Garage Door Opener repair
Garage door openers are motorized devices that are programmed to open and close the garage doors. Most of them are controlled by automatic switches placed on the wall, or even custom remote controls owned by the homeowner. If you are a resident of Orange County and you are looking for garage door opener repair, you can contact our experts at Orange County Home Garage Doors. Whether your garage door opener has a technical glitch, or you are unable to determine the exact damage, our trained team of experts can assess the extent of damage and recommend an appropriate solution.
According to our experience, the most common problem with chain-driven door openers is shredded plastic gears. Fortunately, such garage door opener repairs are neither difficult, nor costly, and often take less than an hour. If you notice a strange clanging noise coming from your motor when opening the garage, and the door itself isn't moving forward, call us immediately to get the problem fixed. Let's have a look at the process for the repair of your garage door opener:
- Our experts will start by unplugging the opener from its support stand, then pulling up the emergency release rope and closing the garage-door by hand.
- The next step would be an inspection of the white synthetic gears. If the edges look as if they are shredded, then replacement would be necessary. Our technicians will help you find the best kit to install, of course depending on the available budget. Most standard gear kits contain a washer, grease tube, and two new gears; some even come with an instruction manual to guide users through the installation process
- If our examination reveals that your gears are in good shape, then the problem could be more serious. Here begins another round of tests to determine exactly where the problem lies before proceeding with an alternative solution.
- On some units, we occasionally find that untying the circuit panel and allowing it to dangle provides more working room. In such cases, our technicians will remove the screws and then let the main board hang out of harm's way. However, if the chain is attached to a tension rod, a wrench would be used to loosen up the nut. A second pair of pliers or wrench may be required to hold the chain steady and prevent it from turning.
Benefits of Hiring us
Orange County Home Garage Doors is a locally owned and operated firm that specializes in repairing both doors and openers. Our experts also offer regular checkup and maintenance services to ensure that they work smoothly throughout the year. Our maintenance responsibilities include lubrication, fine tuning and standard balancing of the garage doors. For more benefits to our clients, we also offer exciting offers and deals on garage door repair, garage door opener repair, garage door installation and other garage door parts.
Removing and Reassembling the Gears
This is one of the most complicated steps when it comes to the replacement of damaged openers. Never do it alone as the process can be dangerous, especially for first-timers. Instead, contact us for professional garage door opener repair in Orange County.
The experts first remove the screws that hold the gear assembly into position. After the entire assembly is lifted out from its structural unit, a helical kit would be detached from the main shaft. This apparatus is usually held in place by a pin that's removed by tapping a sizable punch with a small hammer. If the pin becomes difficult to remove, the experts spray some WD-40 onto it, and let the solution soak for a few minutes. The worm shaft, that's attached to the motor, can consequently be removed by loosening set screws on the collar using a general hex wrench. Our workmen will slide off both the washers and gear, before finally removing the primary screws found on the motor.
When it comes to reassembly, the garage door cover is first replaced with a new one before the opener is finally slid in.
Most people choose us to work on their garages because we offer 24/7 emergency services, even during holidays and weekends. Moreover, our high-level of professionalism and cordial attitude of the garage door experts are highly appreciated by customers in and around Orange County.