craftsman garage door openers - storm

lolalola_2008August 3, 2008

I have 2 craftsman garage door openers...1 15 years old, 1 3 yrs old. We had a bad thunder storm last night and the old opener works fine, but the new one doesn't. The lights are on and the diagnostic light blinks 5 times meaning unit overheated. Do i have any option other than replacing the $78.00 logic board? I hate to put that money into this unit if something is just out of sync. Thanks. (I have unplugged unit and switched breaker on and off several times.)

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don_1_2006

Odds are it is the logic board just as you think.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 4:17PM
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bobmcc_nby

Same problem here same day (eastern MA). Not sure whether I'll replace the board or the opener...

Do the plug-in surge suppressors for GDOs help at all?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 10:50PM
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don_1_2006

I am not sure about the surge suppressors as I don't live in lightning country and have no experience with them. I really am sceptical about what can help with lightning. I think I would hedge my bet and install them though.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 2:08PM
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