Garage door safety, operation, maintenance tips, and more.
Your garage door openers have some nice built-in safety features:
- Optical sensors stop garage doors from closing on someone or something
- Safety Reversal System senses resistance against the door and will reverse itself if it encounters elevated resistance in case of entrapment
- Important: Do not attempt to adjust tension spring, as this can cause serious injury or death. Consult a professional if adjustments are needed.
Push main button on wall to operate door, and smaller button to operate light
Pull cord to release from opener to operate manually
Push button (or largest button if multiple) on remote to operate garage door
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Maintenance and cleaning:
- If the remote or keypad no longer operates as expected, change the batteries to see if that solves the problem.
Every Six Months
- Manually operate the door; if it is unbalanced or binding, call a trained door systems technician
- Check to be sure the door opens and closes fully; adjust if necessary
- Test the safety reversal system; adjust if necessary
- Oil bearings and hinges; the garage door opener does not require additional lubrication; do not grease the door tracks
- Test the battery backup (if applicable) and consider replacing the battery to ensure the garage door opener will operate during a power outage
- Pressure-wash the door Every Two to Three Years
- Use a rag to wipe away the existing grease from the garage door opener rail
- Reapply a small layer of white lithium grease to the top and underside of the rail surface where the trolley slides