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What to look for in a broken down garage door

Garage doors are one of the most common household items that can malfunction. It is not uncommon for a garage door to have problems opening or closing properly. This article will provide you with some helpful tips on how to identify the problem and how to fix it.

The first thing you should do when your garage door malfunctions is identify what is causing the issue. The most common issues with garage doors are that they will either not open properly or they will close improperly. You should also check if the door has any physical damage, such as scratches or dents, which may be affecting its ability to open and close smoothly. You can also check if there is any debris on the ground in front of the door which may be blocking it from opening or closing fully.

#1 – The Spring Issues

A garage door spring is a coil of steel wire that provides the tension to lift and lower the door. Over time, springs will weaken and eventually break. Garage door malfunctions are often caused by a broken or malfunctioning spring. Garage door springs are made of metal wire that coils around a long, thin rod called the torsion bar. The bar is mounted on one end to the top of the garage door and on the other end to an anchor point at ground level. When you pull up on a garage door, it raises because it’s being pulled up by its springs; when you let go, it lowers because its springs are pushing it down. The most common signs of a broken spring are: The garage door doesn’t close or open smoothly. The garage door will get stuck at a certain position, or won’t open or close with any force. A squeaking sound is heard when the door is opening.Falling, broken pieces of metal are seen making their way out of the bottom of the garage door when it is opened and closed.

#2 – Failure to Open Properly

Garage door malfunction identification is a tricky problem to solve. You can’t always tell the difference between a garage door that won’t open and one that is just stuck. The first thing you need to do is check the power source and make sure it is on. If it doesn’t work, you will need to call an electrician or a garage door repair company such as Pop’s garage doors. If the power source is on, then you should inspect your garage door opener and make sure there are no obstructions blocking it from opening up all the way. You also want to check for any loose cables or chains that may have come loose from the pulleys or tracks. If everything looks good, then you should try manually opening and closing your garage door with your remote control or keyless entry pad. If this works, then something inside of your garage door may have just gotten caught up in the tracks while closing or opening. The most common causes of this type of malfunction are: Pulleys or tracks are obstructed, Cables are kinked, Gears or pulleys need lubrication, The garage door opener has a malfunction

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#3 – Failure to Close Properly

The most common issue with garage doors is an off track door. This happens when the tracks on which the door slides have shifted and it is no longer able to move properly. The other issue that can occur is when the garage door gets stuck in place and will not budge at all. This usually happens because of debris or something blocking it from moving forward or backward. One way to fix a garage door that won’t go up or down, is to change out the springs this process should be done by a professional, after all the garage door is the single heaviest moving object in your home and amateur fixes may result in injury.


In order to identify what may have caused your garage door malfunction, you should first inspect your garage door and its components for any signs of wear or damage. If you notice any abnormalities, contact our professionals immediately so they can diagnose and repair your malfunctioning garage door.