There are many possible problems, which can completely prevent a garage door from working, we will try and view the most common problems. But before we will do that, we would like to make it clear that if your garage door is broken, or if you think that there may be something wrong with, to stop using it, and contact a garage door contractor to come and inspect the door. If you will ignore the problem, you can cause 2 things: The first is that you will probably cause a nigger damage to the garage door and to the parts, and the second, you may put yourself, and other people who use the garage door in risk.
One of the common problems, which stop the garage door from closing completely is a safety sensor problem. The safety sensors are installed in automated garage doors, and they are connected to the opener (the garage door motor) with wires, and their job is to prevent the garage door to automatically close in case something is located at the door path. The problem which indicate that you are having a garage door sensors problem, is if the garage door opener is closing the door, and at some point it stop the closing door, and reversing it to open position, usually followed by a single from the opener that indicate - something is in the garage door path.
Solve a sensors problems: when your garage door sensors prevent the garage door from closing, although nothing is at the door’s path, it means that the sensors “think” that there is something there, that may happen due to few options: one of the sensors (or both) was accidently moved, and it is not facing the other sensor anymore. Another option is that there is some dirt on the lens. Or maybe the wire which connect the sensor to the motor is disconnected, and the motor does not receive signal from the sensor.
But even the above solutions can’t always solve the problem, since there are many options which can lead to a sensor problem. But one thing must be clear, the safety sensors are there to protect people from getting hurt by the garage door, and you should NEVER ignore the need for them.
Most garage doors are working using the help of a spring system. From torsion spring system, to extension spring system, every garage door spring will eventually break. A broken spring does not mean that it is time to replace the whole garage door, since a good garage door repairman can replace every garage door spring.
When a spring break, it may be followed by a loud noise, that can sometime make you think that the whole door broke, but the noise is only a result of the huge tension which the garage door spring is under.
A garage door, which its spring broke, should not be operate, and should be repaired by a professional garage door repairman. Know that a broken garage door can be dangerous, and using it before the broken spring was replaced can lead to serious injuries. If you are looking for garage door repair in Redondo Beach CA, please contact Three Beaches Garage Doors, and we will replace your broken spring, and get your garage door working again today.
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