Troubleshooting Your Electric Garage Door10/02/2014 Back To Blog
Electric garage doors are among the most convenient type of doors available out there. They are such a great thing to have when they are working properly. However, they can also prove to be a headache when they breakdown. It is of utmost importance that you regularly perform maintenance routines to keep your door in excellent condition. This would ensure that your door will last for a long time and you would experience less hassles along the way. But this is not to say that garage door maintenance routines are the ultimate solution. With constant use, your door is still bound to breakdown.
Basic troubleshooting steps
When you find that your garage door will not open, do not panic. Keep your cool and do a series of troubleshooting steps to determine the problem. First, go and check the power supply. Be sure that your opener is plugged into a power source. At times the plug can get loose from the source and when this happens, your door will never work. If the garage door opener is connected to a power socket but the door still will not budge, check the garage door track. Be sure that nothing interferes to the passage of the rollers. You can use an old toothbrush to remove dirt, grime, or any build-ups. Be sure to apply a lubricant on the tracks after removing the obstructions. If this still did not solve the problem, try to let the opener cool off for about 15 minutes. It may be that the opener has overheated. Another thing that you can look into is the security code. There are instances that the door will cease to function properly if you are unintentionally using the same security code with your neighbor. Change your security code and see if the door will now work.
If all these do not work, then it could be the best time to consider electric garage door repair or even an electric garage door replacement.