Almost every garage door nowadays is equipped with an opener. This brilliantly convenient invention has changed the lives of many across the globe, making garage access automatic, easy, convenient – and safe. However, like many electronic devices, will wear over the years and will need to be replaced at some point. Problem is – it will most likely happen when you least expect it. You should always leave the repair work to the professionals, but what you can do is identify common signs they need to be replaced. But what exactly are they? Read on to find out.
My Garage Door Won’t Open!
If you press the remote or clicker and nothing happens, there are a few possible problems. It could simply be a case of replacing the batteries on your remote, but if this doesn’t work, evaluate your opener. You might see a light appear, and even hear sounds like it’s trying to open and close but not working. In this case, it’s probably time to replace your opener, in which case consult an expert immediately.
Sometimes it Works, Sometimes it Doesn’t!
It can feel like your garage door has a mind of its own. If it starts working intermittently, there’s probably a fault with the wiring. This is normally a troubleshooting dead end, so don’t waste your time with potential fixes. Get your system inspected by a professional technician, who will be readily available to address common issues.
My Opener Is Making Funny Noises
A damaged opener will make funny noises when you try to operate it. In this scenario, again your door will need to be replaced. If your door is louder than usual, it should also be addressed by a professional. Another common issue is a garage door that’s very loud during operation. This is a telltale sign of an older model, which should probably be exchanged with a newer, more efficient model.
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