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3/4 hp Craftsman garage door opener does not open using wall button. The wall button is not lit but has power. I was removing wires, it opened [closed]

the learn button flashes 3 x's. Indicates wiring short. I crossed wires at wall switch (checked, power at switch), nothing. when removing wires at motor I pushed the Quick Release to remove the red ...
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Chamberlian garage opener trolley rail bouncing up and down

Has anyone had an opener with a newer square-style trolley rail and it bounces too much? If yes, were you able to fix it or reduce the bouncing, and how? I have a Chamberlain door opener that I ...
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Garage door opener motor goes down, not up

I have a Craftsman garage door opener with 0.5 HP. When I hit my remote button or my wall button, the only response I have from the motor is it goes down. It will not go up though.
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Garage door keeps moving forever

The problem is with motorized garage door Promatic 4 by Hörmann. The door kept occasionally opening on its own, and was disconnected while the house owners were out of town. After their return, the ...
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Converting from extension to torsion springs & installing jackshaft opener

As part of my garage to workshop transformation I would like to convert garage door from extension to torsion springs and I would like to install a jackshaft opener. I have a standard 9'x7' door, and ...
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wiring homeline 70 amp panel fed by 2 12/2 wires how do I hook the wire up in the box , my intention is run a 2 pole 15 and a 2 pole 20

We recently bought home that was built in 1972 it had an old pole barn not in great condition, the power supply to the barn was 2 12/2 wires running off a 2 pole 40 amp breaker and going to a fuse box ...
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Reprogram basic one-button garage door remote?

I have an older basic one-button GENIE Intellicode ACSCTG Type 1 garage door remote that I'd like to use with our garage door opener. Stock photo: Is this thing reprogrammable? Is there a way to ...
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How do I use a T-handle for a garage door without a key?

Disclaimer: I am renting a house with 4 other people. There is no key for the garage door. The T-handle is usually aligned vertically. I unlock the garage by simply turning the handle counter-...
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Craftsman 1/2Hp belt garage door opener going past it up and down limits

After replacing the old belt with a new one, I tried the opener and in the up position it went back towards the motor and tried going past the limit stud. The belt kept jumping on the motor sprocket. ...
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What should happen when Genie ISL 980 safety sensor shows four blinks?

What exactly do 4 blinks on a Genie garage door safety sensor mean; and, how should the door behave in response? We have a Genie ISL 980 that is occasionally stopping and reversing about 12" ...
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Can RPM Sensor cause short circuit? Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139 Relay (Power Board) trips as soon I connect the RPM sensor

I'm facing an issue with my Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139. I found it dead one morning, no power, no led light was lit in the head unit, and wall controller light was flickering. On ...
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Garage door motor has become hypersensitive to downforce setting

Chamberlain Liftmaster Professional Formula 1 motor, probably about 20 years old. The door operates smoothly and easily by hand without the motor. Both springs replaced about 2 years ago. In the ...
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What are my options for a low ceiling garage door opener?

I have a two car garage with a low ceiling and limited side wall space. Whoever installed the two garage door openers decided that they needed the head room and cut out a strip of drywall running the ...
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How do I fix a chamberlain garage door opener that won't work due to light circuit interference

My Chamberlain model 9902 garage door opener remotes only work if the light circuit is turned off using the hardwired key pad. It did not matter whether I used an LED, and CF or an incandescent, or ...
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Dead garage door opener

I have a ten year old Craftsman, three quarter horse, chain drive opener. It is totally dead. No lights, motor, nothing. Power outlet is good. Chain is properly tight. I plug it back into the outlet ...
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Remote garage door opener malfunction [closed]

Wall opener opens the door but does not close it. Same issue from my car. There was a power outage recently. Does it mean the opener is damaged?
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Installing a sectioned garage door that's slightly wider than the opening

I want to replace my non-power garage door (up-and-over type) with a 8x7 ft. sectional one that rolls on a track. This way I can park cars right up next to it outside and not worry about opening ...
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New garage door opener won't work because of sensors or something else?

I have a old chamberlain garage door opener with sensors. Its motherboard started going bad - not allowing opens and closes based on transmitter. Sensors worked fine. Replaced it with chamberlain ...
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Info on my Genie AT-90 remote

I just bought a 1970's house in El Paso, Texas. I have a Genie Door Opener (screw drive known as the green monster) Model 404. Along with that I have a Genie Cryptar II Model AR 75 receiver It works ...
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Can I install an automatic garage door opener in this old house?

Right now I have to manually open, close, and lock the garage door every time I need to exit/enter my garage. The house is 80+ years old and hasn't had any work done on it since. Would this be a ...
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garage door opener replacement

i am looking to replace my current garage door opener. the images below show that the opener track was installed on an angled bracket along with the torsion spring. is it safe to remove the track ...
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Garage keypad and remote won’t work together

I have a Genie Pro 1024 garage opener and have a genie outdoor keypad and generic universal remote opener for the car. I first programmed the keypad and it worked great. Then I programmed the remote ...
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OLD Chamberlain Liftmaster (1280R) garage door won't close but both the green and orange lights are steadily lit

I can only close the door by holding down the wall button the whole time and the remotes won't work at all. The motor LED blinks 4 times and the overhead light blinks 10 times - so both are indicating ...
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Garage door suddenly really heavy, opener gives up

I just came back from a week out of town and noticed my garage door opener isn't working. When I press the button it moves about an inch then gives up. I tried disconnecting the electric opener and ...
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Garage Door Opener Carriage "Camming Out"

When I attempt to open my garage door using the opener, the door stops moving and the opener emits a terrible sound (like an impact drill or a hammmering sound) that I assume is the opener's carriage ...
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LiftMaster 1280R door won't close

I have a somewhat ancient LiftMaster 1280R and the door does not close. The light blinks as if it were a safety sensor issue, but the lights on both sensors are solid. I've tried replacing the safety ...
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Why does my garage door only close if I push it closed?

When I click the button, my garage door always OPENS fine. However, if I want to close it, hitting the button does not work. I have to manually shove it open an extra inch (ie, push the garage door ...
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Why isn't my overhead door closing completely?

My garage door doesn't close all the way. It stays around 15cm open. Here is what I did: 1- I adjusted the Opening and closing limits : still the same 15cm open 2- I changed the bolt in the ...
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How do I remove the cover on Chamberlain 9300 model CH-1000?

We recently purchased a home that has garage doors and openers. I’m trying to access the back of the Chamberlain 9300 model CH-1000 and cannot find any clips or screws to take off the housing cover. ...
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Newly installed Chamberlain garage door opener blinks lights twice when trying to open

I installed a new Chamberlain B4505T garage door opener. When I press the open button the lights blink twice and nothing happens. The sensors seem to be installed correctly. There is an amber light ...
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Garage Door Sticking On Open (only first time)

When my garage door has not been operated for 23-36 hours or more, it "sticks" in first second of being opened. It is much more pronounced in summer months, i.e. when temperature and ...
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Garage door opener not learning remotes anymore

I have a 3/4 Craftsman Garage Door opener that came with my house of indeterminate age. A few months back, all but one of the remotes stopped working on the unit, as well as the external keypad. On ...
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Why would remotes work reliably on one garage door opener, but unreliable on another?

I have 2 older Home Builder garage door openers. Both have hard wired buttons on the wall that work fine for opening and closing. My remote in my vehicle and another hand held one work to open my ...
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Garage door makes thunking/banging sound when raising the door

One of my garage doors has suddenly started making an unusual noise when raising the door. It still works fine, but I'm guessing from this sound that won't be for long. It's an Overhead Door opener ...
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garage door remote doesn't work at night

We can't close or open the garage door remotely at night for many months. It works in the daytime but not at night. Weird. I can't find any answers. Batteries are good (we use two separate remotes. ...
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No power to garage door opener and garage lights

One morning all the lights aa well as my garage door opener stopped working. Even including the outer lights directly in front of the garage. But all the outlets ive checked still work just fine. ...
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Garage Door - Hinge Broken

My garage door is 10 years old. Recently I noticed that a hinge is broken/snapped (as pointed by arrow). I couldn't find any such part online or in Home Depot. Few questions: What is this part called ...
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Correct way to frame a garage door opening

My current garage door is recessed about 8" into the wall of the garage. This seems to be a pretty standard practice, however, I'm wondering if moving it closer to the outside could cause any ...
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Why aren't my garage door remotes working?

I have a Liftmaster 1/2HP garage door. For the past couple of months, the remotes have been getting less and less reliable. Now, they won't open or close the door at all. I've looked at multiple posts ...
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Garage Door Only Operates When Light Is Off [duplicate]

I've done all the digging I could on the internet and still can't fix the issue. I want to get a second opinion before I shell out $240 for a new garage door opener. Right now, I have an older Sears ...
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New garage door opener doesn't close on first try

I bought a brand new Chamberlain B2405 to replace my old garage door opener that stopped working. This new opener will start closing but then stop and re-open, like there was some obstruction, but it ...
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Lift Master Garage Door - remote hardly works from outside the garage

Scenario When pulling up to our home the garage door opener only works sometimes - roughly 1/10 clicks. Our Lift Master was installed in 2011. Troubleshooting tried new batteries in all remotes tried ...
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Troubleshooting Craftsman Garage Door Opener - Won't Close

Craftsman 41AC150-1M, 1/2 HP chain drive. Opens OK but when closing it will go some random distance then the light will go off for a split second and power to the chain drive will be cut. The door may ...
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Garage door opener get stuck sometimes

My garage door opener get stuck sometimes, it gives the sound it is going to close the garage door then it rolls back a little then stops. Another push to the remote and same thing happens, it tries ...
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Wiring Genie garage controller with GoControl Z-Wave module

Issue Which pins on the Genie's garage controller should I connect Z-Wave module's cables? Background I'm installing Z-Wave bind module for Genie's garage controller. Section 7 in the Z-Wave module's ...
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Troubleshooting Craftsman 1/2HP garage opener with 5 blinking lights

After opening the garage door just once yesterday it wouldn't close. What I've tried w/o success: Clearing obstructions. Realigning sensors. I know its not sensors because when I purposely misalign ...
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Release rope opens garage door but not the opener or door arm

We have an automatic garage/overhead door that has suddenly stopped functioning properly. There is a "release rope" with a handle that hangs down a few feet and when I pull that, the door ...
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Garage door fingerprint reader - opener compatibility issue with old hard-wired opener button - retrofit possible?

I want to connect a Chamberlain 942FP / 379LM fingerprint reader garage door "keypad" to a Chamberlain B750T (I think a.k.a. B750) opener. Unfortunately the fingerprint reader is much older ...
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Garage door alignment

My sectional garage door doesn't seem to be aligned correctly. The springs are at the rear, like this: There's a scraping noise when operating that seems to be coming from the left cable drum. The ...
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Electric garage door (Garador Garamatic 20) won't 'learn'

Possibly a very specific question only related to people with experience of Garador electric garage door openers. My garamatic 20 failed today. One of the wheels in the up and over door came out of ...
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