Garage Door Openers,
Our Garage Door Opener Repair Best Practices
When it comes to the services we provide, know that your best interest is always our number one priority. We always want you to feel content with the work we do. That is why we make sure that you understand what is exactly wrong and how it can be fixed.
The Garage Door Opener Is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)
One of the most common problems people have, is that their garage door won’t close all the way. More times than not, the opener isn’t the problem, but the garage door sensors are at fault. When this problem occurs, we first check the alignment of the sensors and their precis height. The switch’s close limit could also be the issue. Either it got changed or has been installed incorrectly. We will adjust everything so that it works properly. To learn how to check the alignment of the garage door sensors by yourself, Click here.
You might hear grinding noises while the opener is running. The first thing we check is the gear, which is located inside the opener. This is often the issue, and we can fix it by lubricating the gears and other moving parts inside the machine.
Another possibility for the cause of noise could be the garage door tracks being loose. If in some way they’re not aligned, the movement of the door puts excessive amount of pressure on the hinges and wheel, creating an uneven motion, which then creates loud and annoying grinding noises.
The Keypad or Remote Control of the Garage Door Opener Is Not Responding
When you notice that the garage door keypad and remote for the opener don’t work, this can be indicative of a few things. First and foremost, you should check the batteries in all the electronical devises, you’d be surprised how many people spent unnecessary amounts of money on such a simple fix. If the batteries are in good shape, the issue is probably the programing in the keypad or remote, or both.
Should you choose to call a technician, we make sure to check all of the programming aspects and functionalities of all your keypads and remotes. If you prefer trying to program it yourself, maybe this article by Chamberlain could help. Click Here.
Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t WorkThe auto-reverse feature is a safety mechanism that’s designed to stop the garage door from closing when an object is detected underneath it, and reverse it back up. It is possible for the opener reversing feature to fail over time. The sensors can get damaged, or there may be something obstructing their lenses like dirt and grime, and not a lot of people know but even direct sunlight on the sensor’s lenses can badly affect their functionality. When our technician is on site, the first thing he does is perform a garage door safety check that ensures the garage door is safe to use and then he moves on to check the rest of the opener components.
Emergency Release Is Pulled DownIn some cases, many homeowners call us and say that there seems to be absolutely nothing wrong with the garage door and for some odd reason the door won’t open. The problem might be simpler than you think – the emergency release has been pulled down.
This can happen for various reasons, but it is important to note that the emergency release is designed to stop all functionality of the garage door, meaning you can’t use the door until the emergency release cord has been released and set back to its proper position.
What Is the Garage Door Opener?
Types of Garage Door Openers
A chain-driven garage door opener utilizes a chain to connect the motor and trolley together. This chain looks similar to that on a bicycle, though it is much longer and heavier.
These openers are stronger than others, which means they are often used in two-car garages. They can also be made of any material, though most people consider steel to be the best. Generally, they aren’t too expensive and can be found from almost any retailer.
Primarily, the biggest drawback of this style opener is the noise it makes. The natural structure of the chain is the reason it rattles while it’s being moved. In addition, when the door opens, it does in a jerking motion, which adds to the noise.
The belt-driven opener uses a rubber belt to do the job. This can look like a belt from a vehicle, but again, it’s longer and often more heavy-duty.
Belt-driven openers make less noise, and they are quite strong. Therefore, they can lift all types of doors quickly. You can also maintain it, and technicians find it easier to install. There’s no lubrication required.
As strong as they are, they’re still not as strong as their chain counterparts. They may not work as well in hot or humid conditions and could slip and damage the car. Lastly, they don’t last as long as the chain-drive.
The wall-mount opener, also known as a Jackshaft garage door opener, is mounted on your wall where the door’s torsion bar ends, and can go on either side. Generally, this style is installed in high-lift doors for residential properties and in commercial properties with garage doors.