Last week, we discussed troubleshooting a garage door opener repair. In the article, we dealt with several problems your garage door opener could be having and talked about how to determine if they need a garage door opener repair or if you can do the job yourself.
This week, we delve into deeper problems with the garage door opener. Most of these fixes will have to come from the pros like Texas Garage Repair. Without further ado, let’s go.
Problem #1 – The Door Doesn’t Open or Close
Well, there are a few issues it could be. For example, the door may fail to completely open or close. If that happens, the culprit could be the safety sensors. Following the instructions above to see if that handles the problem. If not, then it could be the limit switch. The placement and appearance of a limit switch depends on the garage door opener. Usually, they’re found on the back of the garage door opener unit in the box attached to the door track overhead. If that’s the case, call your garage door opener repair company and have them come around to fix it because it’s a dangerous fix, requiring a step ladder and work with the garage door.
Problem #2 – The Garage Door Reverses Before or After Closing
If your garage door reverses before or after closing, you should check the close limit switch. You will want to try to adjust it accordingly. To repair, you’ll want to climb a stepladder to reach the garage door opener and look for the knobs. Retest the door . Turn the desired control clockwise slightly to adjust and then retest or hire someone like Texas Garage Repair who’s equipped to handle difficulties like this.
If the garage door opener reverses before it even hits the floor, the culprit is likely the close force adjustment. This could be related to your springs. If your springs are to blame, the best thing to do is to have a professional take a look. Garage door springs are difficult to repair and dangerous.
Problem #3 – The Garage Door Motor Won’t Stop Running
If the door closes or opens but the motor keeps running, the limit switch is probably the problem. You can try to troubleshoot it yourself by adjusting the switch or you can call a professional who will know exactly what to do.
Problem #4 – The Garage Door Opener Hums but Doesn’t Operate
At least it hums so you know there’s some power getting to the door. You’ll want to check the moving parts to make sure that the rails aren’t blocked and the armature is connected to the garage door. Make sure the unit is engaged and not in manual mode. The force adjustment could also be the culprit. Old and weak garage door springs may shift the lifting of the door to the opener motor ad drive system. The unit may not be able to handle the weight. Get in a professional to fix the garage door opener springs and the force adjustment on your garage door opener.
Problem #5 – The Garage Door Opener is Noisy or the Door Vibrates
Obviously, some openers are louder than others. However, as long as the door operates properly, you’ve got nothing really to worry about. Of course, if the door shrieks or there’s smoke coming from the exit, then you might want a professional’s opinion.
Noises can result from loose nuts and bolts or a failure in the track system. You can try to tighten them and lubricate the track system. However a garage door opener repair technician can do these things for you quickly and relatively inexpensively.
Well, there you have it – some of the more common problems a garage door can have. We, obviously, advocate for calling in a professional most of the time. We feel that it’s better to get a professional touch on a delicate and heavy system like the garage door and garage door opener. If you try to undertake a garage door opener repair yourself, it could lead to injury and might cost you more money in the long run when you haven’t fixed the problem and only exacerbated it.
If you’re garage door opener is giving you trouble, call the experts at Texas Garage Repair. We can be reached 24/7 at 512-518-6606.