Garage Door Opener: Needs preventive maintenance

To keep your garage door opener working efficiently and reliably, maintain it periodically. Maintenance can help you catch developing problems, before they affect the opener's operation. When you inspect the garage door opener, check whether the door opens and closes smoothly. Tighten brackets and fasteners. Test the safety sensors and check the travel limits and force limits. Unplug the motor unit and test whether you can open the door with the emergency pull.

These repairs may help solve your Garage Door Opener problem:

Do garage door opener preventive maintenance

Bracket

To keep the garage door operating smoothly, periodically check the garage door opener for proper alignment and settings, following instructions in the owner's manual. Inspect hardware and lubricate moving components. Check the safety sensor for proper operation.

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Adjust and align the garage door opener

Safety sensor kit

When the garage door opener doesn't work operate properly, check the alignment of the motor unit and/or the rail and realign if necessary. If necessary, adjust the settings for travel limits and force limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. make sure that the photoelectric eyes of the safety sensor are aligned.

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Replace garage door opener brackets

Bracket

Brackets fasten the garage door opener to the garage door. The brackets can wear out, break or be damaged. Physically inspect the brackets and other door hardware to see whether the components need to be replaced.

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