With some things, you can put up with the fact that they’ve got a little… ‘character’. A scratch in your car, a doorknob that you need to jiggle a little bit, your partner who insists on keeping sauce in the fridge and not the cupboard: all of these imperfections can be endured, accustomed to and moved on from.
But your garage door opener is, unfortunately, not one of those things. You can’t simply claim a problem with your garage door opener as ‘character’. Garage doors need to be working like a well-oiled machine, each and every time you go to open or close it. So, in this post, we’ll tell you 3 signs that your garage door opener has got a little character, and how you can uncharacter-ise it!
1) Your door keeps stopping and auto-reversing halfway down
It might be comical to watch your garage door spaz out and get halfway down before changing its mind and reversing back up again. But, we can assure you, this’ll get pretty old, pretty quickly – especially when it becomes clear that it’s a sign your garage door opener isn’t working properly. This could be an issue with your garage door opener recognising some sort of resistance when there’s nothing actually blocking the garage door’s path. To get this annoying problem sorted out, contact The Garage Door Guys. A friendly technician will figure out why your garage door opener isn’t working properly and will either repair or recommend replacing the opener.
2) The door and opener are making a lot of noise
This problem is far less entertaining than the first. In fact, it’s frankly concerning and will wipe the smile off your face in an instant. Nothing in your home should be making loud grinding or crunching noises apart from maybe your coffee machine – in which those cacophonous noises pay off immensely, might we add. If either your door or your opener are making loud, unusual noises, then your opener certainly isn’t working properly. This could be due to a broken component, a misaligned door or a range of other reasons.
3) The remotes are not operating the door anymore
There could be an easy answer to this one: they’ve run out of battery power. But if your remotes still aren’t operating the opener after checking the batteries, then you’ve got a bigger problem. Call up a garage door technician from The Garage Door Guys and they’ll test your opener using new remotes, or run some other diagnostics if that fails.
There are a heap of other signs that your garage door opener isn’t functioning to the best of its ability, but at least now you know three of the most common ones. The Garage Door Guys are Adelaide’s best team of repairers, installers and retailers of garage doors, having expert knowledge in opener repairs and stocking a wide range of quality replacements. Grab a quote from your mates at The Garage Door Guys and get your door back on track today.