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1/2 HP Craftsman garage door will not go up

Posted by jeffyoung (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 27, 06 at 8:49

I have a 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door and it goes up about a foot and will not go up any further. I can help it up and it will go. It goes down just fine. Any ideas? It is about 5/6 years old.


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RE: 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door will not go up

On the rear of your motor unit near where all those white wires go you will find two controls. One is the 'up force' and the other is the 'down force'. Turn the 'up force' about a 1/4 turn clockwise. This control will compensate for springs that are weakening due to age.


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RE: 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door will not go up

Try the door by hand after disconnecting from door opener. Make sure it will open easily by hand. If not, then get service on the door springs. You will damage the door opener if you continue to try operating this with the door opener. Also do Dons Post... Dan


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