11:13AM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 06/04/05
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My Stanley garage door will open automatically when I use the remote, but it won't close automatically. I am not mechanically inclined so I will need to be answered as if I were a young child. :)I called a garage door repair shop, but they don't work on Stanley products.

Jim D

01:55PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
LKAJDAS - hi, I don't know if this will help, but...look to see if you have door blockage sensors attached to the walls near the garage floor. They typically shoot a beam of infrared light from one side to the other, across the door opening. These sensors look like little boxes, will have wires running to them from the garage door opener unit, and may have a red light on one box and a green light on the other. Those two boxes have to be in alignment so the beam will be "seen" - otherwise, the opener thinks something is in the path of the door and it won't let the door close.

If you have the owner's manual for your system, it should describe how to check and make sure these sensors are aligned. I've even had cobwebs block enough of the beam to make the unit fail to cose the door. Post back and let us know what you find - good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA


04:03PM | 06/08/05
Member Since: 06/04/05
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Thank you SO much for your help! It was incredibly easy to fix my garage door problem with the directions you gave me. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I have been at my daughters and just got home tonight. It took me less than a half a minute to correct the problem, and that's from a 72 year old woman who is not mechanically inclined. You are the greatest!

Leota in Michigan


10:11AM | 07/16/05
Member Since: 07/15/05
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I bought a home with a garage door with multiple problems -almost lost my finger, don't even think of adjusting springs without the door blocked by vise grips and a ladder!!

An FYI for those out there with a Stanley garage door opener, mine had only one red led on the larger of the two sensors. I seems that when the beam is cut, the led turns off indicating an obstacle is in the path. But, a solid red led does not necessarily indicate that all is good. I moved the smaller unit (receiver) closer to the large sensor (transmitter), of course the led is still solid red. The garage door now finally closes with the remote. Thank you.

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