the issue with the electronic garage door is the way it closes.
Opening the garage is not problem. press the button without holding it
down, it opens. However, I press the button without holding it down to
close the garage door. it won't close. I've had to hold the button
down so it would close. If I release the button when the door is
half-way closed, it reverses course & stays open.
Hope you have the owners manual. I worked on a door
with similar problem. The problem turned out to be
that the plug that connects the little white wire
to the safety sensor was dirty. Remove and replace,
spray with WD-40.
Another cause of similar behavior is dirty lens on
safety sensor, or sensor pointed in wrong direction.
Christopher A. Young
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On Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:21:06 -0600, dilbert firestorm
If something is blocking the safety sensors, the door will open
normally, but will not close. It will reverse and go back up. The
model I have lets you override the sensor problem by holding the
button. This sounds like an exact match to your symptoms. The
problem can be something blocking the sensors, bad sensors, bad wiring
to the sensors, or a bad control board in the opener. Start with the
obvious stuff first. It is not uncommon for the wiring screws on the
sensors to become loose or for the tiny wires to break. Also, someone
may have bumps one of the sensors such that they no longer aim at each
other. (The sensors are usually mounted on either side of the door
near the bottom. It is easy to hit them with brooms or shovels that
are commonly found in garages and store in corners near the door.)
This^. Had exactly this problem with the door at my daughter's condo.
Sensor mounting brackets were loose and there was crap and bits of
leaves around the eyes. Cleaned up the eyes, remounted the brackets
securely, and reaimed them as best I could. One of those things did
the trick and solved the problem.
On Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:01:46 -0500, Stormin Mormon
Thanks for the compliment. You do what you can for your kids until
you get put under. I forgot to mention that I had found an FAQ about
garage doors that indicated that if you can force the door down by
holding the button down the problem is almost definitely with the eye,
and so I started there.
On Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:20:46 -0500, Arnie Goetchius
Installed GDO for a friend a few years back, we put both the source
and the sensor inside black PVC pipe and strapped the PVC to the wall
with pipe clamps. Good protection against damage and direct sunlight.
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