How To Troubleshoot Your Garage Door

There are times you may be able to solve and fix the problem concerning your garage door yourself.  Knowing what the problem is will help you determine if you can fix it or need to contact garage door service professionals like us at A1 Affordable Garage Door to help.  Below are some tips on how to troubleshoot your garage door issues.

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Batteries are Dead in Garage Door Opener Transmitter:

Replacing the batteries in your garage door transmitter is simple to do.  First, make sure that the transmitter on the wall inside your garage still works.  If it does, then most likely the transmitter in your car just requires a battery replacement.  Change the batteries by sliding the back of the transmitter open.  If it’s an older transmitter, you may need a screwdriver to remove the back.

Garage Door Sensor is out of Alignment or needs to be cleaned:

Photo-eye sensors are a safety feature that stops a garage door from closing if it detects an obstruction in its pathway.  Photo-eye sensors are typically about 6 inches above the ground on each side of the garage door.  One of the sensors directs a beam towards the other and if they become misaligned or an object interrupts the beam, the sensors prevent the garage door from closing. 

First, make sure that the sensors are clear of any obstructions or debris.  Next, check the wires leading to the sensors for any type of damage.  If everything still looks good, you can make slight adjustments to the photo-eye sensors by hand.  Make sure to be gentle when making these adjustments due to the delicate nature of the sensors.  Start with the sensor that is not lit.  Once it’s in the correct position the light should come back on.  Make sure the lens of each sensor is lightly wiped using a cloth to remove any dirt.  If your door still refuses to open contact us at A1 Affordable Garage Door to inspect your garage door.

Garage Door Track is out of Alignment:

Garage doors can become misaligned due to damaged hardware which can make opening and closing difficult.  If your garage door is out of alignment, it can be a serious issue and can be extremely dangerous.  Repairs should be performed by a professional to prevent any injury. 

For all your Garage Door needs call us at A1 Affordable Garage Doors for any garage repair or services you may need.  We service most of Dallas and surroudning areas including Melissa, Mckinney, Princeton and more.

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