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Many homeowners have garage door openers to help lift and lower the garage door as needed. However, this component can stop working correctly or get broken altogether. Listen while the motor is being used. If you hear excessive noise, such as squeaks, creaks, and clanks, then there could be something wrong.

Also, the garage door could be sluggish to move upwards and downwards. Of course, other components could cause this issue, but you still need to have it checked by a professional. At times, the opener could have problems lifting the door, so it takes longer to complete the process.

Sometimes, the door just doesn’t open at all. This can also be related to various parts. However, if you hear your opener motor trying to work and the door doesn’t do anything, it’s likely the opener.

Often, the age of the opener itself is the culprit. New technology can help your door open correctly, so it could be time for garage door opener installation.

A garage door opener features a motorized device to help close and open the door. It’s controlled by a switch on the wall and may also include a remote that you can put in your vehicle.

The opener is a complex machine and features a garage door motor, as well as gears. It’s often a 6-amp, ½-horsepower machine and is plugged into a 120-volt outlet. Generally, it works in tandem with the springs and cables to lower and raise the door. However, it is also designed to prevent the door from crashing or rising too fast.

There’s also a garage door track, which guides the belt and shields the chains and screws while the door moves. It is connected to the garage door trolly, which also gets connected to the door. Of course, most manufacturers include an emergency release, which can be used when the door gets stuck. However, you’ve got to be strong enough to catch the door so that it doesn’t crash back down.

why choose Timonium Garage Door & Opener Repair

At Timonium Garage Door & Opener Repair, we offer same-day service. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you call us at 8 a.m. on a Sunday, we can likely arrive to assess the situation by the end of the day. Of course, we’re also available to help you seven days a week. This means that you can call on the weekend. You’re not going to get an answering service or be charged extra.

Our prices are set by us, and we have researched other garage door companies. That way, we know exactly what they charge and can keep our prices similar. This ensures that you don’t overpay, but you still get high-quality work from a team that knows what they’re doing. In fact, our technicians are all certified to handle a variety of models. These include Liftmaster and other popular brands. If you’re unsure, we welcome you to call us and ask about your particular issues and needs.

Garage Door Opener Repair Services

Common Problems of Garage Door Openers

There are a multitude of problems that might arise from your garage door opener. We’re going to talk about some of the most common problems:

Misaligned Sensors

If you’ve got an issue with the garage door remote, it could be dead batteries. However, other problems can happen with a garage door opener remote. Dead batteries can also be the reason why your garage door keypad doesn’t work. Generally, the garage door wall switch could be improperly wired or may have gone out. We can help you deal with your garage door opener keypad and can offer garage door wall switch replacement, as needed.

Broken Gear

If there is a broken gear in your Craftsman garage door opener, you should get it replaced as soon as possible. We can also help with your Chamberlain garage door opener, as well as a Liftmaster garage door opener.

Garage Door Doesn’t Close Completely

Usually, if your garage door limit setting is inaccurate, this is going to cause the door not to close all the way. It’s often difficult for homeowners to know the right garage door limit adjustment options, but we can help you by coming out, assessing your needs, and adjusting things correctly.

Opener Reversing Feature Doesn’t Work

Many homeowners don’t realize that there’s a door opener reversing feature. If yours isn’t working correctly, this is a significant safety concern. It’s ideal for you to call us to request a garage door safety check. We are going to focus on all aspects of the opener to determine the problem and fix it.

Emergency Release Is Pulled Down

If your garage door won’t open, it could be from the emergency release being pulled down. Often, you have to do this manually, but it can happen with time where the garage door emergency release shifts downward. When that happens, the opener is disengaged and cannot work.

Garage Door Opener Installation

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There are three primary garage door opener types. We’re going to discuss them briefly to help you determine which one is right for you:


Belt-Driven Garage Door Opener

A belt-driven opener doesn’t use a chain. Instead, there’s a rubber belt in the same area as where the chain might be. Because metal isn’t used here, they are quieter than the chain-driven version. There are also fewer jerking motions, allowing the door to open more smoothly.


Chain-Driven Garage Door Opener

The chain-drive opener features a chain that connects the motor and trolley. Both systems are clunky and loud because there is a lot of metal-on-metal contact. With so much vibration, it’s no wonder they’re noisy. Still, they’re one of the least expensive options on the market.


Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

Wall mount openers are sometimes called jackshaft openers. They’re installed to the side of your door and utilize a 24V DC motor. This drives the cables and pulleys to raise the door by turning the torsion bar. They are most suitable for large doors where the ceiling needs to be free, such as for overhead storage. Generally, they work well with low and high ceilings. However, they can be the most expensive option of the three mentioned.

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Brands We Work With

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If you desire to have a new garage door opener installed, we only work with Liftmaster. However, this is an excellent brand and one that is going to work for you.

Of course, if you just need a current one fixed, we are licensed to handle that brand, as well as Craftsman and Chamberlain openers. Every brand is a standard and high-quality option.

Why Trust a Professional Garage Door Repair Company

Since the garage door opener is so important to raise and lower the door, it must be installed correctly. The technician you use must comply with safety regulations that are in place for that reason. Our technicians are very experienced when it comes to fixing and installing new openers. We’re also professional and licensed to meet every need.

You’re sure to save money by choosing professional repairs instead of doing it yourself.