Archive for May, 2013


How Do I Manually Open My Garage Door When My Garage Door Opener Fails?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Closing your garage door by hand is very simple and easy to do. When the garage door is in a fully closed position, you need to pull the red release cord downwards towards the garage floor. You need to take precautions when doing this so pull it down slowly and with caution because by pulling the red release cord, your garage door has the power to slam closed when you pull it if it is not already in the closed position. So always make sure when you do this that your garage door is completely closed when releasing the cord. Unfortunately, older garage door opener models do not have the red release cord so they have to be pulled down by a loaded clip or pulling a handle down with your hand. If this is your situation, then I would suggest in looking to replace your garage door opener with a new one. The older garage door openers are unsafe and it is very much recommended that you get a new one with all the new up to date safety and security features. LifetMaster and Genie are the leading brands in the market today. So don’t wait, call Long Island Garage Door today and we will install a garage door opener with your choice of brand, model, drive and horsepower with an additional 15% off.

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What happens if my garage door opener opens and closes by itself like someone else has the same frequency?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

If you are faced with a problem like this, it can be caused by a short somewhere either in the wall button, wiring or in one of your transmitters. The way you can tell is when you get home and you notice that your garage door is opened when you know you closed the garage door before you left your house then you know it is the transmitter. A short in the transmitter can cause signals to be sent. If you notice that while you’re pulling out of your driveway that as your door is closing then suddenly it stops and reverses is because while the carriage and arm run past down the limit and hits the header bracket, it causes it to reverse. One of the best ways to fix it is to remove the batteries from your transmitter and try to operate the door from the wall button. If the problem still continues, try to repeat what you did the first time for a day or two to see if the transmitter is the cause of the defect. If that does not work then remove the wall button wire at the motor head to make sure it is not a short in the wire to the button. Operate the garage door with the transmitter only, if that ceases the problem, replace the wires and the test wall button. This is considered to be a process of elimination.

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