Garage Door Won’t Close? Let’s Troubleshoot and Fix the Issue!

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    Garage Door Won't Close

    It’s a common scenario: you’re late for work, and as you rush out of the house, your garage door refuses to close. What do you do? Before calling a professional, consider these common reasons and solutions to get your door back on track.

    Reasons Why Your Garage Door Won’t Close

    IssueSymptomPossible Solution
    Obstruction in the Door PathDoor starts to close but reversesClear the obstruction
    Misaligned or Dirty SensorsDoor won’t close, and the opener light blinksClean the sensors or realign them. Learn how to clean them here
    Broken SpringsDoor won’t move at allReplace the springs. Read about spring replacement
    Remote Control IssuesDoor won’t respond to the remoteReplace the battery or reset the remote
    Track MisalignmentDoor gets stuck while closingAdjust the track. Track adjustment guide
    Disconnected Door OpenerDoor won’t move, but the motor runsReconnect the door opener. How to fix opener chain
    Limit Settings Need AdjustmentDoor closes but immediately reopensAdjust the door opener’s limit settings

    Detailed Steps to Fix the Common Issues

    1. Clear Obstructions: Check the garage door’s path. Remove any objects, even small ones like toys or brooms.
    2. Sensor Maintenance: Clean the photo-eye sensors with a soft cloth and mild cleanser. After cleaning, ensure they face each other directly. For in-depth sensor care, read this.
    3. Remote Troubles: Change the batteries in your remote. If it still doesn’t work, reprogram or replace it.
    4. Check the Track: Examine the track for bends or gaps. If misalignment is severe, consider professional help.
    5. Inspect Springs: Broken springs are a common issue. For safety reasons, consider hiring professionals for spring replacements.
    6. Reconnect the Door Opener: Sometimes, the door disengages from the opener. Pull the handle or cord to reconnect.
    7. Adjust the Door’s Limit Settings: Check the garage door opener settings. Adjust the limits if the door doesn’t close completely.

    Why Choose Us?

    At GDR Los Angeles, we prioritize your safety and convenience. Our team has years of experience, ensuring efficient and reliable garage door solutions. With our 24-hour repair services, we’re always ready to help.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How often should I maintain my garage door?

    Regular maintenance is crucial. At least twice a year, perform a thorough check. For a detailed maintenance checklist, click here.

    Why does my garage door make a loud noise when operating?

    Noise can be due to loose hardware, worn rollers, or the need for lubrication. Learn more about noise repair.

    How do I manually open my garage door if the power is out?

    Most garage doors have a manual release handle or cord. However, always ensure safety first. Here’s a guide on manual operations.

    What should I do if my garage door is off its tracks?

    Avoid using the door. Using a door off its tracks can cause further damage. Seek professional help immediately. Read more about off-track repairs.


    Dealing with a malfunctioning garage door can be frustrating. However, with the right guidance and quick action, you can address many common issues. If you ever feel out of depth, remember, professionals like GDR Los Angeles are always available. We have expertise in a variety of garage door issues from sensor repairs to full-blown garage door replacements. For seamless, efficient, and safe garage door solutions, contact us today!

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