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Door Remote My door used to work with the remote, now it will only open with the remote and it won't close, it just blinks 4 times in a row like it's reading the remote, but then does nothing. Do you have any ideas? Thanks!

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Check to see if anything is blocking the beam that tells it something is in the way of the door closing. If there is nothing crossing the beam, make sure the beams are lined up properly. The four blinks are a safety feature so that you do not close the door on anyone or anything. Had the same problem myself once.

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