Can’t figure out why your garage door won’t close? It’s probably an easier fix than you think. In fact, in most cases it can take just a few short minutes and you’ll be back to business as usual.
So what’s the deal?
The majority of the time, when you find that your garage door is failing to close, the culprit is usually the safety sensors located at the bottom corners of your garage door. These can be a blessing for insuring that children, pets, or even your self are not in the area that your garage door will be traveling while it closes. They do this by maintaining a clear line of sight to one another. Once that line is obstructed, the broken signal tells the opener to stop closing.
Let’s check it out.
Step 1: Take a look and see if there are any objects that may be breaking the signal between safety sensors. If so, remove the object and see if the door will now close.
Step 2: If there was nothing blocking your sensors, then make sure they are properly aligned with one another. If your garage door’s safety sensors get out of alignment, the door will operate as though there IS an object blocking the path of travel.
Step 3: If everything checked out during the last two steps, then the last thing to check will be the wiring. If a wire to either of your safety sensors becomes broken or disconnected, just as before, the garage door will understand this broken signal to mean that it should not close. In this situation, you can just reconnect the wires, or have it rewired.
Step 4: If the last three steps didn’t fix your problem, contact Aaron Overhead Doors Atlanta for a free consultation. We will be happy to assist you!
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