The garage door opener is the heart of your garage door, and when it is not working, it could bring difficulties to you and your family. Today we want to give you some valuable information about common garage door opener issues and what to do if you encounter one of these issues.
Frequent Garage Door Opener Problems
These are some of the most common garage door opener problems, along with the most likely repairs for each.
Non-Responsive Garage Door Opener
When your garage door opener is not working, regardless if you use the remote or the wall switch, the power source may be disrupted. Check to make sure the cable plugs into the wall and that the circuit breaker is on.
Garage Door Won’t Open or Close All the Way
When this happens, it could be possible that the close limit switch in your garage door opener needs to be adjusted. Also, open and close your door manually to see if the door is binding.
Garage Door Reverses on Its Own
When this issue happens, the close limit switch may need to be adjusted.
Garage Opener Won’t Stop Running After Opening
If your garage door opener doesn’t stop running after opening, you will possibly need to move away from the limit switch from the motor.
Garage Door Opener Won’t Work With the Remote Control
There could be many reasons why your garage door opener becomes unresponsive with the remote control. Follow these steps to determine the issue and fix it.
Approach the door and press the remote button; if it works, it means that you were out of range. If not, check and see if the antenna on the motor unit is hanging down. If everything looks okay and your garage door opens fine with the wall switch, replace the battery on your remote control. If, after all of these steps, it is still not working, you will need to reprogram the garage door remote.
If you don’t feel confident doing it yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us to set up a visit with one of our professional garage door technicians in Denver and the Front Range.