Why Your Garage Door Won’t Close

A residential garage door located in Ottawa, Ontario

The truth is that there are quite a lot of different reasons for which your garage door might malfunction. The majority of them would be related with the garage door opener as it’s filled with a lot of components. If some of them fail to do its part, the entire thing is likely to crumble.

So, as you can imagine, there are quite a few things that can go wrong. Let’s take a look at those which tend to be the most common reasons for which your garage door wouldn’t open or close. As an experienced service provider, AMPM Ottawa Garage Door Repair™ has seen quite a lot of different cases.

  1. Lack of batteries in the remote control: Even though it might seem like the most obvious thing, you would be surprised how many times people have called our professionals from AMPM Ottawa Garage Door Repair™ only to have us determine that they’ve forgotten to replace the batteries. The first thing that should pop into your head is to check the batteries of the transmitter and of the remote control itself. This is particularly important.
  2. Misaligned Tracks: The garage door is set to move on a particular track. If this track is out of sync, the door wouldn’t be able to move properly – it’s as simple as that. This could be caused by a variety of different things. A simple bump on the back of your car, for instance, or a loosened screw could be the reason for this issue. It’s important to use the 24-hour emergency services of a professional if that’s the case.
  3. Broken Spring: You are likely to hear it, especially if you are at home. A broken spring is usually accompanied by a particularly loud and rather stressing noise. However, the noise sounds as if the issue is much more serious than it actually is. However, if that’s the case, you should most certainly engage with a professional service provider.
  4. Snapped side cables
  5. Broken motor gear
  6. Door off tracks
  7. Broken moving parts: rollers, hinges, bearings or brackets

The most common reason for failing components is the fact that people tend to try and change them on their own. You must understand that a garage door and the according to garage door opener is something incredibly complex.

Every single interaction with it must be précised and carefully thought of if you don’t want to cause further problems. It’s always best if you trust professionals for it. Visit our blog, and learn all about how to fix garage doors yourself, as well as how to tutorials. For any other inquiry call (613) 518-4055. Our address:  116 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario.