Sliding Electric Gate Motorsby GS Shekhawat Search Engine Optimization Expert
Troubleshooting automatic gates should take several steps before you call in a professional. The first step is to hit the manual override and get your car through the gate and parked before you start tearing up the machinery.
1. Check your opening device. Sometimes it is as simple as a dead battery or lint getting between the battery and the contact. If someone is at home,have them try to use their device, or open the gate from the house.
2. If the weather has been exceptionally cold, the grease or hydraulics used to keep your gate opening smoothly may have frozen solid. If you live in a cold climate,make sure to use the right cold-weather products for your winter temperature range.
3. An older gate opener can run out of working hours. Simply, even with a battery change and an alcohol swab of the contacts now and then, devices simply wear out. Try a newer device.
4. Make sure that the chain has not detached and that the gate is on track.
5. Make sure that nothing has become stuck in the track, or is blocking the movement of the gate.
6. Check that the gate motor is receiving power. Check that the outlet is working, and that the ground fault interrupter is not being tripped, and also check that the circuit breaker is not being tripped.
7. Check the receiver. For those using a receiver with an antenna, make sure that the antenna is not broken. For the box style receiver, make sure that it is not obstructed.
8. Is the motor making any sound at all? If there is no sound, then it is not receiving power. If there is noise but no movement, then it is time to call a technician to evaluate the situation. You may only need some minor repairs, or you might need a whole new motor.
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