Perform a Safety Check on Your Automatic Garage Door
If the automatic reverse feature on a garage door isn’t adjusted correctly, the door can become a safety hazard for pets and children. To test the feature, open the garage door and place an item (such as a plastic bucket) on the floor, directly in the door's path. Now, press the “close” button. The garage door should reverse direction as soon as it hits the bucket. If it doesn’t, check the garage door’s operating manual for instructions on how to adjust the reversal, or call a mechanic to fix the issue.