San Antonio Garage Door Opener Repair

The garage door opener might be the most important piece of your garage door. Without it working properly, you’ll end up frustrated when you can’t get in (or out) of your garage. If the opener is malfunctioning, you might be in need of garage door opener repair.

The first step is to try and narrow down what’s causing the problem.

Parts of the Opener to Repair

All of the potential problems above correspond with a specific part of your garage door opener. Once you’ve determined what’s causing the malfunction, you can start troubleshooting that specific part.

Malfunctioning Remote?

If you can get your door to operate with your wall switch, but the remote doesn’t work, the problem could be one of two things:

  • The batteries in the remote have run out. Most remotes operate off of inexpensive watch batteries. Check your owner’s manual to determine exactly the type of battery you’ll need.
  • The radio transmitter has failed. Radio kits can be purchased to update or replace existing pieces. Be sure you consult with a professional to ensure installation is performed correctly.

Broken Wall Switch?

Wall switches can be damaged by power surges or other unexpected events. If your garage door operates, but won’t move from you pressing the wall-mounted button, you may need to replace this component. Be sure that if you choose to install a replacement part, the wiring is insulated and routed safely.

Motor Not Responding?

Check the Circuit Board

Inside your garage door opener’s motor, there is a circuit board. This delicate piece of electronic equipment is damaged by power surges and overloads. When your door doesn’t operate in any sense, even if there’s power to the motor, the circuit board probably needs replacing.

After this piece is repaired, consider plugging your motor into a surge-protected outlet. This may limit damage in the future.

Door Moving Too Far? Not Far Enough?

Check the Limit Switch

The limit switch is what tells your garage when to stop moving once it’s started. Adjusting the limit switch is a multi-step process involving measuring the distances between your garage door and the ground.

Ultimately, though the limit switch appears easy to adjust, it’s best left to a professional. It’s an important safety feature that prevents your door from closing on you or others. We highly recommend you schedule an appointment with a professional, rather than repairing it yourself.

Garage Door Making Noise? Moving Too Slowly?

Check the Motor or Drive Gears

Be on the lookout for loud grinding noises, your garage door stuttering while it moves, or extremely slow opening/closing. All of these are signs your motor is wearing out. Most likely, the main drive gear has started to fail. As soon as this occurs, the other moving parts of your garage are at risk.
Get in touch with our repair specialists today, and we’ll get your motor back in working order.

Garage Door Won’t Move?

Check the Carriage or Tracks

If your motor runs, and the carrier or carriage (the piece that moves your garage door along the track) moves, but the door stays in place, your tracks are likely bent. If the precise tracking is altered by weather, time, or collisions, it can completely stop your door from moving.

This type of repair is best handled by a professional garage door repair technician. Give us a call and we’ll make sure your tracks are precisely in order.

In Need of Garage Door Opener Repair?

Hill Country Overhead Door is your source for any garage door repair in San Antonio. If your garage door opener isn’t working, schedule an appointment for us to get it fixed.