Sears garage door opener 1/2 HP won't open

william56March 31, 2008

My garage door suddenly doesn't work anymore. It raises about 2 inches and stops. The LED light on the opener by the learn button flashes for 5 times , quits for about 5 seconds then blinks for 5 more times and this cycle will continue.The model number is 139.53662SRT2.Any ideas as to why this is happening.

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Im no mechanic but I have had a few problems over the years with garage doors. Firstly you need to release the door from the overhead track you should have a cord hanging down and by pulling this should disconect the door and allow you to manually lift the door. By doing this you will eliminate the posibility that there is something jamming the track or that it has for some reason jumped out of time. Try it up and down a few times be carefull coming down its heavy. You may also want to check that theres nothing breaking the lite on the way up like weather stripping. Hope these help

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 12:23AM
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Take off the cover and look at the white nylon drive gear just in front of the motor. Odds are it is stripped and needs to be replaced.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 11:05AM
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