Door opener won't close door

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Old 04-28-00, 07:49 PM
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My garage door opener doesn't seem to want to close my door. The opener is only 3 years old, as is the door. The door itself is a fairly light aluminum shell. The craftsman opener is rated at 1/2 hp. This happened for a few days last fall and then cleared up. I've checked the down force settings and it is set to the maximum rate. I even tried backing that off a little. I can eventually get it closed by hitting the button several times but that is annoying. The door seems to go part way, 12 to 14 inches then reverses. Any ideas??? Could the track be out of alignment??
 
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Old 04-28-00, 10:03 PM
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What you have sir is likely a Craftsman, manufactured by Chamberlain/Liftmaster with a Mexican circuit board. They don't like temperature variations and tend to crack. Go figure it happened in the fall and again in the spring. Call your local Vender with that humongous serial number from the back of your machine and they should be able to provide you with a board. PS, call the manufacturer first and scream, they know about this and should be able to comp you a freebie. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tludwig:
My garage door opener doesn't seem to want to close my door. The opener is only 3 years old, as is the door. The door itself is a fairly light aluminum shell. The craftsman opener is rated at 1/2 hp. This happened for a few days last fall and then cleared up. I've checked the down force settings and it is set to the maximum rate. I even tried backing that off a little. I can eventually get it closed by hitting the button several times but that is annoying. The door seems to go part way, 12 to 14 inches then reverses. Any ideas??? Could the track be out of alignment??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 
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Old 04-29-00, 04:26 AM
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Usually if you door goes a little way and then reverses, it is a problem with you eye.
Maybe alignment, wiring or something. If it is not your eye, it is probably your circuit board. Just buy a new opener and do not buy a Craftsman. Your channels or tracks are ok.
You would have different problems if the track were out of alignment. Good Luck

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