My Garage Door Won't Close
There are many reasons why a garage door won't come down. If the door is crooked or making a loud noise you should call a professional. If the door comes down several feet and reverses servicing and oiling the door might help. For tips on servicing the door check out our blog help silence your garage door.
The most common cause however is the photo cell. Some of the most common symptoms are the remotes not letting the door down and constant pressure having to be applied to the pushbutton for the door to close. We have compiled a quick checklist of common problems a homeowner can look for before scheduling a service call. The photo cells are mounted on each side of the track at the bottom of the garage door.
Are the photo cell lights on? On Genie or Overhead Door models you will have one green light and one red light. If they are not on check the wires connected to the back of the photo cells to make sure they have not been knocked off or cut.
Is the red photo cell light blinking? Make sure nothing is blocking the photo cells. On Chamberlain of Liftmaster models one of the lights will be out. On Overhead Door and Genie models the red light will be blinking. Make sure the other photo cell is lite up green and they are lined up. You can move them around by hand watching for the red light to turn solid. If that doesn't work clean off the eye of the photo cells(spiders love building webs there).
These tips have solved a lot of problems without the need for a service call. For further help or information contact us at the link below.