Garage Door Opener Beeping After Power Outage

You know how it goes. You hear a click. The whole house goes dark. You scramble for a flash light. You wonder if the frozen peas stand a chance.

Then the heavens open and you hear the beep of electricity come back. *The crowd cheers.* (So do the peas.)

Only…… the beeping doesn’t stop. It’s coming from your garage.

But what the heck is causing it?

Unraveling the Mystery of Post-Power Outage Beeping

When the power is restored after an outage, garage door openers often emit a series of beeps to signal their return to normal functionality. While this is a standard feature on most garage door openers, sometimes the beeping continues even after the system has fully powered up. There could be various reasons behind this behavior, but the good news is that most of them are easily fixable. (Whew.)

Need some tips on resetting your garage door entirely after a power outage? Click here.

Troubleshooting Steps to Silence the Beeping:

Remember that safety should always be a top priority when dealing with electrical components, so don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance if you’re unsure about any step.

  1. Check the Battery: The most common reason for the continued beeping is a depleted backup battery. Garage door openers usually come equipped with backup batteries to allow operation during power outages. Ensure the battery is functioning correctly and replace it if necessary.
  2. Reset the Opener: Power outages can sometimes cause the garage door opener’s settings to go haywire. Look for the reset button on the opener or refer to the manufacturer’s manual for the proper reset procedure.
  3. Inspect the Sensors: Faulty sensors can also trigger the beeping. Make sure that the sensors near the garage floor are properly aligned and free from any obstructions or dirt.
  4. Examine the Control Panel: Dust and debris can accumulate on the control panel, leading to malfunctions. Clean the control panel carefully and see if that resolves the issue.
  5. Check the Wiring: Power surges during power restoration can damage the opener’s internal wiring. Visually inspect the wiring for any signs of damage and consider calling a professional for repair if needed.
  6. Update the Firmware: Some modern garage door openers can be updated with new firmware. Check the manufacturer’s website for any available updates that might address the beeping problem.
  7. Contact Customer Support: If none of the above steps solve the issue, get in touch with the manufacturer’s customer support. (Or, feel free to call us!)

Recently in Columbus we’ve had our fair share of power outages, so we’ve had plenty of customers ask us for help troubleshooting after a storm / surge. We’ll happily walk you through it! Just give us a call. At Deluxe Door Systems, we’ve been fixing beeping, squeaking, squawking, stalling, and falling garage doors for 30+ years. And we’re still just as obsessed with them today as we were when we first started this business. (Yeah, we’re garage door nerds. And we’re ok with it.)

Here when you need us.

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