A broken garage door can be a huge inconvenience, especially when you’re trying to get to work, school or an important meeting. Sometimes the garage door opener will sound like it is on, but the garage door won’t open. Here’s what’s going on with your garage door and how to fix it:
The Two Main Reasons Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Opening
If you find that your garage door opener is running but your garage door isn’t opening, there are two possible problems that could be affecting your garage door:
- The first problem could be with the motor itself. Your garage door opener could have a broken part or gear.
- The other possible problem is your garage door could be failing to engage with your opener.
How to Tell if The Motor Inside the Door Opener is Damaged
If the motor inside your garage door opener sounds like it is turning, but the belt, chain or screw is not moving, you may have a broken or defective part inside the motor itself. If this is the case, you will want to call a trained service technician to repair the door opener.
How to Re-Engage Your Opener with the Door
- To re-engage your opener, please refer to your owner’s manual. Do not pull on the rope if the garage door is in the open or partially open position because if you do it might release the garage door and if the garage door has a broken spring or is out of balance then the garage door could close very rapidly causing serious injury or death if someone is underneath the garage door and it could cause serious damage to the garage door.
If these solutions aren’t working for you, or if you are uncomfortable solving the problem by yourself, call your local garage door company. A trained professional will help you get your garage door working like new.
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