Garage door poltergeist
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Everything is finally working fine. I found the manual and it gave directions for changing the force, but the procedure was not connected to a problem, so we never would have connected the two without your help.
We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, so we also followed the instructions to make sure that the force was not more than was needed.
I had lunch with friends yesterday and told my story and one friend said that her husband tried to fix a problem with their 1-year-old electric garage door last week, using Gorilla Glue. A day later, she pressed the button to open the door and the whole thing exploded - shearing through metal and sending styrofoam flying. She was holding her grandchildren and was very shaken, thinking she could have been hit by flying pieces.
Again, thank you from both of us. You certainly saved us a lot of money and helped us understand the mechanics of electric garage doors as well.
Too bad my friend didn't have her problem before I told her my story. She probably would have been told they needed professional help - and I'm sure she would have been grateful for that info also.
This is a terrific website and I will certainly recommend it to myfriends.
San Diego, CA
PS: My husband really thanks you!