Garage Door Opener Repair
Garage Door Opener Repair Service in Akron, Canton and Surrounding Areas
Quality Garage Door Opener Repair by Prestige Door
If you have a problem with your garage door opener, you can count on Prestige Door to provide you with great service at a reasonable price. Our trained technicians will diagnose the problem, determine the cause and repair or replace the unit quickly and efficiently.
These are some of the most common problems we see with garage door openers:
Opener doesn’t respond to remote or keypad
Opener doesn’t respond to wall switch
Noisy or clunky motor
Worn drive gears
Loose chain or belt
Lights don’t work
Broken safety sensors
Door does not open or close completely
Door does not open or close evenly
We understand how frustrating it can be when your garage door opener isn’t working properly or not at all and we will always strive to get your issue resolved the very same day. We even repair garage door openers after hours and on weekends!
DIY Garage Door Opener Repair Troubleshooting
If you are considering a garage door opener repair job, you may consider double-checking a few items yourself. While there are dangers to attempting sophisticated garage door repair work yourself, assessing the overall health and functionality of your garage door is something you can certainly complete with the right steps. First, you want to check the door. When the door is closed, pull the emergency release cord and see if it opens and closes smoothly. If it does not, you may have a problem with tracks, rollers, or springs rather than their garage door.
Above all, ensure you unplug the opener before you begin troubleshooting the problem. The last thing you want to do is risk a finger if another person in the house hits the remote button while you are checking things out. Furthermore, electrocution is a real danger. There is nothing wrong with playing it safe.
Yet, in some cases, you may find that the remote works but the wall switch does not. It may be either the switch or the switch wires that are the problem. Fortunately, there is no electrocution danger here, as the opener wires run on a low voltage and should not give you a shock. Did you know that if you have an older garage door opener model, you can actually use an old doorbell as your opener, otherwise you may need one that has multiple buttons.
When and Why Do You Need to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?
Sure, your garage door opener might be one of those out of sight, out of mind sort of things, but it shouldn’t be. Without your garage door opener, how would you get in and out of your garage door? Still, garage door openers don’t last forever. On average, you can expect to get around a dozen years of life out of your garage door, give or take a year or two. One thing to note, however, is that regular maintenance can significantly increase the life of your opener. Sturdier versions are known to last 20 years or more with proper maintenance.
Want your garage door opener to last as long as possible? Well, there are things you can do to help make that happen.
- Visually inspect all springs, rollers, cables, tracks, pulleys, and the opener itself.
- Lubricate any moving components.
- Ensure the garage door is properly balanced.
- Conduct a reverse test.
- Listen for any strange sounds.
Still, it is important to consider that even if your garage door opener makes it beyond 20 years, you may consider replacing it at some point. Take models built prior to the mid-90s. They might not have sensors or other devices for increased safety. Plus, you’ll be more satisfied with a quieter unit.
It May Not be the Garage Door Opener
Yet don’t be so quick to dismiss your garage door opener as broken. It may be the opener is just fine, but that there is another problem. For instance, the number one reason a garage door opener might not open the garage door is that something is blocking the photo-eye sensor. If the laser the photo-eye uses gets obstructed, or if the signal is interrupted some other way, the door will not open, and for good reason; this is a critical safety feature. Even if it isn’t a large object, dirt and dust does an effective job blocking the sensor.
You may also have a power problem. This may sound oversimplified, but you would be surprised at how many well-meaning homeowners called a garage door repair professional because their opener was unplugged. It might be a circuit breaker or fuse, so even if it is plugged in, try other devices in the socket to make sure it isn’t something else.
Then, of course, it could be the door itself. If your garage door is off track or if the torsion springs are broken, nothing is going to happen. The telltale sign here is that the opener will obviously be powered and try to operate. Loose screws and door issues are problematic for the opener.
Live in or around the Canton area? Always remember, however, that if you are unsure as to whether you should check your garage door yourself, consult a professional. We are here to help, simply fill out the appointment form on our contact page today!