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Tune up and Safety Inspection in Coon Rapids, MN

Rusty Cable & BracketWe have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January.  Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Garage Door Repair Company we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.

Customer in Coon Rapids

In Coon Rapids, MN we had a customer call us out to perform a Tune Up and Safety Inspection on their Garage Door and we were able to identify that the Garage Door Opener was not up to Minnesota State Code. It was missing the safety eyes that use and auto-reverse feature if a child or car was to go under the door as it was closing. The opener was also manufactured in 1992 so it was over twenty years old and that code did not go in to effect until the mid-nineties. We were able to offer the customer replacement options and install a brand new LiftMaster Professional Garage Door Opener to ensure safety for their property and family.

Benefits of a Tune and Safety Inspection

We were able to greatly help our customer in Coon Rapids because we perform an inspection on everything involved with the Garage Door. This also includes the Garage Door Opener and all safety features; here are some of the work we will do with a Tune Up and Safety Inspection:

  • Identify Any Rust
  • Identify Cables that may be unwinding and will break soon
  • Balance Torsion Springs
  • Check for worn or plastic rollers
  • Check Limits and Forces on Opener
  • Make sure all safety features are working
  • Make Recommendations for Preventative Maintenance
  • Lubricate all moving parts

At Garage Door Repair Company all of our technicians are full trained to handle any and all repairs you may need whether it is just a Tune Up and Safety Inspection or and Emergency Repair. To schedule any appointments check out our contact page or call 612-886-9606.

Give the Gift of a New Garage Door Opener this Holiday Season in the Twin Cities

Garage Door Opener InstallationDo you have a family member or close friend that has often complained about their Garage Door Opener or maybe a tech savvy friend who would like to be able to control their door from anywhere? Well at Garage Door Repair Company we may have a solution for you! It may not be something you are thinking about right now but the technology of Garage Door Openers has advanced to a degree that giving the gift of a new updated Opener with a built in gateway could be the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Many of our customers around the Twin Cities have recently updated their openers in light of the cold weather coming, contact us to find out what we can do as a gift for a loved one.

Our Selection of Openers and Features

When we talk about updated technology with openers we are of course talking about smart phone integration. These days you can do pretty much everything right from the palm of your hand with a smart phone so why not be able to control your Garage Door from around the world. Here are some different openers we have available along with different features:

  • DC Chain Drive Openers for a much quieter but cheaper option
  • Belt Drive Openers, something quiet but quality that will last
  • Jackshafts that will mount on the side instead of overhead leaving more space for storage
  • MyQ Smart Phone integration with built in wireless gateways
  • Built in battery back-ups so if the power goes out the opener continues to function
  • Wireless Keypads for easy access from the outside
  • Multi-button remotes to control all your doors from one remote

Whatever feature or type of opener your friend or loved one may want for this coming holiday season; Garage Door Repair Company has them all. Call today to find the best gift for yourself or friends and family, we will even include installation of the unit within the pricing and a minimum 5 year warranty.

Quality Service

Included with any installation of a new Garage Door Opener we will inspect your entire door to make sure it continues to function for years to come. We always offer options as solutions and will never push anything on you that you may not want. Check out our reviews page just to see the quality of our service and then visit our contact page to fill out a website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 today!

Craftsmen Garage Door Opener Repair Richfield, MN

Gear & Sprocket AssemblyThere are many types of Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers, knowing who to call for yours can sometimes prove to be challenging. This was recently the case for one of our Richfield customers, this customer had a Craftsmen Garage Door Opener that had stopped working and was looking for a company that would service it. At Garage Door Repair Company we are proud to be able to provide expert service on all major brands of garage doors and garage door openers. Upon arrival and thorough inspection of the opener, it was determined that the gear inside the opener had stripped out. This in turn cause the motor to run but the trolley will not travel. It was also determined that the Garage Door Rollers were completely worn out, which is what cause the gear to strip. After going over all the customers options it was decided to replace the Gear and Sprocket assembly as well as all the rollers on the garage door. The repair was all completed within one hour of the promised arrival time.

Reasons why Garage Door Opener Gears Strip      

As a safety mechanism the Gear on a Garage Door Opener is made out of plastic. This is designed to strip out when excessive pressure of force is being used to open and close the garage door. By the gear stripping out this prevents damage to the motor of the garage door opener. Here are some common causes for the stripping of a garage door opener gear:

    • Broken or Unbalanced Garage Door Spring (When a garage door spring is broken or unbalanced this will cause the door to be heavy. An overly heavy garage door will cause the opener to work harder and strip out the gear)
    • Worn out Garage Door Rollers (When the garage door rollers get worn out the stop rolling smoothly. They in turn begin to drag in the tracks causing havoc on the rest of the operating system)
    • Broken Garage Door Cable (When a garage door cable breaks often times the door goes crooked, it is important to not try to operate the garage door using the opener as this will cause further damage to the door as well as the opener)


If your garage door opener sounds like its running but the chain or trolley is not moving this is a sign that you most likely have a stripped gear. We advise all customers to take caution and call a professional immediately. Without proper tools and training garage doors can cause serious injury. Call the experts at Garage Door Repair Company 612-886-9606 and rest assured that your door will be up and running in no time.


Garage Door Opener Installation in Maplewood, MN


Garage Door Openers are something that are often taken for granted these days, we have become so accustomed to automated doors that we never really think about them until they break. Especially living in Maplewood, MN the cold temperatures can create havoc on our automated openers. One of our customers in this area had suffered a Broken Spring on their Garage Door and because of the cold weather their opener went down at the same time. We were able to come out within 24 hours of the initial contact and replace both torsion springs and install a new Garage Door Opener. This customer now has peace of mind that their Garage Door and Opener will continue to work for years to come.

Reasons You May Need a New Opener

There are many different types of Garage Door Openers and also many different reasons that you may consider replacing yours. There are belt drives, chain drives, screw drives, sidewinders, jackshafts, the list could go on and on for different types of openers but here are some things to consider for why you may need to replace your Opener:

  • Running the Opener with a broken spring
  • Running the Opener with a broken cable
  • Stripped Gear
  • Limit Switch has gone bad
  • Broken Chain
  • Broken Belt
  • Stripped Cradle
  • ETC

There are many different reasons to replace your Garage Door Opener but more important than that is the features that will go in to your new Opener:

  • Digital Limit Switch
  • Wireless Keypads
  • Timed Closure
  • Soft Close System
  • MyQ Technology (Smartphone Integration)
  • Wireless Gateway Built In

Whatever features or type of Garage Door Opener you choose, Garage Door Repair Company can provide all solutions.

Peace of Mind

Having a new Garage Door Opener installed will give you peace of mind for years to come. We only use the highest quality openers and parts when we complete our installations. On top of that we also warranty the parts and the labor for a minimum of five years and same day service is guaranteed. Visit our reviews page to see what other customers are saying about our great service, after that visit our contact page to fill our an online web appointment form or just pick up the phone and call 612-886-9606 and always get a live person! Call today!

Garage Door Wont Close Andover, MN

new sensorImagine getting ready to leave for work, pulling out of your driveway and going to close the garage door but it won’t shut. This was the case for one of our Andover customers. There are many garage door issues that can cause the door to not close, the most common being misaligned safety sensors. This particular customer had a safety sensor issue but it turned out to be a short in the wiring. We ended up replacing the safety sensors all the way back to the opener with brand new wiring. This immediately resolved our customers issue and will ensure safe operating for years to come.

 Reasons for a Garage Door not closing

As stated previously, the most common reason for a garage door not wanting to close is misaligned safety sensors. The easiest way to determine this is by checking the safety sensors to ensure both lights are on and solid. If you try to operate the garage door and the opener flashes or clicks 10 times, the opener is telling you there is something wrong with the safety sensor alignment. It is very common for someone to accidently bump one of the sensors causing them to go offline. There is typically a wingnut that can be loosened to adjust the safety sensor. This will ensure safe and proper operation. Here are some other issues that could cause your garage door to not close:

  • Worn out Garage Door Rollers
  • Garage Door Opener Forces not Set Correctly
  • Broken or Dumped Garage Door Cable
  • Broken Garage Door Spring
  • Loss of Power to Garage Door Opener
  • Bad Battery on Garage Door Remote

Garage Door Repair Company has all the tools and training to perform any and all of these repairs as needed in the Andover MN area. Garage Doors can be extremely dangerous and cause serious harm. We recommend everyone call a professional no matter what the issue to avoid injury. Same Day appointments are available in the Andover area. If you are interested in making an appointment simply call 612-886-9606 our contact us page.