Garage Door Opener Repair: How to Troubleshoot Openers

Don't blow your money on a new garage door opener. Most repairs are cheap and easy!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Hammer
  • Nut driver
  • Punch
  • Rags
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 18 - 22 gauge wire
  • Opener batteries
  • Wall switch
  • Remote
  • Receivers
  • Sensors
  • Circuit board
  • Light socket
  • Rough-duty bulb
  • Trolley carriage
  • Main gear drive
  • Lithium grease
  • Silicone spray

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