When you activate the garage door opener, your garage door either closes or opens. The limits set on the garage door opener determine at what point the garage door stops when moving up or down. Meaning how low or how high the garage door can go. Also, the garage door opener is responsible for preventing the door from closing if there is an obstacle in its path (e.g., an object, a person, or a pet). For example, if you put a box in the doorway and attempt to close the door, the motor will receive a warning that there is an obstacle, stop, and reverse.
But in some cases, the system may malfunction, causing such issues:
- The garage door continues to close even if there is an obstacle in the way
- The garage door does not respond to the remote and doesn’t open
- Or the garage door does not close when you activate the opener
Don’t panic. Usually, you can solve these problems by adjusting the garage door opener. Find the UP and DOWN limits on the opener. Then use a flathead screwdriver to turn them in the necessary direction to set the garage door travel limits.
Remember to test the garage door opener after each adjustment.
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