Craftman GDO stuck open

pdeakFebruary 27, 2008

I have a 1\2hp Craftsmans GDO. It's probably 25yrs old. Has worked great until it stuck in the open position. The wall switch and remote activate the internal GDO switch but the motor will not start. When I rotate the large pully inside the GDO manually - lifting white plastic ring off of the close limit switch - the garage door coupling on the rail moves about 5 inches away from the GDO - the motor starts and moves the GDO coupling on the rail back toward the GDO closing the door again. Weird huh? The door moves freely when disconnected from the GDO. I think there is something inside the GDO between the switch that gets the signal and the motor that is malfunctioning. If there is a $10 fix to this I hate to spend $150 on a new GDO. I know GDO's aren't made to last forever.

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You won't find any parts available for this opener. It's time for a new one. Oh and be careful moving those limits around. It will bite your fingers.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 12:43PM
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Hi pdeak, no offence, but Stop playing with this plugged in before you fry your self or get something caught in the moving mechanism!

Get a new opener. I am pretty sure I know what wrong but danged if I am gonna tell you! It aint worht messing with, especially if you got kids or old pets. What is the deductible on your insurance??

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 10:30PM
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