Garage Door Opener Articles and Videos

These articles and videos from Sears PartsDirect can help you keep your garage door opener operating smoothly and safely. And, check out our garage door opener repair help page to find more troubleshooting advice and step-by-step repair guides to keep your garage door opener moving the direction you want it to.

Garage Door Opener Common Questions

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Garage Door Opener Common Questions

Find answers in these questions our experts are often asked about garage door openers.

Appliance Repair DIY: What to Know Before You Begin

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Appliance Repair DIY: What to Know Before You Begin

See what things you should do before beginning a DIY appliance repair project.

10 Must-Have Tools for Appliance Repair

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10 Must-Have Tools for Appliance Repair

Come see which tools made our top 10 must-haves for DIY appliance repair.

How Safe Is Your Garage Door Opener?

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How Safe Is Your Garage Door Opener?

Check these three things to make sure you garage door works safely.

How to Install a Garage Door Opener Video

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How to Install a Garage Door Opener Video

This short video shows how easy it is to install a garage door opener.

How to Maintain a Garage Door Opener

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How to Maintain a Garage Door Opener

Learn what maintenance a garage door opener needs, and when to perform the maintenance.

How to Open a Garage Door with an Opener Manually

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How to Open a Garage Door with an Opener Manually

Learn how to open a garage door manually if power to your garage door opener fails.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

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How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

Garage Door Won't Move: Motor and Travel Troubleshooting Video

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Garage Door Won't Move: Motor and Travel Troubleshooting Video

Diagnose and repair problems if your garage door won’t move and the motor unit indicator light flashes 5 times.

How to Make Force Adjustments If a Garage Door Won't Open or Close Video

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How to Make Force Adjustments If a Garage Door Won't Open or Close Video

Check out these troubleshooting tips if your garage door freezes on the way up or if it stops and reverses directions on the way down.

Garage Door Opener Remotes Won't Work Video

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Garage Door Opener Remotes Won't Work Video

If your remotes don't work, you might need to disable the lock feature, eliminate RF interference or check the batteries.

Garage Door Opener Wall Control Troubleshooting Video

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Garage Door Opener Wall Control Troubleshooting Video

Diagnose and fix a problem with the wall control, wiring, logic board or power supply.

Easy DIY Garage Door Opener Repairs

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Easy DIY Garage Door Opener Repairs

You can repair your garage door opener yourself. We show you how.