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 photoeye.
Here's the simple way to fix it yourself:
- 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.