First of all, thank you in advance to reading my post to try to help
me out. It started about a month ago. My remotes were only closing
the door sometimes. The rest of the time, they would close somewhat
and then open up. When we could not close them with the remote, we
then went to the wired pad and it worked fine.
Then it got to where the remotes don't even move the door when we try
to close it. AND now we have to hold the button on the wired pad down
the entire time until the door is closed.
We have a liftmaster. Its about 3 years old. I sure hate to spend
$75 for someone to come out if its something that I could try to fix.
Again, thanks very much for your time.
It wouldn't be the batteries, as I get the same effect from the wired
pad. Also, I get the same effect from my programmable G-door opener
that came with the van and is powered by the car battery. Thanks for
email@example.com (Joe Bobst) wrote in message
Sounds like the force needs to be calibrated (screw on the back of the
machine) or there is something gumming up the works. See the manual. You
may find that 75 dollars is a good price to pay to not have to deal with
this, it may turn into a bigger job than you think (Liftmaster's repair
strategy: Throw parts at unit until it runs properly). Personally, I would
rather work on something else. I have been in a home with a couple of
Liftmasters for about 3 years and am not entireley satisfied myself--next
time I get the ones I want.
Thank you CJ - I will try this. Someone else suggested that I unhook
the door from the unit. Then try to close the unit - if it works,
then there is a problem with the door side (vice the electronics
Check your photocells. You sould have a LED on each (I think
Liftmaster/Sears is green). Make sure that both lights are steady and
not blinking. Look close though, sometimes they flash so rapidly that
they appear to be solid.
If you have the photocells that clamp onto the door tracks, they can
be vibrated around and misaligned just by normal door operation. I
suggest moving these off of the tracks and onto the wall.
If that fixes your problem, go ahead and spray some WD/40 (or other
preferred lubricant) on the springs, bearings, hinges, and rollers. No
$55 bucks, and here's a 'fridge magnet with our number - good for five
dollars off your next service call :)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott) wrote in message
When we had that happen (have to hold the button down til the door closed
completely), turned out that something was blocking the photocells, but not
quite in the way of the door.
Check for alignment and obstructions.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
You guys (and girls) are great. Thank you all for your wisdom. I
cleaned the photocells and made sure everything was in alignment. I
unhooked the opener from the door and ran it a few times. I put it
all back together and it now works fine.
Now can anyone tell me how to grow grass on rock, clay and pee-gravel?
:) That's my next battle! Owning a home provides me with endless
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