Garage Door Will Not Close

by homeowner

my door opener is 16 yr old it is a screw drive never had any trouble with it

yesterday it stopped working

it went up and now it wont go down

is there a reset that may have kicked out

the power is there but does not make any sound



Will it close when you press and hold the wall control button until it is fully closed?

If so the problem is usually with the safety sensors on each side of your garage door not being properly aligned. The sending unit has to direct its beam directly at the receiving unit.

The sending unit generally has to be twisted a bit so that the beam strikes the receiver lens.

It is possible the safety sensors are simply worn out or have a pinched wire or short.

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