DOES YOUR GARAGE DOOR OPENER NOT CLOSE OR OPEN YOUR DOOR COMPLETELY? TRY THESE QUICK FIXES BEFORE YOU CALL…
Inspect your garage door photo eyes. All garage door openers manufactured since 1993 are required to have properly functioning safety photo eyes. These should be located at the bottom of either side of your garage door, no higher than 6″ off the ground, and insure that these photo eyes are looking at each other. If you see a light blinking, try to realign them. Sometimes the photo eyes can be moved by a trash cat, child, cat, etc., and they simply need to be realigned to look straight at each other. Also, inspect for spiderwebs. If a web is formed over the photo eye, the safety device is detecting something between the safety beams and will not allow the door to close.
Inspect the wall console for a “Vacation Lock”. Many different garage door openers offer a “Vacation Lock” which is located on the wall console mounted inside your garage. The vacation setting prevents remotes and keypads from opening your garage door. This is an extra measure to keep your home secure while you are away. In most cases, the vacation mode allows you to use the remote one time after it is activated: to shut the garage door upon departure. Depending on the manufacturer, this setting may be known as “lock” or “security” mode. If your remote suddenly stops working, check to see whether this mode has been accidentally activated.
A simple fix is inspecting that you have power as sometimes the breaker is off. Try turning on the operator light to ensure there is power. Inspect that the emergency release is not pulled and make sure the garage door opener is engaged. If you see the chain or belt moving, but the garage is not closing, the emergency release may be pulled. If none of the above tips fix your issue, it might be time to call the professionals.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER REPAIRS ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS
Did you recently discover your garage door opener is not functioning properly? We don’t give much thought to the garage door opener we use every day until it stops working! Garage door openers are one of the more complicated components of the complete garage door system. The most popular types of openers include:
Belt Drive Trolley Openers
Chain Drive Trolley Openers
Screw Drive Trolley Openers
Side Mount Jackshaft Openers
Repairs of broken garage door openers can be performed on brands including: