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Safety Precautions To Be Taken While Garage Door Is Jammed

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

If you find out that your garage door is getting stuck while opening and closing it, then the whole place will lose its touch of feeling like a garage. Sometimes, even if you maintain your garage properly, this problem might happen, and you should take various precautions in order to maintain safety in the place.

Safety should be your #1 priority when it comes to owning a garage. When you are trying to fix your garage door, you should take various safety precautions. The weight of the garage door alone can be more than a hundred pounds, and a huge amount of energy is held by the torsion springs. And if you try to repair the garage door manually, you should seriously take all of these things into consideration and prevent yourself from getting hurt.

First of all, you should make sure that you turn off the garage door opener. If you are able to manually pull the garage door to a position that’s safe, then you shouldn’t hesitate in doing it. However, if you feel any kind of resistance, then you should stop immediately.

Here we have listed some of the common problems that would be causing your garage door to be stuck. If you aren’t able to detect these problems, you shouldn’t get involved much and call a garage door professional immediately.

Jammed Track

Your garage door functions because of the garage door opener winding or unwinding the torsion springs, pushing or pulling the garage door with rollers alongside a track. If you find anything obstructing the free roller movement in the track, then it might lead to the garage door to get stuck.

We would like you to check if there’s something obstructing or blocking any track’s part.

Note: Turn off the garage door opener before performing any kind of action.


If it’s winter and you are able to watch your garage door getting stuck, then one possible reason might be ice. Ice may have been built up which might be putting pressure on the springs. Once you clear the ice, you might even observe the spring to be damaged. It might require replacing. If you find that the spring is broken, then you should contact a professional immediately.

Note: You should never try to replace the spring yourself as it’s considered to be really dangerous. You might even be voiding the warranty of the garage door. If you don’t find any problem in the spring, you can remove all the ice from all the parts and check if the problem gets resolved.

Lack Of Lubrication

Poor lubrication might be the most common reason why your garage door might be getting stuck. You must work on properly lubricating the track of your garage door, the springs as well as the opener chain at the span of every few months.

Is Your Garage Door Off The Track?

Sometimes, the rollers that are responsible for moving the garage door down and up might have jumped the track. If your garage door is getting stuck while you are trying to open it, then this might be the reason why. If you find the rollers to be out of the track, you should contact us right now. Sometimes, the reason for the rollers being out of track could be something that led to the damage of the panels. This might require you to replace or repair the garage door.


Garage door being jammed is really common and could be due to a variety of reason that was mentioned above. And if you want the problem to be fixed by a certified professional, then you should get this problem fixed right now. All you need to do is to contact us immediately, and we will be at your doorsteps immediately.

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