Keeping your garage door in good condition is important for several reasons. First, it helps extend the life of your door. Second, it can improve the security of your home by making sure the door is working properly. Third, you can reduce your energy costs by making sure the door is well insulated. And finally, it can ensure the safety of your family by making sure the door is not a hazard.
Garage door repair
A typical garage door is opened and closed over 1,500 times in a year. That’s a lot of bending and carrying large objects, over and over again. Given this frequency, it should come as no surprise that garage door problems are among the most common causes of frustration for homeowners. Fortunately, many of the most common garage door problems can be fixed quickly, but you should still call a professional to get the job done in more detail. Call EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc. Even the most reliable garage door will eventually need costly repairs that can not be easily fixed with a few button presses. Below is a list of the most common garage door problems, as well as instructions on how to repair a garage door.
There is a problem with the opener switch
If you press the opener switch and your door still does not move after that, there could be a lot of things wrong. Occasionally, the door will lock. The door will remain locked if the lock switch is in the “on” position. Before you open the door again, you need to find the lock switch and disable it.
There is also a possibility that the motor plug has been removed. Examine the motor, which is often attached to the light fixture near the ceiling. Simply reinserting the plug into the outlet should be sufficient to correct the problem.
Damage to the light box or a tripped circuit breaker are two examples of more complicated scenarios. These are two common problems that can interfere with the switch that operates the garage door opener. Make sure the photoelectric sensor is not covered by anything that could obscure it. Similarly, check to see if any of the fuses have blown. If this is the case, it is very likely that you will not be able to turn on the lights in the garage. To see if this fixes the problem, the circuit breaker should be reset.
The keypad does not work
There are garage doors that do not have a keypad to operate them. However, if your door has one, it might not work either. Check if the batteries are still OK before doing anything else. First, check to see if the problem still exists after replacing the batteries, and then re-enter your keypad number.
It is possible that your keyboard will need to be reprogrammed at some point. Instructions for doing this can be found in the manual that came with your keypad. If you do not have the original manual, you can try searching for the model on the Internet.
If none of these solutions work, the problem may be with the antenna and not the keypad itself. The keypad signal is received by the antenna on the engine. Check to make sure it is pointed straight down. If you still cannot get the keypad to work, contact an expert EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc who will help you determine the nature of the problem.
There is a problem with the remote control
A malfunctioning remote can be quite frustrating for the same reasons as the previous difficulties. The batteries, just like the keypad, are often the main cause of problems with malfunctioning remotes. Try replacing the batteries to see if that immediately fixes the problem.
Similarly, it may be that the remote is simply too far away. A signal is sent from the remote to the motor. If you are too far away, the signal is not strong enough to work properly. You can try moving closer to see if this makes a difference.
If none of these strategies are successful, it is possible that the photo eye sensors are not working properly. To optimize signal detection, check the path to make sure nothing is blocking the path, make sure it is facing the front of the house, and clean the lenses.
The garage door does not open or close
There are quite a few possible explanations for when your garage door does not respond to the signals you give it. First, check the batteries in the keypad and remote to see if either of them could be the cause of the problem. If the batteries are in good condition, you should check the garage door opener to make sure all the lights are on and working properly. If they are not, either the motor is disconnected from the power source or a fuse has blown.
If you want to rule out possible causes for the problem, you should give each of these issues your full attention. If none of these solutions work, you should consult an expert such as EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc. to help you determine the nature of the problem.
The motor works, but the gate does not move
When you press the button to open the gate, you may find that the motor starts working but the gate itself does not move. In this particular case, it is possible that the restrictions do not apply. In such a case, the door will move, but the motor will continue to run even if it stops moving. It is important to pay close attention to the sounds the motor makes when the door is operating in either the open or closed position. In both cases, the limits must be set so that the motor knows when to stop operating.
It is possible for the garage door to be disconnected from the belt if the door does not move at all when opening or closing. To reconnect the belt, you need to follow certain procedures that may vary depending on the installation method. This often happens when someone unintentionally pulls the emergency release cord.
Noisy garage door
If your garage door is making strange noises, it may be an indication of a more serious problem. Squeaking noises can indicate that the rollers are either worn out or need lubrication. Either service the rollers with a silicone based lubricant or contact a professional EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc to have the rollers replaced.
If you hear something rattling, it may be an indication that something has come loose. To determine if this fixes the problem, tighten all fasteners, including nuts, bolts and screws. A problem with the torsion spring may be indicated by a popping sound. If the spring loses its lubrication or becomes loose, it may make a popping sound when the garage door opens or closes. This can be annoying. Caution is advised as changing or replacing torsion springs can be risky and should only be done by a trained professional such as EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc.
Garage Door Opens Unevenly
On rare occasions, the garage door may begin to open or close but malfunction halfway through the process. Regardless of whether it opens or closes all the way, this may indicate that the limits have been exceeded. The limits are set to tell the door when to stop opening or closing, preventing the motor from continuing to run. Turning a screw in the motor requires a change in the limits, which can be found in the manual.
Another way to solve the problem is to check if there is anything obstructing the rails. Both the rails and the rollers tend to rust and become damaged. Clean the rails to make sure they are not blocked by junk. If this does not work, it is possible that the spring system is not working properly. In this case, you should seek the help of a professional to fix the problem or replace the springs. You can contact EM Garage Doors And Gate Service Inc.
Garage door takes too long to open and close
Your garage door sometimes opens and closes, but only at a speed equivalent to that of a worm. In most cases, this is a sign of unclean tracks or dried rollers. In drier areas or in the winter, when garages dry out or freeze more quickly, the garage door will slide down or up the tracks more difficult. This can be avoided by routine maintenance of the rollers and rails, such as washing them down and applying lubricant.