Oh-F........udge! Okay, I am nominated for the Doofus of the Year Award
So, these new eyes come with the Scotchlock quick-connectors (photo). Well, I have never used these before and like all good DIY'ers, I never even unfolded the instructions. What I had done was twist the two white wires and stick them in one side of the connector and twist the two black wires and stick them in side the other side OF THE SAME CONNECTOR. Crimp, boom, no worky. I went back the next weekend to take one more look before buying a whole new opener and Duh! It dawned on me
(sound of angels singing) that each connector was for only one wire!
Now, mind you, I'm not an electrician, but I have done my share of handywork over the years, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. But this is one of my all time doofus moves. Of course, when I put just one wire per connector -- (angels singing again) -- LED's light, garage door works, wife can park in the garage again, cat won't get squished, I don't have to buy a new GDO, all is good with the world
I am posting this with great embarrassment just so that it might save one of my fellow Doofuses from making the same mistake. So, go ahead and let me have it with the insults - deflector shields are up.......