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er78mph 04-29-2013 12:08 PM

garage motor keeps running when opening door
As I opened the garage door this a.m. the motor would not stop running unless I pressed the button. I have kayaks that I used this weekend that hover over the motor. Don't remember making contact with motor as I took down the kayaks but there's a possibility. Any feedback would be truly appreciated, thanks all in advance!!

firehawkmph 04-29-2013 12:12 PM

need some more info, brand of opener and what type, (chain, belt, screw drive,etc.). Also a few pics would be helpful.
Mike Hawkins:)

er78mph 04-29-2013 12:22 PM

I believe its an older Genie model with a chain drive, ill have pics up by tonight. Thanks!

iamrfixit 04-29-2013 01:10 PM

Most models of Genie openers have the travel limit switches up on top of the rail, they are tripped by a trigger attached to the chain or by a tab on the trolley.

The wires or the switches can be moved, disconnected or damaged if you are storing things above the opener. The trigger pieces can work loose or be dislodged from the chain also.

Exjay 04-29-2013 05:38 PM

Sounds like a bad limit switch or wire to switch/control board.

er78mph 04-30-2013 07:47 PM

Here is my predicament: no obstructions(manually open and closed door), track is well lubed, all wires are connected. Yesterday morning the door would not go down and this afternoon the door won't open. motor turns on but it seems that it does not want to pull.For a while today it would close on his own but now it won't even do that. Seems like garage door opener is running out of juice or could it be the track?

Exjay 04-30-2013 08:41 PM

how old is the unit? springs worn/broken? maybe bad spot in the motors windings? coupler on motor worn/stripped or shot? Just throwing out guesses/suggestions here.

er78mph 04-30-2013 08:52 PM

Springs seem fine, unit
no older than 10 years, and that's about all the questions I could answer

eagle1015 05-05-2013 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by er78mph (Post 1170403)
Springs seem fine, unit
no older than 10 years, and that's about all the questions I could answer

How about a clutch? Slipping?

er78mph 05-05-2013 08:01 PM

Yes!! Was the coupler, bought a new coupler from a local company and the door is working as good as new!! Thank you!!

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