If your garage door moves up and down on its own, it can be worrisome. This issue is sometimes called phantom operation. Fortunately, it is usually simple to both diagnose and fix your garage door when this happens.
The most common cause of your garage door opening on its own is an electrical short in the system. The issue could be in the circuit board, the wall button, the wired keypad, and the remote. Defective or dirty parts, shorts in wiring, interference from radio frequencies, and even remote batteries that are out of power can also cause this problem.
One issue that could be causing the garage to open by itself is a neighbor’s garage door remote. Openers that are over twenty years old could be activated if their system is just as old. These days, the codes used to open the door are called “rolling codes.” There are over 100 million possible combinations, which means you are not likely to have your door opened by a neighbor with a newer system.
There are many ways you can test your garage door system to find the cause of it opening on its own. These are actually quite simple, although it is best to leave testing up to a professional.
If your garage door is opening or closing on its own, Integrity Overhead Door in Amarillo can help. We offer Residential Garage Door Repair, Spring Replacement, and Commercial/Industrial overhead door services. Give us a call at (806) 552-9519 or Contact Us by email to learn more.