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Garage Door Opener Problem

Posted by crvgt (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 14, 06 at 11:28

Seen lots of postings about doors that won't open and the motor only hums when the button is pressed. Mine has that problem and I've tried lots of things, but still no luck. Just swapped out the starter capacitor and no dice. My last question before calling for service is this...I notice that when I run my hand past the sensors, the opener light does not go on. The LED's blink so I know they are talking to one another, but I'm wondering why the light does not go on. I know the light works because it does go on when I press the wall button. Thanks for any ideas.
Ron


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RE: Garage Door Opener Problem

The feature that turns the main light on when you pass your hand in front of the sensors may have been toggled off. Press and hold the light button on your wall control for 10 seconds. Did your door opener stop working when the door was in the open position. If so, make sure the trolley isn't jammed against the bolt in front of the motor unit. What LED's are you referring to that blink?


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RE: Garage Door Opener Problem

The LED's are located on the door sensors....in any event, I finally got the door to work. I kept playing with the tension on the chains - I guess it was "jammed against the bolt" after all. Thanks for your response


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