Why Does My Garage Door Reverse As Soon As It Hits The Floor?
Your garage door is likely the largest opening on your home’s exterior, so it’s important to have the peace of mind that it is functioning properly. One question some homeowners ask is why their garage door closes, then immediately reverses to the open position. Imagine you’re trying to leave house and you just can’t get your garage door to stay closed.
There are various reasons why a garage door starts to close and then reverses. With some investigation and troubleshooting, you may be able to solve the problem before calling a professional.
Your garage door is programmed to travel a certain distance before it closes. If it closes before that distance has been traveled, it thinks something is wrong — and it reopens to help prevent any damage.
Changes in weather conditions can cause your garage door components to shift or contract. When that happens, the distance your garage door needs to travel may change. In cases like this, your “travel down” setting simply needs to be adjusted to the new distance. For instructions on how to change your travel settings, check out this article from LiftMaster®.