Why Is My Automatic Gate Not Closing?

Gatekeeping is the worst when your actual gate is keeping you from leaving or entering your own home. If you find that not even a magical “open sesame” can open your gate when you need it to, it might be time to troubleshoot using these seven steps to address common potential problems. 1. Clear Any Debris The first and easiest step you should take to try to solve a finicky gate is to check to see if there may be any debris blocking the path of your gate’s path. Debris can make the gate sensors believe there is an individual or animal in the way, causing the gates to remain open. Simply clear the debris and then you should be able to close the gate. 2. Clean Off Dirt on the Photo-Eye or Sensors Similar to debris confusing the sensors, if the photo-eye sensors are wet or have dirt on […]