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These repairs may help solve your Garage Door Opener problem: Adjust and align the garage door opener When the garage door opener doesn't work operate properly, check the alignment of the motor unit and/or the rail and realign if necessary. If necessary, adjust the settings for travel limits and force limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. make sure that the photoelectric eyes of the safety sensor are aligned. Find This Part For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number. Help me find my model number Replace the garage door opener logic board The logic board receives input signals from remotes, sensors and the wall control. It controls the electro-mechanical functions of the garage door opener. Replace the logic board if it doesn't receive input signals or doesn't control components properly. How to Replace the Logic Board on a Garage Door Opener Find This Part For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number. Help me find my model number Replace the garage door opener travel limit switch The setting of the travel limit switch determines how far the garage door opens and closes. If the motor keeps running when the door is fully closed or fully open, first adjust the travel limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. If adjusting the travel limits doesn't correct the problem, replace the travel limit switch. Find This Part For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number. Help me find my model number Do garage door opener preventive maintenance To keep the garage door operating smoothly, periodically check the garage door opener for proper alignment and settings, following instructions in the owner's manual. Inspect hardware and lubricate moving components. Check the safety sensor for proper operation. Find This Part For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number. Help me find my model number Not the symptom or solution you were looking for? Check out these other solutions Needs preventive maintenance Making noise Opens and closes by itself Works intermittently Won't open Reverses on its own Won't work


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You may remember a time as a kid when you and your siblings would close the garage door and run underneath it as fast as possible to make it out before the door closed. Well, on any garage door installed after 1993, that’s no longer possible thanks to two tiny photo eyes on either side of the garage entrance. These photo eyes transmit an invisible beam between each other that detects if anything is in the garage door’s path when it closes. This safety measure is there to prevent automatic garage doors from closing on top of someone or something and causing serious injury or damage to property.


My garage door will not fully close all the way, there is about a once inch (1″) gap at the bottom. When i press the button to close the garage door, the motor turns on and the door starts to shut but will not go down to the garage floor all the way. We recently lubricated the garage door tracks as it was making a noise when we would open or shut it. Now the noise is gone but for some reason the door won’t fully shut. The temperature where I live is very cold. Do you think something shifted and therefore the door can’t close correctly? Do I need to adjust the sensors? Should I replace the seal with a wider seal?


3: The issue could be that the garage door seal is damaged, flattened, weather rotted, or has fallen off. If this is the case, you can simply buy a new garage door seal. Garage door seals install easy and there are different thicknesses are available. Sometimes the fatter and wider the better as these types of garage door seals keep out the weather and things like ants and mice. If the door seal is not damaged on your garage door, see the next answer.


Garage doors have tension springs and cables that help to slowly and safely lower your door while closing. If these tension springs or cables break, you might find that your garage door closes really fast, often with a loud bang when it hits the ground. This is very dangerous as there is nothing preventing the garage door from crushing something that might be below it. It’s best to call a garage door professional as soon as you can to have them come out and repair these cables or springs.


However, if you lose power and use the disconnect switch, you’ll need to reattach it to use your garage door motor to open and close your door again. Open the door all the way and then reattach this hook. Then try opening or closing the door again with your transmitter, and you should be all set. It will be easiest to reattach this hook when your car is not in the garage, as you’ll need to place a step ladder underneath the motor to reach it.


Step 4: What, Exactly, Could Be the Problem?Show All Items We do have a manual for our opener unit, but its troubleshooting section tells you how to check a few basic things, and then says, "You may need to call a technician for repair service."  I am not much in the mood to wait for a technician at the time I want to be going to bed, if I can find one who will come late in the evening. It has been two years since I had problems with a garage door opener, and that was a different unit than this one.  I forget the procedure for troubleshooting one of these units.  I have come to go on-line for help on the occasions when the garage door opener fails to work.  After a quick search for "garage door opener troubleshooting," I opened this page.  There are some general help pages, but they do not offer much more assistance than our manual and its suggestion to call a technician after checking a few basic things like obstructions to the infra-red beam and power to the circuit.   Help suggestions are often very brand specific.  The image with this step is a chart for diagnosing problems with the sensors on a Genie garage door opener.  Look closely and you can see that Genie gives diagnostic clues and codes in how many times the LEDs flash and in the color of the LED that shows something unusual.  Our unit is not a Genie, but a Liftmaster.  The help sections for Liftmaster units are more general and not very helpful.  


Step 3: The SensorsShow All Items This is one of the sensors.  There are two.  One sends a beam of infra-red light to the other.  If anything interrupts this beam of light, the garage door will not close and the ceiling light on the opener mechanism will flash as mentioned in the previous step.  This is, of course, a safety feature to prevent the heavy garage door crushing anyone or anything that might be in the pathway of the door when it comes down.  Check to be sure no child's toy or anything else blocks the path for the infra-red light beam. The text box feature would not save when I did this Instructable, so I am overlaying colored arrows as keys to my explanation.   Most garage door problems can be traced to the sensors.  The circuitry inside the sensors is quite reliable and has a long life.  The first thing to check is the mounting brackets (blue arrow).  Did something bend them so the sensors are no longer aligned?  A quick visual inspection of each should be sufficient.  In doubtful cases, you can stretch a long string between the sensors to see better if they are aligned.  The red arrow points to the LED.  Each sensor has an LED.  It should be bright and show a solid color.  Some are green and some are red, depending on the manufacturer of your opener unit.  One sensor on our unit showed a bright steady LED.  The other, this one, was weak and it fluttered rapidly.  That, together with the flashing ceiling light and the need to hold the switch button, are signs something is not right. The yellow arrow points to the lens.  It should be clean on both sensors.  This garage is my workshop.  It is always possible sawdust could have accumulated on the lenses.  As a precaution, wipe them with a rag or a tissue. The green arrow points to the wire that runs between the sensor and the opener unit on the ceiling.  Look for obvious physical damage (bare wires, loose connection, cut or broken wire, etc.)