Though it may seem obvious, the first place to check is the outlet. Sometimes, people unplug their doors and forget about it. Ensure the door is plugged into a working outlet. Inspect the circuit breaker or fuse, too. After this, you can rule out any power source problems.
Blocked Photo Eye
The majority of newer garage doors include a photo eye which is used to determine if a person or object is passing under the door. The eye shoots a laser across the length of the door and will not move if something crosses it. Occasionally, things like dust and dirt can block the photo eye, causing it to malfunction. Clean it off with a tissue and see if your issues prevail.
This issue typically occurs with older doors or right after garage door installation in Alpharetta. If the sensitivity is too high or too low, the door will not open. Check out the owner’s manual to learn how to change the sensitivity adjustment on your garage door.
Off the Track
If the garage door is off its track, it will not slide correctly. When you try to move the door, see if it is rolling smoothly along the track. Look for gaps, bumps, and bends in the metal track. Figure out where the door slows down or gets stuck. Usually, this is the area that is misaligned.
Broken Torsion Springs
When a torsion spring breaks, it sounds like a firecracker or gunshot going off in your garage. The noise is extremely loud so, if this is the case, you will know it. As garage doors age, the springs are often the first part to wear out. Do not try to open the door on your own with a broken spring. Contact a professional repair company with the necessary skills to repair your door.