The garage door opener is what powers the electric garage door. Most don’t think about the mechanics involved. Switching the button on the remote or the wall summons the garage door to open close. When the garage door does not open or close efficiently, it is then that we notice the garage door opener. Today, we at AAA Action Doors of Las Vegas, NV would like to share some troubleshooting tips regarding your garage door opener.
Garage Door Remote & Wall Switch Won’t Work
When the garage door will not open through either switch, it is most likely the power source. Like most situations, it is often the simplest solutions, the motor unit commonly comes unplugged or loses the connection just enough to prevent power. With the use of a steady ladder, ensure the plug is tightly plugged into the outlet. Additionally, the circuit breaker, fuse, or GFCI could also have tripped or burned out. You will need to reset the breaker or GFCI, or replace the burned-out fuse should you find that other lights or electrical circuits in the garage aren’t operating as well. A sign that there is a short circuit somewhere in the system is if the circuit breaker or GFCI is tripping repeatedly. Lastly, the garage door motor could have burned out, resulting in needing a replacement.
Garage Door Opener Will Not Operate with Keypad or Control
Opener: First try moving closer; the antennae may be out of range or ensure the antennae on the motor unit is projected downward and is not at all damaged. If the wall switch is working but the opener control is not, it likely needs a battery change.
Keypad: Sensitive electronics can occasionally lose their programming, resetting it is often all it needs.
Garage Door Not Closing All the Way
Close-limit switch may need adjusting. The garage door instructs the motor when to stop running with the limit-switch. The door may not close all the way of the limit-switch is set incorrectly. As it is safety measure to prevent injury or damage, the limit-switch is designed to control the garage door. Depending on the garage door opener, dictates how adjusting it is done; consult your manual or contact a professional.
Safety sensors needs a realignment. On both sides at the bottom of the door track are electronic eye sensors that need to be in alignment for efficient opening and closing. They are another safety aspect that will cause the garage door to stop closing and usually reopen if anything passes across the sensor. If they get knocked out of alignment they will not function properly. Check the manual to realign the sensors.
Not as common as the above, but the rollers can be rusted or damaged, preventing the garage door from closing. Lubricant keeps it running smooth and if the roller is damaged, they will need to be replaced.
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If the garage door opener to your Greater Las Vegas, NV home is not operating correctly, call in the expert professionals of AAA Action Doors and let our certified and trained technicians troubleshoot and solve all your garage door problems.