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Craftman 1/2 HP(Chain) Garage Opener help

Posted by wtbowen01 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 27, 09 at 14:05

My Garage Door has been working for 9 years, all of a sudden when I hit the button to raise the door, the door raised approx. 18 inches and stops. If I help pull up the door past this 18 inch stop point, it works fine. The garage door works fine coming down. I tried increasing the up force but it did not work. Any ideas?? Is it a torque problem?? Any ideas on repair costs?? If it is going to cost me over $100, I assume buy a new opener-


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RE: Craftman 1/2 HP(Chain) Garage Opener help

First thing you want to do is check the door springs. Sounds like one has broken. The next step would be to remove the cover and check the drive gear. It is white nylon and is just in front of the motor.

RE: Craftman 1/2 HP(Chain) Garage Opener help

Thanks for the information. I will check the drive gear, I don't see any door springs.

RE: Craftman 1/2 HP(Chain) Garage Opener help

It has door springs. Check above the door with the door closed.

RE: Craftman 1/2 HP(Chain) Garage Opener help

Adjusting the springs above the door is NOT a DIY job. It should be tagged as such. Use a garage door repair service.

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