Typically, it will cost less to install a steel garage door without an opener than to install a custom wood door with a garage door opener. Recent innovations have also yielded high-tech doors with thick insulation and energy-efficient glaze, as well as finished interior surfaces and other significant upgrades. These are more expensive doors, but they are also extremely durable.
Mechanical garage door openers can pull or push a garage door with enough force to injure or kill people and pets if they become trapped. All modern openers are equipped with “force settings” that make the door reverse if it encounters too much resistance while closing or opening. Any garage door opener sold in the United States after 1992 requires safety eyes—sensors that prevent the door from closing if obstructed. Force settings should cause a door to stop or reverse on encountering more than approximately 20 lbs (9.07 kg) of resistance. Safety eyes should be installed a maximum of six inches above the ground. Many garage door injuries, and nearly all garage door related property damage, can be avoided by following these precautions.
With over 300 independently moving parts, your garage door is a deceptively complex piece of equipment. To help prevent malfunctions and break-downs, it is a good idea to occasionally perform a garage door tune-up to keep all of these parts in good working order. A regular tune-up service by a Sears professional can prevent unexpected door problems and prolong the life of your existing equipment.
Using your drill, add tension to the torsion spring. This system uses a single spring for a double door, but many manufacturers use two springs for a double door. The painted line on the spring acts as a gauge for the number of turns you put on the spring. To keep the bar from turning while you’re adding tension, attach a locking pliers to the bar on both ends of the spring. Apply lubricant for garage doors to the spring.
Of course, the problem of the door not shutting did not occur when the technician was trying to fix it, but he really seemed to believe me and tried many times to get it to happen. He did lubricate everything and did some adjustments though so maybe it won't happen again! Since the spring is 25 years old, I chose to replace it while he was here. Really appreciate his kindness and that he worked so hard on my door.
With new smartphone connectivity, you can open and close your garage door opener from anywhere, right from your phone. You can even receive alerts when the garage door has been opened or closed. From your smartphone, you can download the app that is associated with your garage door opener brand. Smartphone connectivity is a feature that is built into your garage door opener, but cannot be purchased separately. Garage door openers that have this feature are on the more expensive side, and average in cost from $160-$350.
Our technicians are specially trained to handle a variety of garage brands, styles, and configurations. After arriving at your home, a Sears technician will diagnose the problem and walk you through the options for fixing it. Next, the technician will make any necessary adjustments or replace broken parts to ensure the door can be operational once again. We always attempt to complete repairs the same day of service, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Our representatives are standing by for your call and are happy discuss pricing options.
I had Russ out to my house on July 16th for a simple motor replacement. While he was inspecting my door, he found several significant cracks. He took the time to point them out to my husband and advised that we really need a new door along with the motor. The following day Craig came out to do an estimate. He was so polite and professional, very no nonsense, and didn't try to sell us anything we don't need. He came back again on the 19th and took measurements, we signed a contract, and are scheduled to get our new door and motor on the 25th. We have had issues with our door not opening or closing all the way for the last 4 years during the summer heat. It will be so nice to have peace of mind that our garage door and the motor will last a very long time. I truly appreciate the honesty and integrity of your technicians! Thank you!
I had Russ out to my house on July 16th for a simple motor replacement. While he was inspecting my door, he found several significant cracks. He took the time to point them out to my husband and advised that we really need a new door along with the motor. The following day Craig came out to do an estimate. He was so polite and professional, very no nonsense, and didn't try to sell us anything we don't need. He came back again on the 19th and took measurements, we signed a contract, and are scheduled to get our new door and motor on the 25th. We have had issues with our door not opening or closing all the way for the last 4 years during the summer heat. It will be so nice to have peace of mind that our garage door and the motor will last a very long time. I truly appreciate the honesty and integrity of your technicians! Thank you!
Garage doors cause injury and property damage (including expensive damage to the door itself) in several different ways. The most common causes of injury from garage door systems include falling doors, pinch points, improperly adjusted opener force settings and safety eyes, attempts at do-it-yourself repair without the proper knowledge or tools, and uncontrolled release of spring tension (on extension spring systems).

Replacing a circuit board sounds like a scary garage door repair, but it’s really quite easy. It will take 10 minutes tops and only requires a 1/4-in. nut driver. Just follow these steps: Remove the light cover, take out the lightbulb, disconnect the switch and safety sensor wires, remove a few screws, unplug the board and you’re done. A circuit board will cost about $80, so make sure you protect your new one with a surge protector. You can buy an individual outlet surge protector at a home center for less than $10.


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