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2 Things To Check When Your Garage Door Stops Working

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A functional garage door is important. If it doesn't work, then you need to do what you can to get it working again as quickly as possible. That means that you want to spend a little time checking everything over so that you can see if it is something that you can fix, or if you should have a service come in and do any repairs or even install a new garage door for you. 

Check the Tracks

One of the things that you can do is to check out the tracks and wheels of your garage door. The wheels run along tracks that run up the walls and onto the ceiling. The wheels make it possible for you to both open and close the garage door. If there is something that is blocking the tracks or the wheels aren't set just right in them, the door won't open or it might get caught up. So, one of the things you can do is to check out the wheels and tracks. You are going to look to see if there is debris in the tracks or if there is any grease that may cause the wheels to slip. If you are worried about how much grease or oil is on the tracks, then you can use a cleaner and some paper towels to clean it off. You want to have some lubricant in there to help everything move smoothly, but you might want to think about something like graphite instead. 

Check the Power Source

If you have an automatic garage door opener, your garage door may stop working because there is no power going to the motor, so there is nothing to pull the door up and push it down. You will want to check your circuit breaker to see if the circuit that is headed toward your garage door is closed or open. If it is closed, then the breaker will be in the on position, and if it is broken, then the switch will be in the off position. If it is in the off position, then try turning it on to see if that powers the unit. If you have power and it still doesn't work, then you may need to replace the motor unit. 

If your garage door doesn't work the right way and nothing you can do makes it work, then you should call a garage door service. If you think that the springs are the problem, you shouldn't even try to do anything with them, because you could get hurt. Instead, have the garage door service repair the door. Contact a company, such as Plano Overhead Garage Door, for more information. 


19 November 2020