Here are some common situations you may face with your garage door:
you may face with your garage door:
Bottom of door is up on one side: The cable is broken or has slipped, causing the door to not pull up evenly. Attempting to fix this without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily injury or death. Call us today to get your door in working order.
Door closes only if you hold in the push button: This is a safety mechanism that engages when there is a problem with the safety sensors. It could be a blocked path between the sensors, dirty eyes, loose wires at the sensors or at the motor head, or bad sensors. SAFETY SENSORS SHOULD BE CHECKED AND CLEANED REGULARLY.
Door closes part way and reverses: This also might be the same safety mechanism as listed above. It could be a blocked path between the sensors, the lens on one or both can be dirty, or there could be loose wires at the sensors or at the motor head, or bad sensors. SAFETY SENSORS SHOULD BE CHECKED AND CLEANED REGULARLY.
Door is cocked or uneven: When the cable has snapped or slipped all tension is transferred to the opposite side, causing the door to be higher on one end. This is sometimes minor, but other times it's a major discrepancy. In either case, the garage door SHOULD NOT be operated until the cable is replaced. Further usage will only cause more stress on other parts, potentially causing them to break. Attempting to fix this without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily injury or death. Call us today to get your door in working order.
Door is jammed: A door can be jammed for many reasons the top being a broken spring. A garage door spring is what actually lifts the weight of the door-the operator is solely for assistance and convenience. A torsion spring should NEVER be tampered with without proper knowledge and equipment. Attempting to fix or replace a spring without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily harm or death. Leave this one to us call today for same day service.
Door opens slowly: A garage door that opens much slower than usual can be caused by a few things. The first possibility is a broken or shot spring. Garage door springs have an enormous amount tension that do the actual lifting of your garage door. When a spring is broken or shot, it causes the operator to do the heavy lifting. This added stress on the opener causes the door to open slower than normal. Another cause could be a stripped or worn gear, causing the operator to not function at full capacity. Annual Garage Door Tune Ups can help avoid this.
Door won't close all the way: Check the alignment of your safety sensors. Sometimes a small speck of dirt on the lens can prevent the door from closing. Also check the door to make sure nothing is hanging causing the safety sensors to become obstructed. In rare cases, the door may not be closing due to a broken cable wrapped around the torsion tube. Call Us today we can fix this.
Door won't open: When a garage door will not open manually there is most likely a broken spring. Attempting to fix or replace a spring without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily harm or death. If the door does open manually and its the motor that is unresponsive more then likely there is a stripped gear. Attempting to fix this without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily injury or death. Call us today to get your door in working order.
Door won't stay open: If your door has slammed down or glides below the header line your springs are either shot or broken. Your springs are what lifts and holds your door up. If your springs look intact but the door is coming down at the open position they are shot and are not holding the proper amount of tension. Attempting to fix this without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily injury or death. Call us today to get your door in working order.
Loud bang before the door quit working: The loud noise you heard coming from the garage was your spring physically breaking. If your door does manage to open after the noise DO NOT PULL THE RED RELEASE CORD! There is no tension to hold up the door it will slam to the ground causing the need to replace many other components if not the whole door. Attempting to fix this without professional knowledge can cause serious bodily injury or death. Call us today to get your door in working order.
Opener is straining as door opens: If your opener is straining to get the door up you most likely have a broken spring, and that strain is your internal gear being over worked and stripping. This is also the most commonly over looked problem with garage doors and more often then not the motor ends up burning out. Have us do a safety inspection call today to set up an appointment.
Popping sound as door operates: The popping sound can be a few different things depending on where the sound is coming from. If it sounds like it is coming from inside your opener then what you are hearing is your gear breaking and your opener may stop working very soon. If you hear the sound coming from your tracks it is most likely the bearing in your rollers. We will be able to track down
Radio controls will open but not close the door: If your radio controls have new batteries and will only open the door but not close or vice versa the frequency is being lost due to a bad circuit board. Careful sometimes this can also be a safety sensor issue. Have us take a look and well be glad to figure out what is the problem.
Rear support for upper track is broken: This is not very common but is more easily seen. If this happens keep the garage door down having it up might cause the whole door to fall off track. This problem needs to be attended to A.S.A.P. Give us a call and let us take care of this for you
Scraping sound: The sound you are experiencing most likely is coming from your rollers. Rollers should be changed if this sound occurs failing to replace your rollers when it is time will only lead to larger problems. Call us today we carry nylon rollers and give a 10 year warranty on them.
Squeaks: Garage doors that are squeaking can be something as simple as needing lubrication. But as major as worn end plates or center bearing. Let us service your door and get that squeaking away.
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