Your garage door opener operates your system and tells each part what to do. If it begins to malfunction, it could cause your garage door to stop working properly.

Your garage door opener is made up of many different working parts, and typically the broken part can be replaced rather than having to replace the entire system. However, the system will need to be replaced if there is a safety issue or the model has been discontinued.

Learn more about the most common garage door opener issues and what they could mean.

Opener won’t work

If you’re pressing the buttons on your garage door remote and it’s not opening or making a sound, it could mean you need new batteries. First, check the batteries in your remote. It’s possible that they will need to be replaced. Remember that you probably installed the batteries for both the remote and the transmitter on the same day, so it’s a good idea to replace them both.

Garage DoorCheck the batteries first before moving on because this is an easy fix. The easiest ways to tell if the batteries need to be replaced is if you see the lights blinking, you have to hold the remote close to the opener, or it works intermittently

The keypad that you use to punch in the code to open the door also requires batteries, so make sure to replace them if it’s not working.

Opener reverses on its own

If you close your garage door and it begins to shut but then opens back up, it could be that the safety eyes need to be adjusted. The safety eyes for your garage door system sense when a person or object goes near or under the door as it’s closing and then reverses, preventing the door from injuring someone or damaging something.

Make sure that the safety eyes are working by testing them. Lay a board in the garage door’s path and press the garage door opener button so the door closes. If it goes back up, the sensors are working properly. If it doesn’t, the sensors may need to be replaced. There’s also a chance they need to be realigned. For more information about this, click here to check out Precision Door’s video.

Opener makes a lot of noise

Newer models of garage doors are virtually silent and you shouldn’t really be able to hear your garage door open and close when you’re inside of your house. If your garage door is making a lot of strange noises that you haven’t heard before, it could mean that there is something wrong with it. There could be a broken part, or it may be getting too old to function correctly. Be sure to contact your garage door company if your opener starts making a lot of noise.

If you’re having problems with your garage door opener, disconnect the opener from the door as soon as possible by pulling the emergency release when the door is in the closed position. It’s very important that the door is closed when you pull the emergency release, because if there is another issue with the garage door, such as the spring, an open garage door will come crashing down when the release is pulled.

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