A lot of parts and components make up your garage door. One of the most important components is the electric garage door opener. If you have problems with this, then the functionality and safety of your garage door could be at stake. So, it’s important to know what warning signs to look out for in your garage door, how you can maintain or repair it, and when to call in a professional garage door repair technician.
Remote not working
If your garage door doesn’t respond when you press the remote and you’re sure that the problem isn’t with the remote or its range (make sure you check the batteries!), then there may be a loss of power to the opener itself. The simplest repair here could be that the unit has come unplugged. Check the power outlet and plug it back in if this is the problem. You could also try resetting the circuit breaker.
If neither of these resolves the problem, then it’s likely that internal components of the garage door opener have burned out or become damaged. In this case, call a garage door technician to determine if the problem can be fixed or if you’ll need to replace your door opener.
Your door won’t close or suddenly reverses
In modern garage doors, safety sensors are fitted into the tracks to make sure a garage door doesn’t close on someone or something. If your garage door won’t close all the way, then there may be a problem with those sensors. First, check that there is nothing blocking the path of the garage door and that debris has not built up around the sensors. Also, clean the sensors to make sure that dirt and dust aren’t blocking its field of view.
If the problem persists, then the sensors may need adjusting or there may be a fault that means they are not properly communicating with the garage door opener. Call a professional technician who’ll be able to assess and repair the problem for you.
Garage door opener is making strange noises
Garage door noises can mean lots of different things. If the strange noises are coming from the electric opener, then it could just be loose hardware creating vibrations against the ceiling and other components of the garage door. Get a ladder and tighten everything up first. It could also be the gears and other components inside the opener grinding against each other. These parts may need maintaining by a professional to ensure that no further damage is done.
If you need garage door opener repair or maintenance, don’t put it off. Call us at Carolina Garage Door for expert and affordable services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, and High Point.