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Why won't my garage work?


As garage door suppliers and specialists, we know pretty much everything there is to know about garage doors, and have seen every kind of problem possible. Problems range from the simplest things that you will kick yourself about, to issues within the mechanism that should be fixed by a professional.

Here at Huddersfield Garage Doors, we thought we would help you out by giving you the most likely reasons why your garage door won’t work – enjoy!

Remote batteries are dead

As we said, some problems are so simple that it is painful. It’s black and white – if your batteries aren’t working in your remote, your remote won’t be able to send the signal to your garage door to make it open.

To resolve this issue, simply replace the batteries.

Photo-eye is blocked

On either side of your garage door, there are two photo-eye sensors that are required to be there by law. They stop the garage door from closing whenever anything runs past the sensors, to prevent accidents, so your garage door might not work if the sensors are covered by dust or something else.

Simply clean the sensors and see if your garage door now works. If not, there may be a deeper lying problem, so give one of the team a call here at Huddersfield Garage Doors.

Track isn’t aligned

Your garage door runs along a metal track to help it run smoothly, so if this track isn’t in alignment, it will prevent your garage door from opening. Check for bends in the rail and gaps in between rollers and the track – if you see either of these, it is best to seek a professional’s help, so you can get it done to the best quality.

If you require any help or maintenance for your garage door, give one of the team a call here at Huddersfield Garage Doors on 01484 829 612, and one of our specialists will be happy to help.

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