Is your garage door not closing all the way or not at all? You might be surprised to learn how common of a problem this can be. Troubleshooting the reason of why the garage door is failing to close isn’t a difficult task and in most cases the failures have simple fixes. However there are some other issues that are better left to a professional. AAA Action Garage Doors will help you troubleshoot why your garage door won’t close properly and list some of the most common causes that lead to this kind of failure.
Garage Door Vacation Mode or Lock Out Button
One of the first and most common problems as to why your garage door may not be closing properly could be due to the vacation or lock out button. To begin troubleshooting to see if this may be your issue, first press your garage door activation button located on the wall. Avoid using your garage door remote for this step. Most garage door opener manufactures will put a lock-out or vacation switch on the wall control. Some may even use the remote control. Most wall controls will have a light indicator on it. This allows the homeowner to see if the button on the lock-out system has been activated. You will need to disengage the vacation or lock out switch, which again, should be either on the wall control or your garage door remote. Each manufacturer designs do vary; you can also check your manual for your garage door openers specific operating procedures.
Troubleshooting Garage Door Photo Eye Safety Sensors
Every garage door system uses a photo-eye or sensor. This is mostly used for safety measures and to prevent damage of the garage door or any obstruction that may be in the way of your garage door. You will see a sensor on each side of your garage door, typically on the inside of the garage. Often an obstruction of some kind could have fallen in the way of the sensor or you may have misaligned sensors altogether. You will want to check the sensor to see if they are either misaligned or blocked by an obstruction. They may be dirty and require cleaning. Additionally you may even want to check the sensor’s wiring to make sure it is still receiving power. If your malfunction seems to only occur during certain times of the day, it could also be due to sunlight blinding your sensors.
Garage Door Opener Adjustment
You may want to contact a professional garage door technician if you are not familiar or comfortable on making adjustment to your garage door opener. However another common problem when it comes to the garage door failing to close correctly could be due to the sensitivity setting. The sensitivity settings can be adjusted on the garage door opener. You will want to pull the emergency release to disconnect the garage door from the opener. The garage door should close on its own. Watch to see if the garage door closes equally on each side. If one side lags behind the other then you will need to adjust the garage door sensitivity. However if the garage door seems perfectly balanced then it is not the openers sensitivity that is the problem.
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After troubleshooting these three most common problems you may want to consider hiring a garage door technician. The problem may require a professional inspection and most likely, repair of your garage door. Garage doors can be dangerous when they don’t function properly. If you are having problems with your garage door not closing correctly, contact AAA Action Garage Doors today. We can help restore your garage door back to its proper operating status.