When I tried to open the door, it moved about three inches then stopped. It has
120 to it, 24 v to the wall switch but does not activate with the wall switch or
remote. I waited an hour and no change. Any Ideas?
Where I worked we had an elevator with doors on the outside. The sun would
cause that problem a times. Could not switch the sensors. Stupid door
thought someone was in the door and they would start to close, then open
back up. Someone would have to stand outside and block the sun so the
elevator could be used.
Yes it's a garage door, has no safety eyes and the door opens manually with no
trouble other than the weight of it. Genie says it's does not support this model
anymore so I'm leaning towards just replacing it rather than do a piece by
Thnaks for your help!
Where was the 120V test taken? Does the light light (assuming it has
one)? That is power to the unit not just the plug/outlet if were faulty
If the motor doesn't even try on the pushbutton switch, and there is
power, you're down to a fuse perhaps or the controller. If the motor
tries then it's a possible gearing failure causing a lockup or similar.
Tried w/ door disconnect lever pulled?
Oh, last thought...if it were a firmware problem, often unplugging and
leaving for a few minutes then powering back up will cure it -- but if
it does it once it's good bet it'll do it again and become more frequent
unless just had a power glitch or something by happenstance.
BTW, w/o the safety "eyes" it has to be 30-yr or older, roughly. I just
replaced the last one of that age here a year or two ago; it finally did
just give up the ghost and couldn't find any more salvaged old Stanley
controllers to keep it going with (for years the local door shop owner
had a supply of old ones he took out and kept for parts (if you saw his
shop you'd understand he never throws _anything_ out, including trash
:)) but these were so old he'd run out, too...
I was just as happy w/o them; I always just mount the two together
aligned on a little board and tie it up by the unit out of the way...out
here there's too much other stuff like the stray tumbleweed or whatnot
blowing across the doors at the wrong time to just be too annoying.
With no little kids and a reversing switch anyway, don't see the need.
I put my 'eyes' up about 2 feet off the ground. High enough so that if I
don't get the truck all the way in the light may stop the door. The garage
has a very small space left after I put the truck in it.
That'll work for some purposes like the tumbleweed (unless it's a
full-size one, of course :( ) but I also like to be able to pull the car
in and close the door then go out the back to the farmyard w/o having to
walk around and thru the "inside" yard to get there. It's a pita to try
to either step over or duck under the beam, especially as I get older
and less spry!!! :)
The trucks are in the barn and elevator driveways which have sliding
doors; only the cars have overheads...there's a block in the garage for
them so know you're in when you're in. Even the 'full-size' Lucerne has
oodles of room in the garage now as small as stuff has gotten -- the
'60s and '70s Buicks/Chryslers of folks "not so much!" :)
The pickups are too wide to fit the garages; the Buick Enclave (their
AWD SUV) is in the _just_ barely category on width altho it's plenty
What are you doing to close the door and walk out ? Do you hit the close
button and then run fast to beat the door closing ? If the door is already
open and you walk through the beam nothing hapens if it is not in the
Ayup... :) Doesn't have to be _very_ fast, it runs pretty slow. Do
have to duck a mite, but that's it. I've thought of putting another
button at the rear but never got one of those round tuit thingies...
Solved that problem when I installed a new opener. I have a remote with a
keypad on it. Just enter the code from the outside and open or close the
Guess that you could put a button near the door on the inside and just reach
over the beam.
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