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If there’s a current issue with your garage door opener in the and you live within the Arlington, Fort Worth or surrounding areas, reliable service is just a phone call away. We offer 24-hour emergency service.
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Home industry experts estimate that most garage door openers last approximately ten years. Even though these units can last many years, it’s also important to note that there have been significant technology advancements in garage door openers recently. Due to this, a door that’s older than five years or so can be the weak spot for your home or business.
The reason is that newer garage door openers are manufactured using highly sophisticated technology. This not only makes the opener mechanism more robust, but it also allows their integration with a home’s security system. And that’s why experts recommend you talk to a professional technician about your new garage door opener installation in Arlington. Even if you are an experienced DIYer, there are so many aspects to consider that it’s easy to make a mistake, which could diminish the effectiveness and security of your garage door opener.
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Common Garage Door Opener Problems
Knowing the right company to call when you need garage door opener repair in Arlington is essential. In reality, when the open-and-close mechanism on your garage door fails, it’s not only inconvenient, it can also be a security issue. Because today’s garage door openers are very sophisticated machines the problem can be a bit complicated. Here is some basic troubleshooting you can try for yourself if your garage door opener is not operating.
Remote Works, Wall Switch Does Not
The problem could be as simple as replacing the wall switch. Lightning and power surges through your electrical lines can damage the electronic circuitry in your wall switch. You might think back whether or not you have recently had any significant thunderstorms. Other times transformers in your neighborhood can blow and send a power surge to nearby houses. If you can remember either of these two events occurring recently, then it’s likely that your garage opener wall switch got overloaded. Older type wall switches just use two wires to complete the connection that opens and closes your garage door. Newer style openers are designed to work with your specific garage door. If you have a more modern style unit, you’ll likely need a replacement wall switch.
Wall Switch Works, The Remote Does Not
It is possible that it is as easy as a bad battery. Or, the garage opener remote has gone bad. Try using your remote from very close range to see if that works. This allows you to ensure it’s not a range issue. Next check the antenna. Ensure it is correctly pointed.
If the wall switch is working, you know the disconnect isn’t in the wall switch. It could still be in the opener. First, replace the batteries in the remote to remove any doubt that it’s a batter issue. If your remote still doesn’t work, call Independent Overhead Doors. We will be able to determine if the receiver inside the opener is malfunctioning or if your remote has reached the end of its life.
Neither Wall Switch Nor Remote Work
If you are sure there is power to your garage opener unit but the door will not operate, the circuit board may be bad. It must be replaced. Over time wear and tear and this Texas heat can damage sensitive circuitry. Circuit boards are also often affected by power surges. Just a second of an electrical overload can fry the circuit board. If it’s possible, keep your opener on a surge protected outlet.
Garage Opener Makes Grinding Noise
A garage door grinding noise often means that the main drive gear has failed after years of use. This gear is one of the most crucial parts of the garage opener since it continually works. Usually, drive gears are plastic and function together with the worm gear. You can probably imagine the massive strain they take every time you operate your garage door.
If you are able to hear the grinding noise, don’t attempt to force the garage door open. Without a healthy main drive gear handling the load, the other parts inside your opener become vulnerable to increased strain and pressure. Call Independent Overhead Doors as soon as you notice the grinding noise.
The Carriage Moves, The Garage Door Does Not
More than likely, your trolley has broken. Parts that move along the rails of your garage door carriage assembly need to work with precision. If the trolley becomes even slightly misshapen, that precision is lost. The best course of action is usually to replace the trolley to correct any imbalance in your system.
Even With Garage Door Open, Motor Keeps Running
It is possible that the limit switch for your garage door needs to be adjusted. As the name implies, the limit switch works with your garage door opener to signal when the unit should stop working. Daily use can slowly nudge your limit switch out of its pre-set alignment. Periodic adjustments are necessary to prevent your garage door from working harder than it needs to. This is one of the things Independent Overhead Doors covers in our garage door tune-ups.
New Garage Door Openers In Arlington Texas
New Garage Door Openers Installed
The professionals at Independent Overhead Doors understand how vital good functioning garage doors are for today’s busy Arlington homeowners. That’s precisely why we recommend LiftMaster garage door openers. While we could sell any commercial brand, we trust LiftMaster. They are built with dependability in mind. The types of openers you can get from a LiftMaster garage door opener include:
Belt Drive Openers
Screw Drive Openers
Chain Drive Openers
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Garage Door Repair Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question or concern that is not listed here, feel free to contact us directly.
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What's The Difference Between The Screw, Belt And Chain Drive Garage Door Openers?
Belt Drive — This type of opener is very quiet with smooth performance. Belt drives work great to reduce noise in any adjacent rooms when operating the door.
Chain Drive — A chain drive garage door opener is very reliable. It is probably the most used type of garage door opener.
What Horsepower Garage Door Opener Do I Need For My Garage Door?
What Safety Features Are Important In A Garage Door Opener?
Without some safety features, your door will not work. This is true regardless of the type, size or brand of opener you choose. These mandated safety devices are built into the garage door system to prevent the door from closing when an obstruction (like a child) is in the door’s path. Most openers auto-reverse the door when an infrared beam detects any obstruction in the door’s path. Other safety features are:
- Rolling-code technology selects a new, non-repeating access code from among billions of possibilities every time you operate the remote control.
- A keypad or touchpad outside the garage allows entry via a programmable code. If this feature doesn’t come standard with the unit you choose, You can add it as an option.
- Many units have a simple doorbell-style button for opening and closing the door. Others have a more complex control panel with keypad programming and vacation lock to prevent the door from being opened while you’re away.
- Most openers include a light, which should stay on for a few minutes after the unit is activated to allow time to get into the house.
- Battery Backup feature that continues to operate the garage door opener even when the power is out, helping residents, homeowners and property managers through unforeseen, inconvenient outages. These units often supply power for up to two days, so even after 24 hours of standby time (i.e., full-day power outage), garage door opener will still perform 20 full “up and down” cycles.