Garage Door Opener: Won't open or close all the way
When a garage door doesn't open or close all the way, first check the alignment and adjust if needed. In many cases, inaccurate travel limits are the problem. Adjust the travel limit settings, following the instructions in the owner's manual. If you can't adjust the travel limits, replace the travel limit switches or the logic board.
The following troubleshooting videos may help you resolve a travel problem with your garage door opener.
These repairs may help solve your Garage Door Opener problem:
Adjust and align the garage door opener
When the garage door opener doesn't work operate properly, check the alignment of the motor unit and/or the rail and realign if necessary. If necessary, adjust the settings for travel limits and force limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. make sure that the photoelectric eyes of the safety sensor are aligned.
Replace the garage door opener logic board
The logic board receives input signals from remotes, sensors and the wall control. It controls the electro-mechanical functions of the garage door opener. Replace the logic board if it doesn't receive input signals or doesn't control components properly.
Replace the garage door opener travel limit switch
The setting of the travel limit switch determines how far the garage door opens and closes. If the motor keeps running when the door is fully closed or fully open, first adjust the travel limits, following the instructions in the owner's manual. If adjusting the travel limits doesn't correct the problem, replace the travel limit switch.
Do garage door opener preventive maintenance
To keep the garage door operating smoothly, periodically check the garage door opener for proper alignment and settings, following instructions in the owner's manual. Inspect hardware and lubricate moving components. Check the safety sensor for proper operation.