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How do you fix a jammed roller shutter?

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April 26, 2023

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Lauren Dalrymple

Roller shutters are a popular choice for many homes and businesses due to their security and energy-saving benefits. However, like any mechanical device, roller shutters can experience problems and malfunctions. The most common issue people face with roller shutters is that they can on occasion get stuck. If your roller shutter is stuck, there are a number of things you can do to try and fix it. In this article, we’ll cover how to fix manual roller shutters, how to fix electric roller shutters, and what to do when your roller shutter is stuck.

 

How to Fix Manual Roller Shutters:

 

Check the tracks: The roller shutter tracks can become dirty or obstructed, causing the shutter to get stuck. Use a soft brush or cloth to clean the tracks and to remove any debris.

 

Lubricate the tracks: If the tracks are clean, but the shutter is still sticking, lubricating the tracks can help. Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the tracks and rollers, being careful not to get any on the shutter’s surface.

 

Adjust the tension: If the shutter is still sticking, it could be because the tension is too tight. You can adjust the tension by loosening the screws on the bottom bar and moving it up or down until the shutter operates smoothly.

 

How to Fix Electric Roller Shutters:

 

Check the power: If your electric roller shutter is not working, the first thing to check is the power supply. Double-check and ensure that the outlet or switch that controls the shutter has power going to it and is working correctly.

 

Check the remote control: If the power supply is working, check the remote control. You’ll need to make sure both the batteries and the remote is working correctly. If the remote isn’t working, try replacing the batteries or resetting the remote.

 

Check the motor: If the power supply and remote control are working correctly, the issue may be with the motor. If the problem is with the motor calling a professional repair service to diagnose and fix the problem would be the best course of action.

 

What to do when your roller shutter is stuck:

 

Don’t force it: If your roller shutter is stuck, don’t try to force it open or closed. Forcing the shutter can cause further damage to the shutter itself as well as the action itself being dangerous.

 

Inspect the shutter: Carefully inspect the shutter for any visible damage, such as dents, cracks, or broken components. If you see any damage, call a professional repair service to fix the problem.

 

Try manual operation: If your roller shutter is still stuck and won’t open or close using the electric controls, try manually operating the shutter. Use the hand crank or chain to move the shutter, and then inspect it for any visible damage. If nothing can be seen, calling a professional should be the next call of action.

 

In conclusion, fixing a stuck roller shutter is not always an easy or straightforward process. It may require the help of a professional roller shutter repair service. By following the tips and advice outlined, you can troubleshoot and fix some of the most common issues that arise with manual and electric roller shutters yourself. 

 

Remember, always prioritise your safety and avoid forcing a stuck roller shutter, as this could cause further damage to the shutter and pose a risk to your well-being.

 

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