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Why Won’t My Garage Door Open Or Close?

Published on August 16th, 2019

If your garage door in Chicago is not working properly, it could be due to a number of reasons. Because garage doors are subject to daily wear and tear, it’s bound to have functional issues. Make sure you read about the common causes and if you need help, contact a professional today.


Expired Transmitter Batteries

You need power in order to operate your garage door and if it doesn’t open with remote activation, the problem could be an expired matter in your remote. Check the transmission receiver on the inside wall of your garage, and if it activates when you manually push it, this means that the problem is the remote and not the receiver. You just need some new batteries!


Broken Garage Door Torsion or Extension Springs

You can have a garage door that is not opening, but the motor is running. This means that the problem may rest on the springs in your garage door assembly. Did you know that broken springs are the most common issue? If your spring breaks, it needs to be repaired immediately as spring ruptures are dangerous. Make sure you contact a professional instead of trying to fix the springs on your own.


A Tiny Obstacle Is Present

Sometimes, you may try to close your garage door but it will come back up. This means that there may be something in the way that poses as an “obstruction” to the functionality of the garage. The obstacle could be something as small as foliage or paper. Make sure you check the area surrounding your garage before you try to close it. 


If you are having problems with your garage door in Chicago, contact us today and we will help you figure out the problem and next steps!

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