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Garage Door Repair

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If your garage door opener isn’t working, you might find yourself stranded. You might not even be able to open your garage door by hand. Candu can help. You need help repairing your garage right away so you can safely park your family's car in the garage.

Common Issues

What’s wrong with your garage door opener? Here are some of the most common problems our members have with their garage door openers: 

  • The garage door reverses when it hits the floor, or before it hits the floor 
  • The remote stops working 
  • The motor keeps running after the door has closed 
  • The garage door doesn’t close completely 
  • The garage door doesn’t open completely 
  • The door sticks during opening or closing 
  • The door won’t open in the winter 
  • The wall switch doesn’t work 
  • The keypad doesn’t work 

You may be able to fix some of these problems yourself, while others may require a professional garage door repair or even replacement. We offer DIY tips for homeowners who want to attempt their own garage door repair before calling a professional, but if you’re unable to fix your own garage door, we can help you find someone in your area who will do it for you. 

Candu can help

With Candu, you have access to the Candu Pro network, so you don’t have to resort to typing “garage door repair near me” into Google and then taking your chances on whoever pops up. We help make sure you get the best level of service from the best local contractors. You can depend on our network of trusted, vetted pros to do the job right.  

Brands Serviced

  • Liftmaster 
  • Genie 

  • Wayne-Dalton 

  • Overhead Door 

  • Skylink 

  • Marantec 

  • Chamberlain 

  • Sommer 

  • Guardian 

We’ll help you find a local, experienced, independent service professional to repair or replace your garage door, no matter who made it, what features it does or doesn’t have, or how old it is. Book a time that works for you and we’ll send someone out. 

Types Serviced

    The specifics of your garage door repair or replacement will depend on what type of garage door you have. There are several types available on the market: 

    • Chain-drive openers, which use a chain to connect the trolley and the motor 
    • Belt-drive openers, which use a belt to connect the trolley and the motor 
    • Jackshaft-drive openers, which are installed on the side of the garage door, and the raise or lower the door via a system of cables and pulleys 
    • Screw-drive openers, in which the trolley and motor revolve around a threaded rod 
    • Direct-drive openers, which use a steel rail, stationary chain, and a single moving part in the motor carriage 

    Most garage door openers are powered by AC current, but DC-powered garage door openers are also available. 

    Do you need garage door repair? Book your service now.

    Parts We Replace

    What will need to be replaced or repaired on your garage door opener to bring it back up to speed? How much will it cost to repair your garage door opener with high-quality parts from the same manufacturer? The local experts in the Candu Pro network have experience repairing and replacing all of the following garage door opener parts: 

    • AC motor or DC motor 
    • Belt 
    • Brackets 
    • Gear and sprocket assembly 
    • Emergency release 
    • Chain and cable 
    • Battery 
    • Two-strand copper wire 
    • Drive and worm gear kit 
    • Logic board 
    • Idler pulley 
    • Light socket 
    • Rail assembly 
    • Motor assembly 
    • RPM sensor 
    • Safety sensor and safety sensor kit 
    • Radio frequency tester 
    • Travel limit switch 
    • Wall control 
    • Trolley 
    • Wireless keypad 

    Problems with any of these parts can cause issues such as your garage door not opening all the way or closing all the way, the keypad not working, the remote not working, and so on. Candu Pros can pinpoint which part is causing the problem, diagnose your issue, and perform the needed repairs. 

    Should you repair or replace your garage door opener?

    The average garage door opener lasts 10 to 15 years, so if your garage door opener is older than that, your Candu Pro may recommend a replacement. The safety and efficiency of garage door openers has improved a lot in the past ten years, so replacing yours may mean a huge upgrade in quality for a negligible investment.

    Your garage door opener will show signs of wear as it reaches the end of its lifespan. Some signs that you should consider garage door opener replacement include: 

    • The garage door opener is vibrating a lot in use. 
    • It’s moving slower than it used to. 
    • It’s functioning intermittently, or breaking down a lot. 
    • It’s started to make unusually loud sounds. 

    Usually, it’s cheaper to replace, rather than repair, a garage door opener, especially if it’s getting older or has damage to the gears or rails. You can count on your Candu Pro to help you make the best decision regarding repair vs. replacement. 

    DIY Tips

    When your garage door is not opening or closing correctly, there are a few things you can try to fix it. Check out this troubleshoorting guide to get started.

    DIY tips are for informational purposes only. Learn more.

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    Garage Door Maintenance

    Proper maintenance of your garage door opener will help extend its lifespan. To maintain your garage door opener, you should check the photo eye sensors, which are a safety feature that keeps the garage door from closing if something is in the way. 

    You should also regularly check the tension in the chain or belt — it shouldn’t be sagging. Replace the backup battery in your garage door opener regularly, and change its light bulb, too.

    Even with the best maintenance, your garage door opener will need occasional repair. Trust the pros in the Candu Pro network to help. 

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