Here are the certain tips so that you can repair your garage door by yourself in case the gate opens but does not close, or vice versa.

  • Loss of gate power: In many cases the safety light sensor behind the door stops working, this can be checked if it is not lit or remains blinking. The problem may be due to a weakness in the downward force of the garage door. If it is too weak, the door will not close or open.
  • Problems with electrical energy: If the remote control of the door does not work safely it is because the electrical current of the system fails. Check it by plugging some electrical appliance into the power outlet, so you will know if there are actually problems with the electrical power.
  • Faults with the spring: In many cases the spring of the door oxidizes or breaks due to the winter ice causing the door or gate does not work. Check if this is the problem.
  • Problems with the door control: In many cases the remote control works but the door control does not. In this case the first thing to do is to check if the light is on. If it is off, remove the bell wire from the screws located on the opener terminals. If the opener works, look for the connection that does not work on the door control. Surely the problem is in a broken cable or in the cable connections.
  • When the garage door opens: In many cases the remote control has some buttons on. Be sure to keep them off. If the door opens and closes by itself, remove the doorbell wire and stay with the remote control only.
  • Door locks: Garage doors often open and become stuck, possibly due to system jams or climbing force. To do this, you must increase the volume of the lifting force of the door.
  • When the opener lights do not come on: Surely the fuses are blown, you should replace them. Ideal is to use those of more than 75 watts.

If you still have any doubt, contact professional garage door repair and maintenance service at Ventura Garage Door Doc Inc.

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