06:07AM | 06/06/04
Member Since: 06/05/04
2 lifetime posts
I've got a 10 year old garage door that has started is starting to act up. About 60% of the time, when you close the door, it will go almost to the bottom (within 6 or 8 inches) and act like it has hit something. When it does this the door goes back up.

I can try it again right awasy and it might work or it might do the same thing. I've tried it 3 times and it worked then but other times you can try it over and over without success.

Any ideas?


10:42AM | 06/06/04
Member Since: 02/23/04
56 lifetime posts
sometimes mine does that and it could be the sensor light hitting the sunlight and sences their is something in the way or readjusting the door for the open position. Hope this help out.


11:05AM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Give the door itself a general tuneup. Tighten all screws and bolts, lube all hinges and rollers. Adjust the chain if needed, making sure it's not dragging or binding.


11:07AM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Another important thing: disconnect the opener and them make sure that the door operates smoothly and with reasonable ease by hand. No binds.
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