garage door not working

Old 05-25-03, 06:53 AM
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garage door not working

hellp there,everyone. i need help. i have an automatic garage door.yesterday,i was trying to close it several times nothing happens,suddenly,i smelled a burned rubber around the motor istppped to closed using the transmitter.what does it mean?is it safe to try it again to use the transmitter to open/close my garage door?please help.thank you
Old 05-25-03, 10:31 AM
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Use the emergency disconnect cord to disconnect the door from the opener. Operate the door manually. Does it move smoothly?

My best guess is that you broke a spring. Carefully look at the garage door springs (sometimes a coil spring over the door, sometimes springs on the tracks). Is either spring broken? If so, have both of them replaced ($100-$200).
Old 05-25-03, 06:47 PM
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The burning rubber you're smelling may be the drive belt in your garage door opener. You may have a problem with the door itself that actually caused the opener to malfunction but...most openers use motors having thermal sensors that remove the voltage [from the motor] if a door hangs, a spring breaks (causing the an overload to the motor), etc.

You may want to pull the housing off the garage door opener and check for a rubber belt that has came off its track or pulley...or broken and has become wedged against a moving part. It sounds like something is rubbing (friction) against something made of rubber and that is why you're smelling burning rubber.


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