Garage door will not close without holding down the wall button. Only the wall button will close it. Neither wireless remotes work. I have disconnected the safety devises and still have the same issue.

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    Some units will not work without the safety sensors. If one had failed you would have the same condition as disconnected. Can you provide the brand / model #. – Ed Beal Oct 30 '16 at 15:34
  • Does it close at all before coming back up? Or does it immediately reverse? Could just need some lubrication – mmathis Oct 30 '16 at 19:37

I have had this happen twice, and it was due to the safety sensors being disconnected. Once I reconnected them and adjusted them to face each other, it fixed it.


I just paid $50 to find out that Liftmaster garage door openers have issues if you place LED bulbs in the opener.

After the tech swapped the bulbs for incandescent, it is working fine.

Also, 1 sensor is green and 1 is amber, and that is normal. Only adjust the green sensor, if you have issues closing without override- per service tech.


The sensor at the bottom of the doorway was loose. I tightened it and now the opener works.

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