Possible Reasons a Garage Door Keeps Going Back Up

Sep 1

Possible Reasons a Garage Door Keeps Going Back Up

There could be many issues preventing a garage door from functioning normally. One of the most common problems is the garage door continually going back up when owners try to close it. Although this issue can be quite frustrating, it’s often easy to fix once you identify the problem.

Here we’ll cover the list of possible reasons why your garage door keeps going back up when it’s supposed to lower completely.

BLOCKED GARAGE DOOR SENSOR

Every modern garage door has built-in safety sensors, which determine if something is in the way of the closing door. Typically, there is a sensor on either side of the garage door. If the two sensors aren’t aligned (if they can’t “sense” each other) or something is blocking one of the sensors when the garage door is closing, the system is triggered to activate the reversing mechanism. Something as simple as a car parked too close to the garage door could be causing this.

If it still doesn’t seem to be working, the sensor might need to be repaired or replaced.

SOMETHING MIGHT BE IN THE WAY

The garage door’s reversing mechanism is naturally triggered by something beneath the door. While it’s not hard to notice something larger, like a toy or a tool, blocking the door from closing, it could be something as small as leaf debris or snow buildup. Even a thin layer of ice on the threshold could activate the reversing mechanism, thus causing the garage door to go back up immediately after it’s closed.

The solution to this problem is simple. Just make sure there is nothing beneath the garage door, and the reversing mechanism should pick up on that.

THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS MIGHT BE DAMAGED

While resolving the cause for a garage door to reverse continually is often simple, there could be more serious issues at hand, however, such as damaged electrical circuits. This usually occurs due to a power outage. Power outages can often prevent electrical circuits from functioning properly, which might cause the issue with the garage door not going all the way down.

If this is the case, the best thing you can do is call an electrician.

LIMIT SWITCH SETTINGS

Along with safety sensors, every garage door system also comes with open and closed limit switch settings. These settings determine how far the garage door is supposed to go when it’s opening and closing. The good news is that these settings can be adjusted.

If you’re not sure how to adjust the limit switch settings, it’s best to hire a professional.

CLOSE THE GARAGE DOOR WITHOUT ISSUES

If the garage door goes immediately back up after being closed, this could point to a number of issues. Whether it’s the sensors, some form of blockage, electrical circuits, or limit switch settings causing this, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Not only is this frustrating, but it could pose a safety hazard.

The best option you have is to reach out to a garage door service. These professionals will be able to determine what’s wrong with the garage door and solve the problem in no time.

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