Troubleshooting Your Automatic Gate Issues11/17/2013 Back To Blog
Whether you have experience in using residential gate openers or you have only just had a new system installed, it is worth empowering yourself with some basic knowledge which will allow you to troubleshoot any potential issues. This can allow you to solve minor issues and feel confident when or if you choose to call in a gate company. Gate companies in San Marcos advice that many repair issues can actually be solved very easily by the homeowner.
There are several simple ways to troubleshoot any issues. These include:
• Look for any possible obstructions which may be interfering with the safety or sliding gate sensor. These sensors are designed to stop the gate from closing accidentally on vehicles, people or animals in the path of the barrier. Any overhanging tree branches or other items can register on the sensor and engage this safety protocol.
• Check the power sources. Check the batteries in the gate remote or phone enter system. It is also worth checking for any damage to wiring or short circuiting electrics.
• Ensure the moving parts are properly functioning. To ensure optimum performance all moving parts should be regularly lubricated. If the barrier is not moving smoothly or making an unusually loud noise when in motion, check the wheels, rollers and other moving parts are properly lubricated.
• Tighten any screws, bolts or fixings. Over time fixings can loosen which can compromise the performance of your system. Check all fixings are sufficiently tight.
• Check for leaks. If you notice any puddles of oil or hydraulic fluid, then you should address the leak quickly before it causes a major malfunction.
It is worth spending a little time performing regular maintenance to ensure the optimum performance of your system. This will also help to familiarize yourself with the basic components of your particular system, which will assist in troubleshooting issues.