Troubleshooting Garage Door Openers

The benefits that an automatic garage door offer don’t  have to be explained. People forget how much of a pain in the neck it was getting out of your car when it was cold or raining. Well, when your garage door opener breaks down, you will be reminded of those days. But to avoid that from happening, here are some troubleshooting tips you can conduct if your garage door opener stops working.

  • If the door simply doesn’t do anything when you press the button, the first thing you should look for is a dead battery.
  • If that doesn’t work, try opening it with the wall switch. If that doesn’t work there is probably something wrong with power getting to the unit. Check to make sure it’s plugged in and whether any fuses have been thrown.
  • Just because it’s electric doesn’t mean you can’t open it manually. There will usually be a chain on the ceiling that you can pull that will release the door, then manually open or close the door. If the door cannot be raised or closed, there is something mechanical wrong. Probably a spring.