Don't ignore issues your garage door is experiencing. These will eventually get worse over time, leading to your garage door not working at all. Sometimes, the solution is simple; you might need only one of these easy fixes to get it back in working order.
Try these easy fixes to get your garage working again
- Change the batteries—The issue may not be with your garage door at all, meaning the garage door opener could be the cause. The first thing you should do if your door isn't opening or closing is change the batteries in your remote.
- Check the tracks—Sometimes, your door gets slightly off track, causing it to not open or close properly. If the problem isn't too bad, you may be able to smooth out the track and fix it yourself. Be sure to check the track mounts as well.
- Power—Did you accidentally unplug the garage door opener when you were rearranging your garage? Plug it back in, and your door should start opening and closing properly again.
- Lubrication—If the metal tracks or brackets aren't properly lubricated, they can rust or break over time. Make sure the tracks and brackets are properly oiled and lubricated to make them last as long as possible.
If these simple troubleshooting actions don't work, the problem could be more serious than you thought. You may need to replace a part for your garage door to function properly again.
Five garage door opener parts you may need to replace
- Universal remote control—If your remote control still isn't working after you change the batteries, it could need to be replaced. A universal remote should work with your garage door opener regardless of the model.
- Garage door wireless keypad—A wireless keypad adds to the security of your garage door. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines when programming the keypad for proper installation.
- Garage door opener battery—If you notice that your door is opening and closing much slower than usual during a power outage, you could need a new garage door opener battery. For installation, you will need a flathead screwdriver.
- Garage door motor assembly—Motors can burn out with overuse or as the result of an internal short circuit in a motor winding.
- Garage door opener chain idler pulley—If the chain idler pulley is broken, then you may start to see your chain get off track.
Sears PartsDirect has the garage door parts you need
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