When a garage door repair doesn’t open when you press the remote control button or isn’t responding at all, the problem may lie with the sensors. The easiest fix is to shield the sensors from the sun, which might interfere with the light beam they send to each other.

What are the parts of a garage door?

Another possible cause of non-responding is that the opener’s circuit board isn’t working. This is a more complex repair job, however, and is better left to a professional.

Getting the garage door back on track

If your garage door is crooked or sagging, it usually indicates that the springs aren’t doing their job properly. In some cases, homeowners have to replace their springs entirely. This is a cheaper and more convenient option than replacing the entire garage door, which can cost upwards of $200.

Garage door broken glass

It’s always a good idea to have your garage door inspected once per year by an experienced technician for any minor repairs, but in the case of cracked or chipped glass, you can do some DIY garage door repair yourself. Start by clamping the track with lock pliers and then loosen but do not remove the screws or bolts that hold the tracks’ mounting brackets. Once the tracks are free, carefully tap them with a rubber mallet to straighten them. You’ll also want to re-tighten the bolts and screws to secure the tracks in place. Lastly, loosen but do not remove the safety cable and drape it over the pulley. You’ll then be able to replace the extension springs, making sure they are color-coded for tension or strength.