My Garage Door Won’t Close All the Way — What’s Going On?

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The last thing anyone wants is for their garage door to have trouble properly closing. It’s one thing when the door has trouble opening, but one that can’t close exposes your home, car, and other important items to the outside world. For most people, this is an unnecessarily stressful and dangerous time, but you can begin the process of solving your problems by knowing what stops doors from working. With our garage door company’s expertise, let’s look at the most common things that cause your garage door to stay open.

Springs Are Broken

Springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door. They’re responsible for holding up the door’s weight and balancing the tension as it opens and closes. Broken springs can lead to misaligned doors, throwing off the operation, damaging additional parts, and leading to a door that won’t completely shut. Don’t try to fix springs yourself; they can be extremely dangerous, and a local broken garage spring repair company is better equipped to handle the job.

Safety Sensors Are Malfunctioning

Safety sensors are an important addition to your door. They alert you of any items or objects in the way instead of simply crushing them. When the safety sensors malfunction, they won’t be able to accurately determine whether something is in the way. Check the sensors for a blinking light, and make sure that the red dots are aligned properly. If they aren’t, alignment is usually the main issue. If that doesn’t work, your sensors might have a bigger problem.

Cables Have Snapped

Cables and springs work hand in hand to maintain the weight of your door. These products are either responsible for the door’s weight or keeping broken springs from snapping off and flying out at anything in its path. With so much responsibility, cables have a lifespan of about 10-15 years before they’re liable to snap off. Homeowners who notice dangling cables or a giant weight distribution should avoid using their door and immediately contact a professional. 

The Tracks Are Bent

Tracks keep your door in place, giving it direction and stability as it moves up and down. Just like a messy dirt road, if your tracks are bent or misaligned, it can mean a failure for your door to work properly. Tracks can become damaged due to debris in the way or accidental bumps or dents taken by the door. Inspect the condition of the tracks, and if it looks damaged, your local garage company can provide help.

Your Door Travel Limits Are Incorrect

Your limit settings tell the opener how far to move the door down the tracks. If tracks aren’t the issue, it might be that your settings are incorrect. You’ll usually notice this after the door was installed or after maintenance and repairs were completed, and the original setting wasn’t reapplied. You can adjust the limit settings with some help, but the best bet is always to turn to an expert. 

Something Might Be in the Way

Sometimes, problems are as simple as something being in the way of your door. It can be a weird sight at first to see your garage door fail to close, but it doesn’t always mean there’s an issue. Evaluate the space around the door and see if any boxes, objects, or even your car are sticking out. It might not be that the door has an issue but that it’s trying to prevent one from happening in the first place. 

For Garage Door Problems, Big or Small, Arizona’s Best Is the Place to Call

For all the reasons your garage door can go wrong, it’s good to know that a quality company is right in your back pocket. At Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company, we take pride in being that company for residents in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. With affordable services and quality that far exceed the price point, we are the best garage door repair service in the region! Contact us today for more information on how our garage door technicians can help solve issues like doors that won’t close all the way.

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