If you have an emergency garage door situation, such as the door being stuck in the open or closed position, or it has been damaged due to a storm or other unforeseen event, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue:
Check the power source: Ensure that the garage door opener is plugged in and receiving power. If the power source is functioning, try resetting the circuit breaker or replacing the fuse.
Check the safety sensors: The safety sensors located on either side of the garage door may become misaligned or obstructed, causing the door to malfunction. Make sure the sensors are clean and aligned properly.
Manually operate the door: If the door is stuck in the open position, use the emergency release cord to disengage the opener and manually close the door. If the door is stuck in the closed position, ensure that the tracks are clear and use the emergency release cord to manually open the door.
Inspect the hardware: Check the springs, cables, rollers, and other hardware for signs of wear and tear, damage, or obstructions. If any parts are damaged or broken, they will need to be replaced.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, or if you are unsure of how to proceed, it’s best to contact a professional garage door repair company to assess and fix the problem. Emergency garage door repair services are typically available 24/7 and can quickly address any issues to ensure your safety and security.