5 Signs That Your Garage Door Motor Needs Repairs


Your garage door motor makes it easy and convenient to open your garage door. If it's damaged, you risk being locked in or outside of your garage. It can also cause accidents where the garage door closes unexpectedly causing injury. Your property is also at risk since a faulty garage motor may cause the garage door to open at awkward, unexpected times. If you see signs that your garage door motor needs repair, don't wait until they worsen. Look out for the following signs that will show you when your garage door motor needs repair. 

Intermittent Opening and Closing of the Garage Door

Your garage door should only open when you want it to. If your garage door randomly opens and closes without warning, make the call and get the garage door motor inspected and repaired. Left unattended, this is an accident waiting to happen. It may close when something or someone is in its path and cause injury or property damage. 

The Sudden Reversal of the Garage Door

If you open your garage door, and it opens halfway only to reverse and close again, take it as a warning sign. Not only is this inconvenient, but it also indicates that the garage door motor is broken. Ensure you have it inspected and repaired as soon as you notice the first garage door reversal. 

Your Garage Door Doesn't Open or Close at All

Failure to respond to commands also spells trouble for your garage door. If you try opening or closing your garage door, yet it won't budge, call an expert to help resolve the situation. Before you do, confirm that the batteries in your remote work by changing into new ones and trying to open the garage door. Once you do this and it still won't open or close, the chances are that the garage door motor is damaged. 

Noisy Garage Door

Your garage door should open and close smoothly in its tracks. If the motor is working well and the garage door is well maintained, you shouldn't be able to hear your garage door in motion. If you hear a creaking, clanking, or squeaking sound, it could be an indicator that your garage door motor is straining and needs the attention of an expert. If the noise becomes too much, this could be a sign that the garage door might snap at any time. 

Old Technology

If your garage door continually breaks and needs small repairs, it may be a sign that the garage door motor is failing. Continuing to use it in its state will leave you with an unreliable garage that may be under-powered. Constant repairs on the old garage door motor may prompt you to replace it and enjoy the service of new technology.

Don't wait till the effects of your broken garage door motor are too detrimental to take back. Call a garage door motor repair service as soon as you notice any of these signs. 


20 August 2020

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