3 Reasons Your Garage Door Won't Close - Total Garage Door Solutions

3 Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Close

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Your garage door is an important part of your everyday life, yet you may not think twice about it when it works properly. If it ceases operating, it’s a very other story. What happens if your garage door won’t close? Continue reading to find out three top reasons why your garage door won’t close properly.

Transmitter’s Batteries are Dead

It’s possible that your transmitter or control has dead batteries. The batteries in a garage door remote may fail at any time, even after you have used it to open the garage door. Check to determine if the garage door opener is getting electricity but not reacting when you push the control.

To begin, try closing the garage door using your wall-mounted garage door opener button or outside keypad. If none of these work, you may have a more serious problem. If they still operate, your remote’s batteries are most likely dead.

To access the transmitter’s batteries, either remove the backplate or use a screwdriver. Determine the kind you need and replace it. Standard household batteries, like AA, AAA, or flat disc batteries, are often used in opener remotes. If you don’t have any, your local hardware shop should carry some. Close your garage door after reattaching the backplate. If it works, you may return to your day’s activities with assurance that your remote will continue to function in the near future.

Safety Cord Has Been Pulled

The safety cable on your garage door opener should dangle. When you pull this, the garage door is disconnected from the opener, allowing you to manually open and shut the garage door during power outages and other occurrences. There’s a risk that someone in your residence turned off the power without your awareness. You could have forgotten you pulled it earlier in the day. No need to worry! It occurs to all of us.

The chord switch has two settings: disconnected (pull away from the opening) and connected (pull toward the opener). Pulling the cable towards the opener should reconnect a disconnected cord switch. Then try closing the garage door using your remote. If this resolves your issue, the cause was a faulty cable switch. If not, you may be dealing with a more serious problem with your garage door opener.

Springs are Worn or Broken

To operate your garage door, springs are used. One or two torsion springs above the garage door and two extension springs coupled to cables that raise the garage door off the ground are examples of these. Each spring has a life cycle. If your springs have reached the end of their cycle rating, they may be about to break, if they haven’t already. Your garage door may not close due to a damaged torsion or extension spring.

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