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craftman garage door opener

Posted by jimmyt9360 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 13, 06 at 19:57

My 1/2 hp garage door opener stopped working. The light comes on when you hit the remotes, but the motor will not come on. A repair person said on the phone it was because the spring was broken. The spring has been broken for a year. I would think if that was it the motor would still try to move the door. Is there a reset? Could it be the motor starter capacitor? Is there anything inside I can check. The door sensors are ok. I jumpered them out and it made no difference.

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RE: craftman garage door opener

So you have had a broken spring for a year and your opener has worked fine?? Does the motor just click or does it run without lifting the door???

RE: craftman garage door opener

My door is doing the same as jimmyt9360, was the problem a motor starter capacitor? Does anyone know when you have a bad motor starter capacitor what happens? My opener just clicks with the light all on. But no motor sound and does not open. When wall switch is pushed it flashes 5 times.
Please help!!!

RE: craftman garage door opener

It is not the starting capacitor. Did your door stop working in the open position. If so check to see if the trolley (the thing the door is connected to) is jammed against a bolt just in front of the motor unit. If so, remove the bolt and then run the door. While the door is in the down position adjust the 'up limit' (on the side of the motor) about 4 turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Replace the bolt and you should be good to go. Please post back and let us know.

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