Garage door only work intermittently? Chances are your opener is getting radio interference from other sources. These could be photoelectric sensors for security lights or other signal interference that could be causing a problem. An easy way to test it is trigger the remote while standing close to the unit. If it opens consistently that close but has trouble far away, you likely have an interference problem. This repair luckily does not require new garage door parts. All you have to do is to identify the source of radio interference and either move it or turn it off. The hardest part of this problem is identifying it.
The source could be security lights, ham radios or other electronics. To figure out which source is the problem, disconnect the power to each source, one by one, until the garage door is able to work again.
Other Reasons Garage Door Openers Fail to Work
There are numerous other reasons garage door openers might not be working. They could be low on batteries. They may need a new motor. Contact Sac’s Garage Door Repair to schedule an appointment to have it looked at. Serving the Roseville and Greater Sacramento areas, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can schedule a visit online. All our work is 100% customer guaranteed. Our technicians are certified, friendly professionals.
Troubleshooting Garage Door Opener Issues
Busted garage door opener? The first thing you do is check your batteries in your remote. The next is to check the power connection, including the fuse box. No, we don’t think you’re an idiot. But you’d be surprised how many emergency garage door repairs we’ve answered that were nothing but a dead battery. About half the time, the solution really is that obvious!
Next, release the garage door opener by pulling on the cord hanging overhead. Try to open the door manually. If you can’t, the problem isn’t the opener — it’s probably the door itself.
If the remote works but the wall switch doesn’t, you’ll need to replace either the wall switch or the switch wires. Unscrew the switch and touch the wires together. (They’re low voltage, so there’s no risk of shock.) If the opener work, the switch is bad. In that case, you’ll need to replace the switch wires.
Does the wall switch opener work but not the remote? You may need a new remote. Check online or with your garage door opener company. You can usually find a new one for not too much money. If you have an older opener, you might need to instead purchase a universal remote and have it programmed. It’s a fairly easy fix when it comes to garage door opener repair.