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Why Won’t the Lights On The Garage Door Opener Turn Off?

The lights on your garage door opener automatically turn on when the door opens. These lights usually stay on about 4 minutes before they turn off. Wondering why won’t the lights on the garage door opener turn off? Garage Door Services Repair of Dayton has those answers for you.

What Is The Purpose Of Lights?

The opener is made with one or more light bulbs that turn on when you activate the opener. This keeps you from having a dark garage. If you have a control with different function, you can easily reprogram the lighting features.

Reasons The Light Stays On

The Door Control

If the light button was accidentally pushed, the light will stay on until it is manually turned off. This can happen at any time by accident. Anyone can easily bump the button. Just push the light button again if you want to turn it off.

The Light Feature

This feature makes it easy to light your garage any time you want. When you walk in or out of the garage door and pass by the safety sensors, the lights will come on. If you have a multi-function remote control, follow these steps:

  • Go to the remote control and hit the menu button.
  • Select the light settings feature.
  • Select automatic light and then turn the entry sensor feature off.
  • Choose the back button to exit your menu and save your choices.

The light feature should be turned off now.

The Motion Sensor

If your motion sensor detector is engaged, the lights will come on any time there is movement. Any time you walk across the photo sensor beams, the lights will come on. If you want to turn off this feature, push the menu button on your remote control. Find the automatic light feature to turn it off.

Troubleshooting Steps

Sometimes the light function is not the problem. There could be another issue with the circuits or the wiring inside the opener. If you think this could be the problem, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Reset the light timer to 90 seconds.
  • Disconnect the opener and the door control unit.
  • Reconnect just the power and see if the lights come on.

If the lights come on and then go off in 90 seconds, the problem is likely an issue with the wiring or the door control. However, if the light stays on, the problem could be with the logic board. An expert can find the source of the problem.

When Troubleshooting Doesn’t Work

Troubleshooting steps are very helpful but they don’t always work. If you’ve tried these and other troubleshooting tips and your lights refuse to turn off, call an expert. The longer you wait to fix garage door problems, other problems will happen. An expert can decide whether you need a part replacement or a simple fix.

When you’re dealing with garage door opener issues, Garage Door Repair Services of Dayton will send someone to you right away to check out the issue. If there’s a part that needs a repair or replacement we can offer a quick solution for you.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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