Do It Yourself

Have a minor problem you can handle yourself, but have a few questions for the pros? Our helpful do it yourself section is the key to finding quick answers to your garage door question.

How to Program a Garage Door Remote

Liftmaster Remote

Having trouble programming your remote? Follow these links for step by step instructions.
If you find that you are still having problems-call for an appointment...

How to program your LiftMaster/Chamberlain remote

How to program your Genie Remote

Sometimes it's best to Call First!

This is a case where "the harder you try to fix it yourself, the more difficult it will be for us to repair it, and more expense for you".

Call the professionals at Able Garage Door Service!

How can I disconnect my garage door opener so I can operate the door manually?

Pull down on the cord and knob of the traveler Carriage/Trolley to release the door from the locking system. You can now operate your door by manually lifting and closing the door.

How often should I have my garage door serviced?

Your garage door should be serviced yearly unless you are experiencing a specific problem. A good yearly checkup on your door should include lubricating the door, springs, hinges, rollers, pulleys, and bearings. It should also include adjusting the spring tension, testing the safety features of the garage door opener, and inspecting the rollers, hinges and cables for defects/wear. Lastly, all screws and bolts should be tightened. Generally, the fall is a good time of year for maintenance. Remember, regular maintenance can prolong the life of your door.

Why won’t my garage door open?

There are several reasons why your garage door may not open. The first possibility is you could have a broken spring. If the torsion spring (this spring sits above your garage door with a metal rod running though it) or an extension spring (these springs are to the side of the door near the tracks, one on the left and one on the right) breaks, it removes all the tension off of the door causing it to become extremely heavy, or unable to lift at all. Trying to repair this yourself can be dangerous and is not advised! Please call & schedule an appointment.

Why won’t my garage door close?

There are a few reasons why a garage door will not close. The first is that your photo eyes at the bottom on each side of the garage door are out of alignment or something is blocking their reception. These sensors are there as a safety device so that nothing is crushed under the door. This only affects the door closing. Usually the door starts to go down and then reverses or will not try to close at all.

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