Garage Door Won’t Close? Find Out the Reasons!

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The world’s a busy place and you’re a busy person, especially if you’ve got a family.  Any little hiccup can throw off your day, and you expect things to work the way they should, things like your garage door.  Sadly, stuff can and does go wrong, and you might find yourself with a garage door won’t close.  No need to panic! Before you call the repairman, brush up on your garage door knowledge so you can communicate the problem effectively.

If your garage door keep coming back up after it hits the floor, you just need to adjust the travel setting on your door opener. The travel controls how far the door goes up and down. Most newer openers have a safety feature that makes the door reverse if it encounters an obstruction. Right now, your opener is reading the floor as an obstruction.

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Sensors

Garage doors can be dangerous things. They are quite heavy, and if one were to fall on an object, or worse, a person, the result could be devastating. Because of this, makers of garage doors install ingenious little items called safety sensors. Thus, these little devices are located directly across from each other at the bottom of your garage door. They send beams of infrared light directly into the sensor across from it. Hence, if this beam is defective, the downward moving garage door will instantly change direction, diverting disaster. Unfortunately, these safety sensors can be problematic and could be the reason why your garage door won’t close.  The problem might be that the safety sensors need aligning so that the laser can shoot directly into the sensor across from it.  A garage door will not close if these sensors are not lined up.

Limits

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Your garage door may not be closing simply because the limits of the garage door opener are off.  The limits in the opener tell it when the garage door is open all the way and closed all the way. It’s not uncommon for the limits to get offset and your garage tries to close farther than it should, only to be obstructed by the ground, causing the door to open right back up again. If your door won’t close, the garage door opener limits may need adjusting.

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Tracks

Another reason your garage door might not be closing could be a problem with the tracks. You’ll notice the tracks on either side of the door, typically in two to three separate parts on each side. Your garage door runs up and down the tracks on rollers as it opens and closes, usually pretty smoothly. Problems can go wrong with both the tracks and the rollers, however.  So, sometimes the garage door tracks can get clogged with dirt and debris, hindering the progress of the rollers as they run up and down.  Road salt can also be an issue, eroding, and ultimately ruining, the metal of the tracks. Don’t forget the rollers, which aren’t impervious to problems either. Rollers can be made of two materials, steel or nylon. While steel lasts longer, both materials can wear down over time, which can impede your door, and need replacing.

Se the when you think that it’s time your garage door won’t close, don’t hesitate to call Gate and Garage repair company.

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