Posted on Sep 9, 2022

John's Garage Doors

Why does my garage door only go down a couple of inches and reverse?

Garage door opener manufacturers started making their products safer starting in 1994. They added an infrared safety eye system which reverses the door when something is in the path of the door. This allows you to safely close the door without having to worry about it accidentally crushing your car, you, a pet, or a child that might be in the way of the closing door. The problem is that sometimes these systems can fail and even though the path is clear, the sensor still thinks there's something in the way and sends the signal to reverse the door.  

If you are having this issue, make sure there is nothing between the 'eye sensors' of your garage door and that they are properly lined up.  If you do this and are still having issues, give us a call and we'll send someone out right away to get things working right for you. 
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