What Opener Parts Are More Sensitive11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Naturally, the electric garage door system is more sensitive than the mechanical components, which are usually made of steel and manufactured to last for long. Despite the fact that all garage door parts need good maintenance, some are installed at parts where they can be easily hit or they're more sensitive by their nature. Take garage door tracks, for example, they sort of stick out and it's not hard to bump in them with the car. Although such problems must be fixed quickly to avoid security issues, similar issues related to the electric opener are closely associated with your safety. That makes the need to take care of them and their problems even higher.
The 3 More Sensitive Opener Components
The garage door opener sensors are also installed in a place where someone can easily hit them with the car or when carrying something in and out of the garage. Since they're installed only 6 inches above the floor, they can be even abused by pets or children. If they're moved, the beams won't see each other and they won't be able to prevent an accident. Keep in mind that each sensor has a light, which must be on steadily. The red one doesn't go off but when the green one is turned off, it signifies that the sensors are not aligned. Make sure they're adjusted or your safety will be compromised.
The emergency release cord is also a sensitive opener part. Remember that it's just a rope. It's a strong rope but it can still break if it's not replaced when worn. It must also be well-tightened or you might pull it and fall. As its name implies, this cord is extremely significant for emergencies. When the overhead door must be immediately opened to free someone entrapped under the door, you can just pull the cord to turn the system manual. It can be a life savior.
Take great care of the wires. They transfer power from one unit to the other. Without them the sensors won't work or the whole electric garage door opener system will fail to function. Apart from making sure the opener is plugged and the socket is in good condition, the wires traveling from one part to the other must be checked because they're often chewed by animals or wear. They might come off from the terminals or wear at the points where they're stapled. In such cases, make sure they're replaced!