Garage Door Opener Repair
Fix Your Garage Door Opener in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Having problems with your garage door opener? Contact All American Door Co. for fast repairs in the Minneapolis area at (763) 244–1605 .
Common problems, such as a unit that hums and will not open, can be successfully repaired by our technicians. We will get to the source of the problem and fix it for you without hassle.
What Does It Mean When the Opener’s Light is Flashing?
There are several things that can cause the light on your unit to flash.
Sensor Problem: One of the most common reasons for a flashing light is a sensor problem. Your door has a safety sensor attached to it. If there is a problem with the sensors, then the door will not be able to fully close or open. As a result of this, the opener lights will begin flashing.
The average cost to have an automatic garage door opener repaired is $222, with most homeowners spending between $113-$331. However, repair costs can be as low as $50 or as high as $550 depending on the repair. Because garage door openers are so important and the repairs can often be expensive, you can prevent your garage door opener from needing repairs by having it professionally maintained on a regular basis.
The cost to have your garage door opener repaired varies depending on how damaged the opener is. Repairs typically cost between $113 and $331 with most homeowners paying an average of $222, but repair costs can reach as high as $550 if the damage is severe. To figure out whether it would be cheaper to repair or replace your garage door opener, you’ll need to see how much repairs would cost and compare that to the cost for replacement. If the cost for repairs is higher than the cost for replacement would be, having your garage door opener replaced would be more worthwhile in the long run. Garage door opener replacement usually costs between $250 to $500. Another reason you may need to consider replacement over repair is if you’ve had your garage door opener for over 10-15 years.
Installing a garage door opener yourself is possible, but there are a variety of benefits to having it professionally installed:
- With professional installation, you can be sure the job is done right the first time.
- Professional garage door service companies have all of the tools and knowledge needed for the job.
- Garage door opener installation can be unsafe to attempt yourself and you can end up with severe injuries as well as an improper installation.
You will also want to make sure your sensors are placed properly; they must be directly near one another. In addition, the sensors must be cleaned using the proper procedures. There should be no dirt or other elements on the units.
Incorrect Mode: Your garage door opener may also be in the wrong mode. If it is not set in the right mode, the lights will flash when you try to shut or open the door.
Low Battery: Battery issues can also cause the light on the opener to flash. The unit may have a built-in battery that allows the opener to continue working when the power goes out. The indicator light will turn on if the battery is low.
Does Your Door Opener Hum, But Not Open?
If your door fails to open, there may be blinding or sprocket problems. If there is something blocking the rail, the garage door will not open as well. A professional inspection can usually solve this issue. The sprocket is found on the inside of the motor cabinet. The door will not function correctly if this component is broken. Contact your technician to repair or replace the sprocket.
Electrical issues can also cause problems. If the opener has damaged wiring, professional repair is recommended. Our technicians always comply with all safety procedures.
Contact All American Door Co. Today
If your garage door is not closing all the way, or if it’s not opening completely, there could be a problem with the opener itself.
You will want to check if the motor unit is plugged in, to make sure the problem is not caused by a disruption in the power source. If it’s not a power problem, contact your technician for help.
It is best to call for professional assistance. Safety is one of the main reasons to work with an experienced technician who can take care of the issue properly and ensure continued efficiency.
The team at All American Door (763) 244–1605 will be able to quickly repair any problems you may be having with the opener, so you can rest assured that your belongings are kept safe.