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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Working

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A malfunctioning garage door throws a wrench into your day. Suddenly, you’re facing a frustrating obstacle – a car stuck outside, exposed packages, and a nagging sense of insecurity. But before you lose your cool, take a deep breath. Here at Advanced Door, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore the top 10 reasons your once faithful garage door might be acting up, and how to get it back in tip-top shape.

Number 10: The Remote:

 Is the issue a simple dead battery? Replace those batteries first! If the problem persists, it could be a damaged remote or even incompatibility with your opener. Consult your remote’s manual or the opener brand for troubleshooting steps.

Number 9: Sensor Issues:

Those safety sensors at the base of the garage door frame? Misaligned ones can prevent the door from fully closing. Check for obstructions and gently clean the lenses with a soft cloth. If misalignment is the culprit, call a professional.

Number 8: Door Tracks:

Bent, misaligned, or obstructed tracks can make smooth movement a distant memory. Minor misalignments might be fixable, but for bigger issues, a professional assessment is recommended.

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Number 7: Lubrication:

Friction between moving parts can lead to grinding noises and hinder smooth operation. Make sure to have all moving parts on the door well lubricated. You can also schedule a professional tune-up to get everything lubricated, from rollers and hinges to the opener mechanism.

Number 6: The Opener:

The opener is the mastermind behind the operation, and malfunctions can prevent the door from responding. A qualified technician can diagnose the problem, whether it’s the motor, limit switches, or circuit board. Repair or replacement might be necessary.

Number 5: Power Problems:

This might seem obvious, but a power outage or tripped circuit breaker can stop the opener in its tracks. Check your home’s electrical panel and reset any tripped breakers. If the issue persists, it might be a problem with the outlet powering the opener.

Number 4: Springs (Don't Try This at Home!):

Garage door springs counterbalance the door’s weight. A broken spring can leave the door feeling heavy or stuck. Absolutely do not attempt to fix a broken spring yourself! The high tension can be dangerous. Call a qualified technician for safe replacement and balancing.

Number 3: Rollers:

Worn-out rollers can cause noise, uneven movement, or difficulty opening/closing. Worn rollers are a common wear-and-tear item, and a professional tune-up often includes replacing them.

Number 2: Loose Screws:

Over time, screws and bolts can loosen, causing the door to become misaligned or shaky. Take time to look over the screws and bolts on the door to make sure they are tight. A professional technician can inspect and tighten all loose hardware for proper alignment and secure operation.

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Number 1: Maintenance:

Regular maintenance is key to preventing minor issues from snowballing into major problems. Doing simple things like lubricating, retightening bolts and replacing wear items can keep your garage in tip top shape. You can schedule professional tune-ups to keep your garage door system running smoothly for years to come.

Don’t let a malfunctioning garage door disrupt your day!

Contact Advanced Door Today! Our team of experts is here to diagnose and fix any issue with your garage door. We offer fast, reliable service to get your garage door back in working order quickly.

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