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I can open my garage door with the remote just fine, but it will not close the door. When I try to close it from the button inside the garage I have to hold it down until the door is all the way closed, otherwise it starts to go up again. However, when I want to open the door from inside I can just press the button and it will open without having to hold it down. Would like to know how to fix this problem, is a pain when I leave the garage I have to go park in front of the house, go back in the house and into the garage to hold down the button to close the door. Can you help

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Make sure your door sensors are pointed at one another and that the small light on each one is 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.

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