Having a garage door that opens and closes at the press of a button makes the average driver’s life much easier. Without the doors hooked to the remote control, whenever you want to leave the garage or put your car back into the garage, you’ll have to get out and open or close the door. It’s incredibly inconvenient, especially if you go everywhere in your car and tend to run late!
If your garage door doesn’t open at the first press of the button, don’t keep pressing it. This may cause problems you can’t fix yourself. Instead, follow the following bullet points—what to investigate if your garage door openers in Rancho Cordova, CA aren’t working:
- They are locked: You may think you know whether or not your garage door is locked, but you may not. Many remote control garage openers feature a lock button as well. It is often used when you are away for long periods of time, like on a vacation, but other members of your family may have accidentally pressed the button. When this button is pressed, the remote cannot be used. If you release the lock on the remote and your doors still aren’t opening, make sure there isn’t a physical lock on your garage. This is worth a quick check before you call someone out to fix your remote control garage door openers.
- They may not be working correctly: It’s best to open the remote control battery compartment to make sure nothing is in the way of the batteries, and make sure that the batteries make good contact with the terminals. Squeeze the batteries against the terminals and remove any corrosion built up against the terminals with a nail file. If that doesn’t work, try re-programming the remote control. If you press the button and it sticks or you have to repetitively press it in order to open the door, it’s probably time for a new garage door opener.
- The safety sensors aren’t working: The safety sensors are attached both to the wireless remote control and the powerhead. They should each have a small LED light on them. When the remote control is pressed, the LED light should light up. If the light is off or it flashes, that means there is something wrong with the sensor and/or the powerhead. Check the wires connected to the powerhead. If you think something is wrong, it’s best to call a garage door professional.
- Something might be broken: If all else fails, make sure to inspect springs, cables, pulleys, hinges, rollers and other main parts of your garage door’s opening and closing system. If something seems wrong and needs to be repaired, call a garage door professional. To avoid rusting and broken parts in the future, make sure you seal the interior of the garage if at all possible. This will block moisture and other weather conditions that cause parts to eventually break.
If you still can’t figure out how to make your garage door openers in Rancho Cordova, CA work or have other questions, call Action Door Service.