I posted this a few days ago and have an update. I hope you will forgive me
for re-posting before the original post falls of the server but it seems to
have at least fallen off the radar.
================================================When I hit the remote control, the door barely moves down (1/4 inch) then
the light bulb flashes 10 times. I'm still looking for the meaning of that
flashing. The door will go _up_
just fine with the remote.
The wall switch works perfectly every time, up or down. I do not have to
hold the button down on the wall switch.
It seems to me that these symptoms lead to conflicting conclusions:
- It can't be the safety sensors because the door will go down fine using
the wall switch.
- It can't be that the remote signal is weak because the remote will open
the door every time.
- It can't be that the down force is weak because again, the door goes down
with the wall switch.
I cleared and re-set the remote code but no difference. I've been at this
for several weeks and am really stuck so _Any_
suggestions would be
Here's what I did:
-switched positions of sensors; no change
-ran a new wire from the sensors to the main unit in case the in wall wire
was damaged; no change
Then I removed one sensor and rubber banded it to the other sensor so that
they are eye to eye, now I can not get it to fail. ??
Of course this bypasses the safety feature but it seems to suggest that the
sensors were either not lined up, or damaged in some way so that either the
sending or receiving eye is weak.
The only problem with that is, they are new sensors and I did line them up
when installing. I'm not sure what else I can do to align them except put
them in the
brackets, point them at each other and rotate them until I get the solid
Is there more to lining up sensors than meets the eye? Sorry for the pun,
have to keep the post entertaining to folks don't lose interest. Thanks to
those who have offered advice so far. If no one has any other thoughts I
may consider shipping the sensors back to the store and tell them they don't
work when far apart.