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?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Snowblower help
I have a M t d model 317e760f118 track driven snow...
Relocate Carriage House on new foundation?
Hi there. My 1985 Victorian home here in Maine also...
Garage door won't open - even manually
Our garage door won�t open - the motor works,...
Sears GDO does not close
I've searched on the forum without any luck. My Sears...
Garage Door Torsion Spring
Have you noticed that local HomeDepot/Lowes do not...
Sponsored Products
Thai Dragons Storage Cabinet/ Sideboard Buffet
Illumine Wall Mounted 1 Light Ceiling Galvanized Fluorescent Pendant CLI-386
Home Depot
Colette Wine Cabinet - PORT
$3,499.00 | Horchow
Delta Shower Enclosures Panache 47-3/8 in. x 70 in. Bypass Sliding Shower Door
Home Depot
Austin Harbor Gray Paint Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Virtu USA Dior 30 inch Single Sink Vanity Set in Espresso
Afina Basix Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet - 20W x 4.5D x 26H in. - AFC127
$389.00 | Hayneedle
Brown Leaf Mat
Grandin Road
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™