Problems With Your Electric Garage Door?

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Toni Mason

Most things that we do in life and most things we use around the home, especially on a day to day basis, needs looking after and regular maintaining. An electric garage door is no different and in most cases, if you have a problem with them, it can quite easily be rectified or fixed.

I would take a bet that most people reading this article will come away thinking that the previous paragraph all makes sense. However just like you know that you should regularly check your vehicle’s tyre pressures and oil etc. many of us don’t bother.

Looking after your electric garage door doesn’t just make life so much easier for you on a daily basis enhancing the smooth opening and closing for exit or entry. It may also impact on the security of your home if the operation or mechanism is not running as efficiently as it should.

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Most of the garage doors that we fit here at Hollington doors for our new customers are made to work automatically nowadays, just like very few of us would ever choose a television without a remote. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure that you could buy a tv without one anywhere in the UK even if you wanted to!

But like anything that works electronically, if there is a problem, there are the obvious things that should be looked at first before worrying about it.

Check that the power source is working and switched on. Now this may sound pretty obvious, but the power can be interrupted in many different ways. The door opener may have been unplugged inadvertently by somebody else not realising it at the time. A fuse may have blown, either a main fuse or within the plug itself.

Go inside the garage from another exit if you can and check that your electric garage door is working by touching the electronic switch that is within the garage. If that is the case, then chances are that the remote control is the problem. The batteries may need replacing. If this doesn’t work, it could be a blocked signal issue. This may be temporary as someone close by may be interfering with the signal completely oblivious to your remote control not working. If the problem persists, then try reprogramming your remote control.

Check that there is nothing obstructing the doors’s photo eye vision. It should be completely clear, but if there is something disturbing it’s path, the opening or closing may well be affected.

A broken torsion spring would stop the electric garage door from operating. If you hear a loud bang and it isn’t the fuse, then check the torsion springs. If it’s broken, do not try to use the door, but just give us a call as soon as possible and we will send an engineer to fix it.

Lubricating the moving components regularly will enhance your electric garage door’s performance and prevent unnecessary wear and tear. Again it’s a simple thing to do, but will help the longevity of the whole mechanical unit.

But as always, if there is anything you are unsure about, or feel that you need our expertise, then give Hollington a call and we will deal with anything that needs fixing properly in our usual friendly and helpful way.