Well, today after some heavy rain and a power outage, the garage door
won't open at all, using the keypad. The remote never worked with it.
When I type in the keycode and hit Enter, all I hear is a little
'clunk' coming from inside the garage. Any idea what this could be and
what could have happened?
Thanks and all the best,
Check the spring. I have similar problem and noticed that spring was broken.
Spring help garage door opener and without it garage will not open.
If spring is broken, you will see more than one peace...
Thanks Frank, I'll have to take a look, that is, if I can get up
there..My garage has a cathedral ceiling and its REAL high. There
isn't anyplace to lean the ladder against either, except for the
opener itself. if the ladder can even go that high.
Right now the door is disengaged and I don't hear the motor trying to
work at all, just a tiny little clunk is all I get when I hit the
keypad or remote.
Maybe a friend can come this weekend and help me out with this damn
Thanks again and all the best,
"After a power outage"
Guess what, it's not gonna work at all, until the power goes back on.
Those little batteries in the remote, ONLY WORK THE REMOTE, NOT THE
By the way, most of those openers have a rope you can pull to release
it, then you can open the door with your muscles. You see, back when
See if there is a reset somewhere on the unit itself....
probably a little red button.
Trying manually opening the door and then with it open
use the keypad to close it.
Works on mine.
But first open that can of Spincah with a manual can opener...
or use it to cut open the door.....
Just Kidding ;
I can't belive some of th responses we get here.
There isn't any reset button on most garage door openers. I would
suspect there is something wrong w/ the circuit board since it
happened during a storm. The contacts on the relays (there are 3,
open, close, & the light) may have fused together (if there isn't
obvious burn marks on the board) so the opener is actually trying to
run in both directions at the same time. Another possibility is the
motor capacitor may be bad & not giving enough power for the motor to
start although this is normally an age problem & not a storm problem.
Good responses mean minds are at work.
Mine is at work right now. I'll come and open that door for you.
Tell me the address. I'll even do it without using my muscles.
In fact, I got a deal for you. Send me a check for $99.99, plus
travel expenses, and $299.99 shipping and handling.
This will be money well spent, because I'll not only open your door,
but I'll make you an extra door for free. Here's what I'll
I'll come with my pickup truck, with my 12X36 inch DUAL I-beam bumper.
I'll drive right thru you door, knocking it right off the frame, thus
opening the door. (Now comes the good part). You dont want that
nasty ugly old door laying on the garage floor, so I'll just keep
right on driving thru the back wall of the garage, thus pushing the
door out the back, and in the process, I'll create a spare door in
back, in case the front one gets stuck again, plus it will be a place
where the energizer bunny can go in and out freely.
Do we have a deal?
Note: For an additional $19,999.99, I'll bring a bulldozer, and get
rid of the entire garage. That will save you from having to fuss with
any more doors, and you can enter the "garage" from anywhere.
Official government statement of disclaimer.
This is America. In America, everything ends with 99 cents for those
people who would otherwise bitch that they had to spend another buck,
instead of the much cheaper 99 cents. Also, your well educated,
elected (except for the president), officials will be happy to take
that extra cent, and about 50% more for what we call taxes. That
money will be used to provide caviar, lobster tail, and exclusive
accomodations at a luxury hotel, complete with a spa, for our
enjoyment. Thank you from your friendly politicians !!!!
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