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Why Won't My Garage Door Open? Common Reasons and Solutions

Dealing with a garage door that won't open can be both annoying and disruptive for your home and everyday routine. However, knowing the typical causes of this problem can aid in your troubleshooting and solution research. Let's look at some typical reasons why a garage door won't open and offer effective solutions to assist you with getting your garage door back in working order.

Power Source Problems

When your garage door won't open, one of the first things to check is the power source. Make sure the garage door opener is powered and securely plugged in. To be sure it hasn't tripped or blown, inspect the circuit breaker or fuse that is connected to the opener. Replace the batteries in your remote control if you're using one to ensure that they are still good. Additionally, make sure the wall-mounted control panel in the garage is operating properly. If the power source is the issue, taking care of it should fix the problem.

Remote Control Malfunction

If the power source is not the issue, then the remote control may be to blame. If necessary, check the batteries and replace them. Make sure the garage door opener can be reached and the remote control is aimed in that direction. Try reprogramming the remote in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions if it's still not working. Additionally, check to verify if the wall-mounted control panel within the garage works to open and close the door. If the wall panel functions, it may be necessary to replace or troubleshoot the remote control.

Misaligned or Obscured Safety Sensors 

On either side of the door, near the floor, on modern garage doors are safety sensors. The door might not open if one or more of these sensors is blocked or out of place. Verify that there are no blockages in the path of the sensor, such as dirt, debris, or items. The sensors should be properly positioned and the area around them should be cleared. The indicator lights on the two sensors should be stable or not flickering. If required, make the adjustments to get them back into place. The sensors' performance may be improved by using a soft cloth to clean them.

Torsion Springs That Are Damaged 

Torsion springs are crucial parts of the garage door system that contribute to its flawless operation. The door might not open if one or both springs are damaged or broken. Loud noises or obvious gaps are frequently signs of broken springs. Garage door spring replacement is a job best left to experts due to the tremendous tension involved. Inspect the broken springs and, if necessary, get them replaced by a professional garage door service. The proper operation of your garage door can be ensured by routine spring maintenance and inspection.

Misalignment Or Obstruction Of The Track 

The garage door may not open properly if the tracks are out of alignment or obstructed. Look at the tracks for any obvious flaws like bends or dents. To make sure they are positioned correctly, use a level. Use a rubber mallet to gently pound the track to realign it if misalignment is found. To enable smooth door movement, clean out the tracks of any debris or impediments. In order to guarantee that the rollers run freely down the track, you should also inspect them and lubricate them using a silicone-based lubricant.

We Offer Assistance With Garage Doors That Will Not Open 

A garage door that won't open can be a frustrating problem, but many common problems can be fixed with smart troubleshooting. You can find the issue and fix it so that your garage door opens smoothly once again by inspecting the power source, remote control, safety sensors, springs, and tracks. Magnolia, Northgate, and Capitol Hill are just a few of the Seattle, Washington neighborhoods we work with. Contact the Sevan Systems team today for help with all of your garage door requirements. 

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