Garage Door Opener Repair & Installation

Garage door opener is an extremely important part of the garage door because it ensures smooth and easy opening and closing of the garage door. However just like any other mechanical item out there, the garage door opener is bound to fail especially where regular maintenance is not done. It is therefore recommended that you engage the services of a garage door expert to carry out regular maintenance and servicing on your door. Here are some common garage door opener problems that might occur and how you can fix them. If you are not a DIY enthusiast then you can always call on the experts for professional garage door opener repairs.

Common garage door opener problems

The garage door motor won’t stop running- Typically the motor should stop running once the door has been opened or closed. However, sometimes you might open the door or close it completely but you find that the motor doesn’t stop running. This is a common garage opener problem and one that is especially common in newly installed garage door openers. After new garage door opener installation, the limit switch should be adjusted to the level of your door so that the motor stops when the door has reached the top. This is the remedy to be given even when the door is not newly installed.

Garage door doesn’t respond to the openers- the garage door opener needs power to operate the door. If the power has been disrupted in any way the garage door operation is interrupted. Ensure that the garage door opener gets the power required. Also, check whether the remote batteries are dead and replace them. You may also need to check the circuit breaker or the fuse to ensure that there is power reaching the mechanism as required.

Garage door doesn’t open or close all the way- when this happens, the garage door opener might not be able to operate fully due to some issues. First it could be because the garage door sensors are misaligned. It could also be because of problems with the rollers or the switch. Ensure these are all looked at and that the opener is also operational.

Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

Garage doors are probably one of the heaviest objects in use at home. When a garage door opener is improperly adjusted, the door can exert forces and might not reverse during an emergency. The manufacturer’s instructions on how to operate a garage door opener should guide you on how to go about it.

Recently, garage door openers are manufactured to provide a quick release mechanism on the trolley that allows a door to disconnect from the opener in case of an entrapment. These openers also are required to reverse if they strike a solid object for safety purposes.

Garage Door Opener Repair

Garage door openers also wear and tear after sometime, which is a normal occurrence. Due to a number of benefits you get when you hire a garage door company, it is advisable to contact an expert if you see any of the following signs.

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Remote Works but the Wall Switch Doesn’t and Vice Versa: If your remote works, but the wall switch doesn’t, it means you should replace either the switch wires or the entire wall switch.

If the wall switch works but the remote doesn’t, it means that you need to replace the remote. However, though occasionally, it could be that you need to replace the remote batteries.

Door Goes Up but Only Comes Down When You Hold the Remote Switch: This means that the sensors might not be in alignment or you need to replace them. Contact a professional to help you replace them.

Opener Produces a Grinding Noise but Makes No Movements: It could be that the gear of the main drive is spoilt. This is the most significant sign of a garage door opener that has failed. You won’t hear the grinding noise. Once you’ve spotted some of these signs, do not hesitate to contact a garage door repair company.

Garage Door Opener Installation

Check out the tips for garage door opener installation and contact us for trouble free operation. The services involve giving instruction and most importantly providing information you cannot find in manuals or online tutorials. There are three main door openers: chain drive, screw drive and belt drive.

Chain drive uses chains to pull the door to open and close; it’s also loud. Screw drives use threaded mechanism drives to open and close a door and requires less maintenance; and belt drives use rubber belt to open and close the door; it’s the most quiet).

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