Troubleshooting a Garage Door That Will Not Go Down
Garage Doors Should Be Serviced Professionally Every Two Years
Small garage door and garage door opener issues can get worse and cost you more money if they are overlooked or not fixed correctly by a professional. Preventative care is the best way to keep your garage door from failing in the future!
One Clear Choice offers a Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Service for just $69.00 after discounts!
Safety Eye Engaged. Adjustment Required:
Checking the safety eye alignment is included in a One Clear Choice Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Service, however, safety eye adjustment is NEVER COVERED UNDER WARRANTY and does NOT require a Qualified Garage Door Technician to fix. If your safety eye lights are blinking or off, they probably need to be adjusted. You can do this manually without any trouble!
Sensitivity Engaged. “Excessive Force On Close Command.”
The following problems can result in your garage door opener’s sensitivity engaging and keeping your door from closing. ALL of the below conditions require a Qualified Technician in order to insure that repairs are done correctly:
- Pressure from an object in the door’s path that binds the door
- Pressure from binding caused by failing parts such as end bearing plates and rollers
- Pressure from springs that are the wrong size
Your garage door opener is designed to reverse if an object is in the way. When the opener feels pressure due to any type of binding, it will reverse so that it does not create an unsafe condition.
Garage Door Off Track. Cables Off Drum. Rollers out. Immediate Service Required:
In extreme cases, garage doors will come off track. Usually the opener will warn you beforehand by not allowing the door to close. Attempting to close the door manually, especially multiple times, can end up releasing the cables from the drums and the door will fall. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIX A DOOR OFF TRACK IF YOU ARE NOT A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN. ATTEMPTING TO FIX THE GARAGE DOOR YOURSELF COULD CAUSE MORE DAMAGE TO THE DOOR OR OPENER AS WELL AS RISK YOUR SAFETY.