Sears garage door opener

irishimportDecember 2, 2006

I installed a 1/2 hp sears garage door opener 2 years ago and it worked fine until now. After my garage door opens it starts to slip down slowly after opening to it maximum.

After it travels a couple of feet it backs up again . It does this sometimes a couple of times before ir remains open. The colder it is the more times it reverses until it stays open. I have tried adjusting all of the controls but to no avail please advise me if anything can be done to resolve this thanks

Regards John Corrigan

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Does the motor run it back down, or does the door slip and then the motor kicks back on and pulls the door back up?? Be a little more specific and check the door balance. Disconnect the door from the opener in the down position and raise it up. See if it feels heavy and see if stays in the up position on it's own. You may have a broken spring or springs need to be adjusted.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2006 at 7:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for your response regarding the motor no it does not run the door down after the door slips a foot or two the motor kicks in and pulls the door back up and then it stays open in that position. I can't understand why the door slips down to begin with as ot is practilly in the level position after it is opened. There is hardly any downward force to make it start closing again,
Again thanks for the response maybe I should replace the springs if you believe that may be the cause any other input you may have I would be glad to hear
Regards John

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 3:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Something is dreadfully wrong with your door. If you don't have it looked at soon you will also be replacing your opener. Is your opener 2 years old or is it an older model that you installed 2 years ago? You really need a technician to look into this.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 6:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Again, check the balance of the door manually. Close it, disconnect the operator and raise it up. See if it stays up on it's own. Otherwise, I agree that a technician may need to come out and take a look.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 10:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks guys for your response I think will call a technican regarding the opener no it is not more than 2 years old . I installed it new andit worked fine. Maybe it is already starting to wear out if it has work harder if the door is not balanced properly.
Thank again I really appreiacate your help
Regards John

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 11:08PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Easy to use Backpack Blower Storage
I have been keeping my backpack blower on the floor...
Sun shines on sensor....
...and garage door will not stay down! Anyone have...
Craftsman Garage Opener Clicks only and LED blinking 5 times
My 1/2 HP Model 139.53641SRT opener clicks to all my...
Garage door won't open - even manually
Our garage door won�t open - the motor works,...
Ice in garage on mild winter days
We have a two story house with an attached 2 car garage....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™