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07:10AM | 03/19/01
Member Since: 03/18/01
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I replaced the gear wheel (White plastic) in my Sears Craftsman (1/2 HP) garage opener. Now when I try to open it It just opens the door about 4 inches and then just closes itAny suggestions please

THANKS, The garage opens fine without the opener. Without the chain the gear turns probably 1/10th of a turn clockwise and then stops and turns 1/10th counter clockwise.

[This message has been edited by sudhir (edited March 19, 2001).]


09:59AM | 03/19/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
First, verify that the door will manually open properly without the opener. It may have developed a bind. Then try running the opener without the door attached. If it fails, then you're gonna have to open up the unit again and look for a problem inside. I think that gear comes with a picture of the parts, in order. Make sure they're put together right.
One thing is odd. Usually, when the opener detects a problem while opening, it should just stop without closing. Could one of the limit switches have gotten messed up? Take a good look at those if you have to open the unit again. Good luck.


10:54AM | 04/13/01
Member Since: 03/23/01
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you may have unknowingly moved your limmit switch settings.these switches shut off the motor in the up & down watching the switch you'll see if adjustments need to be made.

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