Help! My Garage Door is Not Opening!

There is nothing that ruins a morning more than getting into your vehicle, clicking your smart garage door opener, and having nothing happen. A garage door that is not opening could be the result of many things and is something that will need to be addressed right away. To help determine what the problem is, here are some of the most common reasons why your garage door is not opening.

Opener Has Become Unplugged

After enough use, it is completely possible for the opener to become unplugged as its cord continues to gently wiggle in place every time the door opens or closes. So if your opener isn’t responding, then it is usually a good idea to check and see if it has become accidentally unplugged before moving onto calling a garage door opener repair service.

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Proper garage door troubleshooting can help to avoid unnecessary visits from a professional technician.

The Door is Locked From the Inside

A useful feature of an overhead garage door is the ability to lock it in place from the inside. Many garage doors have a built-in slot to put a lock through. And when you live in a house with multiple people, there is a chance that someone has locked it from the inside without you knowing, which would prevent it from opening.

The Trolley is Disconnected

Normally, the trolley is responsible for pulling the door open and is attached via a metal bar at the top of the garage door. But there is also going to be a pull-cord feature that is meant to give you the ability to open the garage door manually. When this cord is pulled, it disconnects the trolley from the garage door and makes it unable to open the door. So you should check to make sure this cord wasn’t accidentally pulled enough to disengage the trolley.

By going through these possible causes, it can help you narrow down the reason why your garage door is not opening. And if you need any products replaced or repaired, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Colorado Overhead Door Company.

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