Your garage door system can have a number of problems that eventually lead to a system failure. When you pay attention to small problems with your garage door, these should be fixed before your system stops working completely. If you have a door that doesn't stay in the open position or one that changes direction midstream, it's important to have your garage door system inspected and repaired as needed. Issues with the tension springs, loose brackets, or debris in the tracks should all be managed by a garage door technician who can make repairs safely. If you notice your opener straining, or you can't get your door to work properly, it's time to call for a garage door repair.
Tension Springs are Loose
When you have loose tension springs, this can cause strain on your opener when it is running. It is not safe to adjust your tension springs, as these are tightly wound coils that can snap if they are adjusted incorrectly. If your garage door doesn't stay in the open position, the springs may not be able to hold the weight of the door. Call for a technician to adjust or replace tension springs as needed.
Track Brackets Fell Off
You might find brackets on the ground that become loose because of the vibration when your door opens and closes. If you find brackets on the ground, you can replace the brackets, or put them back yourself if you can reach. Keep the tracks in place by installing the correct brackets to hold your tracks.
The Opener Takes Too Long
If it takes too long for your opener to open your garage door, this can be due to a failing opener, loose tension springs, or a combination of both problems. You may need to have the opener replaced, or your tension springs adjusted to allow the opener to work properly.
The Garage Door Changes Direction
When a garage door changes direction, this can be caused by debris in the tracks, a missing bracket, or something in the way making it impossible for the door to continue progress. You can make sure the tracks are clear, and look for any missing brackets to have them replaced.
If your garage door is not functioning properly, it's time to have a technician come and check out what is going on. Get your garage door repaired, and keep your system running well.
Contact a garage door service to learn more.