Posted on Nov 10, 2022

Discount Door Service

Simple Garage Door Troubleshooting Tip

If your garage door doesn't seem to be working correctly, there are several simple steps you can take to determine whether the issue lies within the garage door opener itself or somewhere else. Here are a few simple tips to help you evaluate the problem:

1. Evaluate the problem you are experiencing with the garage door. Is it opening and closing? Does it open and shut halfway? Or does it just stay open?

2. Look at the garage door opener to see if anything looks out of place. Are any parts missing? Has anything fallen off? A broken part indicates that the opener is malfunctioning.

3. Check to make sure nothing is blocking the sensors. They are extremely sensitive, and even quite tiny items in their path can trigger the circuit breaking action.

4. Check the sensors to see whether they are dirty. Clean them with a damp cloth, wiping the lenses free of dust, dirt or cobwebs. Dry them with a clean cloth.

5. Now adjust the sensors so that each lens directly face the opposite lens. See if both LED lights come back on. If they do, then the door should function normally.

Call Discount Door Service if you need further help getting your garage door to function properly.
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