Driveway sliding gate openers are a huge convenience for someone who wants to drive on and off of their fenced in property without having to get out of the vehicle to open the gate. If the automatic gate has a digital keypad with a passcode, it even provides your home with an extra sense of security. However, like most things, automatic sliding gate openers can run into problems. In fact, here are three common problems and what you can do about them.
1. Getting The Bugs Out
Ants tend to be a major problem with automatic gate controllers. If your automatic gate has suddenly stopped opening and closing, it is possible a colony of ants has decided to make the gate controller their home. It is not uncommon for these ants
2. Obstructions In The Gate Track
An automatic sliding gate requires a
3. The Power Isn't On
Did you know automatic sliding gates actually have a power switch on them? Before rushing to call a technician to come and fix your gate, do yourself a favor and locate this switch on your gate. It should be somewhere near the controller – and it is not uncommon for people to not even know it exists. Check to make sure the power is switched on. You might even try switching it off and back on to see if the gate just needed
If these three problems do not appear to be the reason why your automatic sliding gate is not opening and closing properly, you will need to reach out to a technician as the problem is likely more complicated and requires an expert to fix it.Share