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Garage Door Openers

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817-945-3272

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Almost all garage door operating systems include an automatic garage door opener to facilitate the lifting and lowering of the door. Instead of risking an injury lifting a heavy door by hand, users can enter a personal identification number on a keypad or press a button on a remote for instant access to the garage or the outdoors. When the opener fails to do its job, you can rely on Fort Worth Garage Door Repair to find the solution.

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Opener remote

The remote or keypad sends a radio code to the opener and activates the motor. The spring tension controls the door's descent or pulls the door up. The heavy lifting is actually done by the springs while the opener merely allows the door to overcome its inertia and controls how fast and how far it will open.

Broken opener? -Learn how to repair

In some cases, the fix for what appears to be a broken opener may be as simple as changing the batteries in the remote or the wall control unit. For something more complicated, you will need to contact a professional for help. If the problem is with the power supply to the opener, there may be broken or loose wires that need to be replaced.

Garage door fails to close

If the door fails to close or open completely, the problem could be with the opener's safety sensors or a problem with the setting on the close limit switch. The safety sensors detect objects in the door's path and prevent it from crushing anything in the way. If nothing is obstructing the sensor beams, the sensor itself may be faulty. Adjusting the close limit switch may be necessary if the door reverses direction after or before touching the floor.

A belt drive door opener

This is the most popular for residential use because the drive is quiet. This type of opener has a reinforced rubber or Kevlar belt with ridges on one side. The belt travels through a gear to pull the opener's trolley along the rail.

Chain drive openers

These are less expensive but noisier than openers with belt drives. Instead of a belt, the opener has a chain, which rattles against the rail when it is in motion.

A screw drive opener

This type of opener is more expensive than a chain drive model but cheaper than a belt driven unit. A threaded shaft reaches from the door to the opener and pulls or pushes the door into the open or closed position as it rotates.

Maintenance

Proper maintenance can eliminate many of the problems with noise caused by the garage door and opener. The chain on a chain drive opener will need to be adjusted occasionally because it will loosen up with use and start slapping against the rail. A routine maintenance call will involve lubricating the many moving parts in the system, cleaning the tracks and tightening all fasteners, bolts, hinges and mounts.

Best door openers on the market

We stock the best door openers on the market including products made by Genii and LiftMaster, two of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry. Call the specialists at Fort Worth Garage Door Repair for affordable options when you need help with your garage door opener.

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