LiftMaster motors will not operate when something obstructs the infrared beam between the safety sensors at the bottom of the garage door tracks. The transmitters (remotes) will not work to close the garage door. An open door will not close if the infrared beam is broken. My tools are in the garage. Probably the most common phone call we get in the service department is “My garage door keeps reversing and I can’t get it to close” or “My remotes won’t close the door and I have to hold the wall button until the door is all the way down for it to stay closed.” When you can close the door with the wall button by holding it down until it completely closes and the remotes only make the door move a small amount and the door returns that is the sign of the safety sensor system. You will find that the door will only move an inch or so in the close direction and reverse. The majority of garage doors manufactured since the early-1990s are equipped with this safety feature. Garage Door Does Not Close: It was late in the evening. When this happens your garage door will only close by holding down on the wall button, or wall console, until the door fully closes. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist. Welcome. Garage Door Wont Close, liftmaster garage door won't close, Garage Door Wont Close, How to Fix it When you try to close the door, it doesn't work.Here's how we've been getting it to close, which basically is overriding the sensors. MY GARAGE DOOR KEEPS REVERSING AND WILL NOT CLOSE. Whether you have a belt drive, chain drive or wall-mount model, find helpful resources – manuals, videos and more – to help you diagnose and fix the problem. LiftMaster Garage Door Openers Troubleshooting & Support Get the LiftMaster garage door support you need from Chamberlain Group. I'm having a similar problem, only I don't think it's the sunlight as it's only recently starting happening: The garage door will open fine, but won't close w/the remotes and will only close with the one mounted on the garage wall if I hold it down until the door has closed completely - otherwise it just clicks and the light on the garage door flickers. joker post Yesterday, 12:51 PM. If your garage door won’t close all the way, the problem could be due to a blocked photo-eye. The garage door will only go up, but will not close at all without holding down the wall button. It had worked just fine a few hours earlier. The garage door did not want to close when she pressed the button on the remote. Troubleshooting a LiftMaster opener with a flashing light involves inspection of the safety-reverse sensing system. They can easily become mis-aligned due to bumping,twisting and loose mounting. Both sensors are solid, one green and one orange, so I’m not sure what the issue is. The photo-eye components consist of two pieces that align face-to-face across each side of the garage door, roughly four feet above the ground. Leaving it open all night is not a… My wife had just come home. At this point, I’m thinking that either the sensors have become defective or something else has.