Why Your Garage Door Opener May Not Be Responding

Why Your Garage Door Opener May Not Be Responding

Knowledgeable Installers Can Identify and Repair Garage Door Opener Issues

It is quite likely that most people can recall at least one instance when they tried to have a conversation with another person who is preoccupied with other thoughts or something that is taking place elsewhere in the room. This preoccupation is often manifested when that other person is asked a direct question, perhaps more than once, yet they virtually have no reaction, let alone any response.

At this point, the questioner will probably walk away and tell someone else (anyone who will listen) about the frustrating conversation with so-and-so because, in their words, the lights are on but nobody is home. Assuming this phrase is not meant in any derogatory fashion, it does get the point across that the other party was thinking of something else and not actively engaged (or even disinterested) in the immediate discussion/interaction.

Albeit a stretch, this analogy could be applicable in situations when a garage door opener appears to be getting power but the door does not move when commanded by a remote control or wall switch. In this case it can be said that, although the garage door opener is there physically (the light is on), its response mechanisms might be somewhere else (but nobody is home). Well, we told you this correlation would be a stretch.

When a garage door opener is getting power but does not open/close the garage door on command, the issue could lie with one of several sources. These causes could include:

  • A built-in garage door lock that has been directly engaged
  • A garage door spring or cable that has broken or lost its tension
  • Bent, damaged, or obstructed garage door tracking and/or rollers
  • The electrical and/or mechanical systems of the garage door opener
  • Opener disconnect switch might have been unintentionally disengaged

If a homeowner identifies the problem to be an engaged door lock or a disconnect switch that has been disengaged, the matter can be easily rectified and the door opener should then resume its normal operation. However, in the event of a malfunctioning opener or issues with door hardware, it would be advisable to call upon a professional garage door services company such as Whitby Garage Doors.

The skilled technicians from Whitby Garage Doors are fully trained and knowledgeable in the installation and repair of garage door openers, and can in turn apply their expertise to confirm the source of the problem and complete the necessary repairs; this is would also alleviate any safety risks for the homeowner, particularly in relation to the dangers of working with high-tension door parts like the torsion spring and cables.

Installation and Service for All Makes and Models of Garage Door Openers

In addition to their diagnostic and repair services, the technicians from Whitby Garage Doors can capably complete the installation of new garage door openers when situations dictate. Such circumstances might consist of:

  • Replacing a current opener that is no longer effective
  • New or first-time installations for existing garage doors
  • New or first-time installations when replacing an existing door
  • Replacement of older garage door opener technology (>15 years)

The Whitby Garage Doors technicians will ensure that the new garage door opener (or a new opener-new door ensemble) will be installed efficiently and appropriately to ensure optimal performance and compliance with all manufacturer warranties.

Whitby Garage Doors installs and services all makes and models of garage door openers and offers the expertise homeowners need to recommend the best course of action and remedy the situation quickly in order to restore the convenience and security provided by a garage door opener.

For further information on the garage door opener services available from Whitby Garage Doors, please visit https://whitbygaragedoors.com/services/

If your garage door opener light is on but it does not move your door when commanded call the professionals from Whitby Garage Doors today at 905-441-1512 to schedule a service visit to detect the cause of the problem and have it rectified as soon as possible.

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