Fix Broken Garage Door Light

Why Your Garage Door Light Won’t Work and How to Fix It

Garage door malfunctions can happen at any time. Even with top-quality garage door opener brands such as LiftMaster, components can occasionally become jammed or fail to operate normally. One common issue homeowners run into is their LiftMaster garage door light not turning off. While this problem doesn’t damage your residential garage door system, it can wear down the light’s battery. However, you can easily fix this issue.

Read on to learn some tips for garage door light troubleshooting. For example, if your garage door light won’t shut off, try our solutions listed below.

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Why Won’t My Garage Door Opener Light Turn On/Off?

Garage door lights sometimes malfunction. If your LiftMaster garage door light won’t turn off or on, there is likely a problem with your door’s motion sensor or light timer. More specifically, if your garage door light won’t shut off, it is most likely due to one of these reasons:

  • Something is triggering your garage door motion sensors, which are responsible for turning the light on and off automatically.
  • You left the panel light switch on.
  • Your garage door’s light feature is engaged.

In rare cases, a faulty logic brand may cause your garage door light to malfunction, which would require professional repair service.

Garage Door Light Troubleshooting

Checking to see why your LiftMaster garage door opener light won’t work is a simple process since most garage door light issues stem from environmental factors. You can fix most light problems by following these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Consult your LiftMaster garage door manual to ensure you know how to navigate your garage door’s features properly.
  2. Check to see if your light switch is enabled. You can find your light switch in your garage door’s side panel. If the light feature is engaged, simply turn it off.
  3. Test your motion sensor’s light feature. You can turn it off from your control panel by selecting “Menu” > “Light Settings” > “Automatic Light” > “Motion Sensor,” which will disable the feature.
  4. Sometimes, the door’s wiring is the problem. First, reset your light timer to its lowest setting. Disconnect the power from the unit, and the wiring from the opener. Reconnect the power after one and a half minutes, and the lights should come on. 
  5. If the lights turn off one and a half minutes after you complete this step, there is an issue with the wiring or control board.
  6. If you aren’t comfortable with repairing the logic board wiring yourself or if none of the above steps fix the issue, call a professional for garage door service.

Contact Garage Door Specialists, Inc. Today

If you’re having trouble with a LiftMaster garage door light that won’t turn on or shut off, it’s time to contact the professionals at Garage Door Specialists, Inc. You can feel confident that we’ll respond to your issues quickly. 

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