Like we repeat many times here at Los Angeles Garage Door & Gates, amateurs should NEVER attempt to carry out DIY garage door fixes on components like belts and springs. This can prove to be incredibly dangerous – which is why it should be left to the hands of certified expert garage door and garage door opener repair technicians. However, there’s a few minor operations that the average lay person can carry out in their garage. In this blog post, the garage door opener repair experts here on our team will detail DIY garage door fixes that CAN be accomplished, and those that should NEVER BE ATTEMPTED BY AMATEURS.
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Hearing a popping sound coming from your garage door signals that there are issues at hand that will likely cause fast wear and tear to your garage door opener, wear and tear that will likely cost lots of money to repair. Here’s a guide on what steps to take if you hear popping sounds coming from your garage door, as prepared by the garage door and garage door opener repair experts here at Los Angeles Garage Door and Gate.
Inspection of Rollers and Tracks
First, open up the garage door and inspect the garage tracks for any rocks, debris, or dust that can catch on. Check that the rollers are round without any flat spots. Try lubricating the rollers with some automotive engine oil. Then close the door and reinspect it.
Loose or broken hinges can cause garage doors to pop. Make sure that the hinge’s roller bolt is perfectly perpendicular to its track, and that the hinges are perfectly fastened on to the door. Use a box or socket wrench to make any bolts that are loose tighter, and use a rubber mallet to fix any slight bends in the door panels. Any significant damage should be repaired by a licensed professional garage door repair expert.
Disconnect the drive chain from the door and open the door manually – you might need help with this. If the door smoothly opens, you will likely need to have the garage door opener repaired or replaced.
Unlubricated spring coils can get stuck and cause popping sounds. When the garage door is open, use motor oil to lubricate the torsion springs, wiping off excess with a clean cloth. If the issue is still happening after consulting the above steps, you will need a professional garage door repair expert to unwind, lubricate, and rewind all the springs – NEVER ATTEMPT TO UNWIND OR DETACH TORSION SPRINGS YOURSELF!!
Figuring out if your garage door requires repairs can be a tricky process for those that aren’t experts in the repair and maintenance of garage doors. Here’s a guide to determining if your garage door needs repair service, as prepared by the garage door and garage door opener repair experts at LA Garage Doors and Gates.
For the non-professional – and let’s face it, what type of average homeowner considers himself a garage door professional, unless they work at LA Garage Doors? – the complicated bevy of moving parts involved in garage doors can be opaque and difficult to understand. In this blog post, the true garage door mavens at LA Garage Doors will go into some detail by defining a glossary of garage door anatomical terminology so you can better understand the technically complicated workings of a garage door.