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Top Solutions for Garage Door Problems

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Is the Cord Plugged In? When troubleshooting a problem, it's best to begin in obvious territory. You likely checked whether everything's plugged in, but it still doesn’t hurt to ask. Some people unplug the machine-head cord to save power, so check that it's secured. The same goes for everything else as well. Anything which requires power or involves a wire should appear fully functional. If your garage suddenly started acting up, it might be something as simple as a loose plug. 

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Check Your Batteries When diagnosing a malfunctioning garage door, the problem often stares you right in the face. An obvious reason why a stubborn door won't open concerns the batteries. Yes, it doesn't take a garage door expert to know that batteries die, and it’s easy to forget to check them. Open your garage door opener and change the batteries. If the garage door still won't open, maybe there's another source of dead batteries involved. Sometimes wall transmitters run on batteries, so investigate every possible source of a pesky dead battery. Once discovered, switch those batteries out and see what happens. If the door continues to ignore you, there's a number of other possible issues at play.

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Examine Your Electronic Keypad Unusual trends in door activity often derive from electronic keypad issues. Where is your keypad now? Is anything coming into contact with its buttons or surface? Occasionally, keys become fixed in unnatural positions due to moisture or unwanted contact with adhesives. Essentially, you want to confirm that the keypad remains in optimal condition. If the keypad shows any signs of wear or damage on the outside, perhaps its inner hardware is even worse. Give the keypad a thorough inspection and make sure it's functioning perfectly before removing it from the list of suspects. During your investigation, you want to rule out every possible cause for an errant door. If your keypad doesn't appear fully functional, consult a professional like us to confirm the keypad as the source of the issue. Replacing keypads isn't an uncommon or extravagant solution. 

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Keep Your Electric Eye Open Your garage door relies on a pair of photosensitive eyes to maintain operational safety. These sensors sit about a foot above the ground on both ends of the garage door opening. They shoot out a beam which crosses the path of the door opening. If the path of light becomes obstructed, then the doors will fail to open — or they will not close all the way. Of course, this feature is an important safety component. Without the sensors, your door might close on a person or object, causing injury or damage as well as possibly damaging the garage door.

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Maintain Sensor Functionality What if your sensors' eyes align, but the door still won't close — or a sensor's light keeps blinking? In this case, your sensors may suffer from faulty wiring. The wires which connect the sensor to their power source often deteriorate. They look like two small speaker wires leading from the sensor's back. If they show corrosion or fail to make firm contact with the sensor, then you'll need to repair or replace the sensor. 

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Rule out Rusty Staples This easy check eliminates the possibility that a rusty staple is impairing the sensor's connection. Sometimes during installation, an errant staple may puncture the sensor's wire. Although it didn't impede the connection before, suddenly it decides to wreak havoc. Through the vibrations and weathering of the staple's closeness to the garage door, it will one day sever the connection. Just examine the sensor's wiring as it leads around the doorframe, checking for malicious staples. If found, readjust the position of the wire, which will hopefully restore the connection. If the wiring damage exceeds this solution, call a professional.

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Self-Opening Garage Doors Is your garage door seemingly possessed? Does it open and close whenever it pleases? Before you call a garage door exorcist, check out your transmitter. Interference may cause your transmitter to activate your door at unexpected times. The most common type of transmitter interference concerns the location of the transmitter itself. Is anything coming into contact with the transmitter? If an object accidentally sets off the transmitter, it will appear as though your door magically opens on its own accord. Do a little sleuthing to rule out any possible physical interference involving all your transmitters.

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Door Refuses to Open If your door won't go up, there are several factors to consider. Before you curse your door's laziness and lack of vertical ambition, examine the torsion springs. Most garage doors operate using a double torsion spring system. Look up, and you'll see these metal coils on the shaft along the opening of your door. These springs convert their twisting force, known as torque, into the upward momentum which raises the door. The torque travels along the shaft and into the cable drums which carry the weight of the door up. These cable drums convert their twisting into the upward movement of the door. This happens through a transfer of tension which raises the door using upward volition.

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Summary: When troubleshooting a problem, it's best to begin in obvious territory. You likely checked whether everything's plugged in, but it still doesn’t hurt to ask. Some people unplug the machine-head cord to save power, so check that it's secured. The same goes for everything else as well. Anything which requires power or involves a wire should appear fully functional. If your garage suddenly started acting up, it might be something as simple as a loose plug.

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