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Note: For us, the garage door opener repair technician had to replace the sensors, even though they seemed to be aligned.
Hello, Wayne -
A few years ago we experienced a similar problem with our garage door. We had to call for service on the garage door opener. Fortunately, the previous owner of our home left a business card for the company which serviced the garage door when they owned the home. They left the business card tucked in behind the garage door opener power button on the garage wall.
If your garage door will not close from the open position and reverses immediately or part way down there is a safety beam problem, usually there is a safety light on the opener which will flash when the safety beam is activated or faulty. Clean the photo beams with a clean damp cloth, check if the door now operates, if it does not, check that the safety beams have not become misaligned, there is normally a light on one of the sensors that indicates when they are correctly aligned, if the light is on it means they are not aligned, the light off indicates they are aligned. If they are not aligned try adjusting them, if this does not work they are probably faulty. Further reading garage door opener repair guide
Hi, it is probably the safety photo beams out of alignment or not working, when this happens the garage opener goes into 'dead man' operating mode, ie you need to keep the button pressed for the door to operate. You can find user and installation manuals here - Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Installation Manuals
Hi, it is probably the safety photo beams out of alignment or not working, when this happens the garage opener goes into 'dead man' operating mode, ie you need to keep the button pressed for the door to operate.
You can find user and installation manuals here - Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Installation Manuals
Check to see if your child/animal security beam is working correctly. It is an "Electric Eye" mounted about 12 in off of the floor on two mounting points and one side shoots an infra red beam across to a receiver. These points must be reasonably aligned to flash a beam (cannot see) from one point to another. This beam keeps the door open if it is interrupted . If it is not aligned, then the door opener sees a problem and will not close the door electrically. You must aligned the beam by bending the transmitter or receiver untill you can close the door by the remote. Also check to see if something placed in the garage is not blocking the beam first.