Electric garage door openers have been around since 1926. While garage door openers have gotten quieter, more powerful, and more energy-efficient since then, they are still prone to experiencing a number of different issues. The good news is that you can contact a garage door opener repair company serving the Portland, Salem and Vancouver Metro Areas to get your garage door back to working like it should. Schedule a service call if you notice any of these common garage door opener problems:
One of the most common problems involves malfunctioning garage door opener remotes. If your wall switch works but the remote is unresponsive, replace the batteries in the remote. If the remote is still not working you may need to reprogram or replace the remote.
Unresponsive Wall Switch
You may also run into a problem where your remote works but the wall switch doesn’t. Because wall switches are wired into your home’s electrical system, it’s not recommended that you inspect or replace the switch wires yourself. Instead, hire a garage door repair technician in the Portland, Salem and Vancouver Metro Area who knows how to safely work with replacing your wall button.
Broken Trolley Carriage
Depending on the age and condition of your garage door, you may experience a problem with the trolley carriage. If the trolley carriage moves but the door won’t open or close, you need a professional to take a look at repair or replacement of the carriage.
Gear and Sprocket Assembly Failure
If the garage door opener makes a loud grinding noise but the door itself doesn’t open or close, the gear and sprocket assembly inside the opener is probably burnt out. The gear and sprocket assembly is one of the most common components to fail on garage door openers.