Can You Open a Garage Door Manually with a Broken Spring?

Having a garage door that won’t open is a pain. There are a variety of reasons why your garage door may not be opening. Some of them are easy to diagnose and fix, while others are quite a bit more challenging. For instance, if your electricity went out, you may be able to manually open the door. If there is an issue with the photo eye, it may be a quick fix. For other issues, it can be more of a challenge.

Below is more information about why your garage door may not be functioning, if you can open the door manually, and why you should consider BH Garage Doors to repair your garage door if the issue requires professional services to repair.

Reasons for Your Garage Door Not Functioning

If your garage door isn’t opening and closing properly, there are a few different reasons this may be the case. Some of the reasons your garage door isn’t functioning may include: 

·   Broken springs. One pretty common issue with garage doors that won’t open is broken springs. If you can still hear the machine running but the door isn’t going up, this is an indicator that your garage door springs are broken. While something specific may have happened to cause the damage, it isn’t necessarily one big event. Springs will wear over time and aren’t built to last forever. If your springs are broken, it isn’t recommended that you try to replace them on your own. This can lead to a lot of problems and challenges. Instead, contact a garage door repair company to fix your garage door and install your new springs properly.

·   Broken cables. Broken cables are also an issue that will cause problems with your garage door opening. Just like with broken springs, you’ll want to hire a professional to address this problem.

·   The photo eye. The photo eye is among the easiest fixes. If you notice your garage door trying to close but then stopping, there may be an issue with the photo eye. Check to see if anything is interrupting the photo eye laser. You also may need to make sure it is clean or properly aligned.

While some issues are easy to fix on your own, for the more challenging fixes make sure you contact BH Garage Doors. We will provide you with outstanding services at an affordable price. We guarantee your satisfaction!

Can You Open a Garage Door Manually with a Broken Spring?

The answer to whether you can manually open a garage door with a broken spring is technically yes, but also no. It is highly recommended that you don’t try to open a garage door manually that has a broken spring. If you use your garage door with a broken spring, it can lead to a whole host of other issues. This includes bending the rails, stripping gears, burning the opener motor, and more.

Beyond causing more damage to your garage door, you also are putting yourself at risk. Garage doors are extremely heavy, and you don’t want to risk opening them unassisted if they have broken springs.

If you absolutely need to open your garage door, have someone help you with lifting. The door will be very heavy. Disengage the door from the opener, then lift the door until it rests along the horizontal rails. If the door is too heavy, leave it. Make sure you watch your arms, legs, toes, and fingers.

Getting Your Garage Door Professionally Fixed

Instead of risking your health and possibly causing further damage, contact a professional garage door repair company to professionally fix your garage door. The right company will be able to identify the problem and resolve it. If the issue is the springs, a garage door repair company will replace the garage door springs and ensure your garage door is properly opening and closing.

Why Choose BH Garage Doors?

There are a lot of advantages to hiring BH Garage Doors. These include:

Professional and Knowledgeable Techs

At BH Garage Doors, we only employ the best techs in the business. All of our garage door repair techs are knowledgeable and professional, with plenty of experience in the industry. They will be able to replace your garage door springs and make sure your garage door works perfectly before they leave.

Affordable Flat-Rate Pricing with NO Hidden Fees

We all love knowing what we are going to pay for services. No one likes hidden fees. That’s why we offer affordable, flat-rate pricing with NO hidden fees. We will keep you informed every step of the way and do everything we can to keep costs down. A well-informed customer is a happy customer!

Free of Charge Estimates Anytime, Anywhere

If you are having problems with your garage door, we are available to provide you with an estimate free of charge! We won’t stick you with a bill you weren’t expecting and can’t afford to pay.

2,000+ Garage Doors and Openers Available

If your garage door is broken and needs to be repaired, this may be the perfect opportunity to replace your garage door and/or opener. We offer over 2,000 garage doors and openers from the top brands in the industry. Whether you are looking to improve the functionality, safety, or appearance of your garage door, we’ve got you covered. If you aren’t sure what garage door is best for your home, let us know. We’ll work with you to pick out the perfect garage door to complement the rest of your house.

Emergency Service and Repairs on All Brand Names

If you find yourself in need of emergency services, let us know. We offer emergency services and repairs on all of the biggest brands. We may even be able to provide the emergency service same-day!

Contact BH Garage Doors Today!

If you are having an issue with your garage door opening and closing, contact BH Garage Doors today. We’ll provide you with a free estimate and send a tech out to fix your garage door.