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    Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  jeffbarker on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:12 pm

    It can be frustrating when your remote control or key-less entry pad stops working and I know there are lots of people who prefer to "Do It Yourself". If you are having troubles closing your garage door and you don't have the money now for garage door replacement here are some common complaints and their solutions: do it yourself garage door repairs. Some of these solutions can be done by yourself, but depending on the problem you might need a service call or, worst case scenario, garage door replacement. As the largest moving appliance on your home, all doors require regular tune-ups. This may be done by the homeowner or a professional. The advantage if you do them by yourself is that it is cheaper, but, on the other hand, if you call a garage door professional you can also ask him additional questions and you now you're getting a quality job.

    Here is what you need to do if the transmitter (remote, clicker) or the key-less entry doesn't work: First of all check the batteries. Some transmitters have an LED light which will let you know whether or not your battery is fresh. If that's not the issue, then check your wall button inside your garage. Some have a vacation lock on them. If yours does, the light will be blinking. Simply press and hold the "lock" button. This will deactivate the vacation setting. Also, your transmitter (or key-less) may have lost its programming. In this case you'll need the instructions for the brand you're using. If you need a new circuit board then you need a service call and leave it to the professionals.

    Another problem you may encounter is that your motor is running but the door is not moving. Most likely your gears on your operator are broken which will also require a service call. If the door does open, but only for 6" and then it stops, check the coil springs above your door. If there is a separation in either one of them, you need a new spring and a call to a garage door company. As a side note, if your door has two springs, they are probably the same age and the other will break soon, so it's better if you replace both of them as this will save you inconvenience and is less expensive.

    If the door opened but it won't close anymore, try holding in the wall button. This is an override for your photo-eyes. If this works, then your photo-eyes are misaligned, there is an obstruction, or they are broken. Check the LED lights on the photo-eyes to see if they are on steady (color doesn't matter). If one or both are flashing, check for obstructions. If there are no obstructions, move the photo-eyes to realign them. If neither of these solutions work, you need a to call a garage door company.

    If the door is crooked you may have a broken or unattached cable. This will also require a service call, but at least you know you'll be fixing your garage door. However, if your doors have many other problems and the professionals you called to take care of it tell you that you need garage door replacement, it's probably best to listen to them and make an investment.


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    Re: Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  michaelwright on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:13 am

    Thanks for sharing this article about garage door repairs. I have read the whole article and found it really informative as well as helpful.
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    Post  robertshawn on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 am

    Here is one link of the site:, from where you can easily hire a professional door company for all your garage door repairing and maintenance needs.
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    Re: Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  stephenandy on Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:30 am

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    Post  sanjosegarageexperts on Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:43 am

    I'd really be careful with these DIY stuff. I had a friend do it himself and he messed up the whole cable salad - the bill from the repair company was higher than if he had called them in the first place.


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    Post  JohnnyMorales on Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:18 am

    I got services from Columbiana garage doors for my garage door repair and they provided me best services.


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    Re: Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  mygaragerepairsacramento on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:33 am

    I'm always a bit skeptical when it comes to these kind of DIY repairs. If you mess it up your garage door might look worse than before and the bill form the door company higher than if you called them in the first place. What you guys think?

    Re: Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  sanjosegarageexperts on Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:42 am

    Hey guys, nice to be a part of the Garage Door Zone Forum. Just for you who are interested in living in the San Jose CA area, we just opened our new garage door repair company. You can have a look at the website: We offer all the common services like opener repair, spring replacement, door installations etc. for quite competitive prices. Just have a look at our website and get in touch if you need anything, cheers.


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    Re: Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  mathewbrewer on Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:35 am

    Sometimes we can take care of the minor garage door repairs  so as to save our money. Such as if garage door is making noise we could try lubrication. Replacing torsion springs and hinges is easy as well .Bur, sometimes we can't figure out the actual problem and in that case it is best to hire to avoid any kind of accidents.


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    Post  johny007 on Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:03 am

    Sometimes we can care for the minor garage door repairs in order to save our money. Such as if garage door is making noise lubrication could try. Replacing torsion springs and hinges is easy too .But, occasionally we can't figure out the genuine difficulty and in that case it's best to hire to avoid any kind of accidents.

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    Post  garagedoorsrepair on Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this useful information.

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    Post  longislandgarage on Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:57 am

    Valuable information,Thanks lots for sharing them with us.


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    Garage Door repairs: DIY

    Post  njoverheadgaragedoors on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 am

    Thank for sharing this artical about garage door repair & services.

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    Post  queensgarage on Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:14 am

    Thanks for sharing this article about garage door repairs.


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