There is a lot of conveniences that come with installing a garage door in your home or business.
Even more, when considering home automation, chances are that you won’t ignore the garage.
And thus you will fit the door with a perfect garage door opener.
However, you may experience problems with your garage door.
It could fail to open or close when you need it the most.
Sometimes its easy operation of opening and closing might jeopardize your entire schedules of the day.
You might be trapped in the garage, or it could pose a great hazard to your family.
But what do you do when the garage door won’t open all the way?
Ensure that the sensors or photo eyes are not blocked.
This is one of the most common reasons why your door will not open or close fully.
These are sensors fitted on either side of the door track and require a clear sightline.
Dust built on them might cause the door from malfunctioning or perhaps failing to open and close.
Misalignment in the roller and tracks could also prevent the sensors from facilitating the closure of the door.
In such a case, make sure that you dust off the opener, and make necessary adjustments.
Plug in the opener all the way.
One of the reasons why a garage door opener will fail to work is the lack of power.
You might think that it is connected to the power source, only to find it is loosely attached to the sockets.
In such a case, make sure that you push the cords into the sockets fully.
Another problem with powering your opener is a blown-out fuse, sprayed cords causing a short circuit, and so much more.
In this case, you will have to check that the circuit breakers and the GCIF are enhancing the complete flow of power.
Broken or failing garage door springs.
If you notice anomalies with how your garage door opens and closes, chances are that the springs are worn-out or broken.
A slant or misaligned garage door means that one of its springs is broken.
In this case, you will have to replace the torsion or one of the extension springs on your door.
However, it is important to emphasize that a problem with your garage door springs should be left in the hands of a professional.
It is dangerous to try to open or replace a broken spring.
Frayed garage door cables.
The opening and closing of your garage door involve a series of moving parts.
Garage door cables will hold the extension and torsion spring to counterbalance the weight of your garage door.
Broken cables, rusty and frayed cables, worn-out cables could snap limiting opening of your door.
To counter the problem, you will have to replace the cables.
However, it is important to call a technician for garage door cable replacement services.
Due to the extreme force and weight of the door, it is difficult to repair it yourself.
Also, it is dangerous to operate the door when the cable is broken.
Is the door remote working perfectly?
Another problem why you will notice that your garage door is not opening is a problem with the remote.
A series of problems will influence how the remote works jointly with your garage door opener.
However, here are some of the things to check out for;
The batteries are not dead.
You could continuously press the button of the remote but the door will not burge.
The best way to notice a problem with the batteries is trying to open or close the door from the wall-mounted switch, or from the keypad.
If the latter works, then chances are that your garage door opener remote batteries are dead.
Also, you can try to move closer to the door since the remote is designed to work with the opener in close proximity. If you are out of range, the remote will not work.
Adjust the up-limit switch.
One of the reasons why your door will not open fully is that the up-limit switch is not set in the exact position.
If set more close to the motor unit, the door will open but the motor will still be running.
If set below the exact open position, it will trigger the motor to stop prematurely.
Even though you will be able to set the close and up-limit switches during installation, it is important to check them for re-adjustment.