A sticking garage door can be frustrating, especially if you’re in a hurry to leave or get home. There are a few possible reasons for your garage door not to be closing properly.
- Dirty or misaligned sensors
One reason could be that the photo eye sensors are dirty or misaligned. The photo eyes are on either side of the garage door and help to ensure that the door doesn’t close if something is in the way.
If the sensors are dirty, they may not be able to detect an obstruction properly. To clean the sensors, simply wipe them with a dry cloth. You may also have to realign the sensors if they’ve become misaligned.
- Dirty or blocked trucks
Another reason your garage door might not close is that the tracks are dirty or blocked. The garage door opener uses the tracks to move the door up and down.
If they’re dirty, the door may not be able to move smoothly on them. To clean the tracks, simply wipe them down with a damp cloth. You may also need to remove any debris that’s blocking the tracks.
- Faulty door opener
If your garage door still doesn’t close after cleaning and checking the photo eyes and tracks, it may be an issue with the door opener itself.
If you have an older model opener, it may need to be replaced. Garage door openers typically last for about 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.
If you’re having trouble with your garage door not closing correctly, contact a professional garage door repair company for assistance.
They will diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs so that your garage door closes properly again.
Professional Garage Door Services in Palmdale and the Surrounding Areas
At TEC Services Garage Door Repair, we offer a wide range of garage door services to homeowners in Palmdale and the surrounding communities. We can repair or replace garage doors, openers, and springs and offer routine maintenance services to keep your garage door in good working condition.
For more information or to schedule a service appointment, call us today at 661-965-3667.