My Garage Door is Stuck!

We oftentimes don't realize just how important our garage doors are to us until they don't work properly. You come home from a long day of work, hit the garage door button, and… nothing. The garage door won't open. Now what? What is wrong with it? We will take a look at some of the top reasons a garage door will refuse to open. (Or close!)

The Transmitter Batteries are Dead — This is one of the easiest problems to fix. A couple of new batteries can save the day.

The Photo Eye is Blocked — There is a little sensor on every garage door installed after 1993 that senses when something is in the way of the door itself. These sensors are they reason why if you run under the garage door while it is closing it will open right back up. This photo eye can get covered with dirt, or become misaligned, causing the garage door to not work properly.

The Tracks Have Gotten Bent — Maybe one of the kids got a little too close to the garage door when practicing their parking skills and tapped one of the tracks. Even a little misalignment can make a big deal in the functionality of a garage door.

The Torsion Springs are Broken — A garage door is pretty heavy, and torsion springs are responsible for doing the heavy lifting. If they break, you will probably know it. The garage door opener will struggle to open the door, or the door will fail to open at all.

The Door is Manually Locked— Another easy fix. Just check to see if the lock on the door has been engaged.

At Central MN Door, we have had many years of experience in the garage door servicing industry, and have dealt with pretty much any issue you can think of when it comes to garage door repair. Contact us today, and let us handle your next garage door emergency.

From all of us at Central MN Door, we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!