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What To Do When Your Garage Door Won’t Open

What To Do When Your Garage Door Won’t Open

You go through your morning routine, grab the keys and get ready to head out the door to your car. Everything is going according to plan, except now your garage door doesn’t budge when you press the button. You can’t get to work without opening the garage door, so it is important that you fix it quickly. At Oregon City Garage Door, we take pride in being Portland garage door opener repair specialists. Here is some helpful advice to get your garage door opener working again.

If your garage door doesn’t respond to the remote control, check to see if the door is locked or in “Vacation” mode. Vacation mode makes it so you can’t use your remote to open the door. Also, check to see if the batteries in your remote are running low. If you can open the door when you are very close but not from a distance, it means the batteries need to be replaced. Next, you should check the “photo eyes” at the base of your garage door. If something is blocking one of the photo eye sensors or if one of the sensors is askew, it could be preventing the door from opening or closing. Simply remove the object and try the door again. If that or anything else you tried doesn’t get your garage door opener working, you can still open your garage door; you will just have to do it manually. You just have to pull on the red cord (usually hangs from the track) to free the door from the track. With a little effort, you will be able to open and close the garage door by hand. It may not be a permanent solution, but it will allow you to get to work on time at least.

If you are having issues with your garage door, it’s always a good idea to let the professionals take care of it. Our team of specialists provides the most reliable garage door repair in Portland. Just fill out our form to schedule service, or call us at 503-632-3070.


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