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Your garage door is one of your home’s most essential elements. Unfortunately, even the best garage doors are likely to break down or suffer damage in time. If your garage door opener no longer works properly, you may need the help of a professional to get it back in working order. Fortunately, the experts at Viking Overhead can provide regular maintenance services or emergency garage door opener repair when you face a broken garage door opener.

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5 Common Causes of a Broken Garage Door Opener

If your opener has stopped working, the issue might be one of these:

1. Locked Door

If your garage door opener seems broken, first check whether the wall station is locked. If it is, you’ll need to unlock it before using your garage door. Look for the lock switch on your garage’s wall button. If you need help remembering how to unlock your garage door, consult your owner’s manual for instructions.

2. Unplugged or Faulty Motor

Most garage door opener models feature a light that activates when the motor does, so if you see that the light isn’t working, check the plug to ensure it is properly connected to the power socket. If it is and you still can’t get power to your door, or if you hear loud screeching when you try to use it, your motor may be burnt out and need a professional inspection.

3. Faulty Motor Eye Sensor

The motor eye sensor is a small device that detects the position of the door in relation to its frame. You’ll have difficulty opening your door if the motor eye sensor is faulty. Try fixing the motor eye sensor by wiping the lenses, checking if both sensors are aligned and ensuring nothing intercepts the beam.

4. Circuit Breaker Issue

Circuit breakers protect your electrical system from overloads, so they can trip when too much electricity is used at once. To see if a fuse is blown or to reset your breaker, turn off the power at your home’s main electrical panel and then turn it back on again.

5. Remote or Keypad Problems

If you suspect remote or keypad issues, first check the battery and replace it if it’s low or dead. If that doesn’t work, try reprogramming the keypad and remote. Finally, ensure your garage door antenna points downward to receive signals from your remote control properly.

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When to Fix Your Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener is a critical part of your home. If it stops working correctly, you may not have the ability to get into or out of your garage. It may be time to call a professional for a garage door repair if you:

  • Hear grinding noises when the garage door is opening or closing.
  • Suspect the garage door opener is outdated.
  • Notice inconsistencies with your pattern of opening and closing the door.
  • Need assistance from an outside source, such as manual force, to open or close your door.
  • Can’t figure out the cause of the problem.

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Viking Overhead is a leader in garage door repair and installation, offering high-quality service at an affordable price. From our uniformed technicians and warranties to the materials we use, we aim to provide our customers with the best experience possible.

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