4 Most Common Repairs that Result in Scams
Some of the most common repairs you may need that result in scams are typically repairs you can do yourself. Be sure to do your research and try to troubleshoot the issue before calling a dealer.
Problem: Malfunctioning Photo-Eye
Probable Cause: Eye has been bumped out of alignment or debris is in front of eye
Solution: Realign photo-eyes with one-another. Also, remove all debris from in front of and around the eye. Try closing your garage door again.
Problem: Broken Spring – Garage door is not opening completely
Probable Cause: Torsion springs typically have a life cycle of 10,000 opens and closes. Overuse results in a broken spring.
Detection: While inside the garage, look above the closed door where the torsion springs are located. If a spring is broken, it will be visible/obvious.
Solution: If you have 2 springs, it is highly recommended to replace both springs at the same time.
Problem: Malfunctioning Remote Control
Solution: Replace the batteries; check photo-eyes to see if obstructed or out of alignment
Note: A new opener is not generally needed unless the current opener is over 10 years old
Problem: Noisy Garage Door
Solution: Apply manufacturer approved lubricant to the hinges, rollers and springs
Note: If that does not work, contact a professional for a proper diagnosis.
We at RCS – Carolinas want our customers to feel confident that we are the best company for them to use. Our business is to educate our customers o what to look for when needing garage door repairs. Call us today with any questions or concerns you may have.