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Why does my garage door opener only go down half way?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
May 14th, 2012

I have a Craftsman garage door opener that will only close half way and then stop. What could be the problem? I have already unhooked the door and it slides freely up and down. When we hook it back up the door will close halfway and then stop and the "learn button" blinks rapidly (if that helps).

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You should be adjusting the 'up limit' not the force.
by Manage My Life
May 14th, 2012
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Thanks for the info on the color of the lights; one amber and one green; I was feeling that may be my problem of the door not opening fully; 71 inches while I have a ext kit for a 10ft door. It works fine otherwise. I did install my original craftsman 1/2 HP opener with 10 ft ext kit over ten years ago with no problems. This installation is for a second 10 ft. door. If there is some other adjustment other than the up or down force, please share this. Thanks
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May 13th, 2012
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The color of the lights doesn't matter. It is normal for one of your lights to be amber. If both lights are on solid and not flickering try increasing the 'down force' just a bit. This control is on the end of the motor unit near where all those white wires go. Let us know how you make out.
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2012
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Thank you for submitting your question. I know it's frustrating when the garage door opener is not working properly. If the learn light is blink it's indicating an error code. I recommend checking your safety sensors first. Make sure both sensors have green steady LED lights in them. If one of the lights are amber, then they're not properly aligned to one another. You'll need to adjust them to one another until they're both green. If the sensors don't adjust you'll need to replace them. Provided in the image below is an error code sheet for the flashing learn button. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance. Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.
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May 7th, 2012
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The only concern is that one light is green and the other is yellow/orange in color. I would think they should both be green but nothing we do to align them changes that...
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May 5th, 2012
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Thank you James for the reply, sadly we have tried these steps without much success. The sensors work and the lights are bright and steady...
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The Managemylife web site is a good resource to find out what may be happening with your Garage Door Opener. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an experts answer to a similar question. The link is attached below. I also found an excellent article that also has multiple expert answers at the bottom of the web page that addresses the most common questions that have been asked by other members. I hope this will help until your expert can answer your specific question. I attached the link below. I would suggest that you provide the model # of your product so your expert will be able to research and provide you the best possible answer. Share any insightful information that could be helpful. Continue this existing thread. Just click on the gray reply box below and provide that information. This will speed up the process for you.
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