If your garage door opener doesn't close, it can be a real pain. It's not as simple as just pulling up on the door or pushing down on it to make it move again. That's because many different parts work together to open your garage door and keep it safe from harm.
In this blog post, we'll go over some of the most common reasons why your garage door won't close and what you can do about them.
Photo eyes are the two sensors on each side of the garage door that detect when the door is closed and moving down. However, if the photo eyes become dirty or blocked, they may not be able to detect whether your garage door is open or closed properly.
This can result in problems such as manually closing your garage door each time you leave home or not being able to fully open it when needed since the sensors won’t be able to tell if there is an obstruction preventing the door from opening all the way up.
If your garage door opener won't close, it's most likely the motor that's broken. If you've tried everything else and still can't fix it, then this is the part to checkout first.
It's possible your motor has stopped working or is overheating because of a clog in the wires or a bad connection between the wall switch and the motor unit. It may also be running but not moving the door: if this happens, there could be something wrong with its gears or chain drive mechanism.
A torsion spring is a coil-shaped spring attached to the end of a garage door. It's responsible for lifting the door up and down. If this spring breaks, it can cause the garage door to become stuck in an open position.
If you notice that your garage door is not working properly and it seems like there's something wrong with the springs, consult a professional specializing in garage door repair. They will be able to help you determine what needs to be done.
If your garage door opener won't close, the first thing to check is the motor. The motor is the most important part of your garage door opener and moves the mechanism that opens and closes your garage door.
When a garage door opener motor gets too old, it can start making noises or not work at all. If you've had power outages in your area recently or if you live in an area that frequently experiences weather damage, this could be why your garage door opener isn't working properly anymore.
Your garage door opener's track is the most important part of the system since it's the only thing connecting your garage door to its motor. If you've adjusted all of your other settings but still can't get your door to close, it could be that something is wrong with the track.
One way to check out this issue is to ensure that none of your belts are broken or damaged in any way (more on how to do this below). If everything looks okay there, then it's likely that one or more of your tracks has become loose and needs adjusting. You can usually adjust them by turning a screw on their side until they fit snugly again against both rollers.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of why your garage door opener won’t close. However, if you've taken care of everything we've mentioned above but still have an issue with yours not working properly, then call a professional! They'll be able to diagnose any issues quickly and easily and get them fixed as soon as possible.
Peter and Sons Construction is here to help you with all garage door needs! We can handle repairs, maintenance, and installation of new garage doors in the greater Chicago area. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible. Call us today at +1 (773) 851-3056 for questions or to schedule an appointment.