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Garage Door Opener Binding

Posted by charleso (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 29, 06 at 18:23

Have just replaced my old GDO with a 1/2 HP Craftsman Screw type. Have a light sectional door and everything is working fine except for the last panel when closing. When it comes to the last panel, the door stops traveling and the opener keeps going until the linkage arm hits the top of the door.
Have checked the door manually and there are no binds and very easy to move up or down. When I do get it to move down all the way I notice the screw track trying to lift up from the header board. Would reinforcing the top of the door with a metal plate going across the three vertical ribs help? What else might be the problem? Thanks

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RE: Garage Door Opener Binding

You should not have to reinforce your door for this opener to work properly. Go over the installation manual step by step and make sure you have followed it exactly.

RE: Garage Door Opener Binding

Went back to the manual and sure enough when I hooked up the linkage arm, the door was completely shut and the trolley was hooked up to the drive at the time. Disconnected the linkage arm and released the trolley from the drive and opened the door one panel. Set linkage, hooked up and works good now. Thanks again. Always in a hurry here and don't read it all(LOL)

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