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After we listed our home for sale, I could tell that things really needed to change, and fast. Our real estate agent mentioned that there were a few issues with the exterior of our home, so we took her suggestions to heart. She mentioned that our garage door desperately needed to be updated, so we worked hard to take care of the issue. We completely repainted the door, and then we worked on adding hardware and handles that gave it a little visual interest. This website is here to help people to update their home's exterior in a productive, convenient way. Check it out!


Updating My Home's Exterior

Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener: How To Diagnose And Repair Common Issues

Alice Rhodes

A garage door opener is an essential component of any garage door system, and when it stops working, it can be a major inconvenience. However, many common issues with garage door openers can be easily diagnosed and repaired if you work on them as soon as you notice the issue. In virtually all cases, you should call for a professional garage door opener repair contractor. They have the tools and experience to confirm or deny your suspicions about garage door opener issues. Here are a few common signs that indicate you should call for help as soon as you have a spare moment. 

No Power

One of the most common issues with garage door openers is a lack of power. This can be caused by a blown fuse, a tripped circuit breaker, or a problem with the power supply to the opener. To diagnose this issue, check the circuit breaker or fuse box, and make sure that the power supply to the opener is connected and functioning properly. If everything looks okay to your eyes, and the garage door opener is still not responsive, then there is only one thing to do: call for the calvary and await a professional's helpful advice.

Non-Responsive To Commands

If your opener is not responding to the remote or wall switch, it may be due to a problem with the opener's sensor. The sensor is responsible for detecting the presence of an object in the door's path, and if it's not working properly, the opener will not function. This can cause your car to be stuck inside the garage with virtually no way of getting it out, which could make the scenario a little bit more serious and require urgent garage door repairs. Often in major cities and large population areas, you can find multiple specialist garage door repair contractors who work 24 hours a day and can help you out of this problem quickly.

Garage Door Stopping Halfway 

Another common issue with garage door openers is a door that doesn't open or close completely. This can be caused by a problem with the opener's force setting, a problem with the opener's limit switch, or a problem with the door's tracks.  There are few scenarios more frustrating than being able to see the outside and then having the door shut back down on you. These problems cannot be solved on your own, and if you tried, you could put yourself in danger as people have been injured by faulty garage doors in the past, so it is never worth the risk. Just sit tight, wait for the experts to arrive, and make sure to explain the situation fully to them. 

For more information about garage door opener repair, contact a local contractor.