The garage door opener is a very useful invention of today. If you’re having problems with your garage door opener, there are some steps you can take before you call a technician to repair it. If your opener does not close all the way or is just shy of closing completely. The most likely culprit is the down limit switch. Here’s a couple of steps you can take to adjust your opener to shut your garage door completely.

Take a look at it yourself

Place the ladder directly under the box portion of the garage door opener. You should have someone hold the ladder if it’s not the most stable. Look for the two limit adjustment screws, they are located on the side or more often than not, the back of the opener.


Using a flat head screwdriver turn the screw marked “Close” or “Down” counterclockwise, from one-half to one full turn. This will move the door a few inches depending on your make and model.

Rinse and Repeat

You can now step of your ladder and push the button on the remote or wall unit to open your garage. Testing it a few times to see where the garage door stops. Continue to adjust the screw until you have the desired result for your garage door.

There you go, that should set up your garage door if it’s not closing all the way due to your opener. Always be safe when working with your garage door and always remember, you can call the experts here at The Garage Door Repair Miami FL to help you with any and all of your garage door needs.