On To Step Two!
So your power supply is fine. Try this. Let’s see if your opener system has somehow locked. Many opener units have a locking mechanism on the wall switch that can be triggered into the “off” position. Something as simple as a bump can sometimes cause your opener system to lock down. Not all openers have this lock. If you are not sure about yours, check your owner’s manual or do a YouTube search for your particular opener model to find out more.
Step 3 – Your Safety Eyes!
It’s true. Something as simple as your garage door’s safety eyes can cause your opener system to stop working. Our Marietta Garage Door Repair crew often finds that a blocked signal is the cause for many garage door opener service calls. In crowded garages, it’s very simple for a bicycle or garden rake to bump one of our safety eyes so that the light beam from one sensor doesn’t connect with the other one.
Bumps aren’t the only thing that can cause your safety eyes to stop working. They may have become unplugged from the power source or even some of their wiring could have been cut or frayed by having a shovel or something heavy fall on them. Again, check your owner’s manual (if you have it), or go online and “Google” your opener unit’s brand to see what videos come up relating to its repair or to safety eye alignment.
Be double sure to check the battery in your remote! And no, your remote is NOT your opener! Many people confuse this and there’s a difference. After all, your television’s remote is not the TV is it? Your entire garage door opener system can work like a charm and need no repair or even adjustment but if your remote’s battery is dead, it won’t operate like usual. Simply take out the battery and test it if you have a battery tester. If not, don’t despair. In Marietta GA you can take that battery to any Radio Shack, Wal-Mart or K-Mart store and they will test it for you for free. Most home improvement stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot will too.
Marietta Garage Door Repair also recommends this fast and simple test. You can override your garage door’s sensors by pressing the wall switch and holding it down. Use this tip when you are trying to operate your garage door and all you get is blinking lights but no door movement.
You can also check your garage door opener’s capacitor. You can look online for videos and easy instructions on how to do this or you can just follow these simple steps. Firstly, unplug the unit; you don’t need shocks to yourself or further damage to your system by leaving it plugged in. Secondly, open the panel to your mounted garage door opener. Look for any bulging or leaking of fluid. If you see any, you’ll need to replace the capacitor. A new one of the same size simply snaps into place. Replace the panel and plug the opener unit back into the power source.
If you’ve tried these helpful tips and your opener still doesn’t work you may need it serviced or even replaced. You can always call your favorite automotive garage door repair shop or you can try our helpful Marietta Garage Door Repair service. Don’t forget, we offer free consultations, free price quotes, affordable rates and same day appointments!