Garage doors should open and close evenly and smoothly. If your door is opening or closing more quickly on one side than the other or is doing a lot of shaking as it moves, there could be a mechanical problem that requires a repair or replacement of a part.

Three Reasons Why Your Garage Door Is Shaking While Opening

When you open or close your garage door with the automatic opener, it should move smoothly and without shaking or shimmying. If you notice unusual movements or one side of the door is higher than the other, you will need to arrange for a garage door repair San Luis Obispo. One or more parts of the garage door or opener system may need to be replaced.

Debris in the Tracks

When your garage door is shaking or moving unevenly during the opening or closing process, it could be because of dirt or debris in the tracks. Turn off the power to the garage door’s opener and use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe off the tracks and the door’s wheels. Restore power to the opener and open and close the door.

Damaged Springs

A worn, loose or damaged spring may cause one side of the door to be higher than the other. Each spring should be of the same length and thickness when relaxed. You can measure the springs and check to see if any of their mounting hardware has come loose. Any repairs to the damaged springs should be left to professional repair technicians. Worn springs should be replaced before they fail.

Faulty Motor

Some garage door openers have a motor for each side of the tracks. If one of the motors is beginning to fail, it could operate more slowly. The motor may also need to be lubricated or cleaned of debris. If the motors were not replaced at the same time and one has a different horsepower than the other, this can also cause one side of the door to move more slowly. Garage door opener motors should only be repaired or replaced by an experienced technician.