6 Easy Steps On What To Do When your Garage Door Stop Working (INFOGRAPHIC)
Isn’t it funny how seemingly small issues can throw a huge spanner in the works of your daily routine? Your garage door remote might not seem like the most important piece of technology in your life, but when it stops working you’ll definitely notice how much of a hassle it makes the simple task of coming and going from your home.
If you find yourself without a functioning garage door, follow this simple troubleshooting guide to see if you can quickly and easily solve the problem yourself. Otherwise, you can give us a quick call on 9457 8888 and we’ll be right there!
1. Check That It’s An Issue With The Garage Door Remote
The first step in fixing your garage door should be identifying where the problem is. If pressing the button on your remote doesn’t work, then the first thing you should do is press the hardwired button on the wall. If it still doesn’t work, you might have a more serious problem and should contact us straight away.
2. Check The Batteries
Once your sure that it’s just an issue with your garage door opener remote, then the first thing you should check is the batteries.
This is the most common cause of garage door failure as even a 25% reduction in battery power can seriously compromise the range and effectiveness of some remotes.
Replace the batteries with ones you know are fully charged (or if you use rechargeable batteries, make sure they’re fully charged).
3. Check The Battery Contacts
If replacing the batteries doesn’t work, then you might have issues with your battery contacts.
Dirty, worn or wet contacts inside of the battery case can mean the electrical current from the batteries won’t reach the circuit board inside of the remote.
Polish them with fine-grit sandpaper or fine steel wool to fix this problem.
If you need to repair or replace your garage door remote, we have a full range of remote controls and components for virtually every automatic door opener on the market.
4. Clean The Eyes
Believe it or not your garage door system has eyes. This refers to the plastic covering on the infrared unit on both the remote and the receiving unit that allows the signal to transmit.
If either becomes too dirty it can stop the signal getting through. Clean them with a damp cloth (be careful not to use anything too abrasive as if they’re too badly scratched your only option is to replace them).
5. Restart The System
Garage door remote controls and receivers are just small computers, and much like any computer sometimes you need to deploy the old “turn it off and turn it on again” technique to get things working again.
Switching the power off at the wall and remove the batteries from the remote for approximately 30 seconds should do the trick.
6. Still No Luck?
Tried all of this and your garage door remote still not working?
Give us a quick call on 9457 8888 and we can sort out any garage door issues you have in a timely manner. We even have a 24 hour emergency service for super urgent situations!