Garage Door Opener Repair

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. 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 raise and lower the door. There are multiple places where things can go wrong with so many parts. Here are a few things we often see interfering with a garage door opener’s operation.


    • Transmitter: The garage door opener transmitter’s function is to signal the motor 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 use the same frequency for their transmitters, you and your neighbors may open and close 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 door’s path as it comes down. If anything breaks the light shaft, the door won’t close, so whatever the obstruction is won’t be crushed. Because it is such a critical safety feature, you want to get this device fixed immediately 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. If you live in the Portland, OR, area, contact us online or call 503-252-5111 and get your garage door opener problems fixed right the first time.

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