy

Two things that you should do if your garage door is making more noise than normal. First, ensure that all nuts and bolts are secure. The second step is to lubricate each moving component with WD-40 or a similar product. This usually resolves the issue quickly.

6. The door is slow

The reason that your garage door might be slowing down could be due to something that is blocking one of its rollers. If your springs have been used for longer than seven years, it could indicate that they're beginning to wear out and require to be replaced. If you suspect this is the case, you should contact an garage door San Diego professional immediately. Garage doors can be extremely heavy and hazardous when they're not functioning properly.


There is a solution to every issue that arises with garage doors. This article will have provided you some helpful tips to assist you the when your garage door starts getting a little agitated. If you're not sure you're experiencing issues, call an expert garage door San Diego company. They can assist you with any issue you might face.

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