Troubleshooting Garage Door Malfunctions

A garage door that won’t open or won’t close properly can be an extremely frustrating experience for homeowners. If you are having trouble with your garage door, these are some of the most common causes of garage door malfunctions.

Broken Springs

If you know your transmitters are working, but the garage door will not go up, you may have broken springs. If you happen to be near the garage when the springs break, you will probably hear a loud noise similar to a firecracker. Do it yourself repairs are not recommended for garage door springs, so your best bet is to schedule a professional garage door spring replacement Brandon.

Dead Batteries

If your garage door isn’t responding when you press the button on your garage door opener, try pushing the button on the wall transmitter inside your garage. If the door responds, then chances are the problem is your garage door opener, rather than the garage door. The first thing you should check is the batteries. Try swapping out the batteries with a fresh set and see if that resolves the problem.

Broken Transmitters

After you have swapped out your transmitter batteries if the door is still not responding, you may have a broken transmitter. You could just be out of range, so try moving closer to your garage. If the door still doesn’t open, check to see that your antenna is hanging down from the garage door motor and that nothing is blocking it. Another possibility is that your transmitter needs to be reprogrammed. If reprogramming doesn’t work, it’s possible that your unit may be damaged and needs to be replaced.

A malfunctioning garage door can be a source of frustration. However, many problems can be fixed simply and those that can’t can usually be remedied by contacting a garage door professional.