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garage door acting as if there is an obstruction

Posted by abbey_cny (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 10:47

I have a liftmaster garage door opener which currently is acting erratically. When I try to close it the door will go down a few inches, or else it will go down almost entirely. Then it stops, goes back up, and the light in the opener blinks 7-8 times. If I keep trying to close the door, it will successfully close on the 3rd or 4th try. If this continues I will call someone to fix it, but I am just trying to find out what the problem may be so I am prepared with some information ahead of time.
Thanks for any assistance.


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RE: garage door acting as if there is an obstruction

Does your opener require lubrication?
First disengage the opener and manually operate the door.
This will tell you if you have a door or opener problem.

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