Why won’t my garage door close?
People have this question for garage door repairmen all the time.
Often, people mention that their garage door was working well but suddenly they began to have to hold the button down for a long period of time to make the garage door close completely.
This problem is most often with the photoelectronic sensor of the garage door, also known as the photo eye.
Here’s the simple way to fix it yourself:
- The remote batteries are dead. Time to replace the batteries.
- Move any objects that may be blocking the sensor
- Check that the led lights are illuminated (as per the manufacturer’s instructions). If one or both lights are on – but blinking – realign them until the blinking stops. Unfortunately, if the infrared sensors are not misaligned or blocked, then it’s time to call in a pro.
- Check if your torsion springs are broken. Here is how
- The garage door tracks can get clogged with dirt and debris, hindering the progress of the rollers as they run up and down.
- The tracks have been knocked out of position and misaligned.If you can see bends in the rail or gaps between the rollers and the track, you need to have your tracks serviced.