Garage Doors work best when you don't notice them. When they shut down, you can be left locked in or out of your own home. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting your door to save some cash before calling in the pros.
First, check the remote. If the light is out on the remote and the door works from the wall-mounted switch, then check your remote batteries. Remotes can also get damaged and stop working, so if your battery is good then check another remote.
If that's all fine, check your door and tracks for dents and damage. A brush from your bumper or a rambunctious teenager can cause the door to jump the track. You should also check the auto stop sensors at the base of the door to make sure they are aligned across from each other. If they are out of whack, the door won't function.
Lastly, inspect the emergency cord that suspends from the door bracket. If it's been released it will disengage the door, which is necessary to open the garage door when the power goes out but will otherwise render the door unusable if the power is on. Check out the video above for more.
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