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Garage door lights: which cfl bulbs work?

I discovered yesterday that led bulbs cause RF interference and disrupt the use garage door remotes. While I could look for a low interference led bulb, they are rather expensive. I had some cfl ...
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390 MHz Garage Door Opener and Raspberry Pi [closed]

I have a lovely Genie garage door opener (I couldn't find a model number but it looks like this) that I've been wanting to upgrade for a while. I'd like to open it with an RF transmitter attached to a ...
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Rodent proof old garage door with uneven driveway

My garage door is old and falling apart, plus the driveway at the threshold is uneven. There are big gaps at either end both along the side and bottom. What is the best way to seal these up? I can't ...
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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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garage door opener motor drive problem

Ihave a 1988 Stanley dlux 1/3hp door opener that cracked the gear case where the worm gear engages the rest of the mechanism. I replaced the gear case and there is nothing that is binding or seized, ...
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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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How can I fix my garage door lock?

I have 2 problems with my garage door, first is that both of my remotes don't open the garage door, however the rolling mechanism works just fine once I get inside the garage and manually hit the open ...
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Does a whole garage door need to be replaced if the middle bracket broke?

I have an aluminum garage door that looks in great shape; the only problem is one of the brackets in the middle of the garage door broke. I thought someone would be able to weld it back together, but ...
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Can I convert a roll up garage door to a side-hinged door?

Can an old up and over garage door be converted to a traditional hinged swing open door, my door is an up and over but does not give enough clearance for my needs now . in order to save a bit of money ...
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Is there a term for this carriage door stay?

My 1929 garage has several side-hung carriage doors that are held open by a neat stay system where a metal bar slides through a bracket and then a notch in the bar rests on the bracket. Pulling the ...
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What could cause a garage door opener trolley to only travel a few inches?

I have an older (circa year 2000) Chamberlain belt-drive opener. Today the trolley has started misbehaving. It opened the door fine this morning, but now will only travel a few inches down from the "...
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garage door usually won't close - even trolley without door won't move much

I'm having a problem with my Lift Master Forumla I Whisper Drive garage door opener. For the last few weeks, the door has frequently stopped part-way down when closing and then gone back up again. ...
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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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Up and over garage door transformation

This up and over door is working properly, but I would like to make the house more accessible. This door is a bit heavy and you have to work against gravity to open in entirely. My idea was to cut ...
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Building my own garage door - are my plans going to work?

I am building my own three section wood garage door. I can save a few grand this way and get exactly what I want. But, I also want to make sure I do it right. I have a local overhead door company that ...
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New garage door opener, can't push door down, rail buckles up instead

I've installed a new garage door opener after my old one just stopped working. It's a Genie PowerMax 1200 I followed the instructions to a Tee. I have a solid door instead of a paneled door, so I ...
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Is there an alternative to the pvc/plastic garage weatherstripping (stop molding)?

Our garage has plastic weatherstripping with attached rubber around the perimeter of the garage. It butts up against the actual metal garage wrap. We noticed it is starting to buckle. Are there ...
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What is purpose of end hinge on garage door?

What is purpose of end hinges that is mounted on 4 section garage doors? This one is from a Pella garage door and mounts on side above where the rollers are mounted. The door uses 6 of these. -3 on ...
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How to prevent vermin from entering garage via space under garage door?

I found mouse or rat dropping in the garage in our 'new' house. I cleaned it up thinking that maybe it was old. The other day I saw more droppings. The garage door faces the back alley where our ...
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How can I reconnect the tension cable to the bottom of my overhead door?

Update I was able to screw the roller fixture back into place, however, the right side now rides high: Many thanks to Trevor's helpful response. Given isherwood's feedback I will attempt a more ...
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Do they make wireless safety sensors for garage door openers?

I've had a lot of issues with the safety sensors for my garage door opener, most of which had to do with loose or broken wires leading from the opener to the sensors. It's been extremely frustrating ...
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Garage door torsion bar support bracket not attached

The third-car garage door on my recently-built house seems to have a bracket loose. The bracket in question is one that seems to go around the torsion spring and screws to the door frame header - it ...
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Top center of garage door bumping opener rail as it closes. Does anyone know the fix for this?

After 10 years of normal operation, my garage door started bumping the center opener rail just as the last edge of the door passes the very front the rail before it closes. This causes it to pop back ...
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How do I repair a broken garage door opener arm bracket?

The bracket that connects the push arm of our garage door opener is getting ripped off from the door (see picture below). All screws, except a bolt at the top of the bracket are detached. How can I ...
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How to replace a chain pulley for garage door?

One of chain pulley for the garage door is broken. I need to replace it. See the image. The white round pulley is broken. I tried to touch it and felt it is very tight. I ordered the part from amazon....
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Diagnosing root cause of garage door stall

Sometimes the garage door will stop after moving two inches. This event happens either when opening or closing. The door is 13 years old. When it stops the button is pushed to return it to the ...
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Garage door freezing to the ground on cold days

My door sticks opening after couple of hours and definitely cold mornings. This happens when I try to do it manually or with opener engaged. It’s literally jammed. My 8 year old son can put a shovel ...
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What size torsion spring does my garage door need?

I have a 17'x7' insulated garage door and one of my torsion springs broke last night. The previous owner said that they replaced the original ones with smaller versions because that's all the store ...
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Garage door seal is glued and I want to replace it

My garage door doesn't seem to have the plate that you see in new doors these days where you can slide the rubber seal. Mine is hard glued at the bottom and side of the door. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Garage door weather seal replacement — Wrap around bracket

I would like to replace the weather seal at the bottom of my garage door. The issue is that the bottom bracket of the door is a "wrap" around bracket (see picture). In order to slide the old seal off, ...
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Sealing a Garage door during hurricane flooding

In 2016, hurricane Irma caused flooding of 8 inches into the garage. Thankfully the flooding did not go into the interior of the house. Hurricane Dorian is imminent: I do not expect to be able to ...
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Garage door torsion spring size

My Garage door has two torsion springs for a 7'X 16' door. The springs are two different sizes. How do I know which size to replace it with?
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How should I insulate my partially finished, currently uninsulated basement?

I am in Alabama, climate zone 3. Half of my basement is finished, well at least it has a dropped ceiling, wood panel walls, an air supply and return, but no insulation. There is an uninsulated ...
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Garage has switched outlets only, cannot operate new garage doors. What are my options?

UPDATE: For anyone curious about what I ended up doing -- I bought 6 motion sensor plugs, plugged those into the existing outlets, then plugged the lights into that, and the garage door opener plug ...
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garage door won't close sometimes

This is a followup to the thread here, since problem resurfaced: garage door usually won't close - even trolley without door won't move much Hopefully with better details and some attached ...
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Why is my remote control not opening my garage door?

I'm having garage door issues. My opener model is a Genie H6000A, the following symptoms are happening: Garage door opens/closes fine when the wall button is pressed and hold. Garage door closes fine ...
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Best way to bring power to a moving garage door

I'm planning a project to add RGB lighting to the inside of my garage door. It will add white light to the garage when I need it, as well as visually confirm door motion and position, and clearance ...
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Garage door opens abruptly

My garage door opens very abruptly and it's only a year old. Does it need oil or wd-40 and where? Everything shakes like it's going to fall off the ceiling or come off rails. Brand: Chamberlin Lift ...
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Garage door won't open unless I hold the wall button down

My Genie garage door closes fine on all occasions but it won't open unless I hold the wall button down. This causes real hassle as I can't use my remote opener to open the door as well. Here is what ...
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Garage door torsion spring popping and warping. Tension or defect?

Background A day or so after the garage door, track and torsion spring were professionally replaced, popping sounds are heard from the torsion spring during operation. This sound is emitted when the ...
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Managing water entry at garage door during high winds on rainy days

I have a garage floor that's level, and the driveway slopes very slightly away from the garage door. On rainy days, I don't have any issues with water entry, but on high-wind days, the rain hits the ...
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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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Garage door down, will not open and no access inside

I have a garage door that started to act up by not closing completely, I ignored it (bad move on my part). It has now closed and will not open, I have tried the emergency release cable and it is now ...
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How to fill in exterior paint on plywood

I have a wooden garage door that I'd like to paint. It has been painted before, and the old paint had been chipping and flaking off. I scraped off as much of the old paint that I could, and then I ...
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Is glue failure on garage door critical?

The frame of my metal garage door has pulled away from the door. I can see in other images on the web that this frame is not always present. Is the frame for structural integrity or for adding and ...
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How to sound proof bedroom floor above garage door?

We live in an apartment building. Our two bedrooms are directly above the building's garage door. The opening and closing of the garage door disrupts the peace at home and sleep of my family. Since ...
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Why won't my new Craftsman garage door opener power on?

I installed a new Craftsman garage door opener by following the instruction booklet it came with, but after the installation was done and I plunged it in the outlet nothing will power up. Nothing lit ...
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Insulating slab garage door

I have flat slab garage door that I want to insulate. I saw many videos online and they suggest using garage door insulation kits. However in all the videos I saw the garage doors has the groove that ...
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Garage Door Sensors

My garage door opener stopped working and I found it's because of the sensors. It's a very old unit from the late '80s. Sears brand, not even Craftsman. My concern is, since this is a very old unit, ...
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Programming Travel on LiftMaster Gone Wrong

I've been having intermittent problems with my garage door opener either reopening after closing (fully) or opening after partial closing. I could force it closed by holding down the button. This only ...