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  1. Electrical
    My neighbor’s GDO has stopped working. Press either the door button or the car remote and it starts to flash and there is a clicking sound. I checked the magic eye thingy (to use the technical term) and there is no obstruction. Both the sender and receiver lights are on. when I take the...
  2. Electrical
    Hi All! Your advice is much appreciated on the most practical, easiest, DIY-able option for wiring an outlet or hard-wiring my garage door opener. (See attached pics with potential wiring options highlighted). I'm happy to say that my DIY garage door opener installation has yielded a working...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, In short, is this doable / safe/ etc.? I would like to cut out a 4 inch strip of drywall in my garage ceiling in order to mount the garage door opener belt high enough - It needs to be 1-2 inches higher to avoid contact with the garage door as it opens. Could you please advise if this...
  4. Windows and Doors
    My very old garage door opener finally died after about 40 years. The door itself is 8' x 10' with wood panels. It's very heavy and the old springs look really stretched out. My first question is whether anyone has a good estimate to the weight of this type of door. I bought the heaviest...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I have a craftsman 1/2 hp. The problem is it will close and it keeps running until it hits the end and then reverses and goes til it hit the other end by the motor - the limiting adjustments do no good. Is it the logic board? Please help
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I just installed a Chamberlain WD832KEV garage door opener. The modular rail that came with it is not straight. (Photo attached. Door slightly open.) I noticed that immediately after assembling it, but I chose to believe that something might magically correct the bend later. The belt makes...
  7. Appliances
    Well, after posting my questions and getting the fix from this forum several months back, my garage door has had another.....setback. This time, it looks like the sprocket (on the top of the opener unit) that turns the chain that pulls the door up - has broken off of the unit. It looks like...
  8. Appliances
    The garage door opener was here when I moved in. I know nothing about the age of it, though I am sure it has seen better days. It's a Sears Crafstman Plus 1/3hp. Model# 139.53609 This morning I left to go to work. Opened the garage door, and it went up fine. I backed out and hit the button...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am in the midst of installing a garage door opener in a condo. The ceiling is drywalled so I used a stud sensor to locate the joists to put the lag screws into to support the motor unit. When I found the joist I cut out a small area of drywall so I could get the screw in centered on the...
  10. Windows and Doors
    Dear experts, Could you please tell how to remove old lubricant from my garage door opener screw drive before applying new lubricant? I am confused because only bottom side of the screw is exposed, and how can i get the old stuff from inside of the threads. Thanks.
  11. Building & Construction
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  12. Electrical
    Hello everyone, I am trying to replace a 40-year old garage door opener that stopped working, and the motor reads "250v"-- are 250 volt openers standard? does the 250v mean something completely different? or will I have to re-wire it to a standard 110v outlet type to put in a new opener? The...
  13. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I just installed a new Genie Screw drive garage door opener. I adjusted the open and closing settings with no problem. When I open the door, no problem. When I go to close it, it gets about 1/2-3/4 of the way closed, the track looks like it bends upwards some, then pops and...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    I have a Sears 1/2 hp garage door opener that appears to be from around '95. It stopped opening the door the other day, and I opened up the cover this morning to see what was up. There was a mountain of white fluff, which I quickly discovered was coming from the big gear that the worm-gear...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, First time on here. I recently bought a house and it came with an older 1/3 hp Beaver garage door opener. The chain has become loose to the point it wont open. It is a tube track unit, with no chain adjustment on the trolly. Through some research it looks like the tension...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    I have come to the internet world to plea for help with a garage door opener problem I'm having. I know it has to be something stupid that I am overlooking and just need some outside help. The Problem: I have a 2 year old Chamberlain 1/2 HP Garage door opener. Whenever I close the garage...
  17. Windows and Doors
    When I purchased my house around 1 year ago, I knew there were several more improvements I wanted to accomplish. The house had a small deck that was built in between the end of the driveway and my outbuilding. If the deck was removed, and the driveway extended, then I would be able to use my...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Heres the situation. I have a Liftmaster 1280lm belt drive opener. It will start to close and then return. I've had a garage door guy out way too many times to count. The sensor eyes are bypassed, so I know thats not the problem. If you put a ground wire bypass adapter on the power cord it...
  19. New Member Introductions
    The title of this says it all -- I like to "do it myself" but I'm not very good at it. I logged onto DIYchatroom because I have to fix a garage door opener (the gear turned by the worm drive is totally stripped)and I was looking for some tips. A service call was about $200 and the part was...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 1/2 HP Raynor Garage Door opener that is stuck. When I plug it in, the motor immediately tries to "shut" the door, although it's already shut. There are no sensor eyes (too old) so that's not the issue. It's almost like the sensor that tells the motor the door is shut is defective...
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