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A Couple Possibilities...

Posted by Jim D on January 7th, 2001 04:16 PM
In reply to Garage Door Won't Close With Remote by Dan on January 7th, 2001 01:43 PM [Go to top of thread]

Dan - there could be a couple reasons for this. One, the limit switch for the DOWN direction may be maxed out in the wrong direction. When the door is up, the limit for the down direction may be sensing the door is down. You should try adjusting the limit switch setting a few turns in 1 direction and see if you get movement. If not, try a few turns past your starting point in the other direction. Whenever you get movement, keep adjusting in the same direction until you get it to stop when the door's down as far as it should be. Another possibility is something has fried on the circuit board, although you'd probably smell the burnt smell. One last thing that comes to mind is whether or not the chain/belt has somehow slipped past the stop. If you have other switches that will open/close the door, like a key switch or button mounted on a wall, does that switch/button close the door? If not, try disconnecting the leads from that switch/button and try the opener again. I had a wall-mounted keyswitch that took on water and shorted out, causing the door to open on its own at various times, and would also screw up the limit switch settings...disconnecting the leads from that switch fixed it right up! Jim D in Heathsville, VA

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