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Garage door issue

Postby cmsellers » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:12 am

So I've started having an issue with my garage door, which has broken in such a weird way that I'm not even sure how to google it. So I thought I'd see if anyone here has any advice.

Here's the situation.

  1. Both the remote and wall control will open the door fine.
  2. If I hold the wall control until the garage door is all the way down, it will go down and stay down.
  3. If I let up before it fully hits the floor, it will start to go up again.
  4. It seems to be still on the down cycle when it does that, since I need to hit the button three more times (stop, up, stop, down) to get it back on the down cycle.
  5. When the garage door is up, pressing the remote does nothing. I'm guessing that this is because the remote signal is not a sustained signal even if you hold it.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:16 am

I don't know shit about garage doors, except don't fuck with the spring on the opener or anything around it. If the spring pops loose, it's under so much tension that can put a hole in your garage wall. You can imagine what it could do to your head or your hand.

Edit: Changed "pressure" to "tension" so it's correct.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby NathanLoiselle » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:44 am

I say nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Windy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:31 am

Clean your sensor
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby jbobsully11 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 am

Seconding what Windy wrote.

Lindvaettr wrote:I don't know shit about garage doors, except don't fuck with the spring on the opener or anything around it. If the spring pops loose, it's under so much tension that can put a hole in your garage wall. You can imagine what it could do to your head or your hand.

Edit: Changed "pressure" to "tension" so it's correct.

^Basically, but if you loop a metal cable through the spring and tie the ends together, the spring won’t fly apart if it breaks.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Grimstone » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:03 am

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From what I've read if it's not the sensors or track that are misaligned/obstructed then it might be the down force that needs adjustment.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby cmsellers » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:23 am

So it turns out that a piece of wood had fallen in front of the sensor. Also, I apparently have a large piece of wood in my garage. I should make a totem pole or something.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby JamishT » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 am

cmsellers wrote:So it turns out that a piece of wood had fallen in front of the sensor. Also, I apparently have a large piece of wood in my garage. I should make a totem pole or something.


Well that would be cultural appropriation, you racist! WHERE'S MY BANHAMMER?!
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby cmsellers » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:14 am

JamishT wrote:Well that would be cultural appropriation, you racist! WHERE'S MY BANHAMMER?!

Did you just assume my culture!?

Also, is BanHammer the UN-themed slashfic ship of Ban Ki Moon and Dag Hammerskjöld?
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby JamishT » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:16 am

cmsellers wrote:
JamishT wrote:Well that would be cultural appropriation, you racist! WHERE'S MY BANHAMMER?!

Did you just assume my culture!?

Also, is BanHammer the UN-themed slashfic ship of Ban Ki Moon and Dag Hammerskjöld?


Nah, it's Ban Ki Moon and MC Hammer.
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Windy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:48 pm

cmsellers wrote:So it turns out that a piece of wood had fallen in front of the sensor. Also, I apparently have a large piece of wood in my garage. I should make a totem pole or something.


wtf I gave helpful advice???
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Piter Lauchy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:34 am

Windy wrote:
cmsellers wrote:So it turns out that a piece of wood had fallen in front of the sensor. Also, I apparently have a large piece of wood in my garage. I should make a totem pole or something.


wtf I gave helpful advice???

Isn't it a nice feeling? =)
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Re: Garage door issue

Postby Australia » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:56 pm

Maybe because I've only ever had driveways or street parking or doorless garages but this is the first thing that popped into my head when I read garage door issue, so stay away from catflaps.

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