Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting Tips

If you are having trouble with your garage door opener, or if you are looking for some garage door opener repair advice, you’ve come to the right place.

But before we get into some common problems that people have with their garage door opener, let’s first narrow down the problem and make sure it is just the opener that is having the problem and not the garage door.

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So to do this, with the garage door in the closed position, put the door into manual operation by pulling on the disconnect cord.

This is usually a red cord that hangs down. When you pull this cord, you can now manually open and close your garage door.

Once you’ve done this, very carefully open your garage door. If your garage door is able to open up fine in the manual mode, chances are it is something to do with the garage door opener. If your garage door is having problems opening, then the problem may actually be something to do with your garage door, not the garage door opener.

Here are some common problems that people have with their garage door opener:

Garage door opener does not operate wit the remote or wall switch.

This is most likely due to the power source being disrupted. The first you will want to check is your motor unit. Is it plugged in? If so, then you may want to move on and look at the circuit breaker or the fuse.

If you are still unable to figure out what the issue is, give us a call and we will have a garage door repair technician come out and fix the problem for you.

I can hear the garage door motor operating but nothing is happening.

This is most likely due to an internal or external drive gear. The problem could be that this drive gear may be worn or damaged. In this case, it is best to contact us so our professionals can fix the problem.

You can seriously hurt yourself if you are not sure what you are doing.

My garage door opener is completely unresponsive. Lights don’t light up.

When people call us with garage door opener issues, one of the first things we ask is if they have tried replacing the batteries. You would be surprised how many people completely forgot about this, and after they change the batteries, everything works fine!

Even if the lights are working on the garage door opener, we still recommend you try a fresh pair of batteries. I know this solution seems like something everyone would have already done, but many people just simply forget about switching their batteries.

Still having problems with your garage door opener? Give us a call…

If you are still having issues with your garage door opener, then we encourage you to give us a call at (623) 878-5785. You can also use our Contact Us page..

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