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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

Picture this: You get into your car and hit the garage door remote, but instead of opening the door, nothing happens. You don’t need to panic just yet because there are a few quick tests you can perform on your own that may fix the problem without forcing you to call the repairman.

The first thing you want to do is check the other controllers for the door. If the car opener doesn’t work, try the wall switch or the individual
remote if there’s one independent of the remote in the car. Check the batteries and replace them if necessary. Look for any lights on the remotes – Blinking lights could indicate that the battery should be changed.

Once you’ve ruled out batteries, start looking at the opener itself. Check the power outlet to the opener and make sure there are no frayed, broken, burnt or disconnected wires that could signal disruptions in the flow of power. If there’s no apparent issue at the outlet level, go to the breaker box. If the circuit breaker that delivers power to the door opener is turned off switch it back on. If it’s already on, you’ll want to switch it off and wait a few seconds before you turn it on again.

While you are eliminating those possibilities you can start considering more conventional causes like pressure being put on the door or the sensors being blocked.

If these simple trouble shooting tips don’t work, you should call the professionals at Tuff Garage Doors. We can assess your problem and provide you with the best garage door service in Southern California.