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A garage is the most convenient way to get in and out of a vehicle when the weather is bad. However, if you have to manually open the door due to it being damaged, it can make things more complicated. If you are having problems with your garage door and can no longer operate it from the opener, several things might need attention. You are either going to need a new door installed, or a technician might be able to make repairs. This article will explain the possible reasons why your garage door must be opened and closed manually:
The Opener Has Problems
The opener might be a problem if there are no visible signs that the door is damaged. You might need to replace the battery in the opener, or it might be damaged due to normal wear and tear. A technician can examine the opener and let you know if it is possible for repairs to be made. For example, there is a sensor in the opener that might need to be replaced. It is also possible that the opener has to be reset, which is an easy task that a technician can complete in no time.
Door Parts Are in Bad Shape
All it takes is one important garage door part to be damaged for the door to stop working without it being manually moved. The tracks are important and can cause the door to not move with ease if they are not aligned. Dents in the tracks can also cause problems for the door. Repairing tracks is easy because the technician will either align and secure them, or can replace them altogether. The rollers and torsion springs are other parts that can prevent the opener from being able to move the door when they are damaged.
The Door is Damaged
Damage to the garage door can cause problems for the opener, such as if you have a metal door that is bent. In a minor case, a technician will be able to repair a bent door by simply straightening it out. If the problem is severe, it is possible that the door will need to be replaced if you want to stop opening it manually. Wooden garage doors can cause problems if they are splintered and pieces of wood get stuck in the tracks when the door is trying to move. The best way to find out if your garage door should be replaced is by getting advice from a garage door repair technician.