A garage door opener is comparable to the human brain: It controls how your door and all its other parts and accessories Pwill function. So it is vital to keep it well-oiled and in top shape to ensure a safe and functioning garage door. The thing is, when it gets broken, most of the time its real problem is hard to diagnose immediately. This is why it is always advisable to have professionals take a look at your door before the damage gets worse. Below are the most common garage door opener problems you might encounter.
Garage Door Not Responding to Remote Control or Wall Switch
This is the most straightforward concern many of our customers can try to troubleshoot by themselves before calling in professionals. If this happens, the first thing you can check is if your remote control has working batteries or you may be out of range of the antenna inside the garage. It could also mean the antenna on your motor is broken or your keypad or remote needs to be reprogrammed.
Another possibility is that something burned out inside the opener, like its circuit or motor. An unresponsive garage door could also just be a symptom of an even bigger problem.
Garage Door Not Closing All the Way
The first probable cause is that the close-limit switch is set wrong and needs to be adjusted. A close-limit switch is the opener’s safety measure that guides how the door descends and ensures that it will not suddenly close or hit your head or car.
On the other hand, it could also mean that your safety sensors will just need to be realigned. If that is still not the case, it could mean that your rollers are damaged or rusty.
Garage Door Plugged to an Extension Cord
As a garage door company, we strongly prohibit plugging in your garage door opener on extension cords. This not only prevents your motor to fully function, it is also a huge safety risk. A lot of things could potentially go wrong, and the first thing to do is have an outlet properly installed.
If you suspect that something is not right with your opener or any other part of your garage door, it is best to have professionals like The Door Company take a look. We currently provide garage door repairs and replacement services in Georgetown, Austin Texas area and its neighboring areas.
Feel free to call us today at (512) 863-0007 and our team would be more than happy to provide you a free consultation and quotation.