Improving Your Door Hardware

Have you ever thought about what you could do to make your front door look better? Although it might seem like a simple addition, a new door knob, a simple door knocker, or a kick plate might make all the difference in the world. My blog is all about helping you to create an impressive front door. It might seem like a small change, but a door upgrade can improve your home's curb appeal. Also, upgrading your door hardware can also make your door easier to use. State-of-the-art electronic deadbolts are easy to use--even if you lost your key. Check out this blog for more advice.

Simple Troubleshooting Questions To Diagnose A Broken Garage Door Opener Button


Garage door openers are a convenient way to open and close the garage door. However, this only holds true if the garage door opener button and remote work as they should. Remotes are fairly easy to troubleshoot and typically require new batteries when they no longer work properly.

Garage door opener buttons are a bit more challenging to troubleshoot and may require help from a garage door repair service. There are several things that could cause a garage door opener button to no longer function properly. Here's how to troubleshoot your garage door opener button. 

Is there power going to the garage door opener?

The first thing to check is whether or not there is power going to the garage door opener. If your area is experiencing a power outage, your garage door opener will not work since it requires electricity. If your home has electricity, try the garage door opener remote to see if it operates the opening and closing of the garage door. If it does, this would indicate that there is power going to the opener, in which case the button may need to be replaced. 

Do any GFCI outlets need to be reset?

If the remote does not operate the opener, check to see if the circuit breaker has been tripped. If so, reset the tripped breaker and try the button and remote again. If the opener still doesn't work, check for GFCI outlets on the same circuit to see if they need to be reset or not. These are the outlets with the small red button on them. If one is on the same circuit and needs to be reset, this may cause no power to be going to the garage door opener which would interfere with the ability of the button to open the garage door opener. 

Is the button mechanism broken?

If you and others in your household regularly smash at the garage door opener button each time you leave your garage, the mechanisms inside the button may be broken or a wire may have broken off. To check the button for disrepair, you'll want to hire a garage door opener repair service. Don't attempt to do this yourself by disconnecting the button from the wall and crossing the wires as you may see suggested online after doing an Internet search. 

If you find that there is power and there are no disruptions in electricity going to the opener, more than likely the cause of a button malfunctioning is that of wear and tear on the button. 

Turn to a company such as Old Dominion Door Sales for more info.


14 July 2022