Hopefully one of you can steer me in the right direction. I bought a
house with a Stanley chain-driven garage door opener 6 months ago.
Recently the opener has had problems, but I know nothing about GDO's.
When opening or closing (more often when opening) the door will stop
in its tracks and the light attached to the motor will start blinking
on and off.
I detached the door from the opener and it opened and closed easily.
I then lubricated the chain and track. Everything was OK for a
couple of days and then it started stopping again. Is this problem
mechanical or electrical? The fact that it stops seems to indicate
that it is mechanical, but once the GDO starts blinking it seems to
get stuck in the off position and I have to unplug a few times to get
it to start again.
Since Stanley does not make GDO's any more is this even worth fixing?
What is the best GDO manufactor right now? Genie?
Thanks in advance.