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Old 02-02-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago my wife pulled into the garage and closed the garage door with the remote. She was not pulled in far enough and the door came down on the bumper. The door would not move properly after that. I found the 19yr old 1/2Hp Craftsman garage door opener gears stripped. I went to Sears and picked up the gear kit, came back home and installed the kit.
Now that I have the unit back together, the door will only move 6" one way then 6" back the other way as if the door is hitting something. Doesn't matter if the door is all of the way up or all of the way down. There is no electric eye at the base of the door opening.
I did not adjust the travel or force screws till after the new problem occurred. I have tried turning them all of the way in and all of the way out.
Doesn't matter if I use the remote or the wall switch. The motor works. It does move the door. It just seems to be acting as if there is something in the way of the door causing it to reverse after moving just 6".
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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disconnect the opener and see if the door moves by manually opening it.

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Tried that. No. Had to disengage door from chain to open and close garage door.
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Even with door disconnected from chain, it still moves 6" one way, then 6" the other way. Won't just go one way, has to go back and forth.

Here's a video of the problem.

http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r219/chaard/?action=view&current=garagedoor.flv

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Tried that. No. Had to disengage door from chain to open and close garage door.
Even with door disconnected from chain, it still moves 6" one way, then 6" the other way.
Conflicting statements to me. Which way is it?
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Misunderstood his question.

Did you see the video?

First half is with the door disconnected. 2nd half with the door engaged.

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