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What to Check When Your Garage Door Won’t Close

What to Check When Your Garage Door Won’t Close

Garage door issues are frustrating. We’ve all been there, about to leave for work one morning when all of a sudden, the garage door is acting funky and will not close, no matter how hard you try to get it to. So, what are some things that you can check when your garage door develops a mind of its own and won’t close? This guide from SI Overhead Door will help you.


The Sensors

One of the most common garage door issues involves the sensors. Check your sensors for obstructions or anything that is interfering with the sensor’s beam. Even if there is no physical obstacle blocking the signal, there still may be a sensor issue. SI Overhead Door recommends that you give the sensors a quick cleaning. This will clear off any dirt, dust, or debris that interferes with operations. 


If you have checked for obstacles and cleaned your sensors but the door still won’t close, check to see if the sensors are aligned. Misaligned sensors can cause the door to not close. 


Your Open/Close Limits

If you have thoroughly checked your garage door sensors and found no issues there, you could be experiencing a problem with your open and close limits. This is a setting that tells your garage door how far it is allowed to travel until it is completely closed. If the settings are too high, the door will stop because it views the floor as an obstruction. Don’t worry if you are having this issue, however! You can easily fix this garage door issue with a screwdriver and some measurements. 


Tracks and Rollers

If you are still having issues with your garage door closing, check your door tracks and rollers. Clean the tracks and rollers to remove any dirt or grime that has built up over time. This should help to restore proper function.


If you try these steps and they still don’t resolve your garage door issues, call a professional overhead door specialist. Our specialists at SI Overhead Door will be more than happy to take a look at your garage door and help you resolve the issues. Contact us today to learn more or request a quote!

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