A garage door opener that hums but doesn’t move can be frustrating and indicate a problem with the opener itself. Here are some steps you can take to trouble shoot the issue.
Step 1: Check the power source. Make sure that the opener is plugged in and that the circuit breaker or fuse for the opener has not been tripped. If the power source is not the issue, move on to the next step.
Step 2: Do a visual inspection of the opener’s gear and sprocket. The gear and sprocket are responsible for moving the opener’s drive chain. If these parts are worn or damaged, they may need to be replaced.
Step 3: Visually inspect the opener’s drive chain or belt. Make sure that the chain or belt is properly tensioned and not binding or jammed. If the chain or belt is damaged, it may need to be replaced.
Step 4: Check the opener’s motor. A humming sound can indicate a problem with the opener’s motor. If the motor is not working properly, it may need to be replaced.
It’s important to note that if you’re experiencing any problems with your garage door opener, it’s best to call a professional for assistance. Tampering with the opener can be dangerous and may cause further damage.
If you’re experiencing any problems with your garage door opener, call us at 225-281-6346.