What is Wrong With My Garage Door Opener?

Posted on: May 6, 2014

Whether you live in Tampa, Pinellas, or Pasco you have probably run into problems with your garage door opener. In today’s society, we typically take the automation and convenience of modern technology for granted. Since it’s invention in 1926, many Americans have had the luxury of never having to step out of the car to lift the extraordinarily heavy rolling door. But if issues do arise, it becomes an instant nuisance.

We’re aware of the stress that accompanies malfunctions and we’re here to give you tips on a few key aspects that will signal what the problem is and when it’s time to seek professional help.

The Remote or Garage Door Opener Won’t Work

The first and simplest reason your garage door opener might not be working could be due to low or dead batteries. After replacing the batteries, check to see if the door raises.

If this option doesn’t work then the next easiest option is replacing the remote from a local home improvement store. If this still fails to fix the problem then the problem may lie with the opener itself. If there’s no visible external damage then you may have to dig deeper. Checking for a flipped switch on your circuit breaker is an easy and safe procedure.

If you have exhausted all these options then it’s possible that the circuit board has gone bad, and it’s time to seek professional help.

Door Won’t Open or Close

Your property may depend on your garage door opener functioning each day. When entrance becomes stuck open it’s liable to theft. It’s also possible that the door closed and won’t reopen. This is often due to worn out springs, which can either no longer provide the support needed to lift the door, or snap completely, dropping the extremely heavy door.

If you find yourself stressed out due to these issues, there are unfortunately not many in depth steps you can take to perform a safe DIY repair. There is not only a risk of injury if you are inexperienced, but also of further damaging the system. It’s important to contact professional garage door opener services when you’re in need of knowledgeable, experienced help.