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Broken Garage Door Opener-Sears Craftsman

Posted by brokengaragedoorguy (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 1, 07 at 10:15


I have an automatic garage door opener that has been stuck in the "UP" position for a couple of months now. The traveler(?) is jammed against a bolt. (I think the bolt is there to protect the unit from going too far up and around the sprocket.) I have a twin unit on the other door that works fine.

Details-- Part# 41A4315-6, made 3/93
Model# 139.53627SRT

What can I do to get the opener to reverse direction?

Is it even worth it to fix?

I can do basic repairs, but nothing too compex/difficult.
Any pointers or info would be appreciated.


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RE: Broken Garage Door Opener-Sears Craftsman

Remove the bolt and you should get the door to close. Once closed locate the 'up limit' control on the side of the motor unit. Using a small screwdriver turn this control 3 or 4 turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the side of the cover. Replace the bolt and you should be good to go.

RE: Broken Garage Door Opener-Sears Craftsman

YOU the man!

Fixed it per your directions.



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