Duluth Broken Garage Door Troubleshooting Help

Not all garage door issues require a professional garage door service. Sometimes with a bit of coaching, you can solve your garage door issue on your own. We at Legacy Garage Doors offer you the following troubleshooting tips to help you determine when and if you need a professional garage door technician to fix your garage door problem.

Garage doors are complex with many moving parts, so inevitably, there will be times when your garage door needs some adjusting or repair or you may need your openers serviced. You don’t want to wait until your garage door completely stops working before seeing if it needs repairs because as one part wears out, it imposes on other parts, leaving you with more damage than necessary. By keeping an eye out for garage door mishaps, you may be able to avoid costly repairs.

1. Notice how much noise your garage door makes. Even the quietest of garage door systems make a bit of noise. What you want to be aware of is when your garage door noise gets louder and louder. When you hear grinding, scraping or thumping, take time to find the source of the noise. If you have a worn part, have it replaced promptly. Try lubricating non-worn parts with a Teflon or graphite-based penetrating spray lubricant.

2. If your garage door bounces around or isn’t running up and down smoothly, check out the trolley system. Make sure your trolley is engaged correctly and that the emergency release mechanism doesn’t need to be reset. And if your motor isn’t turning on, unplug your unit for approximately 30 seconds to see if that solves the problem.

3. If your remote isn’t transmitting but you can operate your garage door from the keypad, you probably need new batteries for the remote. Replace the batteries and check the battery terminals to make sure they are positioned correctly. Sometimes replacing the battery may require you reprogramming your remotes. Consult your opener owner’s manual for instructions on how to program your remotes.

4. If your garage door mysteriously stops running up and down, check the safety eyes located at the base of your doors on each side of your garage. These safety eyes may need cleaning or repositioning. Just make sure you don’t adjust them too much.

If troubleshooting your garage door issue doesn’t solve the problem, contact Legacy Garage Doors at (770) 884-7167 or contact our Duluth Broken Garage Door Troubleshooting Help Company and we’ll send out one of our knowledgeable professional garage door technicians to assist you.

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Legacy Garage Doors furnished and installed a new commercial door operator and receivers on 4 doors with remotes and a keypad for our warehouse. They did a very good job at a fair price and we were very pleased with their work. Would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again.


Had 2 new steel doors and 2 new openers installed. During the initial meeting options were presented and clearly explained. Installation was very professional and doors were fully tested. On time and on budget. Couldn't be happier with the work. Five stars to Legacy!


These brothers made my garage door replacement an outstanding experience. They did a complicated high lift installation right the first time on time. Excellent service, excellent price, excellent results. Thank you!


I have used Legacy twice now. Once to fix our broken door and then a year later to install on new door completely on the other side of the garage. The service is fast, and pricing is competitive. Thanks for everything Legacy.


I am so glad I called Legacy Garage. They were awesome to work with and when the first company I called for repairs wanted $400 for my broken spring on my garage door, Legacy did the same job with a lifetime warranty for just under $200. I would highly recommend and if need be would certainly use them again as well.


Andrew came out to install a new garage door. I was impressed at how quickly he got the job done. The new door looks beautiful and works like new too, as it should. We were also able to use a $75 off any installation online coupon! Thanks for the excellent service.


I was in a bind yesterday. So one of the backyard tools found it's way to jam my door from opening. Which resulted in the door going out of place. After other analyzing, it turns out this task was not really a DIY job. Called Legacy and they came right out and got the job done in no time!


These guys were really great. My door had issues shutting and they were able to get someone out the same day and repair the door at what i felt was reasonable cost. They also didn't try to create other issues with the door or suggest needless upgrades. Extremely easy to work with and trustworthy. I will use them again the future.


You guys did an amazing job. We loved the work you did to our garage. You guys were so friendly and professional. I will surely recommend you guys to my family and friends. I will definitely keep passing the word around. Thank you guys for the fantastic work.