What To Do If Your Garage Door Won’t Open

Some problems just happen all the time. Because of that, you will need to know the solution immediately. Some of them are quite simple and easy to solve. But there will be some that might be quite more challenging. Then there are also some that sound intimidating and hard but are really not. But you will need more knowledge about that.

One of those is your garage. Some may easily call professional help for it. What if it is stuck? What you can do is learn of the reason, and then you may even fix it by yourself.

1. Photo-eye

One of the reasons is because the is blocked or not aligned. It could also have dirt. The solution for that is to fix it. With the dirt, you will just remove whatever is blocking it and have it cleaned. Make sure to do it carefully or it might get scratched. Use something mild and soft. It might be also damaged because of the severe weather and needs to be fixed. You should check out for that. 

2. Power

This is about the operator and not receiving power. It could be as simple as being unplugged. There are also times that there are problems with the outlets and sources. You will have to check fuses and circuit breakers if it is damaged or needed to be reset. 

3. Transmitter

It can be also because of the transmitter. It could be just out of batteries and needs to be replaced. It could be also the sensitivity of it and the range. With that, you will have to adjust its settings.

4. Springs

The tension springs might also be broken. With that, you will have to replace it. This has to be done immediately, and you should not try to open the door. This one is very dangerous, and that is why this has to be done by professionals because this will need the right tools to be fixed.

5 Cables

It could be also because of the cables being snapped or broken. It often happens when the springs broke. It might follow through. Because of that, just like with the springs, it should be fixed and replaced immediately by a professional.

6. Block

There might something blocking in the door. The thing with garage doors is that for everyone’s safety, it does not close all the way when it senses something underneath. Because of that, it might get stuck in that position then refuses to open. You will have to look for those obstacles. It might also need some cleaning.

7. Disconnect

Every garage door has a disconnect switch for a power outage. It might be a possibility that somebody might accidentally switch it. The solution to that is to switch it again.

8. Lock

Garage doors can also be manually locked and might accidentally have done that. You will have to check around the knobs and handle. If it does then you will have to simply disengage it, and it will open again.