Have you ever gotten spooked out by your garage door opening and closing on its own? After your heart slows down, you are left wondering why in the world it did that in the first place. There are many reasons you don’t want your door developing a mind of its own. If that is happening to you, then try out these ideas to troubleshoot the problem.
Inspect The Wiring
If the wiring that leads from the motor unit to the control button becomes damaged, it can cause your door to open by itself. You will need to look at the wiring and see if there is a bare spot or place that is not covered with the protection. Should you happen to locate a bare spot, you can use electrical tape to cover the area.
Also, you should look to see if the wiring that leads to the safety eye sensors is damaged. You might find that a nail or staple from the installation has pierced the wire. If the damage is big enough, you might need to replace the wire altogether.
Look At The Control Buttons
The buttons are mounted on the entry of your garage. Over time, these buttons can become dirty and stick. Try cleaning it off and see if that makes a difference. If not, then it could be a wiring problem inside of the button.
Your best bet is to replace the control button altogether. Simply buy the model that is compatible with your opener and install it according to the instructions.
Check Your Neighbors’ Garage Doors
This is a much less common problem than it used to be, but your neighbor may be opening your door. If their opener is configured to the same frequency and dip switch pattern as yours, it could be causing the problem.
To figure out if one of your neighbors is the culprit, ride down the street and hit your button. If you see that someone’s door is opened, then you will know that is the problem. To fix the issue, re-configure the dip switches inside of your remote and opener to match.
Is There A Problem With The Circuit Board
If your door closes on its own, it could be that the circuit board inside of the motor unit is malfunctioning. Another indication that this is the problem would be if you see the lights flashing off and on without being used.
Generally, if the circuit board inside of your opener is fried, we recommend replacing the entire unit. You might be able to fix the problem, but generally speaking, it is best to replace the unit.
Contact Us Today For Service
If your door is opening and closing on its own, give us a call. We will send one of our experienced technicians out to make the repair. They will figure out the problem and let you know how we can repair it for you. We are ready to help you today.