Common Garage Door Issues


Door squeaks when opening and closing.

Garage doors can squeak and be noisy with normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a professional service technician, use a spray-on lubricant on the hinges, rollers and springs. If the noise persists or gets worse, call us for service.

Frayed Cables

Do not attempt to remove, repair or adjust springs or cable. HIGH SPRING TENSION CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Contact us to handle all issue with springs and cables!

Garage door does not open smoothly.

This may be due to the lack of maintenance of the garage door or garage door opener.

Garage door doesn’t open when I push the button on my garage door remote.

This could be due to several issues.

  • Garage door remote may need the batteries replaced.
  • The safety eyes on your garage door opener may be out of alignment
  • Broken springs

Garage door does not close all the way, and goes back up into the open position.

An object may be blocking the path of the photo eye sensors or they may be misaligned.

My garage door won’t open all the way.

  • Photo eye is blocked
  • Interrupted power source
  • Loose or snapped cables
  • Limit setting may be off
  • Dislodged door tracking
  • Door blockage


About Midlothian Garage Doors

Midlothian Garage Doors is a full service garage door repair company. We specialize in the service, repair, and if needed, the replacement of your garage door or garage door opener. We have over 25 years of field experience that ensures your needs can be met without the headaches that come from not doing the job right the first time.

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