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I was rushing about one day, getting ready for an important appointment. With barely any time to spare, I grabbed my purse and keys, got into my car, and pressed the garage door remote to open the garage door, just as I started my car. To my dismay, the car started, but the garage door did not open. Thinking that I may not have pressed it hard enough, I tried again. But the garage door did not budge at all. Panicking, I tried to lift the garage door manually, but it was too heavy for me to lift. I was stuck! What was I to do? Luckily, my other car was parked outside in the driveway. I ran out the front door and took that car for my appointment- disaster averted!
If you’ve ever been in a situation like this, you know how important it is for your garage door to function properly. Whether or not you are in a rush like me, getting in and out of your garage is a necessity. Needless to say, this cannot be done if your garage door isn’t opening. If your garage door is stuck, there can be different reasons for it. Three of the most common ones are listed below. For any repairs, hiring a reliable garage door repair company is the best thing to do.
- The garage door transmitter is not functioning properly or the transmitter batteries are dead. This is one of the most common reasons for your garage door not opening. This is also the easiest problem to fix. Dead batteries cannot send a signal to your garage door to open or close. Replacing the old batteries with new ones easily takes care of this issue. However, if you find that replacing the batteries still does not solve the problem, make sure that your transmitter is not out of range as this may lead to improper functioning of your garage door. You can also reprogram your transmitter to have it function properly. Another common problem also is if the transmitter happens to be stuck under heavy objects that do not allow it to function properly.
- The photo eye is blocked or damaged. Another common problem is if the photo eye detects a person or an object blocking its path. It shoots a laser across the length of the garage, and if this path is blocked, it will cut off the signal used to lower and raise the garage door. The photo eye is a small device about 4 to 6 inches from the ground for most doors. If there is no blockage, check to see if the cord attached to the eye is damaged or cut. This could happen due to a rainstorm. If you need any repairs, contact a reputable garage door repair company like Garage Door Pros in Miramar, FL. We have experts certified and trained in all aspects of garage door maintenance and repair, and are proud to be an industry leader since 2012.
- Your Garage Door Torsion Springs Are Broken. The torsion springs for your garage door are generally one of the first things to break in your garage door assembly. They are rated for a certain number of open and close cycles, and you will hear a loud bang when they break. Obviously, your garage door will cease to function. Wear and tear, the weather, and lack of maintenance can cause the springs to break over time. At Garage Door Pros, we can fix this issue for you quickly so that it causes minimum inconvenience for you. Just call our 24-hour hotline at 954.830.9661 and we will fix your garage door as soon as possible. We offer the best garage door repair Miramar has.
While these are three common reasons your garage door may not be opening, there can be several others. Disrupted power, snapped cables, and out of alignment tracks can be some of the other reasons. For these, and any other garage door related issues, Garage Door Pros is here to help you. We even provide regular maintenance services so that your garage door always functions well, and any issues can be caught and corrected before they lead to bigger problems.