Garage door does not close in the mornings


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Old 01-18-19, 05:07 PM
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Garage door does not close in the mornings

Hello, We have a liftmaster garage door opener that is 10 years old. Recently it is not closing with remotes in the early mornings. Garage door closes fine after 8 am with remotes. I have tried multiple remotes. It started this fall. I am thinking it has something to do with cold. We live in central California, no snow, low 40s. Wall clicker works fine at all times.

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Old 01-18-19, 05:25 PM
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Have you tried taking the remotes in at night so that they are warm?
 
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Yes. Changed batteries also.
 
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Old 01-18-19, 06:59 PM
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This is just a wild guess.... Are you using the remote from inside an automobile? And if so, does the remote work normally if you roll the window down and point the remote out the open window?
 
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Old 01-18-19, 08:11 PM
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One other thought... sometimes when you open the doors or have the car running, it fogs up the electronic eyes. Be sure they are clean.
 
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Old 01-19-19, 03:28 AM
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Any LED lights near by? they can cause interference.
 
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Old 01-19-19, 06:06 AM
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clean the eye lenses. Check for pebbles, stones or debris stuck on the underside of door. Have you ever had the door adjusted lately? Does the door have afternoon sun directly on it? If the rails are slightly out of adjustment, or are touching the ground, temperature changes can cause just enough "twisting" to cause the door to bind.

I had this problem during winter months. The freezing weather would heave my concrete floor where the rail was resting on it and cause the door to bind in morning hours. With the afternoon sun the floor would settle just enough to allow normal operation. I had to cut the rails to allow about a 1/4 inch gap from the ground.
 

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