Garage Door Opener: Won't open or close all the way

When a garage door doesn't open or close all the way, first check the alignment and adjust if needed. In many cases, inaccurate travel limits are the problem. Adjust the travel limit settings, following the instructions in the owner's manual. If you can't adjust the travel limits, replace the travel limit switches or the logic board.

These repairs may help solve your Garage Door Opener problem:

Adjust and align the garage door opener

Safety sensor kit

When the garage door opener doesn't work operate properly, check the alignment of the motor unit and/or the rail and realign if necessary. If necessary, adjust the settings for travel limits and force limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. make sure that the photoelectric eyes of the safety sensor are aligned.

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Replace the garage door opener logic board

Logic board

The logic board receives input signals from remotes, sensors and the wall control. It controls the electro-mechanical functions of the garage door opener. Replace the logic board if it doesn't receive input signals or doesn't control components properly.

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Replace the garage door opener travel limit switch

Travel limit switch

The setting of the travel limit switch determines how far the garage door opens and closes. If the motor keeps running when the door is fully closed or fully open, first adjust the travel limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. If adjusting the travel limits doesn't correct the problem, replace the travel limit switch.

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Do garage door opener preventive maintenance

Bracket

To keep the garage door operating smoothly, periodically check the garage door opener for proper alignment and settings, following instructions in the owner's manual. Inspect hardware and lubricate moving components. Check the safety sensor for proper operation.

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