07:59AM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
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We have a Craftsman 1/2hp opener. Back in October when the weather started getting cooler, the door would intermittently not close unless I held the wall-mounted button down. Now it won't close at all unless I do that each time. The door will barely move, then the light starts flashing as if there is an obstruction. It opens fine when using both the remote and the wall-mounted opener. I've lubricated all tracks and rollers. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!


10:46AM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 11/16/02
64 lifetime posts
Greetings Jaxbeach,

Check the lens on the door guard to see if they clean and are pointed right!

Good luck,


03:21AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Your sensors probably think there's an obstruction. Also, check for a loose wire to/from the sensors at both the sensor and the opener unit.
If that's not the case, try opening and closing the door manually (with the opener disconnected). Do you detect a bind when closing?

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited January 20, 2003).]


04:59PM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
2 lifetime posts
Checking the sensors for a loose connection was a good idea, though it wasn't an obstruction problem. I have some wood stacked beside the receiving sensor and could not see that the green light wasn't on until I moved them out of the way. I disconnected it and plugged it into the other sensor's connection and it didn't work, so I now know it is a bad sensor. Thanks for the suggestions!
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