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Nashville Garage Door Opener troubleshooting tips

Electronic garage door openers have become ingrained in our way of living that most homeowners tend not to think about how they operate. They are everywhere you look and in most cases work without problems.

We’re used to the free hands and more time gained by the simple click of a button—but when things go wrong, we feel like we’ve been thrown for a loop! While it is advisable to contact a professional garage door opener service professional for complicated repairs, troubleshooting your garage door opener beforehand might save you quite a bit of time and money. Garage door opener units vary from house to house as do steps needed to troubleshoot them from time to time.

Here are some garage door openers troubleshooting tips:

Check the remote control device

Are the batteries in the remote control in good condition, and not dead or weak? Does it appear to be damaged or wet? Are you in range (in clear view) of your garage door? Some remote controls need to be close to the garage door in order to operate effectively. Is there something obstructing your remote control’s ability to send a signal to the garage door opener? Is something blocking your remote or your wall unit? Does your current code need to be reset? Check your garage door remote to ensure it is working correctly.

Check the wall unit

Is the unit properly powered? Some units are powered by your home’s electricity, so if you’ve lost power recently, it may affect your unit’s ability to receive signals. Check your home’s fuses or home breaker to see if anything’s amiss. If everything seems fine in your fuse box, check the wall unit for faulty wiring or damaged parts (cracked frame, dead LED lights, et cetera.)

Check the garage door

Is the wall unit on or is the door in manual mode? Are the track and rollers in proper working order or are they bent, chipped or cracked? Are there any loose brackets? Are there any dents or gaps in the tracks? Does the overhead section slope correctly? Does the spring tension need to be adjusted? Consult your owner’s manual to find the default settings for each part of your door and unit.

Check the lifting system

Is the chain of your garage door loose? Try tightening it by using the instructions in your owner’s manual. Check for gaps, rust, or obstruction of the chain. Check if there’s any rusting or obstruction of the springs.

If your owner’s manual does not refer to a specific problem, or if you feel that you cannot properly diagnose the problem, it might be time to call in a professional. Garage door contractors are more than capable in finding the issues with your unit and may even work with you to find the best and most affordable remedy. However, if it is possible to fix your unit without the help of specialists, then happy troubleshooting.

In Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood or Upper Middle Tennessee, call your garage door opener service specialist for help at 615-878-8886.