Craftsman garage door opener problem

bubba3579October 30, 2006

I have a 6 year old 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door opener, and it stopped working the other day. The opener only makes a relay noise and the side lights come on from all the remotes and wired door switch. There is no motor sound at all. Cameras work (they blink the lights rapidly when crossed).I checked the door operations, and the door is lubricated and balanced properly. The next day the opener started working again, but stopped working several hours later. Bad start cap? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Don_

bubba you originally posted on Tool Shed. Take a look over there.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 6:49PM
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dustinb

i also have a craftsman GDO and it stops halfway down. one sensor is green - one is light yellow. i have checked the contacts and wires and all seems intact. any ideas?

Thanks

    Bookmark   October 31, 2006 at 7:28AM
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Don_

Disconnect the door from the opener and raise and lower it by hand to see if there are any rough spots. If not, on the rear of the opener near where all those white wires go you will find a 'down/close force' control. Increase this just a bit. Don't overdo this control as it also affects the safety reversing system of the opener.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2006 at 12:42PM
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