At first, it is not always clear why the garage door reverses before it is touching the floor. The cause might be one of several. Sometimes, the cause may be easy to find, at other times, a technician may be needed to find it.
Before calling a technician, you may want to follow the next steps and check for the cause yourself. Next, if you cannot determine the cause as to why the garage door reverses before it is touching the floor, you may want to check the garage door user’s guide or the owner’s manual, as you may find the solution there.
Following are some common causes as to why a garage door reverses before it touches the floor may be:
1. Friction is causing the system to think that the door has already reached the floor.
2. The friction is causing the system to think that the door hit an object (a child or a person) on the way down, so it opens in order not to crush it (or them).
If these are not the actual causes, then:
1. Check that the rollers are not damaged, rusted, and that they are well lubricated, to prevent the extra friction from fooling the door opener into stopping prematurely.
2. Adjustment screw that controls the force, or the pressure with which a door is allowed to safely operate needs adjustment, less sensitivity adjustment.
Note: Safety First. Trying to repair, or repairing a garage door yourself may be dangerous and may cause injury, death, or property damage. Proceed with caution.
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