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My garage door will not stay down when I try to close it.

The wall unit is the only way I can get it to close all of the way. When using my car remote unit it goes down and when it gets about 6" from the ground it reverses back up.

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  • Moptart Dec 28, 2008

    This has been happening to us for years and it really defeats the purpose of having an automatic garage door! I hope some one can provide a solution.

  • lucidrunning Jan 21, 2009

    I can open and close my garage with my wall mounted control. The remote control only opens the garage door and does not close. I installed new 60 watt light bulbs and they wont turn on. I'll try to tinker with re-keying a new memory for my remote control. Other than that, what can I do?



    Thank you for your time.

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IF THE DOOR CLOSES ALL THE WAY WHEN HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON AND REVERSES 6" FROM THE FLOOR WHEN NOT HOLDING THE BUTTON.
I WOULD GUESS THAT THE SAFETY EYES ARE MOUNTED ON THE TRACK.
WHEN THE DOOR CLOSES THE TRACK AT THE BOTTOM IS TOO TIGHT CAUSING IT TO FLEX AS THE DOOR GETS NEAR THE BOTTOM. WHEN THE TRACK FLEXES THE EYES ARE POINTING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE DOOR AND EVENTUALLY THEY ARE TOO FAR OUT OF ALINMENT AND THE LED WILL GO OFF - THE DOOR GOES BACK UP.

SOLUTION: YOU CAN USE THE CLAW END OF A HAMMER TO TAP THE TRACK OUT A LITTLE WIDER - TAP NEXT TO THE WALL ON THE BRACKET THAT HOLDS THE TRACK TO THE WALL. MOVE THEM ABOUT 1/4" EACH SIDE.

OR

YOU CAN MOUNT THE BRACKETS TO THE WALL OR THE FLOOR.

THIS SHOULD SOLVE IT

HAVE A GREAT DAY

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Check that the photo beam are aligned... or increase the down force a little until it can be close.. try to close the garage door manually to see is there isnt any obstacle

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