Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them
The three most common problems you may run into with your garage door is a screeching sound, not going down all the way, or the remote-operated garage door won’t open. The A-Authentic Arizona Garage Door Repair blog shared DIY garage door repair tips to solve these three common issues, which are shared below.
Problem #1: Garage Door Makes a Screeching Sound
Typically, a screeching garage door is caused by old, rusty garage door springs and rollers. Due to a build up of dirt and rust, garage doors are prone to this problem and this problem is quite normal.
Solution: Purchase a can of garage door lubricant to do the job for you and apply it on your garage door springs, garage door wheels, and main hinges. Open your garage door manually 2-3 times to see if the lubricant has made an effect. Apply even portions especially on the garage door wheels and also apply the lubricant on your garage door’s screws to loosen up the tension. Don’t forget to disconnect your garage door from the automatic opener (if you have any) before doing this DIY garage door repair fix. Note: try not to use WD-40’s because they tend to attract a lot of dirt and dust over time.
Problem #2: Garage Door Doesn’t Go Down All the Way
When your garage door goes down but doesn’t completely close itself before going back up, it might be cause by two problems: a faulty/misplaced sensor in the garage door opener track or an object blocking the eye of the garage door sensor.
Solution: To fix this problem, slide the sensor a little further down the garage door opener track until the door is able to close down properly. Proper sensor realignment is also a recommended solution if there is an object blocking the eye of the garage door sensor. If you are still having problems with your garage door after realigning the garage door sensor, the problem might be in the sensor itself and you might just need to purchase a new one. There are a lot of available options depending on your garage door manufacturer so choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.
Problem #3: Remote-Operated Garage Door Won’t Open
Of all garage door problems, this is by far the most common. Typically, old batteries are the culprit. 80% of the time, replacing your garage door remote with a set of fresh batteries will cure this issue. However, there might be instances when battery replacements are not enough.
Solution: Check the range capacity of your garage door remote because the signal might not be received properly if you are too far from the garage door operator. Also, try reprogramming the remote control. If neither of these solutions work, you may need to seek the assistance of your nearest garage door repair shop or in rare occasions, replace your garage door remote control.
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