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How to Know Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Working

Our garage doors are a modern convenience that we often take for granted until they go on the fritz – and then they can seem like a modern inconvenience. The best way to assess your next move when you have a faulty garage door is to first identify the specific problem. If your garage door has stopped working and you don’t know why, here are some of the most common culprits.

  • Broken cables or tension springs. If your garage door is closing dangerously fast, it is likely because the springs that lower it safely have broken. Once they go, it is likely that the cables that raise and lower the door will snap, which can cause harm to you or your property. If you are having this issue, call in a professional ASAP.
  • Limit settings. If you’re having a problem with your garage door closing and then immediately reopening, it is likely that your open and close limit settings are off. Your garage door hits the ground and thinks it has hit something in its path, so it raises back up.
  • Transmitter issues. There are a range of problems with garage door transmitters that may make it seem like your door isn’t working or is operating erratically. Everything from dead batteries and obstructed antennae, to the transmitter being stuck under a heavy object can affect its performance.
  • Track alignment. Your garage door tracks must be aligned properly to function effectively. If you hear a rubbing sound or notice that the door slows when it reaches a certain point, it may mean that the track needs to be realigned.

These are just a few of the most common issues that garage door owners run into with aging doors, and even newer ones. If you are experiencing issues with your garage door that you can’t seem to diagnose or fix on your own, reach out to the pros at American Industrial Door for help. Call us at (541) 664-5555 today.

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