The Reliable Garage Door Opener09/17/2016 Back To Blog
For most of its life, the garage door opener will be reliable. You'll be able to back out of your garage and close the door with a simple button push. In the same way, you won't need to bother getting out of your car every single time you want to park. It's this reliability that makes them so important in our everyday lives. The trouble comes when one day you push the button and nothing happens.
Non-functioning Overhead Door
When you push the button on your garage opener remote, you expect the door to raise and let you through, when this doesn't happen, you know there's something wrong. When a machine with many moving parts and components is involved, there are so many things that could go wrong. When the door just won't budge, the problem may be with the spring and if this is the case, you'll have to get a professional to perform a proper garage door torsion spring repair. Don't do this yourself because there is a good chance you'll get hurt.
Another possibility that you might want to check is a broken garage door clicker. You can check if this is the problem by first testing if the door will open with the use of the wireless keypad. If you want, you could also replace the batteries first with a new set. If this doesn't work, you can unplug the motor and open it up to check the circuit board and other electric or mechanical components like the gears or the belt. Keep in mind that the electric parts could get fried due to erratic power surges or direct lightning strikes.
If the door is closing part way, then going back up or is not moving at all, then the issue might be with the sensitivity adjustments. This is easily changed by dialing the correct sensitivity on the adjustment knobs. Another simple issue that anyone can easily fix is the misalignment or the unintentional blockage of the photo eye. The photo eye is a safety feature that lifts the door up if there's something blocking it to prevent damage to vehicles and injury to people and pets – but if its misaligned or if a dust bunny is somehow covering the sensor, then a false reading could prevent the proper functioning of the garage door opener.