Garage Door Repair Common Issues

In a given month, about 20% of my Phoenix, AZ repair calls could be easily fixed without contacting a garage door repair company. I want to take a few moments and list a couple of the most common problems and basic remedies to try before contacting a garage door repair company.

So what do you do when your garage door opener suddenly stops working?

My Garage Door Won’t Shut, My Light Just Blinks

About 70% of the time there is something obstructing the sensor. I have shown up to residences after a so called “garage door company” has quoted a repair of over $100 —  just to find a broom in the way of the garage door sensors.

So save yourself the trouble; locate the sensors on each side of your garage door, and be sure there is nothing in-between them.

My Garage Door Opener Doesn’t Work

Let’s start with the obvious.

First check the power source. It has likely been disconnected or interrupted. Check the motor to ensure it still plugged in. If you feel comfortable, you will also want to check the circuit breaker, the fuse or GFCI.

My Garage Door Won’t Shut All the Way

My Garage Door Does Not Open All the Way

The most common cause for this is that the limit switch needs to be adjusted. In the case that this is not the issue, my next course of action would be to check if the door is getting jammed when operated manually.

My Garage Door Opens but My Motor Won’t Stop Running

This is normally also caused by the limit switch needing to be adjusted. Here’s a quick look at what the limit switch is and how to adjust it.

My Garage Door Reverses When It His the Floor

This is a problem that normally means you need to adjust the close limit switch. I would recommend you to contact us so that we can provide you with a quick and affordable repair.

My Garage Door Opener Remote Doesn’t Work

This could be the cause of several issues, but here are three things you will want to check yourself before contacting a repair company.
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1. You may just be out of range. Move closer to the door and try again.

2. You will want to locate the antenna on the motor. Is it hanging down? If not you will want to adjust it so that it is.

3. Could be the battery, is the garage door opening and closing with the wall switch? If so try new batteries.

4. If all else fails you can always reprogram the remote.

If none of these quick fixes work, feel free to give us a call and we can try a few more advance troubleshooting steps.






Ron Cruse Owner of A&R Garage Door


Ron Cruse – Owner