How to Reduce Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Noise
A noisy belt drive garage door opener is a warning sign that something is about to go wrong with your door opener. If not addressed your door opener will eventually quit on you. To help you keep your door opener in good condition and prevent it from making annoying noises, follow these steps.
Step 1 – Check the Motor
A belt drive garage door opener is supposed to run smoothly and silently, but when its motor starts to give way, you may notice squeaking sounds coming from the opener. If your door opener coughs and sputters, it is time to replace the motor.
Step 2 – Clean the Tracts and the Belt
If the motor is fine but the door opener still makes that annoying squeaky sound, the tracks may be dirty. To clean the tracks and remove dirt and grim from the belt, you may use a brush and some rags.
Step 3 – Check the Tracks for Dents
Small dents on the tracts of your door opener can interfere with its proper function. If you notice that your door stalls on the way down or up and makes some funny noises, check the tracts for dents. If the dents are small, you may tap the area gently with a hammer to fix the dent.