Originally Posted by jeepdawg
The relay clicking...are you sure it's not the lights flashing? When you hit the button to close it, it checks the sensors...if no obstruction, the door goes down. If there is an obstruction....it flashes the lights and pulls the door up.
rosco....does the opener make any noise at all?
How old is the opener? If more than 10 years old....might be time for a new one....if this is a roll up door....might want to look into other units....one company makes one that mounts on the wall to your torsion bar....gets rid of all the clutter on the garage ceiling. I keep hoping mine (screw drive) will die so I can go with the new style.
Thanks for the reply.
This unit is only 2 or 3 years old.
When I hit the button to close it, nothing happens. It is dead, no power. When it is alive, it works fine.
It is not behaving like a sensor problem. The sensor LEDs are always correctly lit. The motor will not run and the light bulbs will not light. If the failure happens to occur during operation, the door just stops and the lights go out. It does not behave like an overload or something blocking the sensors. It does not stop and reverse direction. It does not stop and flash the lights.
I checked the AC power to the board when the problem was ocurring. There is 120VAC at the connector on the small circuit board in the unit when the failure is present. I think it is the board.
When the failure is present, the symptoms are:
No light bulbs lit.
No green LED lit on wall mounted unit.