Automatic sliding doors are quite the popular option for many modern day residential and commercial buildings.
They have become quite the fad in office buildings, shopping malls, supermarkets, hospitals, banks and many other public places. But like any mechanical systems, an automatic sliding door is just as prone to malfunctions as any other electronically powered doorway or system.
If an automatic sliding door at your property starts malfunctioning, the first thing that comes to mind is how about resetting it? Here’s how you can reset your automatic sliding door for good.
Step # 1: Check the Power Supply
The first thing you need to do before resetting an automatic door is to check whether it’s connected to a power supply or not. You can always check if the power switch is connected with the electrical outlet & adequate amount of power is being transferred to the automatic sliding door or not.
Just in case, if there’s no power supply transmitting power to the door, it’s highly likely that your door is working fine after all. You just need to make sure that it is connected with a working supply.
If there’s an electric power issue, it’s always best to call in an electrician to get the job done.
Step # 2: Check the Safety Sensors
Almost every automatic door or automatic sliding door has pre-installed safety sensors which prevents the door from closing on someone or something. As time passes, these sensors can collect dirt & dust which may obstruct or prevent the door from operating to its full capacity. The best thing to do here is to check the sensors and clean them using a soft fiber cloth. In other situations, the sensor may have been damaged & if they are, a door repair company like Door Guys NYC will replace them with new ones.
Step # 3: Check the Control Panel
The control panel works as the brain for the automatic sliding door system. If the door isn’t operating correctly, it’s quite possible that there’s a problem with the control panel. You can always try resetting the control panel by turning the power off for a few seconds and then turning it right back on. The following process will reset the entire system and allow the entire door to function correctly otherwise.
Step # 4: Resetting the Automatic Door
If you tried everything by the book and your automatic door still does not work, you may try resetting the entire motor assembly. There’s always a reset button for the motor assembly present on the control panel.
All you have to do is find the button, press and hold the button for a few seconds and you will hear the door beep. You may also find LED light flashes appearing on the control panel during the reset process but don’t worry, that’s just how the resetting process takes place.
Release the button and simply wait out a few seconds.
Then try walking through the door and see if the doors are responding. Most likely, they will.
Step # 5: Call a Professional
If all else fails, it’s time to call in the professional. In fact, going all DIY is not the best way to resolve your door problem. Sometimes, when you’re not sure what the problem is, you can often end up creating more than solving them. A qualified technician has the right tools and the expertise required to diagnose the problem and provide a proper solution to get the automatic sliding door up & running again!
Automatic doors add convenience to your residential or commercial property.
If not kept well maintained, it can create a lot of frustration and put your property in a risky situation.
At Door Guys NYC, our team can help you. Our technicians are qualified to install and repair any automatic door type. Do you want to get an automatic door installed at your premises? Dial now at (212) 983-0249 and hire our team for door installation services today!