My garage door opener will not close. I hold the button down and it
starts to move and then reverses. When I push the button and let go,
it makes a humming noise and then the light blinks 10 times. What
does this mean? I do not have a manual to tell me. I tried to
disconnect the sensors, but it still did the same thing. HELP!!!!
Sounds like my problem recently with a Wayne Dalton.
1st. Disconnecting the sensors will not work. They just report that
they are blocked.
My sensors were blocked with snow but the same problem remained after
clearing them, i.e., start to close then open again and blink.
Correction for me was to disconnect the power and the actuator and
close door manually. Then reconnect power and operate opener until it
went to the fully closed position at which time the actuator
reconnected to the door. Cycled door and everything fine again.
I did find in the manual later that with the start, open, blink signs,
the door can be closed and remain closed if you hold the manual button
down until the door is well on its way. It then will open with the
opener. Don't know if it will then close normally after having been
through a full cycle.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim) wrote in message
It sounds like the open relay on the logic board is stuck (fused
together) closed. It probably is not in the photo-cells. If it was the
door would close fully by holding the button and not reverse. The
humming is from the logic board trying to tell the motor to run in
both directions at the same time.
You can try hitting the relays (there are three, one for open, one for
close, & the 3rd controls the light) w/ the handle of a screwdriver
(what the heck it's already broke), pull the caps off of the relays &
cleane points, or change the board. Hitting the relays is only a
temporary fix to see if the problem goes away for the time being to
narrow down the problem.
Sounds like doordocs opinion is closer to truth than my first reply as
he noted blinking only occurs after attempted operation, His scenario
can also occur if traveler is beached against a stop bolt-
mechanically stuck as opposed to electromechanically stuck.
jim, Ten blinks is not listed on my FAQ page
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/froarty572/openfaq.htm . 1 thru 6 blinks
have associated meanings. There is however a listing for "rapid
blinks" this is for an incoming received signal and can be looping in
10 flash intervals if you have a "stuck" transmitter somewhere. gather
all your transmitters and verify none are stuck. problem will
eventually go away when battery gives up but a constant stream will
not allow receiver to reset. when signal strength finally becomes
marginal you will start to get the familiar complaint of door openeing
and closing periodically by itself. neighbors can cause similar
problem with stuck transmitter but it only effects your ability to
receive as your receiver gets 2 signals mixed up. is led always
flashing 10 or only when you use it?
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