Does your garage door opener not have any power despite the fact that there’s power to the outlet? You work the switch, yet there’s no sound or lights. Chances are you have a bad circuit board. The most common cause is lightning strikes.
Circuit boards are the entire plastic housing system that holds the lightbulb and wire terminals. You’ll find the part number directly on the board itself. Though the idea of replacing the board may seem like brain surgery, it’s actually a fairly easy garage door repair. It takes about 10 minutes. All you need is a new board and a ¼ inch nut driver.
Remove the light cover and light bulb. Disconnect the switch and safety sensor wires. Remove a few screws. Reapply the new board and put everything back together. You’re done. Congratulations.
A new board runs about $80. It’s a good idea to protect it with a surge protector, which you can get at most hardware stores for about $10.
Have You Checked the Powersupply, Batteries?
Of course before you start replacing the circuit board you should first check to see if it might be a battery or power supply issue. Yes, your garage door repair problem could be this simple.
You’d be surprised how many emergency garage door repair calls we get that turn out to be nothing but a set of bad batteries. It’s gotten so bad that we make sure all of our response trucks are stocked with fresh batteries.
Power is an issue that’s easy to overlook. Switch out the batteries in your remote. Check to make sure the garage door opener is plugged in. Take a look at the circuit box to see if you’ve blown any fuses. If your garage door opener plugs in, make sure the socket is connected.
How to Replace Your Garage Door Opener Motor
If your garage door motor no longer seems to be working, it may need to be replaced. You can purchase a new motor assembly kit for your opener online or check with your garage door company. For a 2 car garage, you’ll probably need a ½ HP motor.
With the door in the closed position, disconnect the power to the garage door opener. All you need to do is unplug it. Disconnect the motor and loosen the chain. Take the cover off the opener by removing the 3 or 4 screws that hold it in place.
Take a look at the white gear, your motor, gear and how it is connected to the unit. You’ll need to connect the new gear the same way. Disconnect the RPM assembly and the motor, unscrewing the screws that hold it in place.
Attach the new motor in the same way, retracing your steps. Attach the wires to the appropriate connections. Reattach the motor’s cover.
Oil all moving parts. Congratulations! You just DIY repaired your garage door opener motor.
Call Us Anytime You Need Help
Got any questions? Feel free to give us a call. Sac’s Garage Door Repair provides service to all types of garage doors to the greater Sacramento area. We’ll be happy to help. All of our service is 100% guaranteed.