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Old 11-08-2011, 02:26 PM  
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I'm having a problem with my garage door. It's going down and then coming back up before it closes. Sometimes it makes it an inch. Sometimes it makes it a foot. Sometimes it makes it almost all the way down. Sometimes it actually closes all the way. There is really no rhyme nor reason for why it is stopping.

It will close all the way if I hold down the main button inside my garage or the "Enter" button on my keypad. Holding down the button on the remote doesn't work.

I've checked the sensors, and there doesn't seem to be a problem there. I have also greased the tracks. Neither have helped. I'm about to call a professional, but I'm sure he'll turn one screw and charge me $150. I'm more worried about looking like an idiot than I am paying the $150. Also, I'm an idiot.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #16
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #17
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I'm having a problem with my garage door. It's going down and then coming back up before it closes. Sometimes it makes it an inch. Sometimes it makes it a foot. Sometimes it makes it almost all the way down. Sometimes it actually closes all the way. There is really no rhyme nor reason for why it is stopping.

It will close all the way if I hold down the main button inside my garage or the "Enter" button on my keypad. Holding down the button on the remote doesn't work.

I've checked the sensors, and there doesn't seem to be a problem there. I have also greased the tracks. Neither have helped. I'm about to call a professional, but I'm sure he'll turn one screw and charge me $150. I'm more worried about looking like an idiot than I am paying the $150. Also, I'm an idiot.
Something is making the reverse mechanism engage. There's an adjustment knob on the motor housing that allows you to dial the amount of load that it will trip the reverse. You can adjust it so that it is less sensitive.

However, something is probably not right in the operation of the door. Have you disconnected the door from the opener and checked to see if its binding up somewhere?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #18
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Ok....I worked tech support for Chamberlain for a year.
Ha, I sold Chamberlain openers for a LONG time while I was in collge...Great chain openers for a damn good price...Was cake to sell them..made decent money.
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Both sensors have a STEADY glowing LED light? (both the sending AND receiving sensor need to have LED illuminated)
You can check this as well. There should be an orange and a green light.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #20
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Ha, I sold Chamberlain openers for a LONG time while I was in collge...Great chain openers for a damn good price...Was cake to sell them..made decent money.
Tech support was easy as ****. 95% of the calls were simple reprogramming of remotes.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #21
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Tech support was easy as ****. 95% of the calls were simple reprogramming of remotes.
lol press button on opener, then press your remote and wait for light to flash...Bye now
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lol press button on opener, then press your remote and wait for light to flash...Bye now
Pretty much. You'd get the occasional call where they ran it before they installed it.....but other than that.....easy shit.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #24
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Ok....I worked tech support for Chamberlain for a year.

Go to the back of the opener. There should be two blue knobs that look like screws. There are numbers around them. Tell me what yours are set at.
both 6
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #25
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Pretty much. You'd get the occasional call where they ran it before they installed it.....but other than that.....easy shit.
nice....the ones I sold were under the 'Craftsman' brand, but were Chamberlain openers
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You can check this as well. There should be an orange and a green light.
One solid orange and one solid green. If I put my hand in between, they go off.
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