Problem solving with a small garage door can be very helpful in maintaining the construction and operation of your door. Due to the number of cycles your garage door tolerates daily use, garage door repairs and annual maintenance are common.

While there may be some repairs and maintenance you may not be able to handle on your own, there are some common problems you can fix. The sooner you identify and fix the problem, the less damage and costs you will incur later.

Garage door closer won’t work

If you notice that your garage door is not closing properly, it could be a problem. The first thing you need to check, the close edge button installed on the garage door may need to be adjusted. It is the duty of this change to tell the car what time it is to stop. To check if the car is to blame, you can change the car’s settings and settings. You can change the settings, and now your gate should be locked properly.

However, if the switch and engine are working properly, manually open the door and close the positions and see if anything else comes along the way when the garage door closes. Is there anything interfering with the shutdown process?

Garage door remote is working fine

Start by checking that your garage door opens and closes using a wall switch. If so, that means your remote control must not work properly. Make sure the batteries in the remote control are in good condition and if so, make sure you are standing within range of the controller when you open the door. Finally, check remote control programs.

Nothing you find is more common than the typical machine story. The first thing you should do is check if it is related to the battery. Are your batteries properly installed or in need of replacement? If this does not fix the problem, you may need to refer to the manual and see how you can reset the remote.

Something is blocking the path

garage doors are designed with a reversing mechanism that prevents them from crushing objects in their path. If you find that your garage door closes part way and then goes back up, this can be triggered by objects on the ground blocking their path such as garbage cans or toys. It could also be caused by a buildup of debris on the tracks that prevents the rollers from moving forward. This could include small items like rocks, gum or mud buildup. If the door hits even a small object on the track, it will go back up to avoid crushing whatever is underneath it.

Inspect the area around your garage door to see if something is blocking the photo eye sensors. Then look at the tracks to see if there is any buildup on the inside. You’ll need to get a step ladder to look at the tracks on the top part of your garage, as it will be difficult to see from ground level. It may also not be a bad idea to proactively wipe down your garage door tracks periodically to prevent this type of buildup from occurring. Running a damp rag along each track should be enough to remove anything that’s lingering on the tracks.

Is The Motor Functioning Properly?

If all else fails, there is a risk of a car accident. Fix it by moving the button away from the car unit, and it may solve the problem. This is a common problem with newly installed garage doors.


Here at Same Day Garage Doors, we believe in treating our customers with how we’d like to be treated. Being honest and competitive with quotes or estimates, quickly responding to every service call to get your garage door working quickly and most of all, earning our clients trust for referrals.

We are the best garage door repair Post Falls ID has to offer and provide repair, service and installation of garage doors and springs.  We are the home of the “$39.95 Service Call” and pride ourselves of fast, effective service.  We provide expert services for both commercial and residential and have pretty much seen it all when it comes to garage door repairs and installations.  You will be in good hands.  WE have over 30 years experience in the industry and look forward to serving you.

If you should have any questions, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone for a free situation assessment.  We will do our best to provide you the proper course of action to get your system up and running again.  For immediate assistance simply call: (208) 291-1519