A garage door that won’t close is a common issue faced by many homeowners. There are various reasons why a garage door might not close, including problems with the sensors, track alignment or motor. Here are five ways to fix a garage door that won’t close:
- Check the sensors – Most modern garage doors have sensors that detect if there is an obstruction in the path of the door. If the sensors are not aligned or are obstructed, the door won’t close. Make sure that the sensors are clean and aligned properly. If they are not aligned, adjust them until the LED lights on both sensors are solid.
- Check the tracks – The tracks on which the garage door runs can become misaligned or blocked, which can prevent the door from closing. Inspect the tracks for any debris or damage and clean them thoroughly. You can also use a level to ensure that the tracks are aligned properly. If they are not aligned, adjust them until they are straight. For further help with this, call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air and allow one of our electricians to help.
- Lubricate moving parts – Over time, the moving parts of a garage door can become dry and rusted, causing them to become stuck. Use a lubricant like WD-40 to lubricate the hinges, rollers and tracks. This will make the door move smoothly and reduce the risk of it becoming stuck.
- Check the motor – If the garage door won’t close even after checking the sensors and tracks, the motor may be the problem. You may want to be proactive and schedule an appointment with a Dixie electrician. However, if you want to troubleshoot the issue yourself, check to see if the motor is receiving power, and ensure that the motor is not damaged or worn out. If the motor is damaged, it will likely need to be replaced, and Dixie can take care of it quickly and efficiently.
Call a professional – If you have tried all the above solutions and your garage door still won’t close, it’s time to call the professionals. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is an Overhead Garage Door retailer and service company. Our trained technicians have the knowledge and tools necessary to diagnose and fix any garage door problem quickly and safely.