Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum | Post a Follow-Up

sears garage door opener /remote wont close

Posted by jonbrig (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 28, 06 at 12:46

I have an older model sears 1/2 hp opener.
During the cooler months I cannot close the door using my remote. However, if I wait for 2-3 minutes until the lights go out the remote will then work !!. The wall switch works all the time no matter
what the temperature. In summer the remote works all the time. Any ideas ?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: sears garage door opener /remote wont close

It will help if you explain what the door does when it doesn't close. Doesn't move, moves and stops, moves and reverses and what lights go out.

RE: sears garage door opener /remote wont close

How many remotes do you have? Is it just one remote or all of them that won't close it? It sounds like you may have a circuit board problem if the wall button works fine all the time.

RE: sears garage door opener /remote wont close

I have a 2-1/2 HP Craftsman garage door opener with door sensors. The door opener used to work fine when I first installed it. Several weeks ago, I bumped one of the sensors with a board and the door opener hasn't worked properly since using either the remotes or the button inside the garage.

The problem is that when I attempt to close the door with the remote or the inside button, the opener bumps ever so slightly and the opener light flashes a few times. The door will close using the inside button by pressing and holding it down until the door closes. The door will open with the remotes and by pressing and releasing the inside button.

I can't recall whether the light on each sensor should burn bright and can't tell if they are burning at all. Surely, I should be able to see the sensor light.

Any thoughts on how to get the door opener to close using the remote and the inside button without having to hold the button down to close the door.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here