Top reasons your garage door isn't working


Your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and one of the most common ways of getting in and out of your home. So, when it doesn’t work, it can be a major inconvenience. To help you out, here at York Garage Doors, we have compiled a list of reasons as to why your garage door might not be working.


A very simple and straight forward reason why your garage door won’t work is that the batteries in the remote may have run out. It is a problem that people stupidly overlook as it is the most common reason – so before you make any assumptions or make any calls, check the batteries in your remote or transmitter.

Broken springs or cables

If your garage door seems to be closing too quickly or in an abrupt manner, then you most likely have a broken spring or cable on your hands. For a problem such as this, we recommend that you call one of our professionals, rather than it being a DIY job like most garage door issues.

Tracks aren’t aligned

There may be a rubbing noise once your garage gets to a certain point of its motion or it may slow down, if so, it could be that the tracks that the garage door runs along aren’t aligned. You may be able to see bends in the rail or gaps between the rollers – we recommend that you call one of our professionals to see this task out as it could potentially harm you or your family.

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your garage door, or any for that matter, be sure to give one of our professionals a call on 01904 275 182 and we will be happy to help.

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