Step 1 – Walk out to your garage door and take a good look at it using the guide below. Self-diagnosing your garage door problem can be simple, let’s take a few minutes and look over the door carefully.
Maybe an object is in the way of the photo eyes near the bottom of the door, or maybe it’s time to call the professionals at Mid-South Door Co.
If your garage door is not opening or closing, there could be a multitude of potential issues, or one very simple one. Lets start with these:
If your door looks like this, the cables have come off of the drum they are designed to wrap on to. Something caused this and it will need to be fixed or this will happen again. This is potentially very dangerous and you need to call Mid-South Door Co. right away, do not try to use the door until they arrive.
If the noise isn’t coming from something you can easily see, most likely its coming from inside the garage door opener. Gears break or strip which can can sound like the motor humming or actual grinding noises. You need to get this repaired or replace the opener.