Sliding automatic gate stopped working

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Old 09-30-12, 10:13 AM
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Sliding automatic gate stopped working

My wife caught our sliding automatic gate with her bumper and put a good bend into it. I got the bend straightened so the gate will manually slide open and closed. But the motor won't engage. When I manually roll the roller back, it turns on, but stops there. Any suggestions are welcome.
 
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Old 09-30-12, 11:12 AM
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Welcome to the forums! What is it your picture is showing us? Whatever it is, the limit switch appears to be doing it's job by breaking the contact when the end touches it. Not sure how you have it set up. Maybe a few pictures, not so close up and of the gate itself would help.
 
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Old 09-30-12, 01:43 PM
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There may be an overload button some place on the motor.
 
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I'm not explaining it well. When I manually turn the roller (the threaded thing) back, the limit switch is not engaged, and the motor turns until the limit switch engages the black thing on the roller. But the motor / gears won't reverse and turn the roller the other way. Here's a larger image of the controller / gate.
 
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Old 10-01-12, 04:14 AM
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With the power off, unplug one of the limit switches and turn the power back on and activate it. Be prepared to manually shut it off, since the limit switch won't do it for you. If one doesn't work, turn off the power and unplug the other one and plug in the first one and try it. I believe the limit switches may be out of kilter somewhat. Let us know.
 
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