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My garage door won't close when using the remotes (most of the time, every once in a while it does).

However, it seems to work fine now that I replaced the two lights bulbs on the garage door opener. The light bulbs being replaced were standard lights bulbs but were frosted.

Does it make sense that light bulbs would fix this problem?
 

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Check the electric eyes at the bottom of the door. Sometime a wire gets loose or something is blocking the beam. (and no, it does not make sense to me that the lightbulbs would make it start working).
 

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LED or compact fluorescent bulbs within close proximity to the receiver (garage door opener) or the transmitter (remote control) or in between the two could potentially interfere. Rare, but possible...

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Is that bulbs in the opener itself, or even just bulbs for nearby garage light fixtures?
Sorry for the delay.

I've only seen the issue when the bulbs in the opener themselves have been replace with LED's. Usually, the door will open with LED's because the lights aren't on yet, but the close function won't work until the lights on the opener go off again.
 

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I wonder if it's something like the hyperflash problem with using LED bulbs in cars' turn signals, where the flasher unit is expecting a certain resistance that the LED bulb doesn't have compared to an incandescent.
 
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