When I tried to open the garage door, it started and stopped after
traveling less than a foot.
The limit switches were both connected correctly.
I tried to move the trac using an open end wrench and it will not move
beyond the point where the drive locks.
Has anyone seen this problem before and is it worth fixing? The door
opener is approximately 25 years old.
Thanks in advance,
Munroe Falls, Ohio
I used to have a genie which was the screw type, which I presume is what you
have. What a piece of junk!! In the winter time the screw would contract and
make all kinds of racket and periodically would hang up. If I were you I
would junk it and not fool around with it. A new opener doesn't cost all
that much. Sears always has them on sale.
First steep is to disconnect the opener and try moving the door
manually. It should move easily and smoothly from top to bottom and stay
open or closed.
I don't have my manual handy and it may be a different model, but it may
have a trouble shooting section.
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