Remember that sometimes a garage door opener can increase the binding in a door just because of the way it pushes the door down.
Craftsman garage door opens only a few inches.
In fact you really should read the entire garage door repair article.
The logic board receives and responds signals to any remote.
Unfortunately this problem is not usually a do it yourself fix like the safety photo sensors we talked about in a previous blog post.
Recently the wall switch that powers opening and closing is not lit and will not activate the opener.
It will make troubleshooting later much easier.
This is another very common problem we hear described by customers.
Garage door will only open about 3 inches then stops this morning i opened my garage door drove out tried to close it but it refused to close.
I have a 1 2 hp craftsman garage door opener that is about 20 years old.
If your chain drive garage door opener s led light flashes 5 times and the door moves just a few inches at a time the rpm sensor might be the problem.
After a few minutes i realized one of the wires for one of the garage door eyes was covering the eye so i moved it and the door closed.
You might need to consider replacing it if your door is not working properly or you may purchase a new opener.
Garage door only opens a few inches then stops.
I have a two car insulated garage door with a 1 2 hp craftsman garage door opener that is about 10 years old.
The repair guide and video show how to replace a garage door opener rpm sensor in 6 steps.
Garage door only travels a little way and then reversesdoes your garage door only travel a little way 6 inches or so and then reverse it is most l.
Ever notice how it is easier to pull a wagon over a curb than it is to push it.
I have checked that there is power to the opener and that is not the problem however if i tap the underside of the opener motor with a stick the unit lights up and the.
Clicking the remote at that point just closes it.