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What's Ailing Your Garage Door Opener?

Last updated 6 years ago

Your garage door opener should lift your garage door quickly and quietly. Unfortunately, garage door openers can fall into disrepair over time. The best way to deal with garage door opener problems is to spot the issue as soon as possible. These maintenance tips can help you decide if you need to call in a garage door technician.

Mechanical Issues: There are several mechanical problems that could prevent your garage door opener from working properly. The problem may be in the small motor that lifts and lowers the garage door—humming sounds and grinding gears are obvious signs that your opener needs immediate repair. Your problem could also be as simple as a loose chain. Regardless of the problem, untrained repairs could result in ever greater damage to your garaged door opener system. Make sure to call a professional before starting repairs on your own.

Worn Controls: Old garage door control panels are prone to several types of breakdowns. Often, buttons become sticky and nonresponsive over time. In cases like these, you’d need a professional to install a working control panel. Control panel issues may also be related to shorted wiring. Thankfully, a simple electrical repair will have your garage door up and running again.

Inappropriate Settings: Every garage door opener is operated by a limit switch. This mechanical system controls how low the opener will lower your door. If the limit switch resets, then your garage door opener will be unable to shut your garage properly. Adjustments to the limit switch require you to take apart your garage door opener, so leave this repair to the professionals.

GDR Garage Door Repair Service specializes in garage door opener repairs. Plus, our experience and highly trained employees can repair garage doors with ease. Visit us online or call us at (972) 544-7367 to learn more about our latest offers and service specials. 

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