What to Do If Your Garage Door Won’t Open

I am sure when you got your door installed for the first time. The salesperson must have told you that the carport door you purchased is robust and can withstand all sorts of weather conditions. Now, just after six months of use, your door won’t open! Was it a bad buy or a faulty piece that you got?

The answer is probably no. Carport doors are designed and made to last long, and they do work fine in all extreme climatic conditions. Although carport doors repair is not very expensive, before you call A1 Garage a professional door repair in Meridian to fix it, you can check on a few things that will probably make it work.

Check The Power

Most people tend to overlook the fact that there is a motor involved in the operation which needs electricity. Sometimes the fuse gets blown, or a pet accidentally unplugs the power cable from its outlet, which results in an inoperative mechanism. What you need to do is check if the power cable is plugged in the socket. If there is a circuit breaker installed, do check that. If it is tripped, reactivate it. This will solve your problem.

Check Cable

Although this is unlikely, you should check your power supply cable for any damage. The power cable is very robust and will not break easily. But in case of vandalism or a prank when someone physically cuts it, the chances of it breaking up are very slight. If you can repair that yourself only then you should do it, all you will need are necessary tools and some insulation to get the job done.

Check Safety Sensors

All carport doors installation come with a safety sensor that prevents accidents when a door opens and closes. This is an optical sensor which stops the door’s operation if someone or something is in the way. The problem arises when the lens gets dirty, or there is something that disrupts the signals by intervening. All you have to do is check if something is blocking the signals. You can also clean the sensors with a soft cloth as dust can also cause disruption.

Check Spring

Carport doors always have a torsion spring, which assists the motor in smoothly lifting the door. Although this is a robust part and usually lasts a long time. If your carport door has been there for a long time, then the chances are that the spring might have snapped. 

There is nothing that you can do about it other than leave the door the way it is and call a professional to replace the broken spring. Some carport doors have a single spring, while others have two. If your door has two and only one has snapped, it’s better to replace both so that they have similar tension; besides, the older one is likely to break soon.

Check Remote Battery

If you find that you are unable to operate your carport door with your wireless remote control, but the door operates from its pad manually. This means that you need to replace your remote control’s battery.