Automatic Garage Door Repair Guide
Anyone can grasp the basics of automatic garage door repair, following these easy steps:
Check the Obvious
If your system has sensors that detect obstacles, check that you haven’t left a toy or tool in the way. It would be embarrassing to call a repair man to tell you that your misplaced hammer was the problem!
Check the Back-up Battery
Before getting down to the messy part of automatic garage door repair, have you switched the system to back-up after a power cut and forgotten to switch it back? Sometimes the back-up battery may need replacing. Also, check that you haven’t switched the system to manual override by mistake.
Give the Mechanism a Spring Clean
If the opening mechanism is clogged with dirt and grime, clean it with a household cleaner. Check the track (which the door panels travel along) for dents, and hammer out if possible, and examine the springs to check that they are still working.
Call the Professionals
If you have followed the steps above and cannot see any loose wires in the electrical unit itself, it’s time to call for help, as the units are sophisticated pieces of equipment that need professional attention.