A malfunctioning garage door opener can leave you with a host of problems. You may end up stuck outside in the cold or the rain at the end of a long stressful day. You might head out the door one morning and find your vehicle trapped in the garage. If the door is up when the opener stops working, you have a security issue, and everything in the garage is exposed to the weather. All of these problems call for immediate help from professional garage door opener repair services. Overhead Door Company of Portland can handle the most common garage door opener problems.
Common Garage Door Opener Issues
Your garage door opener has several components that work together to raise and lower the door itself. With so many parts, there are multiple places where things can go wrong. Here are a few of the things that we most often see interfering with a garage door opener’s operation.
- Transmitter: The garage door opener transmitter’s function is to send a signal to the motor to tell it to raise or lower the door. When the transmitter stops working, the problem is usually dead batteries, which you can easily change. However, sometimes transmitter problems are more complicated. For example, if multiple houses are using the same frequency for their transmitters, you and your neighbors may be opening and closing each other’s garage doors. To address the problem, your transmitter has to be reprogrammed. A trained professional familiar with repairing garage door openers can take care of this for you.
- Track: The track in your garage door houses the rollers that move your garage door up and down. Over time, as parts wear down, the rollers may become misaligned. Long-term damage, such as a bent frame, may occur and require a full system replacement.
- Photo-eye: The photo-eye on your garage door is a safety feature. The eye projects an invisible beam across the garage, finding anything that may be in the path of the door as it comes down. If anything breaks the light shaft, the door won’t close so that whatever the obstruction is won’t be crushed. Because it is such a critical safety feature, you want to get this device fixed right away by someone who knows how to fix the garage door opener correctly.
How Overhead Door Company of Portland Can Help
Though these are the most common problem areas for garage door openers, Overhead Door Company of Portland is ready to handle whatever causes your door to malfunction. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your system and give you your options for repair or replacement. We will make every effort to fix your current system; we promise never to push you to buy a new system unless it’s the only option or if it’s more cost-effective than making repairs. Contact us today to get your garage door opener problems fixed right the first time.
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