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Why Your Garage Door Won’t Close

Garage doors have become significantly more advanced over the last 25 years. If you think back, you may remember a time when you or one of your friends hit the garage door button on the wall and then tried to run outside before the door was completely shut. These days, with motion detectors and advanced electronics, the door won’t even close if you’re standing in its way. So what are some of the other reasons why garage doors won’t close? Let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons.


Your photo eye is misaligned

Have you ever wondered why garage doors won’t close when there’s something in the way? Ever since 1993, garage door systems in Cincinnati and other American cities have been fitted with something called photo eye sensors. This device is installed at the bottom of either side of the garage door entrance. It creates an invisible beam that detects whether or not anything is in the garage door’s path. If your door won’t close, visually inspect your photo eyes and make sure everything is properly aligned.

You have a malfunctioning transmitter

Sometimes, your garage door won’t close at all. This could be the result of a malfunctioning garage door transmitter. Although it’s possible that you’re simply too far away, it’s more likely that there’s an issue with your transmitter. Make sure there isn’t anything obstructing your antenna before deciding that your transmitter needs to be serviced or replaced.


Genie Garage Door Opener

If you find that your garage door opener isn’t quite cutting it, consider installing a Genie garage door opener. This advanced piece of technology allows you to adjust where the door stops and even compensates for the constantly shifting Cincinnati weather. Based on your climate, you can set your garage door to close tighter and thereby promote better insulation in your home.


Problems with your Genie garage door opener?

What if you already have a Genie garage door opener and it still won’t close all the way? We have a solution for that too. The Genie garage door opener has a setting for an open limit and a close limit, which indicates where the door will stop when you hit the button. When in the down direction, if you set a limit that is beyond where the door is fully closed, your sensor will act like there’s something in the way and will return to the open position. Simply readjust the setting to resolve the problem.

If you’re in the market for garage door openers or a garage door installation in Cincinnati (or any of our other locations in the United States), give NationServe a call. Visit us here for more information regarding our products and services.

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