Intelligent garage door controls for making life easier. We save you the hassle of getting out of your vehicle to open and lift heavy doors manually. Instead, a simple button-click activates a motor that lifts it out for you.
But as with any mechanical system, there can – and do-be issues. Understanding what to do when malfunctions arise would guarantee timely repair of the issue so that you can continue to enjoy the comfort it offers.More about the author
Below we will discuss the 4 most popular homeowners-reported issues. We’ll also explain how to know when it’s time to call an experienced garage door repair expert.
#1-Broken Springs The system includes high-voltage torsion springs which help the motor inside the operator raise the doors upwards. Although the springs are strong and durable, they are not eternally lasting. They may be compromised by prolonged use over many years to the point that they crack. Based on their price you may expect them to last from 5 to 20 years.
If a torsion spring occurs, it’s strongly recommended that you stop from opening the doors manually. That can be risky. The exception to this law is where there is a release lever that disconnects the spring from the door entirely.
#2–Damaged panels Individual panels of your doors-more than a dozen of them are possibly-will experience significant wear and tear over time. Left unattended, they may start wavering and cracks form. The best solution would be to mount replacements.
It’s important to realize that the panels offer support for the frame of your screen. If one or more get severely compromised, the balance may be adversely affected. That, in turn, endangers the whole system.
#3-Opener malfunctions involving remote openers are extremely common and sometimes easy to fix. If you don’t activate the operator’s motor by tapping on your door, try clicking the wall-mounted panel. If the wall-mounted device is running, try to change the battery inside the control. If the issue can not be fixed by installing new batteries, make sure that the buttons on the remote have not been broken or jammed.
It’s also likely the remote transmits a slightly different frequency to the processor of your device than it should. If you’re unsure how to test the level, a qualified garage door repair service in your region is worth calling for.
#4-Displaced or damaged cables You will find a set of pulleys and cables if you look closely at the components that make up the network. Without those parts the doors could not be opened mechanically. Even if the cables seem solid, they may split. More often, owing to stress, turning, or other problems arising from inadequate mounting, they slip away the pulleys. If they crack or spill, there will be an inert door to both cases.
When a cable has come off the pulley, you might be forced to reposition it yourself. It is a simple process. The thing is, that’s risky too. You would be better served to contact a contractor who has expertise in fixing automated garage doors.