Garage Door Stuck on One Side

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Is your garage door stuck on one side? There are several reasons why the door can get jammed. Even simple causes can jam the garage door and keep you frustrated for hours. It can make you lose the joy of owning a garage. We have a few issues which you can quickly identify and solve at home without the need of a technician.
Garage Door Stuck on One Side - Tips and Tricks

1. Stuck Garage Door Track

The door is moved on its tracks by winding and unwinding springs. If any unwanted body obstructs the track on your garage door, it will get jammed. You need to conduct a visual inspection of the track and see whether there is any debris blocking any of the track. Once you identify the obstructing body, you can remove it and your garage door will be free.

2. The Door Might Be Off Track

The continuous movement of the garage door at times can cause it to jump off the track. You can quickly tell if the garage door is off track by checking the rollers. If one of the rollers is not on track, then it's not possible for the other track to open the garage door. You should check if your door panels are damaged. If they are in good condition, there is no need to replace them. You can fit the roller back to its position on the track to allow the garage door panels to open smoothly. A garage door that is off track can also be the reason why your garage might make a loud noise.

3. Poor Lubrication

The rollers need to slide smoothly to open the door without jamming. Inadequate lubrication can jam the garage door, and you need to do a visual inspection to ascertain this. You can lubricate the door's opener chain, track, and springs. It's advisable to lubricate the garage doors frequently to avoid this issue.

4. Broken Door Spring

Broken garage door springs can make it jam. Garage doors have horizontal springs at the top of the garage door. The springs are commonly known as the torsion spring. You can check if there is a gap in between the spring. If it's broken, you will see a rift between the springs.

The other set of springs are set at the side of the garage door and are known as the extension springs. You can carry out a visual inspection to see if the spring hangs at the side of the garage door. If they are broken, the extension springs will hang on the side of your garage door. For broken springs, you will need a professional to do it. However, if you have skills on how to replace the springs, and it will save you the cost you can incur to pay a technician.


All of these factors can lead to problems with your garage, especially a garage door stuck on one side. if you are a victim of a garage door jam, some of the key reasons which can make your door jam on one side are in this article. You need to identify where the problem is, and if you can rectify, there is no need to contact a technician. If the problem is complex, don't hesitate to contact a professional.



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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good afternoon Chrissy Boltan 

Thank you for the informaiton about tips and tricks about garage doors.

Have a great day.

Jun 11, 2019 04:22 PM #1
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Great tips for garage doors issues Chrissy Boltan I just had a company today at my house to replace the springs of my garage door, Thanks goodness it's working now :)

Jun 11, 2019 05:45 PM #2
Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
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The usual culprit for me is the rollers or the spring. But with regular maintenance, it should be working just fine.

Jun 11, 2019 06:28 PM #3
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