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How To Repair Garage Door Opener

Garage door opener repair is best done by professionals for accurate problem identification. This leads taking of the necessary actions to resolve the problem. Here are some common opener problems that you need to know about and their possible solutions:

Why did my garage door opener stop working?

Your garage door opener may stop working due to the following reasons:

  • Blocked photo eye

The photo eye is a safety device that detects whether there are objects blocking the door. If an object is detected, the door reverse mode is induced. Dust and dirt particles may prevent the laser beams from detecting objects. If this is the case, normal cleaning with a soft tissue will definitely solve the problem. It’s important to regularly check the cord attached to the photo eye whether it’s damaged.

  • Disrupted power source

If your opener fails to work, check the power supply before taking any other action. The opener should always be plugged into a working power outlet. Test the power outlet by plugging in another electronic device. Similarly, check the circuit breaker and fuses. If you need a hand, contact a technician to help you out.

  • Broken torsion springs

Torsion springs operate under intense pressure that makes them to snap and break. This automatically means that your opener may fail. Therefore, assess whether the springs are intact before forcing the door to open.

  • Faulty remote control

A faulty remote control may make your opener not to function properly. Check the batteries of the remote control and test whether it’s working. To perform a comprehensive opener assessment, contact a technician.

How much does it cost to fix a garage door opener?

At Eden garage doors, customers are provided with a free accurate quote for the repair. The quote is compiled after a thorough assessment of the problem either on site or following a detailed description by the garage owner. Before engaging a repair man, always request for a quote to determine the cost.

The cost of door opener repair is determined by:

  • The extent of damage that dictates whether the opener is to be replaced entirely or not.
  • The distance that the handyman has to travel to your home.
  • The presence of other underlying causes for a failed opener. If there’re other parts damaged, then they’ll have to be repaired as well.

Generally, a comprehensive opener repair costs between $170 and $250. However, repair for minor opener issues may cost as little as $50. If you have to engage an electrician to sort some wiring issues, the cost will increase as well as when you need to replace the opener with the new advanced models. Call an expert for more details.

Garage Door Won’t Open All the Way, what could be the problem?

Your door may not open all the way because of the following reasons:

Blocked photo eye

  • Broken torsion springs
  • Faulty door opener
  • Blocked tracks by debris
  • Disconnected power switches
  • Loose or snapped cables
  • Door open limits that are off

At times, your garage door opener will produce some grinding noise and fails to lift the door. In this case, consulting a professional from Eden garage Doors Company is highly recommended for a safe and successful repair process.

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