Garage Door Opener Repair & Installation Thornton
High Quality, Reliable Garage Door Opener Repair, and Installation Services
Repairing or installing the garage door opener is an important task that requires experience and proper training. We at Olympus Garage Door Repair have more than a decade of experience, and our team is built from licensed & insured professionals. Reach us today to receive same-day service from one of our expert technicians.
Our Garage Door Opener Repair Services
The garage door opener is built from different parts that can be replaced or repaired. However, different issues demand different solutions, and sometimes it will be a better idea to install a new unit. Here is a list of repairs we can do to save you the cost of buying a new opener.
The opener is built from different gears such as the chain drive gear and sprocket. These gears usually wear out after continuous usage and need to be replaced.
Also known as the logic board, the motherboard is the brains of the opener that contains the radio frequency receiver for the remotes and other control components.
Damaged or Missing Sensors
The garage door sensors are one of the safety mechanism your garage door opener has. When you have a problem with this unit, you may have a hard time closing your garage door.
A Loose Chain
The garage door opener’s chain should be tightened enough that it doesn’t hit the garage door. It might sag slightly, but that’s not a cause for concern. Generally, loose chains can happen with rugged or prolonged use of the garage door.
A non-functional wall unit or remote
This issue can be caused by simple reasons such as dead batteries or by an unplugged opener. If these aren’t the issues, you may need to replace to remote and the wall unit.
Garage Door Opener Installation
Some issues are more complicated than others, so you can’t fix them with a simple garage door opener repair. In those cases, the most appropriate thing to do is to ask for a new opener installation to avoid any more problems.
Some primary scenarios of when you should ask for a new garage door opener installation instead of a repair:
• You need to replace an old unit with a better one.
• You are selling your house and you need your garage door opener to work properly for the home inspection.
• The garage door opener has problems frequently.
Common Garage Door Opener Issues
Grinding noises usually happens when there’s broken gear. Alternatively, the motor might be failing and in need of a replacement.
The Garage Door Opener is Not Closing Normally (Sensors)
If your garage door is in the process of closing and gets back up in the middle, the most likely reason lies with the sensors. The simple fixes are – checking if there is something in their way, seeing if the sensors are aligned, and clearing the sensors eye.
Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t Work
This is the second safety mechanism your garage door has. This feature tells the opener if the door reached the floor or if something (or someone) was in the way. When not programed properly, the reversing feature can make the opener think it hit an object even when it only reached the floor.
The Remote Keypad or Control of the Garage Door Opener is not Responding
As mentioned before, this problem can have a simple fix such as replacing the batteries, checking if there is debris on the motor antenna, or seeing if the opener is unplugged. For other issues, you should contact a professional.
Emergency Release is Pulled Down
Sometimes when there is an outage, people pull down the emergency release and forget to re-engage it. The solution for this issue is to simply re-engage the release cord.
Types of Garage Door Openers
Types of Garage Door Openers From Liftmaster:
A chain-driven garage door opener uses a chain like on a bicycle. It pulls and pushes the trolley connected to the metal bar and the garage door.
This is the classic opener style. It’s typically less expensive than the others on the market. However, they can be noisy.
A belt-driven garage door opener uses the same mechanisms as the chain-style ones. However, there’s a belt instead of a chain.
This motor is as reliable as the chain drive and needs less maintenance. Furthermore, it is quiet and comes with a battery backup.
Wall Mount Opener
Also called a Jackshaft garage door opener, this unit installed on the side of your door rather than overhead. It can be either belt-driven or chain-driven.
We repair only Liftmaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman. If you don't have one of this brands, we can install you a new garage door opener instead.
Repairing or installing a new garage door opener usually takes several hours. We do our best to provide same-day service, so when you reach us you will have a working opener the same day you called.
There are some cases when you can troubleshoot the problem yourself like replacing the batteries on your remote control. When you reach us about your opener, we will ask you guiding questions to see if we need to come or if you can fix the issue on your own.