So you’ve been able to open your garage, but you can’t get it to close. This can be a real pain if you want to keep your home secure, protect the belongings in your garage or keep your home’s temperature regulated. If you are having problems closing your garage door, here are a few things you can do.
Check Your Safety Sensors
The most common cause of a garage door failing to close is trouble with the safety sensors. You can find your safety sensors at the base of the garage door opening and they should both be lit with solid lights. If one or both sensors are not lit, or one is blinking, ensure that they are facing each other and that no dirt, debris or other object is blocking the path of this invisible safety beam. If you cannot get the sensors to function properly, call and schedule a service with one of our trained and qualified technicians.
If you can get the garage door opener to close your garage door by holding down the button on the wall, this means there is an issue with the safety sensors or the wiring to the safety sensors.
Monitor Your Sensitivity Settings
If your sensors appear to be functioning correctly and the door still will not close using the opener, you may need to have a trained service technician come to check the opener and ensure that the proper sensitivity settings are set on your operator.
Check for Broken Parts
If you opened your door and it sounded like a roller coaster going up a hill (click, click, clicking) you may have a broken TorqueMaster spring. When this happens and the garage door loses tension, the safety function will not allow the door to come down. If this is the case, one of our trained and qualified service technicians will be glad to replace the broken spring for you.
For all garage door repair services, you can rely on the qualified technicians at Hollywood-Crawford Door Co.