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The garage door Drive Chain Sprocket Won't Move

Because the chain was broken so I want to repair it. There is related issue. However after I unplugged the power and took off the chain sprocket. I tried to move the sprocket by hand. But it won't ...
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Remote Garage Door Opener

I live in a condo, we have a shared garage but our own automatic garage door openers. My garage door opens and closes with the button inside the garage hard wired on the wall. But, my remote opener ...
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Garage door opener controlled via generic remote

I have a Chamberlain model 1345 that is 11 or 12 years old. It stopped closing with the clicker recently, but I can still open/close using the wall button. Chamberlain support said I need a new board ...
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Garage door - sunlight & garage door sensor

Can direct sunlight interrupt the sensor, preventing the door from going all the way down? At night, early mornings or on overcast days my garage door goes up and down with no problem. However, when ...
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Can I disconnect the sensor on my overhead door and still have the door work with an opener?

Can I disconnect the floor sensor on my overhead door and still have it work with a remote and wall opener?
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I have a swinging garage gate that is hitting my driveway when open, how to mitigate?

When the gate is closed, there is about a 3 inch gap from the bottom corner of the gate to the driveway. When the gate opens, it comes up against a higher part of the driveway and skids on it, getting ...
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Why can't I get a torsion spring tension level that works for having the garage door both open and closed?

If I adjust tension so the cable is slightly taught when the door is open then the door only closes about half way. If I adjust tension so that the door closes all the way then opening the door ...
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Craftsman Screw Drive Garage Door opens too far

How does the opener know when to stop when it's moving to the open position? Have two openers 1 for each door; one works fine, the other opens too far and actually bangs into the actual opener ...
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Garage Door Sensor Issue

This morning my garage door opener stopped working correctly. It was working fine, as of last night. I have a Liftmaster Professional 1250LM (1/3 HP). Prior to this morning, the sensor had not been ...
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Wayne Dalton Garage

So I recent had a Garage door "professional" come out to my house and look at my garage. I originally thought I was having a motor problem because it would only lift door sporadically. After ...
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Reliability of Security+ 2.0 versus Security+ LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

I have a circa 2001 Chamberlain LiftMaster garage door opener that randomly does not respond to wireless remotes (both car remotes and a wireless keypad). This morning I used the wireless keypad to ...
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Garage door opener has loud buzz while operating

About a week ago, my garage door opener (Genie Screwdrive Pro) started making a very loud buzz sound while the door moves. All the google searches for buzz or hum from an opener either point to a ...
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Garage door only closes if you hold the button down even with the safety sensors disconnected

Garage door will not close without holding down the wall button. Only the wall button will close it. Neither wireless remotes work. I have disconnected the safety devises and still have the same issue....
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Screw Drive garage door opener motor won't open but motor runs for 1-2 seconds [duplicate]

My garage door motor which opens and closes on a screw drive system has stopped opening my door. When I press the remote or button in the garage it attempts to open for just a second or 2 than quits. ...
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Can I repair a broken overhead door opener drive gear? [closed]

The garage door motor has snapped on the gear. When the garage is activated, the motor spins but the gear doesn't turn and so neither does the chain attached to the garage. Can I keep the garage ...
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Troubleshooting Garage Door Opener (GDO) safety sensors

A Linear Brand GDO (model LD033) does not close unless the wired button is held down. I believe optical safety sensors: may have been exposed to flood water (hurricane Matthew flooding) LEDs are ...
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After cable replacement, Craftsman garage door won't "close", moves a few inches down, then back to further than it started

I have a Craftsman automatic garage door that came with the house. A few days ago, my wife informed me that the garage door was "making funny noises". Since we'd just gotten home late at night, and ...
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To identify model of Liftmaster garage door opener

At my new house there's already a Liftmaster garage door opener working but even taking a closer look at its body, I don't know what model it is. Is there a way to tell? Some pictures of the body if ...
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My overhead door sticks at very beginning of open cycle

I recently insulated my garage door with a foam kit and I don't think it weighs much at all. I believe the culprit is the weatherstripping I added to the the frame. I think it is creating a vacuum ...
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Is it safe and within code (1970 US) to permanently wire a 20' cord to a garage door opener?

A new garage door and opener will be installed this week. The opener has a short cord. The outlet is on the wall rather than in the ceiling. This is typical of my area for 1970s construction. The ...
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Reprogram new remote to garage door opener with dip switches

I was having a problem with my garage door remote stolen in this thread but now I think I found a replacement remote that may work. Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console? The ...
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Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console?

My old house has a garage door system that must have been 20 years old. It has been working fine for many years. But recently my car got broken into and the remote is stolen. I have no way to re-...
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Garage door opener remotes suddenly open incorrect door

Both my remotes stopped working today. The wired wall button still opens the door. If I click my remote button multiple times, it opens the other garage door. Both openers are craftsman and the one ...
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remove chamberlain wall unit

How do i remove below wall unit? I need to replace it with a new one
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Why did my wall-mounted garage door opener button stop working?

Yesterday, my wall-mounted garage door opener was working fine. Today, the opener is not working. There is no green light or any other sign of it working. I tried pressing it a few times but no ...
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New garage door opener belt sags when opening

I recently replaced our chain driven garage door opener (which functioned fine for 9 years) with a Chamberlain MyQ opener which runs off of a belt, instead. It was nearly a direct swap and all works ...
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Is there such thing as short range only garage door opener?

Is there such thing as short range only garage door opener/remote? My opener can open the garage from the 3rd floor when I live and it bugs me that the opener might be pressed accidentally and it ...
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Is there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely?

Is there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely? Some times I find my garage door open for no reason. I have expensive bikes in the garage and I don't want to worry about them. Maybe get a ...
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Do garage door springs LOSE their "spring"?

On a one-piece, single-car door that's rarely opened (springs usually stretched), do they eventually stretch, thus stopping the opener from working?
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Installing a "key cylinder" to open and close the garage door

I have a Chamberlain LiftMaster Professional Garage Door opener (June 2007) with a wireless keypad to open the door but does not open consistently in cold weather. I would like to install a hardwired "...
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Why do garage remotes revert to billion code?

According to the LiftMaster troubleshooting guide, one common problem is that a Security+ remote reverts to billion code technology. What causes this, and is there any fix? One of the remotes may ...
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Garage door opener makes noise but doesn't move

My Craftsman 139.53515SR - I/2HP garage door opener has worked fine for many years. For no reason that I can see, it stopped opening or closing the door yesterday. When I push the button to raise or ...
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Garage door sometimes doesn't open all the way: belt or opener?

One of our Craftsman garage door opener has recently started not always opening the whole way. It will come up to about five feet and stop. If we put it down and reverse it a few times, eventually it ...
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Garage door needs a push or pull to start opening/closing

I have some 20+ year old garage door openers, and one works great, the other will sometimes open/close fine. Sometimes when I hit the switch there is a click and a buzz like the motor is trying to ...
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Is it possible to convert a switched light into an unswitched outlet?

I am installing an overhead automatic garage door opener. My only power source close to where I will be hanging the motor is an overhead light socket that is operated by a switch on the wall next to ...
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Adding push button to Chamberlain opener

Added a doorbell push button to newly installed Chamberlain garage door opener...linked push button wires to same contacts as the incoming control pad inputs (red and white). Doesn't work. Is this ...
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Genie SilentMax 1000 will not move up or down

I have been having problems with my Genie SilentMax 1000 garage door opener. With the door disengaged from the opener the shuttle moves back and forth about 4" and stops. It has been doing this ...
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Diagnose interference causing garage door opener remotes not to function

How do I diagnose why our garage door remotes periodically stop working? I suspect that there is some sort of radio interference causing the problem. This morning I left the house for about an ...
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Unable to close Garage door with remote

I’ve made a video of the issue. I have a craftsman garage door mechanism and can open the garage door with the remote but unable to close my garage door via the remote. I can do both the tasks via the ...
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Chamberlain Internet Gateway connected to MyQ Garage Opener, but doesn't appear in app

My Liftmaster Garage Door Motor has the MyQ logo on it. I wanted to control it from my iPhone and found that I needed to buy a Chamberlain or Liftmaster Internet Gateway to do that. I bought the ...
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Can I add receptacles on the same circuit as the garage door opener in my garage?

I am wanting to add two new outlets on a unfinished wall in my garage. This wall currently has no outlets at all and is a exterior facing wall. I was wondering if i can tie into the outlet in the ...
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Can a 15 amp electrical switch be used to replace a push button switch for garage door opener?

My garage door opener switch was run to a 3 gang box and just dangles through the opening in the switch cover plate. Can I use a 15 amp switch to open/close the garage door or do I need some other ...
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Why does my garage door opener only click when the button is pushed?

My Quantum 3213 garage door opener only clicks when I hit the main button in the garage. The light comes on for 30 seconds or so, and then it blinks on and off. I've checked all the safety mechanisms:...
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Garage door opener stops--even when I take the chain off the gear!

My garage door opener (LiftMaster 1/3 HP) stops partially through the cycle of closing the door. I have removed the chain from the gear attached to the sprocket, and tried cycling it like that. I ...
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Garage door stops at a different place each time it closes

My old Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener was abused by previous owners who tried to operate it with a poorly adjusted door. Now, the door operates smoothly and the opener travel limits have been ...
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LED light bulbs, RFI, and garage door opener

I had to install new garage door opener (old one fried the lamp relay when the bulb burned out and arced), and noticed in the instructions not to use LED light bulbs because of possible RFI. After ...
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Retrofitting a remote opener into a garage-gate motor

Our garage door is already powered, but to initiate the opening (and closing) of the gate, one must get inside the garage and push one of the three buttons: Open Close Stop How hard would it be to ...
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Why is my garage door suddenly not operating at all?

When I click the remote open/close button, it doesn't react (no sound) at all. I tried from several remotes, nothing happens. The wall control also has a light button which is working fine (meaning it ...
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garage door button on the wall does not work but remote control does open and close garage door

My remote control opens & closes the garage door but the button on the wall does not work.
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How can I add a button for a garage door opener?

I have the following scheme for my garage door opener: and I want to add a push button to this. Is it enough to connect a push button just as any other button: GND to scheme's GND and PB to the ...