Automated Garage Door Broken
August 22, 2012 11:23 AM Subscribe
After record heat waves here in Wisconsin, one day my automatic garage door closed, and as it touched the ground, I heard the top panel of the door "pop" into place. From that point on, it won't open without someone there to manually lift it through about 50% of the way open. Suggestions?
posted by thanotopsis to home & garden (14 answers total)
To clarify: I've inspected the tracks on the door, and they appear to be solid and functioning properly. The wheels move along the tracks smoothly, and I even slathered them in WD-40 in case I wasn't seeing anything.
As soon as the door gets about halfway up the track, I can let it go, and it'll open the rest of the way by itself.
Additionally: Every time it closes, that top panel seems to pop into place, making a loud sound.
Is there something I can do, or do I really need to call a repairman?