Have you ever pushed the button on the wall and your garage door didn’t open or close? If that is something you are dealing with, you can try these tips to figure out what’s wrong. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair are experts in the industry, and our technicians know exactly how to fix this type of problem. These are some of the things we would try:
Cut The Power to The Wall Mount and Opener
Prior to working with the wall mount or opener, cut off the power. You can do that by flipping the switch in the breaker box that powers these two things. Also, go ahead and unplug the opener just to be on the safe side.
Check The Wiring to See if it is Loose
In order to see if the wires are a little loose, you can gently pull on them. Be careful not to pull them out or loosen them up. Many openers have more than one set of wires, so you need to check both sets.
If you think they are loose, then you will need to use a screw to tighten the wires. Or, you may need to push in the connectors depending on the type of opener you have.
Determine if the Wiring is Bad
To determine if the wires are bad, you can unscrew the connectors and touch the head of a screwdriver to the two screws. If you have the push-in type of connectors, then you will need to remove the wires and connect it to the terminals. If the door works when you do this, then you know the wires need to be replaced.
Test the Button to See if it is Bad
In order to see if the button is bad, you will need to disconnect the wires from it. Then, touch the bare end of the wires together. If the door works, then it means either the wires were not tight enough or the button is bad. Be sure you screw in the wires or push-in the connectors just to make sure the wires are not the problem.
However, if you’ve already tested the wires, then you know the button needs to be replaced. You can either use the same type of button that you currently have installed, or you can get a doorbell button to replace it.
Garage Door Opener Still Won’t Work?
After trying all of these ideas, you may still be coming up short. If that’s the case, then there’s a good chance that the opener itself needs to be replaced. Or, maybe the opener can be repaired to avoid the additional charge of the parts and labor.
Call Us For Repairs
The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has a team of professionals that can come out and work on your opener. We’ll send one of our experts over to you right away to determine the problem. Once they know what’s going on, they’ll give you a solution.
Call us now so we can get someone working on your home. We look forward to hearing from you.