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Don't know what type of spring(s) you have. If...

Don't know what type of spring(s) you have. If extension - one on each side of the door it is easy. If torsion spring(s) I would have the installer remove them. They can be dangerous and even when...
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Make sure you put the black cup back on the end...

Make sure you put the black cup back on the end of the motor shaft and that it is pressed all the way on. Make sure the RPM sensor is plugged in. If neither of these are the issue, then you probably...
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The first thing I would do is take the battery...

The first thing I would do is take the battery out of the keypad and see if the problem is still there.
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Do your openers have dip switches? If so you need...

Do your openers have dip switches? If so you need to make sure they aren't set the same on both openers. Changing the position of one switch will do it.
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Make sure the sensors are directly pointed at one...

Make sure the sensors are directly pointed at one another. If not, the sending unit light will come on but the receiving unit light will not which is what you seem to have. Tweak them a bit. You...
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Amazing the differences in areas. Here in...

Amazing the differences in areas. Here in Southern California the old doors are removed at no charge. They are then shipped to Mexico. Each old door becomes a wall for someones house. Every once in...
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The best way to get everyone on the same page is...

The best way to get everyone on the same page is to furnish model numbers.
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It isn't a cosmetic problem you are dealing with....

It isn't a cosmetic problem you are dealing with. I can understand the condo associations concern but your should be concerned with the hardware not the plywood. I think I have been beating a dead...
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Although I have never run into an intermittent...

Although I have never run into an intermittent start capacitor I would suspect this right away. I would also not call that company again. I can't believe they would just give up.
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Thanks for getting back with the results. I would...

Thanks for getting back with the results. I would keep the name and number of that door company. I also suggest you start setting aside some money to replace that door in the future. We get stuck...
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I notice you mentioned the door at one time was...

I notice you mentioned the door at one time was scraping the side and also that you live in California. I have visions of the old one piece door with worn out hardware. Tell me I'm wrong.
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What was the problem with your original remote?...

What was the problem with your original remote? Do you still have it? Are you by any chance walking closer to the opener as you click your remote 19 times? There is a good possibility you have a...
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You are describing a garage door problem and not...

You are describing a garage door problem and not a problem with an opener. Get a technician out to repair your door properly and your opener problems will be over.
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If it were a door sensor problem the trolley...

If it were a door sensor problem the trolley would not run all the way forward with the door attached or not. Also the main light would flash 10 times. This is the code for a door sensor problem. It...
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You need a garage door technician out to your...

You need a garage door technician out to your home.
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Sounds like you are having a problem with the sun...

Sounds like you are having a problem with the sun shining on the sensors. Use the cardboard tube from a roll of toilet tissue to make a shield for each of the sensors and try.
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The information the guy gave you about your...

The information the guy gave you about your remotes not working is wrong.

Check for 5vdc between terminals 2 and 3 on the rear of the motor unit. If there is no voltage or if it is greater than...
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I would like to see the chain and trolley when it...

I would like to see the chain and trolley when it closes. It sounds like the trolley is running into something but I can't tell.
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Did this just suddenly start or have you done...

Did this just suddenly start or have you done work on the door or opener? I would like to see the trolley when this reversal happens. Could you post another video?
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To replace the gear you need part number 41A2817....

To replace the gear you need part number 41A2817. Available at any good door opener service company. It will come with instructions.
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I think the only way this will work is if you...

I think the only way this will work is if you wire them in parallel rather than series. I don't think you are going to find many people who have done this to turn the light off and on.
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Chamberlain recommends one wall control. There...

Chamberlain recommends one wall control. There may be a problem with the functions but who can tell until you try. I know of one person that had the wall control with a clock. Each time he used an...
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It's probably the RPM sensor board. The one out...

It's probably the RPM sensor board. The one out of your old opener will work.
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I would pull the logic board and check for loose...

I would pull the logic board and check for loose connections on the printed circuit. This is a fairly common problem.
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