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The door opens when i push to open but when i push to close it starts to close until i stop pushing the button. When i release the button the garage door opens back and clicks 10 times

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Check the door sensors. They must be pointed at one another and the small light on each one must be lit and not flickering. Tweak them a bit. If you cannot get both lights to come on you have either a bad sensor or the wiring to them is shorted or broken.

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