Tune up Your Garage Door Opener

Automatic garage door openers are a huge convenience, but they do require proper maintenance to keep working properly and safely.

Most modern garage door opener systems are broken down into a few major components:

  • The Door Opener – the box that houses the mechanical engine that opens and closes the garage door
  • Emergency Release – in case the opener doesn’t function, this will allow you to release the door assembly for free, manual movement
  • Springs – torsion springs help the opener lift and lower the garage door itself
  • Tube – this is the shaft that houses the springs
  • Drums – pulley wheels at the end of the tube shaft
  • Cables – these connect the opener mechanism with garage door
  • Tracks and Rollers – these provide a pathway for the door to travel in
  • Brackets and Hinges – all of the separate components need to be held in place
  • Weather Seals – found on the sides and bottom of the garage door to keep a tight seal

In this video, we’ll show you how a proper tune up of these components can keep your system in tip-top shape.

Here’s a handy list that outlines the steps you’ll need to take when adjusting a garage door opener:

  • Disengage the emergency release and check to see if the door slides up and down smoothly
  • Check to see if the springs are balanced properly
  • If the springs are balanced properly and you’re still having issues, adjust the screws on the side or back of the opener to tweak the parameters that tell control how the door opens or closes

As you can see, with some simple testing, some muscle and a screwdriver, the ability to keep your garage door opener running properly is within reach.

Automatic garage door openers are a huge convenience, but they do require proper maintenance to keep working properly and safely.

Most modern garage door opener systems are broken down into a few major components:

  • The Door Opener – the box that houses the mechanical engine that opens and closes the garage door
  • Emergency Release – in case the opener doesn’t function, this will allow you to release the door assembly for free, manual movement
  • Springs – torsion springs help the opener lift and lower the garage door itself
  • Tube – this is the shaft that houses the springs
  • Drums – pulley wheels at the end of the tube shaft
  • Cables – these connect the opener mechanism with garage door
  • Tracks and Rollers – these provide a pathway for the door to travel in
  • Brackets and Hinges – all of the separate components need to be held in place
  • Weather Seals – found on the sides and bottom of the garage door to keep a tight seal

In this video, we’ll show you how a proper tune up of these components can keep your system in tip-top shape.

Here’s a handy list that outlines the steps you’ll need to take when adjusting a garage door opener:

  • Disengage the emergency release and check to see if the door slides up and down smoothly
  • Check to see if the springs are balanced properly
  • If the springs are balanced properly and you’re still having issues, adjust the screws on the side or back of the opener to tweak the parameters that tell control how the door opens or closes

As you can see, with some simple testing, some muscle and a screwdriver, the ability to keep your garage door opener running properly is within reach.