Broken Garage Door Opener?
If your garage door fails to open with either the remote or the wall switch (but does work manually), you might want to check out the motor unit. Is it plugged in? Take a moment to check the fuse and the circuit breaker as well.
Check the garage door
Are you sure that the garage door opener is the problem? There is always the chance that your garage door problems have nothing to do with the opener and are, in fact, caused by the garage door itself. The easiest way to determine the nature of the problem is to try opening it the old-fashioned way. This will mean having to disconnect the garage door from the opener and then pulling it up manually. If you are unable to open the garage door manually, you may be dealing with broken springs. Another potential problem: the tracks on your garage door could be damaged. You may be able to fix the tracks by pounding out dents with a rubber mallet or using a little sandpaper on the affected area. However, if the tracks are badly damaged, a replacement may be the only viable option.
Replace the opener
If you’ve tried all the suggestions above and you’re able to open your garage door manually, you might have to buy a replacement garage door opener. The good news is, the replacement cost might not be that steep. Some garage door openers come with warranties, so check to see if the cost of replacing the opener can still be covered. If not, take a little time to shop around at a reputable location such as Sears. It’s possible to come away with a new garage door opener without making any huge financial sacrifices.
A garage door opener can be unbelievably pesky when not working correctly. It may be tempting to ignore the problem, but you’ll pay for your procrastination in the end! Save yourself time, money and headaches by following the troubleshooting hints explained above.
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