When Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE received a call from a client needing garage door opener repair in Lincoln, NE, we knew we had to act fast. The client reported that the opener made a humming noise when they pressed the wall panel but did not lift the door. So we opened the opener's case to look inside, and it was immediately clear that the gear had been stripped of its teeth. Fortunately, we had a compatible model in stock that could be used to replace the damaged gear set. The garage door was back up and running within an hour. The client commended us for our quick response and excellent service.
Several things could be causing your garage door to not open. One possibility is that the opener is malfunctioning. The unit may have a broken part that needs repair or replacement. Among the common problems with garage door openers is stripped gear or a broken sprocket. Here are the most frequent causes of these problems.
The garage door opener chain can snap off during operation due to excessive strain on the sprocket. Likewise, a twisted or tilted chain can put undue pressure on the sprocket, causing it to break.
A garage door that is not balanced can cause the sprocket on the garage door opener to break. It will cause the motor to work, but it will not be able to open the door because the chain is not in the right position.
Humming noises or failure to lift after pressing a remote control are sure signs of a stripped opener gear. Fortunately, replacing the sprocket and gear is a cinch to do on your own. You can buy a sprocket and gear kit online or visit the nearest professional garage door dealer. Most dealers stock sprocket and gear kits with instructions and grease packets.
To replace a gear, remove the power cord from the outlet and the exterior panel to cut off the electricity. Depending on your model, you may need to remove the entire exterior or just the bottom and top pieces.
To access the garage door opener's metal and nylon gear, remove the screws holding the lens cover in place. The sprocket, which looks like a metal gear, is the component you must focus on.
When you see white shavings on the housing, you can tell that the nylon gear is damaged and needs to be replaced. That happens when the nylon tears off of the gear. Usually, you will have to purchase an entirely new sprocket and gear kit because they come as a set. However, sometimes you may be able to find just a replacement nylon gear.
You must remove some screws and slide in the new ones to change the gears. Always grease the newly installed gears with garage door grease; otherwise, they may wear out within weeks.
When it comes to your garage, you want a company you can trust. Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE provides professional garage door installation and repair services to ensure your garage door works properly. We specialize in fixing common issues with garage doors, such as broken springs, loose tracks, and misaligned doors. We also provide installation services for new garage doors and garage door openers. Our team is highly experienced and equipped to handle any repair or installation task. Contact us at Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE today to request free estimates, and let us help you keep your garage door in great shape!