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Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting Tips

Garage door opener troubleshooting tips can come in handy during changes of seasons. When the weather gets cooler in fall and even colder in winter, it’s not unusual to have trouble with your garage door opener. Even the best openers like Linear, LiftMaster, and Genie can occasionally experience problems with opening and closing. Whether you have chain or belt drive, wall mount or smart model, it’s not uncommon to experience an operational issue.garage door keypad

6 Troubleshooting Tips & Reminders for Openers:

  1. Battery Backup is a key feature so when the power goes out on a stormy night remember you can still access your garage from the safety of your car.
  2. Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone from anywhere in the world, as well as, get alerts when your garage door has been opened.
  3. Soft Start and Soft Stop feature eliminates the noises associated with your garage door suddenly going into motion and hitting the ground.

Garage Door Seasonal Awareness

  1. This time of year, falling leaves are the number one culprit in blocking the photo-eye sensors that keeps your garage door from closing. Make sure you clean debris and cobwebs away from your sensors.
  2. Use the change of seasons as a reminder to check the batteries in your remote controls and keyless entry pads. If the lights are dim or you have to get really close to the garage door, chances are your batteries need replacement.
  3. Change in temperatures can cause older springs to suddenly break. Have your garage door professionally serviced before the winter months kick in.

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Treat Your Garage Door Technology Like Any Other Device

Your garage door requires technology to operate smoothly. Just like many devices, change the batteries just like you do with the smoke detectors in your home. Make a notation on your calendar as a reminder. If you use a smartphone to operate your garage door, make sure to keep your apps up to date for safety, security and the latest operational information. It’s a good idea to check your Wi-fi connections too.

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It’s easy to take your remote garage door opener technology for granted. It’s awfully convenient especially during rain, snow, wind and overall inclement weather. However, if you don’t maintain it at all, it shouldn’t be a surprise if you experience a common problem with your garage door opener. The door can suddenly start opening and closing automatically. It may not open or close properly when pressing your opener button either in the car or on the remote. You may need to troubleshoot problems when the remote garage door stops halfway.

The first step is to stay calm if you have a malfunctioning garage door that needs repair. It could be a simple fix with reprogramming your universal remote. If your garage door is beeping or flashing a color, it could just be the batter backup notification. Christie Overhead Door has received calls from customers about grinding noises when a door doesn’t open. It’s possible a screw drive repair is needed. Carriage garage door parts have teeth that wear away overtime.  Christie Overhead Door can repair garage door openers and supply replacement parts at an affordable price. Contact Christie Overhead Door to learn more.