Garage door stop working? Relax. The reason may be more simple than you think. In fact, you may be able to fix it yourself. Here are a few common problems when it comes to garage door service.
Don’t feel stupid. Sometimes the culprit behind a broken garage door is as simple as dead batteries. Like anything else electronic, garage doors require batteries to work. Naturally, they go dead overtime. The most common battery to go out is the transmitter. Also realize that batteries are often installed in sets. If one battery goes out, more are probably due. It’s a good idea to change them all.
If your garage door is out of alignment, it could be serious and require the help of a professional. On the other hand, depending on how out of alignment the door is, you may be able to fix it yourself. Are there gaps between the rollers and the rails, or are there bends in the rails? The weight of the door only makes it worse overtime. If you catch it early, you may be able to work the track back into place. If not, call a professional like Sac’s Garage Door Repair.
Your Photo Eye is Out of Alignment
There are photo eyes located on either side of your garage door. An invisible beam shines between the two eyes, and if blocked by an object, this prevents the door from closing. It’s a safety measure. Sometimes an eye will be moved out of alignment, preventing the door from working. Simply move the eye back into position. The eye may also require cleaning. You may be able to solve this garage door service problem with a rag and a bucket of soapy water.