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Just like your car, fridge or boiler, your electric gate has a working life span. Time, weather, wear and tear all combine to ensure that all mechanical and electrical devices tire and cease to function at some point. A good level of maintenance should in most cases help prolong working life and prevent the need for constant gate repairs. But nothing will guarantee eternal operation. The best thing any owner can do, is be perfectly prepared to react when something inevitably does go wrong. Modern electrical gates tend to be more complex than most traditional manual designs. For this reason the variety of faults that are possible is longer. If you’ve had your electrical gate for a few years now, you may have already experienced one or two of these malfunctions.
Photo eye errors
The photo eyes are attached as a safety feature. One is placed on each side of the gate. The eyes send an invisible beam to each other that if disturbed will prompt them to halt the gate and reverse it. The idea behind them is to prevent the gate from coming into contact with people or objects in its path. If there photo eyes are damaged or misaligned, they could be in a constant state of detecting an obstacle, which would be causing the disablement of the gate. Photo eyes can be reflective, and like a screen of any kind can gather dirt and dust over time. If they are excessively dirty, the beam will not be able to transmit between them effectively.
Edge transmitter problems
If your gate has reversing edges, it will have edge transmitters. Like the photos yes, if damaged these can prevent the gate from moving. The transmitter will have a battery that needs to be in good working order. Sometimes these devices can be damaged by corrosion or disturbed by inspects, as they generate some heat which will attract certain species.
Professional gate repair
If you have an electric gate that is showing signs of corrosion, misbehavior, slowing or complete break-down, the best solutions can be offered by trained professionals. Garage Door Repair Mukilteo offers expert gate repair services. Call today so that we can ensure your gate is properly checked and returned to full working order.