Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Opening or Closing

“Why isn’t my garage door working?” It’s a question we often hear at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie. If your garage door isn’t opening or closing properly, get in touch with us today—and keep reading to learn more about why your garage door may not be working.

Reasons Your Door Isn’t Working

There are a number of different causes of garage door problems—there a number of different reasons why your garage door isn’t working the way it should!

Opener issues

One of the most common garage door opener problems is that it isn’t plugged in or power isn’t supplied to the outlet. Also, it’s easy to overlook the batteries! Sometimes the garage door problem is caused by low or no battery power in the opener.

Broken Springs

If your garage door won’t open or close, the springs may be broken. Broken garage door springs aren’t a quick, easy fix—they require professional repair.

Disengaged Emergency Release

Are you hearing the motor run but the garage door isn’t moving? It’s possible that the emergency release has been pulled or has become unattached. Reattaching it isn’t the same for every single model—it depends on the operator. So it’s best to call professionals.

Snapped Cables

The cable frequently breaks when a spring breaks, and this type of repair requires an experienced garage door company.

Keypad Problems

Sometimes the garage door won’t open or close with the keypad. Sometimes it’s just a one-time minor glitch, sometimes the batteries need to be changed. Other times, the keypad may need to be reset. For assistance, visit our keypad programming page and call our professionals!

Need Garage Door Service?

Those aren’t all the problems that can arise, but they are common ones. Whether your garage door has been damaged by inclement weather or has stopped performing reliably due to old age or another problem, it’s time for a repair or replacement. One of our professionals can come out and help you determine if you need a repair or if a full replacement would be better.

Think you need to repair or replace your garage door? Contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie today by calling us or filling out the short form on the right!