Troubleshooting your garage door opener problems

Garage door opener frequent problems

Your garage door opener has moving parts that can break or need lubrication. With proper maintenance, you can reduce the impact of regular use, but eventually it will need a fix here and there. If your electric opener suddenly stops operating, the explanation and solution are usually pretty easy to deal with. Check out our guide to dealing with some common problems.

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Here are some common problems, along with the most probable repairs for each.



The opener won’t work, with either the remote or the wall switch.  The power source is disrupted. The motor unit must be plugged in and also check the circuit breaker, fuse or GFCI.
The door won’t open or close completely The close limit switch needs adjusting. If not, see if the door is binding when raised then lower manually.
Reverses on its own The close limit switch or the close force probably needs adjusting.
Does not fully open Move towards the motor unit.
Opens but the motor won’t stop running Move the limit switch away from the motor.
The door won’t open or close with remote control (1) Approach the door (you might be out of range);

(2) The antenna on the motor unit must be hanging down;

(3) If the door functions fine with the wall switch, replace the battery in the remote;

(4) Reprogram the remote.

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