Garage Door Maintenance Perth (Pt. II)

Garage Door Maintenance Perth

The past article talked about maintenance of garage door. And some of the topics covered about garage door maintenance include the visual inspection, Testing Balance and Testing the reversing mechanism of the garage door. There are also some important notes given. This time, we are going to give you the second part of Garage Door Maintenance at Perth.

This article covers the next steps in performing garage door maintenance. But before we proceed, we are going to give an important note and review the past steps covered from the previous article. Here it is…

Note: before anything else, let us not forget to inform our family about our activity, this will reduce the risk of injury and danger.

The previous article tackled Visual Inspection, where you are given the proper way of investigating your garage door by visual means. Then the proper way to check the door’s balance is given too, and the last part was checking the reversing mechanism of the garage door, also with the appropriate way of doing it. This time, the next steps that will be included are Photo eye test, Force Setting Test and Semi-annual lubrication.

Photo eye test.

With your garage door fully open, use your garage door’s automatic transmitter to close the door. Wave an object, preferably a long one such as broomstick, in front of the photo door’s eyes breaking the photo eye’s beam. Then, the garage door should reverse automatically. If this does not happen, pull the long object out of the path of the closing garage door. Then close the door and clean the photo eyes with a dry and soft cloth. If they appear to be out of alignment, adjust them manually. Then try doing the process of testing the photo eye again, and if it sill does not automatically reverse, then you might need a help from a professional.

Force setting test.

If your garage door is installed with automatic opener, open it fully, and then close it with the transmitter. As it is closing, hold the garage door’s bottom with your hands, stiff and stretched. If the door does not automatically reverse with ease, immediately pull your hands away. With these, you will know the closing force of the door, and if it does not automatically reverse, the door might have excessive closing force and should be checked by a professional.


Semi-annual Lubrication is simply the process of applying a small amount of spray lubricant to the garage door parts including hinges, tracks and rollers.

Now that the process of garage door maintenance Perth is complete, you can perform it on your own. Just make sure that when doing so, you be extra special careful to avoid injuries.

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