Effective Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Automation has made garage doors extremely convenient to use in addition to providing a high level of safety and security to the garage and the entire property. The electric garage door openers are great devices. They are compact and effectively working. Over the years, they have become quieter and more energy-efficient. However, even the best units can sometimes fail to function properly. In such situations, you need to take proper action and get rid of the problem without delay.
How to Resolve Common Issues
If the garage door clicker does not engage the operator, then there is clearly a problem. In most cases however, the issue lies with the remote control rather than with the main unit. To confirm this, you should attempt to start the opener with the use of the wall button. If the main unit works fine, you will have to focus on the clicker. The first thing you should do is check the remove for button obstruction. You should change the batteries and try it again. If it still does not work, it will require repair or replacement.
If the control buttons work fine, the issue must lie with the operator. You have to inspect it for visual signs of damage. Make sure that you check the drive as well as the main unit. If there is smell of burnt plastic, then our experts in garage door repair Roselle recommend immediate inspection and repair. If the device got overheated, it may just need to cool down. That is why it makes sense to attempt to operate it again after a few hours.
When there are no visual signs of damage, but the device is not working, the issue is most probably with the moving gear or with the motor. The drive is rarely the cause of the problem. While the replacement of a broken moving gear is fairly simple, garage door motor repair is a more serious task.
If the opener's motor starts working when you push the button on the remote or on the wall, but the unit does not perform any other tasks, the issue lies with one or more of the garage door parts. Modern openers from virtually all brands including LiftMaster and Genie are designed to shut off automatically for safety purposes if one of the major system components is broken and/or malfunctioning. In such cases, all components and especially the spring and the cables have to be carefully inspected.
DIY opener repair is greatly discouraged as it may cause more trouble and lead to the voiding of the warranty.