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My garage door opener is not going down with my remotes but it will if I hold the button on the wall down.

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    robert blanchette Sep 03, 2010

    You need to check the sensors. They are probably out of alignment. They have to look at each other. There should be an led light on each of them and both should be on. There is a wing nut to adjust. Thanks BB

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Check the door sensors. Them must be pointed at one another and the small light on each one must be lit and not flickering. Tweak them a bit.

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HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON OVERRIDES THE SAFETY EYES.
WHEN HOLDING IT DOWN MAKES THE DOOR CLOSE PROPERLY THE PROBLEM IS IN THE SAFETY EYES.

ARE BOTH LEDS ON? - CHECK FOR A LOOSE OR BROKEN WIRE.
ARE THE EYES WIRED CORRECTLY?
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SOUNDS LIKE A SAFETY EYE PROBLEM.

WILL IT CLOSE IF YOU HOLD DOWN THE WALL BUTTON??

HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON OVERRIDES THE SAFETY EYES.
WHEN HOLDING IT DOWN MAKES THE DOOR CLOSE PROPERLY THE PROBLEM IS IN THE SAFETY EYES.

ARE BOTH LEDS ON? - CHECK FOR A LOOSE OR BROKEN WIRE.
ARE THE EYES WIRED CORRECTLY?
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