Has your door stopped raising and lowering? Is there a burning, smoky smell when it’s done operating? These signs and more indicate the need for garage door motor repair, and you shouldn’t wait to call Affordable Garage Doors. Problems with your motor will quickly mean problems for your entire garage door. We’ll assess the situation and handle motor issues the right way, before your door becomes an inconvenience—or worse, a liability.
In some cases, we can repair the motor to restore function and reliability to your garage door. In other cases, you might need a whole-new motor. In either case, we come with trucks that are stocked for repairs and replacements, and we’ll work quickly to make sure any work is completed in a timely manner.
Signs of a Faulty Motor
When you need garage door motor replacement in Scottsdale, AZ, you’ll know it! The signs of a failing (or failed) motor are hard to miss. If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure you’re calling us right away, before your door becomes hazardous to operate:
- Grinding, squealing or screeching as the door raises or lowers
- Smoky or burning smell as the door goes up and down
- Visible smoke from the motor itself
- Door raises or lowers very slowly or gets stuck in motion
- Motor needs time to rest after opening and won’t close right away
Any of these signs indicate a motor that’s weak, underpowered or wearing out. Eventually, it’ll burn out altogether and stop functioning, leaving you with a door that’s stuck open or closed! Get your motor serviced before it gets to this point, to avoid any safety hazards or conveniences.
Even if you’re not completely sure about the symptoms or they’re sporadic, it’s best to call a professional to at least inspect your door. The earlier you catch a motor problem, the easier (and cheaper) it is to fix it the right way.
Repair vs. Replacement
Do you need garage door motor repair or a complete replacement? That depends on many factors. How old is the motor? Have there been previous repairs? Is the motor appropriate for your door size and weight? Our team can help you answer these questions and will make sure you’re getting the right solution for your door.
New motors with faulty components can easily be fixed, getting your door up and running again quickly. Older motors or those that aren’t equipped to handle your door may need to be replaced. Whatever the situation, you can count on us. Our trucks are stocked with the parts and equipment to test and repair your motor, and we’re always upfront about the best course of action, so you can make an informed decision. It’s why homeowners throughout Scottsdale, AZ trust us with their garage door motor issues.
Need Garage Door Motor Repair?
If your garage door motor is on its last legs or has stopped working altogether, call the team at Affordable Garage Doors. We’ll diagnose the issue and get the motor repaired or replaced, to keep your door running smoothly. Reach us today at 602-920-5100 to schedule an appointment and to speak with a technician.