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Garage Door Openers: Troubleshooting Common Issues

Garage Door Openers: Troubleshooting Common Issues

One of the most common calls we get as a Nanaimo garage door repair company is about issues homeowners have with their garage door openers. When your garage door openers aren’t working properly, it can be extremely frustrating. No one likes having to hop out of their car on a cold Nanaimo evening to manually open and close their garage door! Fortunately, issues with your garage door opener can be easy and simple to fix! Keep reading for a few solutions to some common garage door opener problems.  

Garage Door Openers or Remote won’t Activate the Opener 

If your garage door refuses to move, regardless of how many times you hit the button on your remote or wall switch, it’s likely the power source has been disrupted. Try checking the motor unit to see if it’s been unplugged. It’s also possible the garage door’s circuit has a blown fuse. Check your breaker box and ensure that none of your breakers are blown. Additionally, it may be as simple as changing the batteries in your wall mount or garage door opener remote. Finally, there is a possibility that the garage door opener’s motor has burned out and isn’t operating. If that’s the case, you’ll need to give your garage door repair company a call to replace it. 

Garage Door Reverses Before Fully Closing 

If your garage door goes back up before fully closing, a likely culprit is either damaged or rusted rollers or the close-force setting needs adjustment. If the rollers are damaged or rusted, it can cause extra friction, causing the garage door to think the door is already closed. Regular maintenance that includes lubricating your rollers regularly will help prevent this problem. Not just any lubricant is appropriate for your garage, so make sure you check with a professional. If the close-force setting needs adjusting, the screw that controls the speed the door reaches the floor needs to be adjusted.  

naniamo garage door openersGarage Door Won’t Open in Winter  

Sometimes a garage door will close just fine in the winter, but it won’t open. This problem occurs more often for Nanaimo homeowners in the winter. Why? Your garage door rollers may get stiff, preventing the door from opening. If this happens, look for a screw on the motor unit to adjust the sensitivity of the opener. Lubricating the rollers will also help.  

Garage Door Openers Repair in Nanaimo   

If your garage door opener isn’t working, don’t sweat it! Thankfully, your local garage door repair company Alpha Doors would be more than happy to help you figure out the issue with your garage door opener and get it back on track in no time!   

Contact Alpha Doors for Garage Door Opener Repairs. 

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