garage door opener repair
Garage door opener repair is essential if you are suddenly unable to open your garage door. Our team of professionals provide expert service and repair on all types and models of openers including LiftMaster, Sears, Craftsman, Chamberlain, Genie, Stanley, and Wayne Dalton.
Automatic openers save us from having to actually get out of the car to manually lift and open the door. With them, we simply push a button and drive right in - unless the opener doesn't work.
How Your Garage Door Opener Works
A garage door opener is an electric motor appliance that opens a garage door at the push of a button. The button can be one that's wired into the household electrical circuit or one that's on a battery-powered remote-control unit usually carried in a car. Most garage door systems have both. The button sends an infrared or radio signal to the control unit that, in turn, activates an electric motor with a track-and-pulley system that moves the door. Most garage door opener units also have a light that goes on automatically and shuts off after a pre-set interval.
Garage door opener repair can vary widely in scope, from the simplest thing like replacing the batteries in the remote opener, to adjusting the drive and pulley system, to having to replace and/or rewire the entire system.
There a variety of problems that may occur with your garage door opener:
- The opener may not respond when the remote or wall button is pushed.
- The opener may raise the door but not close it.
- The opener may run but not open the door.
- The opener may operate without a command.
- The door may not open or close completely.
- The door may reverse when closing.
- The opener may have to work too hard.
Routine maintenance can prevent tragedies. Take a few minutes to inspect and test your garage door opener system. For the safety of your family and yourself, make monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine.
Make sure your opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have advanced safety features which comply with the latest U.L. (Underwriters Laboratory) 325 standards. Test the reversing feature every month. If it is not functioning properly, call us for this critical garage door opener repair immediately to prevent any injuries.
- First, test the balance of the door. If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.
- With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2" thick piece of wood (a 2"x4" laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.
- Push the transmitter or wall button to close the door. The door must reverse when it strikes the wood.
(Note that the bottom part of "one piece doors" must be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.)
- If the door does not have reverse, have it repaired or replaced. Call our team of professionals to adjust, repair, or replace the opener.
Force Setting Test
Test the force setting of your garage door opener by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If the door does not reverse readily, the force may be excessive and need adjusting. Call us to perform this important garage door opener repair. We will then test the reversing feature after any adjustment.
Additional Safety Devices
Many garage door openers can be equipped with additional safety devices. If one is not already installed, consider adding a photo eye or edge sensor as an extra measure of safety to prevent against entrapment. Keep in mind that adding more safety devices will not make an old opener meet current U.L. standards. As part of the garage door opener repair, we will ensure that the additional safety devices are properly installed and adjusted.
Call us at (763) 383-6008 or (952) 467-3199 for prompt garage door opener repair.
We provide expert garage door opener repair and service in Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Chaska and Shakopee