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garage door opener problem

Posted by patrician (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 12, 06 at 13:56

I have a 1/2 hp Craftsman garage door opener, which recently developed a strange problem. Until a few days ago the remote and garage wall-mounted control worked perfectly. Then and still, the remote will open the garage door, but not close it. On trying to close it, the light flashes for a few seconds, no sound of the motor trying to close the garage door. On the inside, the wall-mounted control, which used to work on a single touch, now has to be held down until the garage door touches the ground. If I let go at any point before it touches the ground it will go back up. So, I obviously have to run through the house each time I leave in order to close the garage door. Strange that the remote will open it.

Can you help? Thanks. Patricia

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RE: garage door opener problem

Check the sensors in the doorway. Most likely one of them has been bumped. They must be pointed at one another to work. They each have a small light that will be on when they are pointed correctly. Tweak them until both lights are on and not flickering. Make sure these areas are not used for storage.

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