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1/2HP Craftman Problem

Posted by neen01 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 20, 07 at 16:30

I searched on here and saw a lot of posts but i don't see sensors on my door.
We moved in less than a year ago and have the 53515sr model. It worked fine then last week one door when trying to shut it only goes down 4 inches and then back up. I tried what other people have done on here - checked for sensor but dont see any, moved the up/down force all the way to low and nothing, moved the travel up/down screws and nothing, i see a yellow button by the wires but dont want to press it without knowing what it does
no manual from the previous owners
i held the wall opener and no difference and then i did the trick someone else had posted that when it was about to retreat i hit it again to stop it and inched it down that way and now its a couple inches off the ground but wont go up or down just to the ground and back up the couple inches
going to vacation in a couple weeks so dont want to leave it like that
also does pulling that red string just make it manual? dindt want to do that without double checking
any ideas?


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RE: 1/2HP Craftman Problem

Sounds like the RPM sensor is bad. That yellow button is to program new remotes. Due to the age of the opener, I would just replace it and be done with it. Yes, if you pull that red cord it does make the door manual.


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RE: 1/2HP Craftman Problem

Thanks! Any recommendations of ones to get?? Also we have 2 doors and only one did this - better to just replace both?
Previous owners said they got new doors 2 years ago - so now i assume they got the actual doors and not the opener i guess so do you get all new tracks and opener? any idea on cost? installation?


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