A client contacted Palms Garage Doors from Fremont, CA, who was experiencing problems with their garage door opener. More than a year after installation, the chain on their opener had loosened significantly. The opener was still functional, but the chain was hitting the motor rail, creating a loud noise whenever the door was opened or closed. Since they had no time to fix it, they called us in for the job. Our technician quickly resolved the issue by tightening the drive chain and testing the door several times to ensure everything was in good order. The client thanked us for resolving the issue.
The average garage door opens and closes over 1,500 times a year. That requires repetitive heavy lifting. With so much use, it is not surprising that most homes frequently experience garage door issues. Thankfully, many common garage door problems are quickly resolved, especially with the assistance of a qualified technician. Some of the most typical garage door issues are listed here, along with instructions on how to fix them.
Some Common Garage Door Opener Problems and How to Fix Them
A Garage Door Will Not Open or Close
There are several causes when your garage door does not seem to respond to signals. First, check the batteries in the remote control and keypad to rule out dead batteries as potential causes of the issue. If the batteries are functioning, check the garage door opener device to ensure all lights are on and functional. Otherwise, a fuse is blown, or the motor may be unplugged from the power source.
To begin excluding the source of the issue, try to address each separately. Better yet, contact a specialist like Palms Garage Doors to assist you if none of these resolves the problem.
The Wall Switch Does Not Work, but the Remote Does
When you press the opener button, your door may not move for various reasons. For example, the door may be locked. Therefore, the lock switch must be activated for your door to open. Before unlocking the door, locate the lock button and deactivate it.
Another possibility is that the motor may be unplugged. Look at the motor unit, which is often connected to the ceiling-mounted light. Replugging it back in should take care of the issue.
Remote Control Is Inoperative
Similar to the above issues, a broken remote control may be inconvenient. Like the keypad, batteries are frequently blamed for broken remote controls. Check to see whether the issue is resolved right away by changing the batteries. If that does not work, the remote may be too far away. The motor receives a signal from the remote. This signal will not be strong enough to function from too far away. See if it helps if you try to get closer.
If none of these methods are successful, the photo-eye sensors are malfunctioning. Ensure the alignment is to the front of the home, check the path for obstructions, and clean the lenses to enhance signal capturing. If you are unsure what to do, you can call a professional to help you diagnose the problem.
A Loud Garage Door
Noises coming from your garage door indicate an underlying issue. The squeaking noises may indicate that the rollers require lubrication or are worn out. To maintain them, use a silicone-based lubricant, or hire a specialist to change the rollers.
Something might have come loose if there was a rattling sound. Check if the issue can be resolved by tightening all the hardware, including the nuts, bolts, and screws. However, if the torsion spring loses lubrication, it may pop every time the garage door opens or closes. Remember, a professional must always handle the replacement of torsion springs because it may be dangerous.
Even a sturdy garage door occasionally requires significant repairs that a few button presses will not resolve. When you need a garage door opener repair, a quick call for a garage door expert is the only reliable solution. At Palms Garage Doors, we have you covered any time with our 24-hour emergency services. Our team of qualified technicians is committed to giving all our valued clients top-notch services at reasonable prices.
Whether it be a garage door installation, maintenance, and repair service in the Greater Bay Area, we at Palms Garage Doors are here to rescue! You do not have to do it alone! So call us today and get started with a free estimate right away.