Crafstmans 139.53985D Garage Door opener doe snot close the door

teskicksJune 30, 2007

Help,

I have installed the garage door opener listed in the subject but at first it would not open all the. It would stop about 10 inches short of fully open. I tried using the force adjustment screws but that did not help. It appears the distance of travel for the trolley is not long enough. I thought that maybe it would help to adjust where the chain starts on the sprocket so I took the whole thing down and moved the chair on the sprocket so that it would start at the point where I need the trolley to be for the door to be fully open. Now the door will not close all the way. It stops about 6 inches from closing. I guess I gained 4 inches. I am at a loss as to what to do. Can anyone help?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gdoorlady

on the side of the motor, there should be a travel adjustment setting. hopefully this will help.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 9:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teskicks

I have already tried those and have the force maxed out. The door still does not travel the full distance open and close.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 2:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_1_2006

Try this. Loosen the chain enough so that you can remove it from the sprocket atop the motor. Now run the motor until the sprocket turns counterclockwise and stops. With the door in the open position replace the chain and tighten. I am sure you will have to reset the up and down limits. Let us know. Be sure to properly reset the force adjustments. They affect the safety.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 4:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gdoorlady

okay, this may be a little more complicated then. unplug the opener, take the cover off the motor, and take a look at the limit switches. look for the three white plastic screws on a black plastic piece. youll have to take the circuit board out to look. make sure that the white screws are all snapped into the piece that holds the whole assembly. while you are looking at the limits, you can see exactly how they work and may see why the door wont go all the way. hope this helps. by the way, UNPLUG THE OPENER BEFORE YOU TAKE THE COVER OFF!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 3:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rkdmarinich_charter_net

The opener wil click and go dead,if I tap the unit with a stick it will work for a while and again it will stop working until I tap it again. The sensor lights work ok, the light bulb goes out at the same time, it seems as if the whole system "dies" and a tap will help.I checked wires,connections out and inside the unit. Could the logic board have a bad connection? Is that possible although as I said I pushed and wiggled all wires etc.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 10:06PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New construction.. Trying to decide on what flooring for garage..
Ok.. So we are building a brand new house and one of...
Jason143NBPD
Mountain of leaves on my driveway
So I acquired a huge pile of leaves that I used for...
bibbus
Garage Door Exterior Lighting Help Please
Hello members, On the exterior, do you prefer lighting...
pippit
who makes a 10x8 "Carriage House" style garage door?
Perusing the websites of most of the major garage door...
Daniel501
Need Help with My SnowBlower
I just recently bought a Craftsman 24" snow thrower,...
bdouble
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™