Common Issues with Cheap Automatic Garage Doors

Sometimes it’s just not worth buying cheap products, particularly for big ticket items such as automatic garage doors. This is because the cheaper options can have more problems, and more often than the better brands. Let’s take a look at some of the common issues with the cheaper brand automatic doors.

Automatic door openers don’t work

First of all, make sure that you are in the working range of your remote. If you are within the operating range then check that the batteries don’t need replacing and if they do, make sure to buy high quality, durable and long lasting batteries. Also, check that the power is actually on, maybe someone turned the power off because they are doing work around the house or the power might have simply cut out. If all of this fails, then you can reprogram your remote and if that fails, you might need to replace your automatic door openers.

Automatic garage doors keep reopening

When your automatic garage doors appear to have closed, but they open again immediately, this is because the settings are incorrect. Your garage door thinks that the distance it has to fall before it is locked shut is longer than the actual distance. To fix this, you need to change the settings of the close limit switch and you can find information on how to do this job in your manual.

Automatic garage doors won’t open

If the power is on and you are pretty sure your remote automatic door openers are working, then if the doors won’t open, but the motor is running, check that the disconnect switch hasn’t been enabled. This is a safety switch that allows you to open and close the door manually when the power goes out. The other reason why your garage doors won’t open is that the springs are broken. These springs are the mechanism that actually lifts the heavy doors and if one or both of them are broken your garage doors will either struggle to open or won’t open at all. This is a big problem that is best left to the professionals who installed your garage doors.

If your automatic garage doors won’t work properly, call us for professional help or get a fast quote online today.