Troubleshooting And Repairing Commercial Automatic Sliding Door Problems

Commercial automatic sliding doors make things quite convenient for your customers, but there are times that they can cause some problems. If the automatic sliding doors on your business aren't functioning properly, it's possible that you could find the issue and make the repairs yourself. Here's a few troubleshooting tips that can help you identify simple problems and make the necessary repairs.

Door Alarm Chiming

If the door alarm is chiming, you might be able to stop it quickly by pressing the reset button. Go to the door and look along the sides and top of the door. You should find a small unit with a little button – oftentimes the button is red. Press and hold the button for 30 seconds. This will reset the computer that operates the door and possibly fix the issue at hand.

No Power to the Door

It could be the lack of power is caused by a flipped breaker. The door should be on a breaker of its own. Go to the breaker panel and check for any tripped switches. If it's not tripped, try turning it off, waiting a few seconds and turning it back on. Go to the door and check for power. If that didn't fix the issue or if this continues to be a problem, contact a professional for immediate repairs. Electrical issues aren't something that you should put off as it could end up being a short somewhere that could eventually ignite a fire in the walls of your business.

Rough Movements

The doors should slide smoothly and with very little noise. If they aren't opening and closing as they should, there are a few problems that could be causing it.

Troubleshooting the Door for Rough Movements

  1. Flip the breaker switch to discontinue power to the door.
  2. Manually open and close the doors. Feel for resistance in the movement. When you notice resistance, examine the door tracks to see if debris is preventing it from moving as it should.
  3. Examine the weather stripping. Sometimes grease, debris and rock salt can get lodged and prevent the door from sliding smoothly. If you notice debris, get a good degreaser and clean the grease off of the track. Reapply fresh grease and see if your problem is fixed.
  4. Use a level to check the frame of the door and the floor underneath it. Sometimes the floors and walls can warp and cause the frame to become uneven and prevent the door from operating smoothly. If this is the case, you will need professional assistance.

If the above information hasn't helped get your sliding doors moving again, talk with your local repair specialist for assistance.

For more information, contact companies like Access Door & Glass Inc.