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The garage door works when it wants to.

Now, to close the door i have to press and hold the garage door botton on the wall in the garage. My garage opener remotes don't work any moore...they did last week. The remots do work when i want to open the garage door but they don't work to close the garage door.
We did have some very cold days in the last couple days; I'm wondering if the weatcher has any thing to do with my garage problem.

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You have a problem with the safety eyes. Make sure a light is on on both eyes. If not, realign until both lights come on.

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