garage door opener problem

charmorgJanuary 23, 2008

I have a Sears garage door opener that is approx. 12 yrs. old. It opens fine but when I push the button to close it, it travels a little ways and starts back up with the lights flashing. I've cleaned the infrared sensors but hasn't helped. Any suggestions?


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Make sure the sensors are properly aligned. If they are each one will have a small light that is lit. You could also have a bad sensor.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 4:28PM
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I have a Sears Craftman Garage Door opener that was installed prior to me purchasing the home, 20 years ago. The door suddenly stopped working so I have to manually open it up and down. When I engage the remote the motor comes on but nothing happens.

I can see the a black cylinder spinning but for some reason the gears(white plastic spindles with teeth) do not become engaged.

Thanks in anticipation of your response.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 1:25PM
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It sounds like that main drive gear is stripped out on you. You would have noticed white saw dust looking material on the cover and some probably fell out when you took the cover off.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 8:36PM
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