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If you have been doing the maintenance on the thing its whole life and you think it has more spunk in it, go for it. Has anyone run into this before and have any ideas what the problem is?...........Thanks guys...Joe bigblk66_coronet View Public Profile Send a private message to bigblk66_coronet Find More Posts by bigblk66_coronet And Im not sure what thread it was on, but yes all the Sears operators are manufactured my Chamberlain/Liftmaster, and all the parts are directly interchangeable. Try turning it back to about the 1/2 way point and see if it closes then. check over here

Share it! Vic "Vita brevis" 02-24-09,01:59 PM #40 RandomIan Member Join Date Dec 2008 Posts 20 Originally Posted by Gunguy45 After all you've tried..I don't know whether I'd spend $80 (plus tax + Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. bigblk66_coronet View Public Profile Send a private message to bigblk66_coronet Find More Posts by bigblk66_coronet 01-20-2008, 05:00 PM #13 bigblk66_coronet Junior Member Join Date: Nov 2007 Posts: 9 Re:

Garage Door Won't Open In Cold Weather

This may show a grease buildup. Try and put the beam in the middle of the "good" zone. I at least have a good starting point for things to try. 11-21-08,06:06 AM #11 dinki Member Join Date Jun 2008 State LA Posts 65 I checked the safety beam last I did a lot of checking around and thought it may have been a remote that was stuck on and threw things out o whack.

I don't have an owner's manual (opener came with the house).Back to topReplyReplies (6)OptionsTopReplies (6)Share:00McKinneyttu97 Texas Tech FanMcKinney, TXMember since Mar 2011541 postsre: Garage Door Opener won't work in cold weatherPosted I assumed it was due to the wood swelling and shrinking and cause things to bind up. The simple check to see if the mechanical reverse is working is to place a 2x4 on the ground and once the door hits the wood, it should reverse. Silicone Based Lubricant For Garage Door Back to topReplyReplies (0)OptionsTopReplies (0)00Putty LSU FanMember since Oct 200322551 postsre: Garage Door Opener won't work in cold weatherPosted by Putty on 11/1/11 at 12:19 pm to Luke4LSUnmThis post was edited

That said...yes, replacing the board isn't much more than disconnecting power, pulling plugs and a few screws. Cold Weather Affects Garage Door Opener Hell till that is determined you might as well beat on the car roof with a broomstick and see if that makes the OH door work better. Wipe clean again. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/doors-skylights-windows/368278-garage-door-wont-go-down-cold-weather.html The remote didn't seem to function .Just for an experiment I connected about 20 ft of stereo wire to the antenna wire hanging off the door closer .

My only defense is that I didn't install it, pretty weak, I know. Garage Door Won't Open All The Way I still think its backwards to by-pass the photo-eyes, and if there is ever any damage to persons or property due to faulty or inactive eyes, then insurance will not cover by Sam A Earned 21,961 community points in Click'>Craftsman December 14th, 2010 Answered in 15 hours Comment 0 votes why would the cold affect the sensors when the unit works fine CHEERS Originally Posted by grob62 I have problems with mine when it's really cold out, like now.

Cold Weather Affects Garage Door Opener

This forum seems to have some fairly knowledgeable people on it. their explanation Is that a bad assumption to make? Garage Door Won't Open In Cold Weather I wasn't sure if the lights would blink for a downforce issue though, I was thinking they only flashed when the sensors had an issue. Garage Door Won't Close In Cold Weather User Name: Password: Archived Posts » 89,202,384 Community List » General » Full Version Special Interest News & Announcements Press Releases SHOT Show Coverage NRA Activism Shooting USA SWAT Magazine AR15.Com™

This feature is not available right now. check my blog You said.."doing the same thing lately", does it move at all? I checked the downforce and it was/is set to max so I couldn't increase it obviously. Also keep in mind that this is typically the largest moving device you will typically ever own. Garage Door Sticks In Cold Weather

And batteries aren't the issue...there aren't any batteries. Back to topReplyReplies (1)OptionsTopReplies (1)00cbizle LSU FanDallasMember since Aug 20113 postsre: Garage Door Opener won't work in cold weatherPosted by cbizle on 11/1/11 at 11:22 am to Luke4LSUchange clicker batteriesBack to Back to topReplyReplies (0)OptionsTopReplies (0)00cbizle LSU FanDallasMember since Aug 20113 postsre: Garage Door Opener won't work in cold weatherPosted by cbizle on 11/1/11 at 1:24 pm to Boondock SaintNext time it this content I'm hesitant to cut the leds to do a continuity check but it might come to that soon.

So I pulled the batteries and disconnected the wiring to the opener. Garage Door Won't Close All The Way The door should open and close very smoothly with the use of one hand, with little effort. I know that one of the sensors has an led that stays lit unless the beam is tripped.

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A screw or belt would run more. If there is a problem with the door, it sounds like it could be the gears in the operator, or the circuit board. Also, since you have the manual, you should go through the adjustment steps for the upforce/downforce, up limit and down limit settings. huh...

I don't think a continuity test would tell you much w/o a new one to compare to. Thanks 72VETTE454 View Public Profile Send a private message to 72VETTE454 Find More Posts by 72VETTE454 01-20-2008, 09:44 AM #6 72VETTE454 WingNut Join Date: Jul 2005 Location: Michigan and then it wouldn't close again. have a peek at these guys I believe this is correct if your sensors are about the size of one of those large packs of gum and are held on the bracket with a bolt and wingnut.

That said...yes, replacing the board isn't much more than disconnecting power, pulling plugs and a few screws. Please try again later. Check your instructions if you have them, of visit the Chamberlain website, they make Sears openers. Show more Loading...

Situation #2: Low Battery in your Radio Transmitter If your garage isn’t insulated, it’s possible for the inside to reach a high humidity level. Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be submitted to our "DoItYourself.com Community Forums". If it really only does it when cold, and works fine on warmer days, I'd suspect a loose connection or broken wire on the safety beams. You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our terms of use.

I tried readjusting the receiver but was never able to get it to light. Unfortunately I was wrong because the temp just dropped to -25C again the other night and the same problem has returned. that is what he told me to do. For a replacement CB you are looking for a number that would be like 41A-3155-G or something along those lines.