Why Isn't the Door Opening?

We often don't realize just how important our garage doors 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. Always try this fix first.

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. That's 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 not to open or close. It needs its little eyes in order to work properly.

The Tracks Have Gotten Bent — A bang from a garbage can, a crash with a bicycle, or a tap from a vehicle can quickly bend or misalign your overhead door's 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 most likely 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 Service, we have had many years of experience in the garage door servicing industry, and have dealt with pretty much any issues 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!