Garage Door Not Closing

Why is your Garage Door not Closing Properly ?

Are you dealing with a garage door that is not closing properly? Is it not closing or not closing at all? There can be many reasons for not closing your garage gate.  Your garage gate is the most frequently used entrance for you and your cars and any trouble in their normal functioning can cause you big problems. There can be plenty of reasons for your garage door not closing.

Here is a list of reasons that might cause trouble in smooth working of your garage door.

Object in the path:

There might be an object or obstacle in the path such as rock, toy, any object or even dirt can cause trouble.

Blurry photo eye:

Your gate opener won’t work properly until your photo eye is clear. Blurry or dirty photo eyes can cause trouble in closing the gate.

Damaged or misaligned tracks:

The door can’t run on a metal track if it’s not aligned properly or if it’s damaged. Hence causing problems in closing doors.

Broken springs or wires:

If your torsion or extension springs are broken or wires and cables are not attached properly, your gate won’t be able to close.

Check remote and Settings:

If your gate is not closing with the remote, there might be an issue in the remote battery or settings. Check its batteries and safety sensor settings.

Dead or expired batteries:

Automatic garage door system works with the help of an opener which requires a battery for their proper functioning. If these batteries are expired or dead, your garage door won’t close.

How to fix this problem?

You can fix the problem by simply overcoming the reason causing that problem. These include:

  • Check if there is any object in the path.
  • Clean photo eye sensor regularly.
  • Repair damaged or misaligned track on time.
  • Repair if there is any broken cable or spring.
  • Check battery and remote.

Now you know the basic reasons for your garage door not closing, you can fix them easily at home or with professional help.

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