Mishaps around the home are normal. Things break. If you are new to home ownership, do not let these events derail your life. Maybe you sit in fear of how much it might cost to fix your garage door, for instance.
The Internet is a great place for anyone dealing with broken anything. There are tips for Liftmaster garage door troubleshooting in abundance. Troubleshooting also involves determining what is working and what is actually broken.
Garage doors are both heavy and can pose severe injury and damage to anything it hits. Start out by testing the safety reversal system first. It is actually recommended by Liftmaster garage door troubleshooting guidelines that the safety reversal system is tested monthly.
Simply put a 2×4 or piece of lumber in the pathway of the garage door, while it is open (and not in operation). Then, click to close the door. The door should reverse its course and open back up again once it hits the piece of wood.
Blinking But Not Connecting
One frustrating problem is when the lights on the garage door opener flicker, but the door remains obstinately open. While it sounds far from the safety reversal components, it could actually be a related issue.
If the lights are misaligned that operate the door sensor, then the lights are programmed to blink 10 times. This is to alert you that you need to realign the door’s safety sensors.
If in the safety reversal test, you forgot to remove the wood, you might see this issue arise. You may have inadvertently hit the lock button on the door control. If it is activated, simply depress the button to turn off the lock.
If the bulb blinks twice, then you know you have unlocked it. It is a safety feature that disables the remote controls, but allows the door control to operate.
Those are the most basic of the issues that you may see with your Liftmaster garage door opener. Consider hiring a professional if the troubleshooting guide cannot solve your problem.