Garage Door Repair Service of Cleveland deals with all types of openers. No matter what system you have, we can make the installation or repair. If you are in the market for a new opener, we can assist you.
Is the Garage Door Opener A Remote?
Some people think that the garage for opener is the remote or keypad that is used to open or lower the garage door. Actually, the opener is mechanical part that is plugged into the ceiling. This part is hooked up a pulley that raises and lowers door.
When the opener stops working, the door will not open and close automatically. The only way to get it to move is to work it manually. To do that, you will need to pull the emergency release cord. That should allow it to move freely if the opener is the problem.
Is There More Than One Type of Opener?
There are 4 main types of openers that you can have installed in your garage. Each one are made for a different purpose. These include:
- Chain Drive
- Screw Drive
- Belt Drive
Our technicians can tell you exactly which each of these are best used for. With our experience and knowledge, you can expect all of your questions to be answered.
What is The Difference Between Screw Drive and Chain Drive?
Both the screw drive and chain drive basically function the same. The screw drive has a screw that spins and pulls the door open or pushes it closed. The chain drive is essentially the same, only there is a chain that is attached to the mechanical piece that works the door.
In fact, a belt drive is also very much the same as these two. Except that it has a belt instead of a chain. It can be used for many different assemblies.
What is a Jackshaft?
The jackshaft is a newer type of opener on the market. It is designed to work in high ceiling garages. The advantage of this type of part is that it is installed on the wall next to do the door. This keeps you from having to figure out how to plug in the opener to the ceiling.
Another good reason to have this installed is if you have a very heavy door. Not only does it solve the power problem for tall ceilings, it can lift heavier equipment. It is great for commercial property owners.
What is a Belt Drive?
A belt drive works like a chain drive, except that a belt is wrapped around the shaft. The belt will push or pull the trolley up and down the track. The trolley is attached to a hockey stick shaped bar that is attached to the door.
Garage Door Opener Parts
Besides the types of openers that you can choose from, there are many working parts that make up the assembly. These parts include:
- Dip Switch
Each of these parts must be in working order for the assembly to function properly. If something wears out, then our techs can come and make the repair. They will replace the broken part so that your door can work again.
Do Garage Door Openers Still Have Dip Switches?
When openers were first manufactured, there was a problem that had to be overcome. In order to keep your remote from opening your neighbor’s door, there had to be a way to program your device to your equipment. The dip switch solved that problem.
Dip switches are still a part of the transmitter and receiver. There is a set of tiny switches that are on the inside of the remote and on the opener that must be matched for the system to communicate. In order for your remote to work your equipment, you’ll need to make sure these patterns match.
What is a Receiver?
The receiver is the garage door opener. It receives the transmission from the keypad, wall mount, or remote. When the button is pushed on one of these devices, it will send a signal to the receiver to make the assembly start working.
What is a Transmitter?
A transmitter is the device that sends the signal to the receiver. In order for the opener to work, it has to be given the signal to do so. The transmitter will talk to the receiver inside of the opener. For this reason, the two must be able to talk to each other. There are a serious of things that must be done in order for the two to communicate.
What Does the Capacitor Do?
Another part of your opener is the capacitor. It is an electric part that works to push and pull the door open. When the receiver sends the signal to the transmitter, it causes the capacitor to get things moving. If this part is not working, then the assembly will not move.
The Right Garage Door Opener Frequency
In order for your assembly to work, your opener needs to be on the right frequency. Frequency refers to the radio waves that causes devices to communicate to one another and work. If you have it in the wrong frequency range, other electrical signals will interfere.
You need to keep your frequency between 300-400MHz. The opener is designed to jump around between this range to be most effective.
How to Sync The Opener and Remote
If you get a new remote or opener, you will need to sync these two things together. There are a few ways you can do that:
- Take the batteries out of the remote for 60 seconds and then put them back in
- Unplug the opener for 60 seconds and then plug it back in
- Take out the batteries from the remote and unplug the opener and then reconnect
Cutting the power to the two can cause them to resync to one another. If that doesn’t work, you need to get one of our technicians out to your location. They will come and make sure that everything is working right between the receiver and transmitter.
Re-Programming a Keypad
Our technicians can teach you how to re-program your keypad. This is important to know how to do, because there might be times when you need to change the code. If you have someone move out of your house, this would be the equivalent of changing the locks so they can’t get back in.
It is always a good idea to change the code on occasion for safety reasons. You don’t know who will learn the code to your garage and be able to get in while you are away.
We Are Available Now
If you need a new opener, call Garage Door Repair Service of Cleveland. We have a team that is here to help you with all of your repair and installation needs. With our knowledge and expertise, you can expect a job well done on every service we provide.
Our team can’t wait to assist you with your needs. We will come out to your location today. Don’t hesitate to call, because we are available to you.