Keep in mind, not to over-increase the force settings, else you might damage your garage door opener. We all have those rare (or not so rare) occasions where we lock ourselves out of our house. And we have to guess at the reason why it might be stuck. Broken Spring Next, if you don’t find an obstruction, check the springs. Because of the potential danger of broken parts, you should inspect the garage door for damage before attempting to close it. You can increase the Close Force Settings when your door is not closing fully. If your door is refusing to open, the manual locking mechanism is one of the first things you should check. Travel Limits. Removing the item will fix your jam and get you out the door again. Door Lock Engaged - Most garage doors have a handle on them which, if turned, engages the manual lock system on the inside of the door. Lack of Lubrication. When you know there is no damage to the door, you can close the garage door by disconnecting the door from the electric opener. Automatic garage doors are a true convenience when they work properly, but when they don’t, they become a frustrating hassle. Sometimes this gets turned by accident and can cause quite a bit of confusion. If something you’re storing in your garage fell on the track while the door was opening, it could get stuck in the track. An electric garage door can become stuck in the open position for several reasons. You don't say whether this is a door that is controlled by an electric garage door opener or not. The reverse is also true. At this point, it’s all about fine-tuning till the garage door opens all the way. Like all mechanical devices, garage doors and their openers are prone to faults that can prevent them from opening and closing like they’re supposed to. Now open the garage door with your remote to check if it opens fully. Here are some of the reasons why this might happen.