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My door will open, but not close by remote.

If I press the button, it flashes 10 times, and I have to hold in the mounted control inside the garage to get it to close.
* One of my sensor lights is not lit, the other is lit but not flashing.

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Your sensors must be pointed at one another for them to both be lit and they both must be lit to work properly. If tweaking them doesn't cause the one to light then it is most likely bad.

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