Garage Door Won’t Open All The Way? Here’s What To Do

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Picture this: You’re late for work, grab your keys, hit the garage door opener, and… it stops halfway. Panic strikes. If your garage door doesn’t open all the way, it can be more than an inconvenience. Let’s dive into some common causes and solutions.

Potential Causes and Solutions

Issue Solution
Obstructions in the Track Clear any visible obstructions or debris.
Misaligned Track Manually adjust or seek professional track adjustment services.
Worn Out Springs Consider spring replacement.
Broken or Worn Rollers Replace or get rollers repaired.
Limit Settings Misconfigured Readjust the settings on the garage door opener.
Damaged Cables or Pulleys Seek cable repair or replace pulleys.

Detailed Steps to Diagnose Your Garage Door Issues:

  1. Check for Obstructions: Look around for anything that might be blocking the door’s path.
  2. Test the Manual Operation: Disconnect the automatic opener and attempt to manually lift the door.
  3. Examine the Tracks: Ensure they are straight and parallel. If not, they might need adjustment.
  4. Inspect the Springs: Worn out or broken springs will hinder the operation. If they seem damaged, consider a spring replacement.
  5. Review the Settings: Garage door openers have limit settings. Consult the manual and ensure they’re set correctly.
  6. Seek Professional Help: If you’re unable to diagnose or fix the issue, consider calling a professional.

Why Choose Our Company?

At Garage Doc Door, we take pride in offering top-notch services. Our team of professionals ensures your garage door issues are resolved promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my garage door making a loud noise when opening?

Your garage door might be making noises due to issues with the rollers, tracks, or springs. Regular maintenance and tune-ups can prevent such issues.

Are there any quick fixes if my garage door won’t close all the way?

Yes, sometimes the solution might be as simple as clearing obstructions or realigning the photo eyes. For a more detailed guide, check out our post on garage doors not closing all the way.

How often should I have my garage door serviced?

It’s advisable to get your garage door serviced annually. Regular service ensures smooth operation and longevity.

Can I replace parts of my garage door by myself?

While some parts can be replaced by homeowners, others like springs can be dangerous. Always consult a professional, especially for complex repairs.


Facing issues with your garage door can be frustrating. But understanding the root causes and potential solutions can ease the process. Whether you’re dealing with worn-out springs, misaligned tracks, or other issues, professional assistance is just a call away. If you’re in the Ottawa area and need expert help, contact us today!

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Peter MacDonald

Peter MacDonald

I have been servicing garage doors since I can remember. Over the years I noticed I can help my clients better if they get detailed answers to their questions beforehand. In this blog I share my tips and thoughts so you can better understand the issue you might be facing and my companies approach to fix it.

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