What to Do When Your Garage Door Stops Working

There are a lot of different things that must work together to make your garage door work. If you need a garage door repair, it is usually a process of elimination. Starting with the obvious things and work down the list until you find what makes your door stop working.

There are two necessary parts to a garage door. One is the electric opener, and the other is the door mechanism that includes the door and its panels, the tracks that the door follows up and down, and the wheels that are in the track and attach to the door.

In many homes, the garage door gets used more often than the front door. If it isn’t properly maintained, it can be a huge problem.


One of the tricky things is that there is more than one issue. Some problems are mechanical, and some are the result of installing the wrong-sized motor for the size of your door or other issues with installation. If you don’t know anything about garage door installation, you should call a professional garage door installer in Wichita instead of making bigger issues with DIY installation.

The Door Opener

Many different things can go wrong with the door opener. If it’s just not working, it’s always best to start with the most comfortable checks. Make sure that your opener is getting power, and the breaker hasn’t been thrown. Check to see that it is fully plugged into the outlet. Look to see if any wires have worked loose.

If the opener looks okay, but the door won’t open with the remote, check the remotes’ battery. Remotes are like any other tool that can break. You’re remote in the car and are subject to extreme temperatures, so it is not an uncommon problem to have one … Read the rest