Garage Door is not working. The opener makes the motor part light up.

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  • How old is it? Sometimes it is a repair sometimes a replace. Mine did the same thing, but it was done, probably the original to the house - so when it died it was over 30 years old and owed me nothing. I just called a local company, less than $500 to replace. See if these links help you pinpoint the exact problem.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 17, 2017
    Quite often the various manufacturers have online manuals/ PDFs with troubleshooting and frequently asked question sections. That would be the first place that I would suggest to look.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 17, 2017
    This is to show you that it is in action. Try it again, and if this fails, ask a hardware person, or write to the company.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 18, 2017
    1. Make sure the remote batteries are fresh and properly installed. They can shake loose. 2. If you have a battery backup that plugs into a garage door outlet, make sure the outlet is working. If you don’t see a little light on the backup, plug in a nightlight to see if that works. At my house, if too many bathroom appliances are used at once, or during bad lightning storms, a switch in a bathroom outlet makes that circuit breaker flip, and that makes the garage outlet flip off. We have to reset the circuit breaker, push a little button in the bathroom, and push a button under the garage battery backup, or we can’t use our garage door. 3. The next thing to check is the motor on the garage ceiling that operates the pulley that opens the door. It often is in a mechanical box with an overhead light. Just because the light is burning does not mean the motor is working. You will probably need a mechanic or an electrician to check out the motor. If you know the whole system is ten years old or more, you may as well call a garage door repair person. But about $500 for a complete new system is right. The door itself is extra. 4. Unless you get a new system, you need to oil the hinges, cables and anything else that moves. I’m short, and can’t climb ladders, but I found that WD40 in a spray can with a long straw worked for me. Be sure to move the car if one is parked in the garage! I oiled every part without getting any oil on me. 5. It wouldn’t hurt if, every couple of years, you spot painted any rusting places with Rustoleum. I’m not sure if it helps anything, but it looks better. Best wishes 😇