Garage Door Opener Reset: Possible Issues Leading to Reset Need

As any modern garage door owner is well aware, the garage door opener is one of the most important components involved in your setup. Allowing for automatic opening and closing of the door plus several quality security measures for your home or building, the garage door opener should be properly maintained — and there may be some rare situations where you need to reset your opener. 

At Overhead Door Company, we’re happy to offer a wide range of products and services in the realm of both residential and commercial garage door openers for our Farmington clients, including help with reset and related needs. This two-part blog series will begin today by going over some of the possible issues that may require a rest or similar attention to your garage door opener, while part two will look at some specific steps for performing this reset if needed.

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Possible Fuse Issues

If your garage door is having issues related to the opener, one of the first themes to look into is whether the model you’re using includes a fuse as part of its basic operations. Most modern garage doors use a fuse, which is in place as a safety feature to protect the garage door if there’s something wrong within the circuit — if there’s too much electrical current, the fuse has a small wire inside that will melt and break the circuit.

In some cases, a burned-out fuse may be causing your garage door opener issues. If your garage door opener is clearly plugged in and and you’ve checked the outlet has power, this is likely the case. In these situations, we recommend contacting one of our garage door technicians to assist you with this fuse issue.

Other Possible Issues

If it’s not a fuse issue impacting your garage door opener, what might it be? There are a few possibilities:

  • Power surge that caused a failure in the transformer
  • Burnt or loos wire
  • Defective circuit board
  • Faulty capacitator
  • Broken or detached electri8cal cord

Many of these issues will require service, most often from a trained garage door technician or electrician (occasionally you may be able to handle these issues on your own). After such service is complete, however, there’s often a need to reset the garage opener — which is what we’ll focus on for the remainder of our series.

Is There a Reset Button?

The first big question to ask yourself when it comes time to reset any garage door opener: Is there a specific button present for this task? Most newer systems will have a designated reset button, which can either be activated by hand or automatically. If your garage door system has a reset button that you’re able to press in manually, you’re in good shape and can simply read on. If there’s no button, it means your system is older — contact our team for assistance with a reset if your manual does not explain how to carry it out.

For more on resetting a garage door opener, or to learn about any of our garage door repairs or related services in Farmington, speak to the staff at Overhead Door Company today.