From time to time, the garage door will become malfunction or damage just because of some minor problems which you can fix on your own.
There are several serious problems which should be treated by professionals. It can dangerous and hard for you if you don’t have the right expertise, knowledge, or tools. But if you are thinking about handling a garage door repair project on your own, the following mentioned problems can be simple enough to handle on your own. Some garage door problems will be fixed easily not some need professional garage door like, garage door repair in Newtown, Connecticut to be treated.
Garage door going up and down without being commanded: It might sound strange but the logic behind it is really simple and straightforward. Another person in your neighborhood might be using a security code and access pass which is similar to yours. It is a very common problem especially if you have an automatic garage door along with an electric garage door opener. It could interfere with the multiple radio receivers. Do you know that radios in police vans and airplanes also have the same effects? The best thing to fix the issue is to change the code.
The process of changing the code is entirely different for all types of garage door openers. With the standard garage door opener, you just need to hold the transmitter which is placed near the opener’s box. You just need to push it for about thirty seconds. The time varied according to the model which you can confirm from the manufacture’s manual. Modern garage door openers are designed and operated with a rolling code technology which changes on auto-pilot mode if the transmitter technology is utilized.
Another common problem could be the garage door stopped at its half path to down when you are trying to close it. It could fail to close completely. In this situation, you will have to check and clean the safety sensors. Automatic garage door comes with safety sensors which are placed to detect the presence of any object or any person in the path of the garage door and send the signal to pull the garage door upward. A closing garage door will stop and reverse when there is an obstruction on the ground. The obstruction could be a bucket or broom. Once you remove the object or clean the photo eye of sensors, your garage door will work correctly. The issue could also happen if the photo eye or lenses of the safety sensors is got dirty, dusty, or obstructed. There may be condensation built up inside. In this case, it is best to always clean the lenses to remove the dust.
Finally, if you don’t get any significant improvement while pushing the transmitter or cleaning the lenses. There may be chances that the transmitter is not functioning; it indicates that the batteries have low power which should be replaced with the new ones. In addition to this, you should check the power sources to determine whether it is working or not. If you are not able to fix the problems, the transmitter should be replaced as soon as possible.