We rely on our garage doors every day. Most of the time, they work so well it’s easy to take the opener itself for granted for granted. It’s only when something goes wrong that we even think about garage door repair. And when it does, it’s extremely stressful — only because we rely on our doors so much. When a door gets stuck, refuses to open, or doesn’t close all the way, it feels like the end of the world.
That’s when our customers call us — and boy do they have a lot of questions. We don’t mind. We’re happy to help. But we thought we take some time to answer some of your most common frequently asked questions about garage door opener repair so you can brush up online.
Why Isn’t My Garage Door Opener Remote Working?
Honestly? Nine times out of 10 it’s a battery issue. Replace the batteries, and it’s good to go. The repair was so simple that many people overlook it. In fact, we stock the trucks we send out for garage door emergency repair with batteries for this very reason.
Another reason is you might be trying to open the door from too far away. Many doors don’t open well at a long distance range. You might also want to check the antenna on your garage door opener. Make sure it’s not bent, missing, or otherwise dysfunctional.
My Wall Switch Won’t Work! What Gives?
Again, this is often an electrical issue. Many times, it’s as simple as a flipped fuse or an unplugged opener. Check both. It could be a more complicated wiring problem, which may require an electrician. Before you call a professional for garage door repair, check to see if the opener is in a locked position. The lock on an opener can either be engaged with a separate button or by holding down on the remote button for an extended period. It’s an often overlooked feature, but pretty handy for going on vacation.
My Opener Still Doesn’t Work! Help!
Not exactly a question, but we’ll still try to address this issue nonetheless. There are many reasons why your garage door won’t open. Let’s break down a few of the most common.
It could be a blocked power source, disconnected wires. It may be the sensitivity levels in your opener are not set appropriately. It could be that the gears in the motor of your opener are stripped. In this case, your motor will need replaced.
If your stuck, or more exactly your garage door is stuck and you’re not sure what to do, call us! We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills area. We’ll come fix it at 6 in the morning — even on Christmas! Relax. We’ve got your back.