For starters how about a little more info such as where is the "clunk"
coming from? Opener or door?
Is it binding?
Does it "clunk" with the opener disconnected and operated manually?
No where near enough info for even a guess......
Aren't you completely amazed that several folks provided good hints and
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So why be a jerk?" Tim Russet quoting his father Big Russ
Could be a number of causes. Garage door opener needs adjusted. Garage
door springs need adjusted........Or ( my first guess), if you live
in a freeze area, the floor may have heaved up due to freezing causing
it to "clunk" when it fully closed. You can adjust the travel limit of
your opener to compensate if it is due to freezing.
Ok, I am probably wrong on my first guess, but, I have heard it is
getting to the freezing temps in your area of Fla. Don't discount the
possibility of heaving. Adjusting the limit switch adjustment should
solve your problem even if it isn't heaving up.
Hank <~~~~amateur guesser
On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:23:05 -0800 (PST), "Hustlin' Hank"
Limit switch adjustment would be my first step too. It's been a
problem on my door - and I'm looking at putting in magnetic reed
switch limits instead of the microswitch and cat's whisker setup
originally on my old Genie TracDrive.
on 2/11/2009 12:22 PM (ET) LouB wrote the following:
What kind of opener do you have, the track with chain or the coiled
Does it clunk when it starts to close, during the travel somewhere, or
when it contacts th the floor?
Where does the clunk noise originate from, the motor, the track or coil,
the door itself?
Is there a visible momentary stoppage, shudder, or other unusual
movement when it clunks?
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