The motor is the heart of the garage door system, as in any other mechanical structure. It is arguably the most important part, and it sets all of the other parts in motion when you use the door. Indeed, timely garage door motor repair can help you avoid costly troubleshooting and replacement due to failures and wear over time.
Is My Garage Door Motor Broken?
Many household owners consider garage door motor repair a complex task, and they are right! You have to have a proper equipment, spare branded parts, and you absolutely have to make sure that all wires and cords are disconnected from electricity. In other words, it is always safer to call an experienced professional.
There are, however, several things that every house owner can perform independently, and these simple fixes might even fix your motor problem.
- Firstly, check that the garage door is properly plugged in. Even if it is, make sure you check the outlet and make sure that the cord is plugged in all the way.
- If you are not able to open your door using a remote control or a keypad, check the condition and position of the motor’s antenna (it should be pointing down).
- If your door does not open completely and gets stuck in the middle, try moving the up-limit switch (a level installed at the end of the track) closer to the motor. On the contrary, if the garage door opens but the motor is still running, try to move the up-limit switch away from the motor.
- Finally, we can not eliminate a worst-case scenario. Your garage door motor could have simply burned out. In this case, you will have to call a professional to replace your motor.
Garage Door Motor Repair Professionals
First Responders Inc. is a Toronto-based company specializing in garage doors installations, repairs, troubleshooting, and maintenance. We offer a quick, quality and affordable service, call us today!
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