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Reasons Your Garage Isn’t Closing All The Way

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  • 26 Jan 2018
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Having trouble with your garage door opening? Occasionally, you will come upon a problem that is easily diagnosed and fixed. Other times, it takes a little more work. One or more of these reasons might be the culprit for why your garage isn’t closing all the way.   

1. There Might Be Something Blocking The Track

Sometimes this obvious problem is easy to overlook. You may want to check the track and the garage door itself for the culprit. If there is something blocking the door from closing all the way, it will not be able to fully close.

2. Problems With Your Sensors

garage isn't closing because of sensor problem

Your safety sensors might be working improperly. The twin sensors usually sit near the bottom of the garage door. They face each other, sending a signal across the floor lengthwise, to help determine if something is in the way of the door, causing it not to close. If one or both sensors are not receiving power or signal properly, your door will respond by not closing all the way.

3. Misalignment Of The Sensors

Your sensors may be in perfect working order, but sending the wrong signal to your garage door. This usually happens when the twin sensors are out of alignment. A technician can fix this problem by returning the sensors to their original orientation.

4. Springs Broken or Damaged

Garage doors rely tremendously on multiple sets of springs. Broken or damaged springs could cause the garage door to be unable to complete the task of closing. Balancing issues on the springs could be caused by more wear on the other, also causing the door to not open properly. Even a non-expert could diagnose this problem.

5. Cable Issues

Depending on what type of garage door you have, it may require cables for the lowering action. If any of the cables have damage, they may not be able to complete their required task. A frayed cable can catch on the system and prevent it from finishing its cycle. Just like the broken springs, a quick visual inspection can be done quickly in most cases, sometimes it can be a little more difficult to uncover the problem.   

6. Limits With The Door Traveler

There could also be a problem with the traveling distance setting on your door. Most garage door openers have a default setting in them to tell the garage door how far to close. The setting could be set too high or too low. Whichever the cause, you will need to adjust the door travel limit.

7. Tracks Broken or Damaged

garage isn't closing because of bent track

Finally, a bent track can prevent the door from closing as well. One of our technicians can easily repair or replace these tracks for you. However,  you might want to check and see if anything is causing a blockage on the tracks.

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