We often find breakdowns in Automatic Garage Doors that are simpler than it seems. In this article we are going to give a review of the most typical breakdowns that commonly occur in any type of door. Or maybe you need to call Garage Door Repairs Cape Town to help you fix your garage door.
We go to the stage, you get home you press the control and the door does not open, you are stunned pressing the control 30 more times but there is no way to open it.
From here we can check:
1. Is electricity reaching the automation?
Although it seems the most obvious failure many times that is why it is the one that we least check. The first thing to do is to look in the general table if the circuit breaker or the differential corresponding to the line that feeds the automation is activated or if it has jumped, if it has jumped, you have to find out why. If under the same differential or magnetothermic there are more devices connected apart from the automatism, it would be convenient to disconnect them to discard which of these devices causes the breakdown and if it were the door automatism then check the electronic board.
2. Does your remote have batteries?
Due to the character of comfort that accompanies a product of this type, we tend to not worry about its maintenance. Many times it is simply that the control has no batteries or is faulty, the ideal is to check that the automation works using another control you have for that door.
3. Is there interference in the environment?
This time the problem is not in the control but in the signal receiver, if there is interference in the area, either from a radio amateur or a police frequency jammer, these can make your door not work by radio frequency. If you suspect that the fault is caused by this reason, you can always test the automation using the pushbutton input on the control panel, 99% of the panels have an input of this type, do not forget to consult the manual first.
4. Is there a jam at the door?
If when activating the automation you hear noise from the motor but the door does not move, it could be that the door has a problem, be it seized wheels, bad hinges, expanded iron, etc. Check the door manually and see if you see any unusual binding or hardness. Keep in mind that a motor is a convenience, it is not to overcome a hardness that the door itself has, the door must be soft.
5. Do all cables seem okay?
If the installation is in your home in particular, no one has to touch your cables, but many times because of the vibrations of the motor or because we have a young and playful dog, the cables are not where they should be, this a priori is dangerous, if you see any cables outside of your site the first thing is to cut the current. If the dog has bitten the cables, try to replace them respecting the polarities of the cable in question. Other times it is a removable terminal that has come off simply by vibration, in that case connect it again and fix it as you see fit.