Trouble Shooting and Tips
- Door opens perfect but doesn’t close - Make sure your safety eyes are not obstructed and facing one another. Both eyes should be illuminated and burning strong with no flickering. You check this by cupping your hand over the lights. Make any necessary adjustments by pulling them in or out, tightening a nut or moving the eye inside the bracket until they face one another again. Cycle the door and see if it worked!
- Door goes down almost to the bottom, stops and reverses - Always check the safety eyes but also the doors bottom panel rubber seal for leaves and cobwebs. If they are dangling in front of the safety eye on the way down, they will cause an obstruction and reverse the door.
- Garage door opens an inch or 2 and stops – Don’t keep trying, you’ll damage the opener. Instead, walk to the center of the door and look up at the torsion springs. Make sure they’re intact. If one is broken, call a professional immediately. Torsion Springs can cause injury or even death when attempting to repair or replace.
- Never use WD-40 to lubricate your door. It has no lubricating properties, it will only dry your parts out. WD-40 was created during WW2 to keep condensation off electrical equipment on the battlefield.
- Never adjust your garage door openers force sensitivity to compensate for your door without knowing why it requires more to lift where it didn’t before. There is an underlying issue unapparent that needs addressed and can end up costing you damage to the motor as well as what was causing the issue in the first place.
- Always wear gloves when attempting to replace any parts on your garage door. There are extremely sharp edges on the door panels, track, screws etc. that can cause serious cuts. Be precautious!!!