It may not always feel like it, but technology is meant to make our lives easier. It won’t feel that way when its 120 degrees in Phoenix, you’ve got a trunk full of groceries, and your garage door opener won’t work. This garage door opener troubleshooting guide will help you get things back On Track in Phoenix.
While garage door openers are getting more convenient and are able to do more, there is also more that can go wrong. Take a look at the list below and try the quick fix. With some luck you’ll be able to troubleshoot the issues simply and get back to business.
Have To Be Close For The Garage Door Opener To Work
There are a couple things that could be going on with a garage door opener that only works when you’re close enough to smell your garage door. Firstly you might need to replace the batteries. While replacing the batteries take a second to clean the contact points that the battery touches. Build up on these contact points, or corrosion can cause poor performance in any electrical device. If you’ve worked on the battery situation and still have to be super close to get your garage door opener to work it’s time to get neighborly. With limited bandwidth for garage door openers to operate in Phoenix, there’s a chance that a stuck button on your neighbor’s garage door opener causes you to have to be super close to get yours to work.
Brand New Batteries And Garage Door Opener Still Doesn’t Work
You’ve cleaned the contacts, you’ve shoved new batteries in your garage door opener and it still doesn’t work. The first thing to check is that the garage door opener is still set to the correct frequency. If you’ve checked to make sure that both the remote and garage door opener are speaking the same “language”, then there is a good chance that it is the opener, and not the remote. First off you’re going to want to check your breaker box and ensure that you haven’t blown a breaker that your garage door opener works off of. Secondly you want to make sure that the garage door opener is in fact plugged in, and your kids haven’t “borrowed” an outlet and left it unplugged. If it wasn’t the power or the breaker box you might have an internal garage door opener issue and you’ll want to contact your local garage door service company in Phoenix.
Garage Door Opener Wall Switch Works, But Not The Remote
Like most of the issues the first place to look is the batteries in your garage door opener remote. If the connections are clean and you’ve got fresh batteries in your garage door opener there’s a chance that your safety sensors are the problem. Some garage door systems utilize a infrared beam that’s broadcast across the door. If one of these sensors are dirty, blocked or misaligned it can stop your system from working. If you’ve checked to make sure that the route of travel for your garage door is clear you can long hold your wall switch and it will open and close the door. Ensure that the sensors are straight and aligned correctly, are clean, and there aren’t any items blocking their path to clearly communicate with each other. Lastly you can unplug the system and it will reboot. Many times this will reset the infrared sensors and clear your problem.
The Garage Door Opener Remote Only Works In Hot or Cold Weather
This is another sign that your infrared sensors are becoming misaligned. The metal that your garage door is made of can expand and contract with the extreme temperatures here in Phoenix. If you can operate your garage door via the wall switch it might be time to realign your sensors. Many owners aren’t confident to work with these sensors, if you’re unsure of how to make sure this safety feature is set up correctly call your local garage door experts.
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If you’ve tried these garage door opener troubleshooting tips and its still not working you need to have the experts come and get you back On Track.