Why you Shouldn’t have to Force a Garage Door Shut



It is a big problem when your garage door is not closing properly . First of all check garage door properly .  when you didn’t find any problem after checking all the mechanism of garage door or garage  door opener and you shouldn’t have to force garage door for closing it because it damage the mechanism of garage door and problem goes double.

What to do?

You should thoroughly check the garage door and when you didn’t get the solution adjust the closing force of your garage door opener but please don’t put force on garage door for closing because it doubles the problem.

What is garage door opener:

A garage door opener is a motorized device that opens and closes garage doors. Most are controlled by switches on the garage wall, as well as by remote controls carried by the owner.

How garage door openers work :

The garage door dies some time during its 13,476th operation, while it’s being closed. It goes out without much drama—there’s no audible snap as the torsion spring breaks, no parts dangle loose in telltale failure, and the motor sill lights up, strains and stops. Maybe its decline started that day you closed the door on the Buick bumper, or maybe during the last big freeze, when ice swelled the door sections. Or maybe it was just the mechanism’s time. The average American garage door opens and shuts 1500 times a year, and this torsion spring—rated for 10,000 cycles—was positively geriatric in garage-door years. Regardless, you’re in the market for a new system.

There are some step for adjusting the closing force of garage door openers:

 How to adjust the Closing Force for your Garage Door Opener :

  1. A garage door opener with an improperly adjusted closing force can damage the door or worse, injure a child or pet that accidentally walks under the door. The closing force of the door works as a secondary safety catch in the event the optical eyes — that usually stop and open a door if a child, pet or object passes underneath — cease to function. Testing and adjusting the closing force is vital to the safety of the garage door.
  1. There are some steps to figure out the closing force for your garage door opener.
  1. Open the garage door, using the garage door opener.
  1. Close the garage door while holding onto the door handle. The garage door should reverse direction when you apply force to the handle with your hand.
  1. Place a stepladder under the back of the garage door opener’s motor. Climb the ladder. Pull the plastic shroud off the back of the opener and set it aside.
  1. Locate the force-adjustment screw. Turn the screw clockwise one-quarter turn to increase the amount of force required to reverse the door’s direction. Alternatively, turn the screw counterclockwise one-quarter turn to decrease the amount of force required to reverse the door direction. Open and close the garage door. Continue adjusting the closing force until it reverses without excessive force.
  1. Close the garage door. Inspect the rubber seal on the door’s bottom edge. The seal should be slightly compressed and no light should be visible between the bottom of the seal and the garage floor.
  1. Turn the travel adjustment screw — for the closed position — clockwise one-quarter turn to increase the downward travel of the door. Alternatively, turn the screw counterclockwise one-quarter turn to decrease the amount of downward door travel.
  1. Replace the plastic shroud when the garage door operates correctly.


To be safe and lower risks, it is best to hire a professional garage door specialist.  The specialist can determine and address the problems of your garage door and propose a feasible solution.  Feel free to contact us any time for help.  Call Yuval at (215) 805-9209 or visit SecureGarages.com – don’t forget our Awesome Amazon Local Deal!  Garage adjustment, reconditioning + safety inspection. and for another $34 we will replace up to 8 rollers!  Mention Code: Secure4Sure10 to get another 10% off your order!

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