It’s easy to take the modern convenience of a garage door opener for granted. With the touch of a button, the safety and security of our garage opens with ease. You don’t have to brave the weather to open the door. There’s no need to lift a heavy object. A garage door opener is as easy to work as the TV remote. But there’s a lot involved in how this technology works. When a garage door opener needs repaired, it’s a serious issue that needs to be solved immediately. Here are a few issues you should be aware of when it comes to opener repair and when it’s time to call a professional.
How to Install a New Logic Board on Your Garage Door
The logic board on your garage door opener is the computer hardware of the entire device. It uses radio frequency to communicate with the remotes, components and opener mechanism. If the opener fails to work, in many cases it may be the logic board that needs to be replaced.
Logic board replacement is one of the trickier types of garage door opener repair. Like any electronic repair, replacing the logic board yourself can be hazardous. Only attempt it when you have read through every step and are confident you can do the job yourself. You risk electric shock as well as causing extensive damage to the opener that may be irreparable.
Breaking Down the Steps of Replacing the Logic Board on Your Garage Door Opener
Start by unplugging the garage door opener. Disconnect any backup batteries.
Disconnect the light lens cover. Disconnect any wires from the control board.
Remove the control panel by unscrewing the four mounting screws. Remove the control panel from the motor.
Next, disconnect the logic board. Open the panel and take a photo of how the wires connect so you’ll know how to connect them later when you attach the new board. Disconnect all the wires and remove the old board.
Snap the new logic board back into place and reconnect the wires according to the photograph of the old board.
Automatic Garage Won’t Open? Check the Remote
When an automatic garage doesn’t open, there are a few possible causes besides the logic board itself. Make sure that your remote has fresh batteries and is programmed properly. You can also try a spare remote to rule out the possibility of a faulty opener. If the door still doesn’t respond, the issue most likely lies with the logic board. If the door does respond, but won’t budge, then the issue could be mechanical instead. Our trained technicians know how to pinpoint the cause and take steps to resolve and prevent its recurrence.
Questions about how to fix your garage door opener? Call El Dorado Hills Garage Door Repair in Placerville for answers. We’d be happy to help.
Perhaps Your Garage Door Motor’s Burned Out
If you hear a whirring sound in the motor but nothing’s happening, you’re motor is likely burned out. This is a fairly easy DIY garage door repair job. The opener motor consists of a motor assembly — a gray cylinder and motor gear — a white toothed wheel, which is mounted on a long metallic piece called the sprocket shaft. You can buy these pieces at most hardware stores, but it’s important to know which needs replaced. You should also know how much horsepower your garage door has and then buy the appropriate kit. Your average size 2 car garage door is ½ HP.
24/7 Emergency Garage Door Repair for the El Dorado Hills Area
If your door still doesn’t open, we may need to make an emergency house call. No worries. We understand how important your garage door is to you and how much you depend on it. It’s a matter of security, safety, and convenience. You need to get to work and your home to be secured while you’re gone. That’s perfectly understandable. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills area. Not everything can be DIY. Sometimes you need the help of a professional.
Whether you need your automatic opener repaired, if your door has come off its track, or if the door is imbalanced, we’ll fix it right away. All of our work is certified and guaranteed. Don’t worry. You’re in good hands. We have provided quality and reliable garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills community for years. You can count on us to help keep your family and friends safe and secure.
Garage Conversions and Repairs
A little known fact is that garage conversions and small repairs get the most bang out of your buck. Since you’re starting off with a roof and three walls, it’s pretty convenient to convert the garage into an extra living space. Although, when taking into account as to who will be residing in the new garage space, they might prefer to keep the garage door. It makes for a cool open space if company arrives or if there’s a party. No matter what the reason, you want to make sure you have a reliable garage door opener. Perhaps you want to use this space as an Airbnb rental? Make sure you have a reliable garage opener with a duplicate in hand in case of an emergency.