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4 Reasons Your Garage Door Is Not Opening Or Closing All The Way

 January 24, 2019

A garage door that won’t open or close all the way can be very frustrating, especially if it happens when you have somewhere important to be. While the problem might be a simple, easy fix that you can take care of yourself, it could also be a repair that would be better done by a professional Las Vegas garage door repair company.

Before you end up late to another event or appointment, take a look at 4 reasons why your garage door isn’t opening or closing all the way.

  • Blocked Sensors: One of the most common causes of a garage door that isn’t opening or closing as it’s supposed to is a blocked sensor. Line of sight between sensors can become obstructed from something falling on them or from an object getting in the way. Children often leave bikes, toys and other objects laying on the ground and inadvertently blocking garage door sensors. Before you do anything else, check for items that need to be moved or for anything that has fallen on top of the sensor.

  • Blocked Or Misaligned Door Track: Garage door tracks can also become blocked, likely not with a child’s toy, but objects or build up of debris can get trapped in path of the door making it difficult for it to open or close all the way. Check for signs of anything that could be stopping the door in its tracks and if you can safely do so remove it. If you can’t find a object blocking the way, another potential problem could be that the door track is out of alignment. If the metal track that the garage runs on is not properly aligned it can create gaps or bends that prevent the door from closing. If you notice a problem with the rails or rollers of the door track, call for professional garage door repair. Attempting to fix the problem on your own can make the issue worse or worse cause injury or damage.

  • Broken Springs: A broken torsion spring can dramatically affect how a garage door operates. Torsion springs help to keep a garage door balanced. Through immense tension, springs work to counter the weight of the door helping it to operate smoothly and efficiently. If you suspect a broken garage door spring, call for expert repair. Replacing door springs on your own, or even attempting to do so, is dangerous and can cause serious injury if not done correctly.

  • Malfunctioning Transmitter: If you have noticed the problem only when you use your garage door opener remote, it could be that the transmitter is simply out range or has a blocked signal. Before you call for professional inspection, try replacing batteries or reprogramming the remote. Often times, those simple steps help to clear up the problem. If you are still having a problem, call for a professional opinion. An experienced garage door repair company will be able to identify where the problem lies.

If your garage door is not opening or closing all the way, call us at K&B Door Company at (702) 871-0662 to schedule Las Vegas garage door and garage door opener repair.

K & B Door Co
3711 W Sirius Ave Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 871-0662

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