Mon 10 Dec, 2012 09:48 am
It can be frustrating when your remote control or key-less entry pad stops working and I know there are lots of people who prefer to "Do It Yourself". If you are having troubles closing your garage door and you don't have the money now for garage door replacement here are some common complaints and their solutions: do it yourself garage door repairs. Some of these solutions can be done by yourself, but depending on the problem you might need a service call or, worst case scenario, garage door replacement. As the largest moving appliance on your home, all doors require regular tune-ups. This may be done by the homeowner or a professional. The advantage if you do them by yourself is that it is cheaper, but, on the other hand, if you call a garage door professional you can also ask him additional questions and you now you're getting a quality job.

Here is what you need to do if the transmitter (remote, clicker) or the key-less entry doesn't work: First of all check the batteries. Some transmitters have an LED light which will let you know whether or not your battery is fresh. If that's not the issue, then check your wall button inside your garage. Some have a vacation lock on them. If yours does, the light will be blinking. Simply press and hold the "lock" button. This will deactivate the vacation setting. Also, your transmitter (or key-less) may have lost its programming. In this case you'll need the instructions for the brand you're using. If you need a new circuit board then you need a service call and leave it to the professionals.

Another problem you may encounter is that your motor is running but the door is not moving. Most likely your gears on your operator are broken which will also require a service call. If the door does open, but only for 6" and then it stops, check the coil springs above your door. If there is a separation in either one of them, you need a new spring and a call to a garage door company. As a side note, if your door has two springs, they are probably the same age and the other will break soon, so it's better if you replace both of them as this will save you inconvenience and is less expensive.

If the door opened but it won't close anymore, try holding in the wall button. This is an override for your photo-eyes. If this works, then your photo-eyes are misaligned, there is an obstruction, or they are broken. Check the LED lights on the photo-eyes to see if they are on steady (color doesn't matter). If one or both are flashing, check for obstructions. If there are no obstructions, move the photo-eyes to realign them. If neither of these solutions work, you need a to call a garage door company.

If the door is crooked you may have a broken or unattached cable. This will also require a service call, but at least you know you'll be fixing your garage door. However, if your doors have many other problems and the professionals you called to take care of it tell you that you need garage door replacement, it's probably best to listen to them and make an investment.
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Anderson Smith
 
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Thu 20 Dec, 2012 12:05 am
@jeffbarker,
Informative, Thanks!
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stephenandy
 
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Mon 23 Sep, 2013 08:33 pm
@jeffbarker,
Overhead garage doors, whether they roll up in sections or swing up in one piece, operate on spring tension. The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls, and a heavy spring or springs provide the power. In most cases when the door doesn't work easily, repairs are fairly simple. Cool sources!
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himanshukhaira
 
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Mon 11 Feb, 2019 02:28 am
@jeffbarker,
DIY of roller shutter can only be done if you have any knowledge about installation and repair of roller shutters because you can also damage your shutters to a great extent.
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johnandrew392
 
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Wed 1 May, 2019 06:07 am
@jeffbarker,
Believe it or not, when the time comes to choose your next garage door, you’ve got options. So many of us have gotten too used to assuming a sectional garage door was the only choice available that other good garage door options, like the single panel (also known as the up and over or swing door). Before you spend one hard-earned dime on a garage door that you’re not certain is perfect for your home, let us help you compare single panel doors to the common sectional garage door. There are lot styles available when you decorating you grage doors. Here are few new modern styles like
-Roll-Up Garage Doors
-Slide to the Side Garage Doors
-Side-Hinged Garage Doors
-Tilt-Up/Up and Over Canopy Garage Doors
Tilt-Up/Up and Over Retractable Garage Doors
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