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Another Craftsman garage door problem - 1/2 HP

Posted by pnc1luv87 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 26, 07 at 21:12

Hi all, I've been trying to read the previous posts, but haven't come across one with the same exact problem I've had. I have a 1/2 hp craftsman garage door opener, which is approx. 5 yrs old. Everything was great until I accidentally bumped one of the sensors. One of the lights is solid green, the other solid orange, so they seem to be aligned. When I hit the wall button, or remote, the door will open all the way. When I try to close it, it will only go down a little way, then start to come back up, and the lights blink 10 times. It will only go down when I hold the wall button down. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


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RE: Another Craftsman garage door problem - 1/2 HP

Those sensors still are not lined up. Have someone hit the button while you get on your hands and knees and watch that green light, if it flickers the slightest bit it is going to reverse. Tweek those sensors a little more.


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RE: Another Craftsman garage door problem - 1/2 HP

thanks doorguy06, so i assume that 1 light is suppose to be solid green and the other solid orange?


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RE: Another Craftsman garage door problem - 1/2 HP

Yes the orange light is going to be on when the opener has power. The green light will glow solid as long as it is lined up right. Sometimes without the door in motion the light will be green but as soon as the door starts to move the slight track vibration can throw it out enought to trip the sensor, so watch the green light as the door is in motion.


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