One of the most common problems with garage door openers are doors that open and shut without stopping. While this can be alarming, there are several different possible causes. The most common problem is an issue with the safety sensor. This sensor is designed to prevent someone from getting crushed by the door by opening the door as soon as it detects something in it’s path.
When the sensor is broken or misfires, however, the door will just to go up seemingly on it’s own. If the sensor then registers that nothing is blocking the door, some systems will start to lower the door again. A misfiring sensor, therefore, could cause the garage door to open and shut multiple times.
Fortunately, this is a fairly simple problem for an experienced garage door repair company to fix. A company such as Garage Door Excellence can replace the faulty sensor, as well as check the door for any other defects and perform routine maintenance. If you’re having issues with your garage door opener in the Portland area, give Garage Door Excellence a call.Written By: Nic Koff