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Test The Reverse Function On Your Garage Door

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  • 26 Aug 2016
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Every few months, you should check your garage door reversal function for safety. This feature will keep physical harm from happening to you or someone you love. Not only that, it can also keep from damaging your car or other possessions. Here at the Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland, we have put together a short guide to help you test the function.

How to Test The Reverse Function On Your Garage Door

This is a simple test that you can do in a few minutes. It will only require you to use a roll of paper towels or some other small item of your choosing.

1. Open Your Garage Door

To start off with, you will need to fully open your door. It needs to be all the way up and completely stop moving before you start the test.

2. Place a Roll of Paper Towels On The Garage Floor

Take a roll of paper towels or some other small object that you want to use and stand it up in the middle of the floor. Make sure it is directly under the center of your door.

use paper towel to test garage door reverse function


3. Push Button to Close The Assembly

Either use the button on your garage wall or your remote to close the door. Both methods are fine, as long as you are closing the door.

4. Watch What The Door Does When it Hits The Paper Towels

Once the door gets to your roll of paper towels or item of your choosing, it should lightly tap it and then reverse. It is very important that you determine whether or not it stops right away. Also, hitting the paper towels should cause it to go back into the up position.

What To Do If Your Garage Door Does Not Reverse

If your door doesn’t raise back up, then it is time for you to contact a technician here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland. We will send a technician to your home to determine why the reverse function is not working.

Some of the reasons it may not be reversing can include:

  • The model is too old- older garage door openers do not have this function. In which case, you need to have the model switched out for a newer one.
  • Sensors are not working- the safety eye sensors may need to be adjusted or replaced completely. If something is wrong with them or they have lost power, it will keep your overhead door from detecting something is in the way.

garage door sensor

These are some of the reasons that your reverse function may not work. If this is the case, you need to get one of our technicians to your home right away. The reverse function is there to keep you and your family safe.

Should someone get under the door while it is being closed, the reverse feature will keep them from getting trapped and hurt. This is also to keep your vehicle from damage as well.

Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland, OH if you are in need of a repair technicians. We will get someone right over to you.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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