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Old 04-11-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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My garage door goes up and after it raises about 2 foot it will shut off and fall down. You have to hold the button down to get it all the way up. Once up the cable is loose around the spring end. I have a spring rod (inclosed) system for a 16 foot wide door.
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Not sure I understand fully, but your spring could be broken. The opener is not really designed to lift the door without an assist from the door spring system.

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Bob22 is right. The opener is not designed for lifting alone. It's very possible doing that will strip the gears in the opener.
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That is what I was thinking, I'm going to try to adjust the spring and see what happens. I fell down closed like the motor just gave up.
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It that is a torsion spring (usually mounted on the wall above the door) do not attempt this. There is a tremendous amount of energy in that spring and if you do it wrong, you could get seriously injured or killed.
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It that is a torsion spring (usually mounted on the wall above the door) do not attempt this. There is a tremendous amount of energy in that spring and if you do it wrong, you could get seriously injured or killed.
Yep! If you have never adjusted a torsion spring call a pro. He can do it safely and in probably 1/10th time it will take you just to find out you didn't really want to mess with it.

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