Even as garage door experts, we sometimes get thrilled and completely kept on our toes as a result of surprises we get by the day. However, there has not been such surprises that cannot be solved. Often, it is okay to try solving your garage door issues yourself, but there are also some instances when you need to leave the issue to experts such as Premium Garage Doors. Be that as it may, this article is aimed at helping you determine what the actual problem with your garage door is and why it is unable to work effectively.
- The Photo Eye Detector
In the garage entrance, there are two tiny photo eyes which are very sensitive, able to decode and respond accordingly to such obstructions. For example, a perfectly working garage door is able to detect if someone or an object is between the garage doors and if there is, it refuses to close. As a result of this hypersensitivity, it’s needful to keep the photo eyes neat.
- Metal Track alignment issues
If the metal track your door runs on is not well aligned, it is impossible for the door to move accordingly hence the need to keep this in check.
- Dead Transmitter Batteries
Transmitter batteries are very key components of garage doors. Having a dead transmitter battery is as good as having a dead garage door. When the transmitter batteries of garage doors are dead, there is a breakage in the relative function that exists between transmitters and the doors. When the transmitter battery is dead, the transmitter won’t be able to send signals to the door to enable it open.
It is very important to understand at this point that there is strong cooperation between the transmitter in your car and the one fixed on your garage wall. In a situation where this cooperation seizes, and the door refuses to open, manually check each of the transmitters separately and replace the batteries of the one that fails to function upon this test.
- Transmitter Range Malfunction and Glitch in Frequency
Most times your transmitter fails to give the needed response either because you are outside the frequency range; something could be pressing your remote, or there is a glitch in the frequency probably resulting from the activities of other users, in which case there is a need for professional attention. Your garage door is manufactured to function at a certain range in conjunction with the transmitters, and when you try to operate your garage door while out of this set range, you will not get your desired response.
- Broken Torsion Springs
Your garage door is made up of one or two torsion springs. The effect of broken torsion springs could be the abrupt refusal of your garage door to go up even when there is perfect transfer to the motor and transmitter is responding accordingly.
Replacement of broken springs is one that strictly demands expertise and in this case, they need to be sought to carry out the necessary inspection and replacement.
- Unusual Reversing
Your garage door is sensitively created with a reversing mechanism that makes it malfunctions/react at the slightest interruption like dirt or debris, sticks, stones, or other unwanted objects blocking the paths. The resultant effect is a refusal to close-up.
Always inspect and be certain there is no build up or anything blocking the eye sensor of your garage door.
- Broken Cables or Tension Springs
The breakdown of tension springs poses some amount of tension on the door cables and consequently resulting in their breakdown.
Do not attempt using your door and restrain from parking your car in the garage at this point to avoid a damage to your car or any other valuables in the garage by the said cables.