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Why will my garage door only open a few inches then stop and go back down?

I have a craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. Recently when I tried to open the garage door with my remote the door only went up a few inches, stopped and went back down. I tried to use the key pad and the button inside the garage, and the same thing happened. If I have the remote in hand and push the button to open, and then I help the door along by lifting up on the door, it will go up. The door will close just fine, but when I try to open it again, the same thing happens.

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Mark Robertson
by Mark Robertson Earned 57 community points in Craftsman
August 28th, 2015
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Angela Harbor
by Angela Harbor Earned 27 community points in Garage Organization & Shelving
January 29th, 2017
Bernard Lopez
Thank you for posting this! I ended up getting the torsion springs kit - is this the one you got too?
1 votes
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by Hidden Hidden Earned 8 community points in Craftsman
November 2nd, 2017
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by Manage My Life
September 26th, 2012
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by Manage My Life
July 25th, 2007
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