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Old 01-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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Now that the weather is getting colder (Chicago) when I shut my garage door it goes down and then gets to a spot about a foot from the ground and then goes back up. There is nothing blocking the eye or in the way. What could be causing this? Sometimes it will take 2-4 times before I can get the door to go down all the way.

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like the opener is sensing too much resistance. Pull the disconnect handle and lower the door manually 'till you get to the point where you feel the resistance point. Check for rollers binding and stuff like that. You might want to get some lube for the tracks and apply as directed. I'll assume your springs are OK as you don't mention a problem with the door opening.

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Old 01-12-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Garage door openers are designed in such a manner, that if resistance is encountered while closing ( such as a person or foreign object in the way) it will reverse automatically! Examine the track very carefully, for a chunk of frozen grease or even ice. Anything, in the track may cause a reversal. I would recommend spraying the track and the bearing wheels with a silicon lubricant, that comes in a aerosol sprayer! Make sure all the wheels turn freely, after spraying!
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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and if manually raising and lowering the doors results in no resistance, most openers have an adjustment for the resistance. Adjust it a little at a time, you do not want to defeat the safety feature.
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Thanks! Problem Solved!
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No fair, You need to tell us how the problem was fixed, its in the tiny print of your service agreement....
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #7
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She probably pulled the body out of the way! http://www.diychatroom.com/images/smilies/laughing.gif

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