One of the most common problems with roller garage doors is getting stuck in either an opened or closed position. This fault can be frustrating especially if you seem not to see anything hindering the movement. If you are not that switched on with these kinds of things, then you will, of course, have to invite a technician – like us – to help you fix the issue.
If you frequently get this problem with your garage roller doors, this article is for you. I am going to share with you the possible causes of this fault, how you can fix it, and how to prevent the same problem from happening again. Let’s dive in.
- Faulty motor system: If you have an automated roller door or electrical roller door, a motor is the one that provides the driving force that rolls the door while opening and closing. If the motors get any issues when the shutter is opened or closed, it will likely not move no matter how much you press the open/close switch. To fix this, you will need to use a technician to find out if the motor needs fixing or needs to be replaced if the fault is beyond repair.
- Faulty remote/switch: Another possible cause is a faulty remote or switch that is meant to turn the motor on and off. When the switch or remote has a fault, you won’t be able to turn on the motor, which means no movement. To fix this issue, you first of all need to make sure the remote batteries are working. When you are sure that the problem is not with the remote, the most likely issue could be with the sensor between the remote and the motors. Invite a technician to help you out with this.
- External debris could be stuck in the rails: Some electric garage doors are designed to stop immediately when they encounter any significant resistance (some are even quite sensitive to stop even with a small amount of resistance) as a safety precaution to us humans (and pets etc.) but also to keep the roller garage doors safe from any possible damage. When cheap roller doors Melbourne with such motors encounter any force, they will most likely stop moving. The only solution to this problem is cleaning up the rails and removing any or all of the external debris.
How to prevent this from happening again
- Carry out regular cleaning and maintenance. By regularly cleaning your roller doors, you will avoid the chances of external debris getting stuck in the custom roller doors rails and or in any of its important components. While cleaning, avoid pouring any water on the delicate parts of the garage roller doors like the motor and the sensors. You should also lubricate the moving parts of the metal shutters to reduce friction between the moving parts, which you can read about in some of our other blog posts.
- Open the roller shutters gently. If you have the ability to manually operate the rusty roller door temporarily, always open and close them gently to avoid any chances of damage. If the shutters are electrical, tell your technician to reduce the speed of the motors as a way of slowing down the movement of the roller door shutters.
Either way, Melbourne Garage Door are here to help. Providing you with some quick hints and tricks like this to help you or call us and we can come out to sort it out for you.