Garage Door will not close in hot weather

I have an Overhead model garage door. In any other weather, except hot, it works fine.

In hot weather, I will try to close it either with the remote or the automatic control on wall, it starts to close, gets about 1/4 of the way, and then the door reverses and goes back up.

I've tried moving the sensor wire and this doesn't help. Please let me know if there is anything else to try. Thank you



Are the indicator lights on the sensors lit up? If one is off you probably have bad sensors.

Is the one on the recieving unit flashing? You may have to get down to eye level to tell. If it is flashing the sensors are out of alignment or something is in the way, even a spider web. Clean the lenses. Adjust if necessary. Expansion due to heat can be enough to bring them out of alignment when adjustment is close.

The door could also believe it is striking an Obstruction. Is anything getting in the way?

Is the door binding? Pull the emergency disconnect and operate the door up and down manually to see if it works easily or if it is binding.

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Sun shades on sensors
by: Anonymous

Had the same problem. My garage faces west and all afternoon until dusk the sun was obscuring the beam on the safety sensors. Had to install a small piece of cardboard on each sensor to shade them from the summer sun. Cheap and effective!

Oct 27, 2013
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WILL NOT CLOSE IN COLD WEATHER
by: Anonymous

I HAVE A OVERHEAD DOOR LEGACY 696 1/2 HORSE
IT WORKS FINE IN WARM TEMPERTURES , BUT AT 45*
AND LOWER IT STARTS DOWN AND THEN STOPS AND GOES BACK UP.NO SERVICE MAN CAN FIX IT OR TELL ME WHY
IT WORKS FINE IN WARM WEATHER AND WONT WORK IN COLD ! I CAN STAND BY THE WALL REMOTE, PUSH IT AND THEN PUSH ON THE TOP OF DOOR TO HELP IT GO DOWN AND IT DOES . DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM ?

Aug 16, 2012
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Garage door malfunctions in summer
by: Anonymous

Same problem in previous post. Door behaves as though something is interfering with sensors when attempting to close, but only on hot days, generally throughout the summer months. I was told by Homelink personnel that one of the sensor lights (on the side) should be green and one should be yellow, but both of mine are green. I was also told that covering up one sensor with your hand would turn off the side light on the sending unit, but not on the receiving unit (or vis versa). Neither one of mine will turn off when I put my hand over the sensor. Can anyone verify or refute these assertions. Any other help would be appreciated.

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