Overhead Door Legacy 696CD/B light not working

Old 10-17-13, 07:35 AM
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Overhead Door Legacy 696CD/B light not working

I have a working "Overhead Door Legacy 696CD/B" garage door unit but the light bulb which supposed to come "On" during opening/closing of the garage door isn't working.

I tried replacing the light bulb but it doesn't work (I know the light bulb is good) and I reset the power by unplugging the power cord but it doesn't work.

I know if I call the repairmen, it's going to cost me an arm and a leg and was wondering if anyone else had a similar experience with a possible fix.

Thank you in advance.
Old 10-18-13, 06:38 AM
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The wall switches for many garage door openers have a separate button that controls the lights on the opener. You may have inadvertently activated the switch which shuts down the lights when the door is operating.
Old 10-18-13, 08:25 AM
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Unplug the opener and carefully bend the center contact in the bulb holder up (if possible). I have seen more than a few lamps where the tab loses tension. Some can't be bent and you have to find a bulb with a high center contact. If you have a very high wattage soldering iron you can add to the bulb to raise it.

You can carefully test for power if you know how to use a multimeter. If no power, then bending won't help.
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I am having the same issue. Please let me know what fixes your problem.


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