Garage door problem: Door failure
Cleaning a grage door's mechanical parts and adjusting the pressure sensor can help prevent door problems.
Of all the garage door installation problems, a faulty door can be avoided with a little preventive maintenance. In the best-case scenario, the door mechanism and its parts need to be cleaned. Door malfunction can happen if the parts on the door get too grimy, which can slow down or limit the door's movement. It's recommended that you clean these parts of the door on a regular basis - at least every four to six months.
Another possibility is the down pressure sensor is set too light. If the door has become worn or is dirty or snugly fit in the down position, it can cause the down pressure switch to register a false positive. This means that when you attempt to close your garage door, it begins to drop down and then suddenly reverses and goes back up. This switch can be adjusted to increase the downward pressure the opener is allowed to push against without reversing.
The garage door eye sensors are another reason doors fail to close. It's actually the most common problem that people face after installing a new automatic garage door. The regular use of your door can jiggle the sensors out of alignment. Fortunately, they simply need to be realigned for the door to function again.
Contact a professional who can help you adjust the door to a safe pressure maximum. Angie's List has an extensive list of garage door repair companies, but not all are highly rated by members alike. For example, of 563 garage door repair companies in Dallas, only 123 are highly rated.