Here are some common problems that can happen with garage door openers:
Motor Troubles: The motor can wear out or have electrical issues over time. This can make the opener stop working, so the garage door won’t open or close smoothly or may not move at all.
Safety Sensor Issues: Garage door openers have safety sensors near the bottom of the door. These sensors detect objects in the path of the closing door and prevent it from closing to avoid accidents. The opener might not work correctly if these sensors are dirty, misaligned, or damaged. It could cause the door to stop closing even if there’s nothing in the way, or it might reverse and go back up when it shouldn’t.
Remote Control or Keypad Problems: The remote control or keypad you use to operate the opener can have issues too. This can include battery problems, signal interference, or faulty buttons. If the remote control or keypad fails to communicate with the opener, it can prevent the door from opening or closing.
Drive System Issues: The opener uses different systems like chains, belts, or screws to move the garage door. These parts can break or become loose over time. If that happens, the opener won’t be able to move the door smoothly, causing it to jerk or not fully open or close.
Circuit Board or Wiring Troubles: Inside the opener, a circuit board controls its functions. If the board gets damaged or there are problems with the wiring, the opener may not work properly or stop working altogether.
Limit Switches Misalignment: The opener has switches that tell it when to stop opening or closing the door. The opener might not know when to stop if these switches are not correctly aligned or broken. As a result, the door may not close all the way or not open fully.
Professional Overhead Door Opener Repairs
Remember, trying to fix it yourself can worsen matters or even pose a risk. Cal-Western Overhead Doors can identify the problem and ensure the opener works properly again, allowing you to use your garage door without hassle. Contact John today!
Joe C. in Ventura says, “My garage door was not closing all of the time. It seemed like it was occasionally getting stuck. I called John, and he retightened the springs and fixed some of the track but told me that it was the opener that was the issue and not the springs. The door worked fine for the next two days, and the same issue came back. I called John and said, “When can you install another opener”. John installed the opener. A month later and the door is working like a charm. John is very professional, works efficiently, and his pricing is very fair. I strongly recommend his services. Thank you, John.” – as posted on Yelp.
Melissa W. in Ventura said, “John, the owner, answers the company phone himself. He arrives when he says he will. Courteous. Fair price (we had a broken part in our garage door opener) and efficient. Very professional.” – as reviewed on Yelp
Cal-Western Overhead Doors serves Ventura Country, Santa Barbara, and the west San Fernando Valley.