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Troubleshoot Garage Door Opener Troubles

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Dallas, TX aims to give you the practical tips you need to care for your garage door. Over time, the different working parts of your assembly can wear out or become damaged. When this occurs, you need to troubleshoot the issues and determine how to fix the problem.

If your garage door opener is giving you issues, use these tips to troubleshoot the problems.

Start With Obvious Problems

It can be easy to overlook the obvious problems that can cause your opener to not function. Be sure that there is not a power failure in your home. If the lights are out in the home, then you know that is the reason it is not opening, unless you have a backup.

However, a less obvious power concern could be due to a tripped breaker. Go to the breaker box and make sure that all of the breakers are fine.

Test the Power Button

Push the power button and see if the lights work in your garage. If the lights are blinking on and off, or coming on at all, then you know that there is power to the button.

Is the Sensor Blocked?

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Garage doors have a safety sensor that detects if something is in the way of closing the door. If there is something breaking the beam between the two, it can keep the door from closing. Also, if one of the sensors is out of alignment, it can also keep it from closing.

Be sure to look at the light on the sensors. Most of these parts have a light that will come on if there is something in the way of the beam. It could be something as simple as cobwebs or dirt. Clean the sensors off completely.

Check Springs

If your door is failing to open all of the way, it could be on account of a broken torsion spring. The springs. Take a look at the springs and see if you can tell if either are broken.

It is very important that you realize how dangerous it is to try and repair broken springs yourself. Since the springs hold the door in place, if you take it down, it could cause fatal injuries. Be sure to contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas to have one of our certified technicians come out and handle the change.

Bad Battery

Another common problem is the battery dying in the keypad or remote. If the wall mount is opening the door, but the remote or the keypad is not, change out the batteries and see if that makes a difference.

Replace Motor

If the motor is bad, it will keep the overhead door from opening and closing. If you are pushing the buttons on the remote, wall, or keypad and nothing is occurring, this could be the problem.

Contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas

When your garage door will not open or close properly, contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dallas, TX. We will get someone to your door right away. We have 24 hour emergency care.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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