Do you experience difficulty in operating your garage door? Are the springs jammed or are they made of metal-like materials? If your door is malfunctioning when you try to lift or lower it, you might want to check and analyze the following factors first before calling a professional to solve the problem for you. If you have some knowledge of garage door operation, you can still find ways to make it operate properly again.
If your garage door still moves slowly when it opens or shuts, there may be something obstructing the tracks. Check the track system and remove all obstructions you see. Then, take this time to clean the tracks and lubricate them as well. Also, take time to wipe the tracks down thoroughly. If this still does not work, it may be that the torsion springs (either extension or torsion springs) are already delivering too much or too little tension. If you are like many people who do not know where to start, contact professionals for a free quote.
The next thing that you should check if your door still moves slowly when you open and close it is the alignment of the garage door remote. If the garage door springs are aligned correctly and if the garage door remote alignment is also poor, then most likely, the motor is experiencing a fault. Repair and alignment of the motor would solve this problem.
But if the motor is still in good condition and still cannot lift the door, then the other factors that need to be checked are the balance and the height of the door. With the use of a photo-eye device, you can determine which is the cause of the problem. Just make sure that the photo eye device is placed in the center of the garage door and that all the parts are set in place. You may want to read the instructions that come with the device in order to get an idea of how to use it properly.
Also, there are two common problems that garage door transmitters experience and these are: dead spots and cross-connections. Dead spots occur when the signals that the garage door transmitters use to detect doors opening and closing are lost because of interference. This happens when two transmitters are located very close to each other. Cross connections happen when one transmitter picks up a signal from another transmitter that is located far away. To resolve these problems, the transmitted signals must be sent through an extra length of wire.
There are also three other very important factors to consider if your home has multiple garage door issues. First is the possibility of jamming of the transmitter due to physical problems like static, vibration, and bending. Second is the problem of picking up wrong codes especially when the codes are activated by an opener. Lastly, the most problematic garage door issues are those that originate from the keypad. Most of these garage door issues can be solved by performing some minor repairs, servicing or reprogramming the wireless keypad.
If your tracks are not aligned correctly, your door may not open or close at all. If you have tracks that are not parallel to each other, your door may not open or close at all. The best thing to do is to take out your alignment tool and align all of your tracks to their proper positions. Then, you should reattach the brackets on both ends of your tracks exactly as they were.
Garage door repair is a common job for most people and these are some of the most common garage door basics that homeowners do in order to maintain their doors. The most important part is to make sure that you do not cut corners when it comes to garage door repairs because this can compromise your safety. Always make sure that you get a quote from a professional garage door repair specialist before you try to fix anything yourself. This way, you will know whether you are capable of handling the job or if it is something better left to the pros. This article has gone into more detailed information on some of the most basic garage door repairs that need to be done on a regular basis.