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garage door opener just clicks

Posted by lucky1_gardener (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 9, 07 at 1:48

A week ago our craftsman 1/2hp gdo (about 14 years old) would not go up, about 6inches then close. Tried opening several times. Heard horrible grinding sound and then it stopped. My husband opened it up to find the gears shredded. He replaced the parts tonight. When we hooked it back up and and pressed the wall control it sparked and that was it. He rechecked the wires and tried again and nothing at all happened but a couple of clicks. The sensor lights are on but not the light bulb on the opener. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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RE: garage door opener just clicks

You really need to find what sparked. Everything was working okay except a bad gear and now nothing but a couple clicks. It sounds like a bad logic board but they don't normally spark.

RE: garage door opener just clicks

Thanks for the response. We figured out what sparked. When my husband put the opener back together he caught the red wire with the screw. He covered it with electrical tape and quadruple checked all the connections. Now when we press the button the opener will go all the way to the closed position when it hit the limits but will not reverse or open. When the button is pressed and the gear is in the closed position the opener just makes 2 clicks. He has tried several times to adjust the up limit but it won't work no matter what. It only wants to go down. We have tried all this without the chain on. We've read through many old posts trying to see what the problem could be. Is it time to replace the whole thing? Thanks again.

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