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My garage door won't open, what could be wrong?


Here are some of the most common issues people have with their garage door.  Many garage door problems can easily be fixed with these quick trouble shooting options, but many others do require a specialist. 


1. Your operator is not plugged in, or their is not power supplied to the outlet. This is a common issue that is frequently overlooked.  Make sure your garage door motor is plugged into a working outlet.  If you are unsure if the outlet has power, try plugging in another appliance to make sure the plug is working.outlet


2. Your photo eye's connection is disrupted. Most garage door openers are equipped with photo eyes, which detect if a person or object is in the way of the door as it is closing.  If the connection between the sensors is disrupted, the door will stop closing to minimize injury or damage. Check to make sure there is nothing in the way of the photo eyes.  Occasionally the eyes can get dirty, so clean the eyes with a tissue. Photo eyes are electronic so make sure they don't get wet. 

garage door photo eyes

 3. Your torsion spring is broken. This is a very common problem with garage doors.  The springs that help lift the door are rated for a certain number of cycles.  When the springs snap the motor can no longer lift the door on its own.  You should not try to open the door if your spring is broken.  A door with a bronken spring can be very dangerous and should be handled by a professional. We do sell springs over the counter but strongly advise having one of our garage door experts replace your broken spring. 

broken garage door spring
4.  Your cables are snapped.  When an torsion spring breaks, it releases a very large amount of energy and can seriously injure a person or damage a vehicle or wall. Very often when a spring breaks the cable will also break.  If you see that the spring is also broken see above.

5. My remote or keyless will not work but the wall button does.  If your remote or keyless entry are not working try changing out the batteries.  Remotes usually out-live batteries and this may be a simple fix to your problems.  If this still does not fix your problem then try to re-program your remote or keypad.  Click here to view our operator's page to find instructions to program your remote or keyless entry.  If this still does not fix your problem then you may need to replace your remote or keypad.  We carry most brands in our store and can get you a new garage door remote today.   garage door remote




If you are having problems and are not located in Northern Nevada click here to find a local Overhead Door dealer in your area.  


If you are having a problem not listed above and are in the Northern Nevada area call (775)-322-4621 and we will get your garage door running again as soon as possible.  You can also come to our office at 1290 Holcomb Ave. in Reno to view all of our products.  We pride ourselves on getting your door running as quickly as we can. 



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Posted @ Monday, July 16, 2012 11:40 AM by sam
Hello. When I push the button on my door opener, the door will open only 6 inches and stop. If I push the button again, the door goes down and tries to come back up again, but stops again at 6 inches. If I push the button and wait for the doow to touch the ground and then help/pull the door up manually when it tries to go up, the door will open completely... What's the problem?
Posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 7:16 AM by Marc
The first thing you want to check is the spring above of the door. Is it broken? Springs only last 5-10 years and usually need replacing during the life of a door. 
If the spring isn't broken the next thing may be the motor. If you have an older Genie/Overhead Door screw drive motor it is possible that the traveler that attaches the door to the rail has worn down. If this is the case it is easy to replace the traveler on the operator.  
If you have a lift master operator it is likely that the gears in the motor have worn out. The solution would be to either get the gear kit replaced, or to install a whole new motor.  
If it doesn't appear to be any of these problems then It is possible that the tract may be bent a little and therefore it is catching as is goes up.  
Garage doors should be serviced ever year or two, if it has not been serviced in awhile it could be number of things including not having enough lubrication on the moving parts or the limits/springs may just need some adjustments.
Posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 3:04 PM by Dani Havenstrite
Hello,My garage door only opens about 2 feet but the motor continues to run for a short time. The door then drops back to the floor. What is the problem?
Posted @ Sunday, December 02, 2012 12:30 AM by Michael Poplin
My garage door will open with the remote for one of our cars but when we use the opener that is built into our other car or the remote key pad on the outside of the house it will not work. What could be the problem?
Posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:15 PM by Josh Divoky
You should probably try to reprogram your keyless entry and home-link system in your car. You can find instructions on our "programming instructions" page. Home-link systems can be very temperamental. If you have instructions that came with your car follow them. If this doesn't work then I would give our office a call and we can walk you through the steps. 775.322.4621.
Posted @ Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:07 PM by Dani Havenstrite
I have a craftsman door opener it would stop about 6-8 inches when opening, when the door was reshut and reopened it was ok, now when i push the opener or the keypad the unit just clicks what could be wrong ???? 
Posted @ Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:32 PM by Jennifer
The gears in the operator have probably been stripped out. This is common in Craftsman operators. Your options, if this is the case, is to replace the gears in that operator or replace the whole operator unit.
Posted @ Monday, December 17, 2012 12:31 PM by Dani Havenstrite
Hi. Garage door won't budge. Can't move it even with the latch released. I noticed the pulley cables had popped off. Nothing stripped or shredded. When I attempt to open the door the bracket that leads to the motor buckles and immediately stops the door from opening. Any suggestions?
Posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:59 AM by Bill
Check to see if the spring above the garage door is broken. A lot of the time when the cables come off it is because the spring has snapped. If this is the case, then there is nothing balancing the weight of the door and it will be very hard/dangerous to open. If not, then those cables still need to be put back in place in order for the door to be lifted with or without the operator.
Posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:39 AM by Dani Havenstrite
My garage door opened today on its own during a high wind rain storm. Now, no matter what button I push it won't operate. I tried the wall button and both car remotes. Any ideas?
Posted @ Friday, December 21, 2012 2:50 PM by Carisa
my wall button in the house and in the garage do not open the garage door just stopped working and yes i do have power in the outlet where the unit is plugged in and the light on the unit doesnt work 
Posted @ Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:16 AM by sal butera
I had a garage door problem, came to your website and found my answer. Thanks so much! 
Posted @ Friday, December 28, 2012 10:06 AM by Michael
If the operators are not making any kind of noises then my guess is that you may have a bad board on the operator. Some times unplugging and plugging them back in can temporarily fix the issue. The issues you both described are very unusual and are hard to know anything for sure without having a technician looking at it.
Posted @ Friday, December 28, 2012 11:23 AM by Dani Havenstrite
I replaced gears after door would not open, it worked for 30 mins. (I ran it about 5-6 times). The next day, I go to operate door, the opener just humms, door doesn't open/budge...nada. What's wrong?
Posted @ Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:07 PM by Myni
It sounds like you did not grease the gears properly before you ran the door. This will cause the gears to become stripped again.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:24 PM by Dani Havenstrite
I've unlatched my door and I can't open it manually either! It doesn't appear to be locked or have any restriction, the door bows a bit toward the center if I force it, but it won't budge.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:09 AM by Dana
You probably have a broken spring on your garage door. The spring holds the weight of the door, when it is broken the door is very difficult to open.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 08, 2013 11:10 AM by Dani Havenstrite
My garage door wont open and a clicking noise is heard when I push the manual open. I've checked all the steps to test for cable, springs,and photo eye... thanks for your help
Posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 5:49 AM by STAN SMITH
Thanks for your help!! It did turn out to be the spring, unfortunately all the attempts to force the door open broke the door too ~ Yikes!!
Posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 11:58 AM by Dana I replaced/greased gears, garaged door won't open. Replaced capictor (smelled a burning smell), door still will not catch/open. I've adjusted switches, still won't open. Now Smell burning smell after 30 min. of pressing button on wall, and LED light blinking 5 times. ^%$#@!!
Posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 10:35 PM by Myni
Check to see if the spring is broken, if it is then the operator would not be able to lift the door and it could cause a smell if it is trying and failing. Otherwise it sounds like the board in the operator may be going out.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:47 AM by Dani Havenstrite
Thank u so much for your help....this website has been extremely helpful. I feel like I'm so close to fixing the problem. The trolley piece goes back n forth, but won't pick up the door. I keep adjusting switches, force button and tension no avail. (Spring is not broken). I looked at circuit board, do not see any disconnects.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:11 AM by Myni
It sounds like the operator is just not connected to the door. Where the red cord hangs down you need to reattach the trolley to the operator.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:22 AM by Dani Havenstrite
i have a genie garage door opener this morning it does not open.i try trouble shoot by check power check all the connection even on the wall and sensor every thing seems find.onething i notice theres alight blinking inside (green) one more that i wonder if i press the wall to light the light turn on need help some one.
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:45 AM by lynwood
Update: this info is to help anyone experiencing the problm I was having. So, the door would not go up because it was not engaged. I pulled on that dang string a hundred times...but I was pulling in wrong direction. I was tugging it toward opener...and I did hear a clicking sound, so I figured it was engaged. Hint...if u want to chk if door is engaged...try to lift it open. If u can open it, it is not engaged. Also, 5 blinking LED lights does not necessarily mean Rpm sensor or circuit board in my case. My lights stopped blinking after I engaged door (Liftmaster 1280r). Just my two cents. Anyhoo..door is working and screw the repairman who told me my motor was bad and he could replace and install new opener for $500.!! If I could do it, anyone can. Much thanks to the expert advice on this web site!
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:20 AM by Myni
THANK YOU DANI H.!!!!! One good tug down on rope did it.
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:33 AM by myni
I think that the only problem with garage doors is when they break. The garage door repair process is terrible sometimes. Although, there are companies in Calgary that do a good job for less.
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:30 PM by Steven Jarris
I have a Genie garage door opener. The door won't open or close & when I try to run it the opener is making a loud grinding noise. It's a screw drive & it looks fine. What could be wrong?
Posted @ Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:55 AM by kevin
I have a craftsman door opener, the other day both remotes stopped working, the wall units work fine just the remotes aren't. The opener is an older model & doesn't have a keyless entry or eye sensors the model # is 41a3066..
Posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:17 PM by Velvet
I have the genie garage door opener mentioned above. The door will close using the wall switch & manually but still makes a grinding sound when I try to open it & it will not budge. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong? I don't have a manuel for this opener.
Posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 12:32 PM by kevin
Craftsman opener - try changing the batteries and reprogramming the remotes. (Click learn code button once and remote button twice to program).  
Genie Operator - if it is a screw drive you may need to replace the traveler mechanism. If it is difficult to open when disconnected from the operator then you may have a broken spring.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:15 AM by Dani Havenstrite
My garage door opens a foot and then stops. When I push the button twice, it goes up more and then stops. I have to repeat this 3-4 times to get it open all the way. Is this just a lubrication issue? It goes down just fine. However, the unit is at least 10 years old.
Posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:47 PM by Tom
In the cold weather my garage door will not open properly. It will open 6" then stop...replaced srping last year which helped in warm weather, but as soon as temperature drops below +/-35 degrees....
Posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:09 AM by matt
I have craftsman garage door opener.My remote works intermittently,When coming home it usually opens.When leaving, I have to use wall opener,on outside,i can't close door with opener, sometimes if iextend opener back across threshold of door,it opens.What's wrong? Is it remote or opener?
Posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:46 PM by calvin
Tom & Matt - When trouble shooting why a door wont open there are a lot of possibilities. It could be a broken spring. It could be that the door is catching on the track and when the operator feels that resistance it stops. This could also happen if the door is not lubed properly. A more likely cause is that the limits or springs need adjusting. It could also be that the board in the operator is starting to go bad. If it is a craftsman operator it may be that the gears are stripped and therefore the operator is not able to catch the chain as it opens.  
Calvin - If it is only happening with the remote then it is most likely the remote. Try changing the battery in the remote. If this doesn't work then try replacing the remote. If it is still causing you problems then it is probably the board in the motor going out.
Posted @ Friday, February 01, 2013 6:27 PM by Dani Havenstrite
garage door only work with wall remote nothing happen when using cars remote or remote that came with unit. at first u could use all remotes for opening door but would'nt close door down please help me
Posted @ Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:43 PM by fred
Hello, my garage was only opening about 1/4 of the way each time I hit the button. I thought it was the sensor and I was able to use it a couple times while trying to adjust the sensors, but now it just does a jerking motion when I hit the button. When operated manually the door seems to work fine. The garage chain will also cycle fine when it isn't attached to the door. It's a cheap aluminum door that was just replaced 1-2 years ago. The spring looks fine but makes a clanking sound when I open the door manually. Thanks for your help!!
Posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 3:18 PM by Christopher
My door opens normally when button is pushed on the remotes or the wall but won't close unless the button on the wall is pushed and held until door is completely closed. If I lift my finger off of the button before its completely closed, it opens again and won't complete the close cycle.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:14 AM by M
We have a old genie garage door opener. This morning I ran out to the car and it went up and down fine. When my husband tried going out, it wouldn't move. The wall button doesn't do anything nor does the remote. The light that is on the where the motor is housed has stayed on but there is no noises. Help!
Posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:40 PM by Kari
Have an old tilt door with side extension springs. Chain Drive opener will only open about 15% but closes no problem. Do I need new springs or is my motor clapping out?
Posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 5:15 AM by dg
Posted before re door opening 15%. 
Meant to advise if I help lift the door with even 1 finger, it opens fine. The whole unit is old, the springs are also old. Any thoughts?
Posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 5:57 AM by dg
Hi, I have a steel line garage door, and it was working fine the other day nd now it just happens to have stopped, it won't open or close. (but you can push and pull manually) it also has a clicking noise from the pully box thing. but just won't move. please help :(
Posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:16 AM by Hannah
The power in the comunity went off for a while and I opened the garage door manually to move the car out. I thereafter lowered the door manually and left. Upon return with the power restored,I tried the remote to open the door which didn't work. I manually opened the door and now the neither the remote or wall switch will open or close the door. The motor is running but I can't re engage the gear on top to open ot close the door. I pulled the rope and thried to engage the gear but it just whirls.
Posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:22 PM by J
I have a Genie Intellicode. I can't open it automatically but motor sounds like definitely wants to. I can open it manually, close it manually, and also close it automatically. I noticed one of the wires was disconnected (where there is one on each end telling the door when start and stop). I connected it still didn't solve it. What am I missing before I spend the big bucks?
Posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:53 PM by Chris
All of a sudden, my Garrage door stopped opening /closing. It does make sound trying to close/open. 
Please advise what I should look for. 
Immediate help is appreciated
Posted @ Thursday, May 02, 2013 2:07 PM by Ravi
We had a bad stirm on Friday and ever since we cant get our garage openers to open our garage they still close the garage though. We have reprogrammed everything the wall unit opens the doee fine. Any idea on what it could be? Our garage motor was jut purchased in August.
Posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:48 PM by Laurie Crone
I have a craftsman, while the garage door were closing the garage door dropped. While checking to see what happen I discovered the master link came out. I replaced the master link and now the door acts like it want to open but it want open. I check the springs and gears and photo eyes, all is ok. I hear a humming or bussing sound while the door is trying to open and the change jumps. The garage door will open manually. Please help!!!
Posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 11:55 AM by Paul
My garage door wont open and a clicking noise is heard when I push the manual open. I've checked all the steps to test for cable, springs,and photo eye... thanks for your help
Posted @ Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:47 PM by Job
Have a craftsman opener open the door with the door button went to close it and nothing tried remote nothing its like thier is no power to the unit except the door sensors are lite nothing else lights up not even the over head lights on the motor or the learn button
Posted @ Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:25 PM by joe
I’m having some problem with my garage door. It does not fully open. As I click on opener it goes up ½ ft and stops. Click again and it goes down and back up ½ ft. But if I stand by photo eyes and block them, door goes up ½ ft . stops, click again it goes up another 1/2ft then stops and so on for ~4 ft and after that it opens the normal way. What could be wrong? any ideas? thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:32 PM by Dan
Garage door won't work. Replaced the gears and still will not work. A yellow light is blinking on the unit. Any ideas?
Posted @ Wednesday, June 05, 2013 7:09 PM by Joe
Wall remote is not working, but the light on the remote flickers lightly when pressed. The ceiling outlet plugs are working because I tested them. Car remotes do not work either. nor the the light in the remote box when you walk past it. Not sure whats going on here!
Posted @ Saturday, June 08, 2013 10:10 PM by Tom
Mine had the same problem. Turns out the top weather stripping was over lapping the top panel just "this much". Some minor prying was all that's needed.
Posted @ Monday, June 10, 2013 2:06 PM by Dave
My grage door makes the noise like it is trying to open but nothing happens.
Posted @ Friday, June 21, 2013 9:23 PM by Wendy
About a month ago, my door stopped opening. It's not the safety eyes. The last time I tried to open the door I could see part of the mechanism moving, but it went up like it opened, and moved like it closed. It's as if something that should be attached to that piece. Is this what happens when the spring breaks? How much does this cost to have replaced? 
Posted @ Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:33 AM by Renee
i have a craftsman 3/4hp opener that is not working. when i press the button it tries to open the door - the gear on top looks like it moves one or two links and it stops. i tried disconnecting the door from the trolley to see if it would move without the weight of the door and it does the same thing. when the problem first started, the door would open about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way and stop. now it doesn't want to move. i opened the unit and did not see any plastic shavings that may have come from the gears. i have no trouble opening and closing the door manually.
Posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 11:59 AM by mark
I have a Lift-Master Professional Line 1/2 HP screw drive opener. I recently replaced the trolley due to it stripping. A month or two later it is doing the same thing. The door seems to open and shut easily when I open or close it by hand. Does the screw drive need lubricant? I recently had it serviced when one of the side cable pulleys had to be replaced and the repairman adjusted the spring, oiled the rollers and hinges. The garage door opener is 19 years old, so is it time for a new one, or do I need to do something different?
Posted @ Monday, June 24, 2013 10:26 PM by Steve
My garage door won't open or close the chain does not move at all when I press the button but I can hear the motor run and I can open manually still so what's wrong with it?
Posted @ Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:03 PM by Tony
This is one technology that I would love to be able to use for myself. It’s definitely a cut above the rest and I can’t wait until my provider has it. Your insight was what I needed. Thanks
Posted @ Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:24 AM by automatic garage door
Suddenly our garage door wont open or close by the remote or the wall unit. I had a service tech from a large garage door co. come out to take a look. He stood under my unit without looking or touching anything and said I have bad news for you you have to replace the whole unit. The Logic Board is Bad. $400 later he installed a new board and sensors and wall unit etc. before he left I ran out to his truck and asked him to leave the old unit with me. How can I check to see if indeed the "logic Board" is bad?
Posted @ Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:32 PM by kayli Pearsall
Hello there, 
It's a nice post. I love to read it .Providing great information about garage door services. 
We also providing same services. 
Posted @ Friday, July 12, 2013 7:55 AM by Jonson
So...opens 6inches, closes 6 inches...when I pull the chain and watch the chain, it does the same thing without any weight on the chain. once and a while I can get it to go after it gets past a certain point...thoughts
Posted @ Monday, July 15, 2013 7:00 PM by John
Thank you for writing this informative article. You have made sense of this topic with your original and quality content. It’s smart, engaging and interesting. Articles like this are genuinely appreciated by people like me. 
Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:24 AM by vancuover garage door repair
Thank for sharing this useful and informative article. I enjoyed reading your views on this subject matter. It’s a pleasure to read such well-written content. 
Posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:25 AM by vancuover garage door repair
Thanks for the post !Lately I have done some inspection all over my garage door and just found out some were not working well so I immediately run off to have it done completely.
Posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:29 PM by Garage door installer
Overhead Phantom - Occasionally when in up position only the door will not come down, by remote or wall button. I hear a click coming from the unit when I push buttons. I have to grab the door and jiggle it and it will work. Happening more frequently over time.
Posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:58 PM by Joe M
When I press my remote (tried 2), I hear the normal sound as if the garage was going to open, but it doesn't (doesn't even move up at all). I have an older house with no access to the garage from inside the house. The manual open doesn't work (never worked). Is breaking the garage door the only option?
Posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:38 PM by Kwong
my garage door opens 2 feet then stops. If I give it a gentle lift while it is opening it opens fully. The track and chain are lubricated. Any suggestions
Posted @ Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:17 PM by tg
Hi, I have Craftsman Garage Door Opener 1/2 hp Chain Drive, and it won't open or close. Also, when I push to pull manually or just want to turn on the light, it has a clicking noise from the pulley box and a green light is blinking 5 times. In addition the lights do not work too. Please help
Posted @ Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:23 AM by Alexander
I have a Genie Intellicode that when I try to open it, it makes a grinding noise but does not open. We can open the door manually and it will close automatically just not open. Any ideas of what it could be?
Posted @ Sunday, August 11, 2013 11:41 AM by Celena
Hello there,  
It's a nice post. I love to read it .Providing great information about garage door services.  
We also providing same services.
Posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 2:05 AM by Vancuover Garage Doors Repair
We replaced the stripped gears on the craftsman garage door opener. When you push the button the door only opens about 1 foot up. And goes back down. We have already turned the white plastic screws in different positions and tried it. What could possibly be wrong.
Posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:53 AM by Jamie
My garage door opener doesn't work all the time. Sometime it just makes a humming noise. Any suggestions? I have a Genie Madallion. Thankyou
Posted @ Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:44 PM by James Bullard
At first you might just need check batteries in your remote, keypad. It should be a big reason for this problem. 
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Posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 12:38 PM by Hardin Montoya
I have 2 genie CM8600's and a smaller new one for a cart garage. The new one came with a 3 button remote. I was able to get teh new remote to talk to the first 8600 and the new unit, but when trying to program the 2nd 8600, no worky. I followed the same reprogram process and teh light blinks on teh unit when i press the remote, but nothing happens. The door operates normally via the wall button.
Posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:10 AM by geoff
I have a Legacy motor. The remote doesnt work. I replaced the batteries. It still did not work. I tried to reprogram the remote - It could have been out of batteries for 2 months. But when I press the "learn code" button on the overhead motor, the red LED does NOT blink. 
What could be going wrong? 
Thanks in advance, 
Posted @ Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:25 PM by Vinod Kamalaraj
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Posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 12:13 PM by Jason Devin
My garage door closes fine but opens 2/3 of the way so I have to open it manually for the remaining 1/3. What I have to do is to open from the switch on the motor and then hold the motor to stop it inclining up and the door will open all the way. I have no idea what to do. The remote seems to be working fine. Please help. Sam
Posted @ Thursday, September 05, 2013 11:21 PM by Manoj
Sometime , my garage doors are working fine but sometime not so what could be the issue even I reset the my remote keys still gettting same problem. when I called somebody to fix the problem and they are asking lot of money  
they are charging hourly 70 dollers 
any recommendation please go head guys 
problem is opening/closing 
Posted @ Monday, September 09, 2013 10:21 AM by vasu
My garage door all the sudden stopped working. The only thing that works are the lights. When you press the opener the lights go on and it makes a click noise but nothing happens. Tried reseting it and had an electrician friend come over, and nothing appears to be work from that stand point This started ofter a power outage, I am not sure that has anything to do with it though. Any ideas on what it could be? 
Posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:19 PM by Ciera
I have a Roos Garage Dbl-width Door that wont open although the light comes on. I can manually open and close the door. The remote is working and I have checked the battery is still fine. What could be the problem ??
Posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:48 AM by Rav Moodley
My door is getting electricity but it won't open. Not using the wall mount, not using the remote, not using the keypad. The green light on the wall mount just blinks when you try to open the door. Any ideas?
Posted @ Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:56 PM by
I have a Genie screw drive opener. The door will not open. Once I pull the release cord and reset it the door will open and close about 3 or 4 times before I have to pull the cord and reset it again. Replaced the carrier n still having the problem. 
Posted @ Monday, October 07, 2013 9:36 AM by tony
I have an I-drive opener. It opens the garage door ok. When I close it though the door hits the I drive. It has done this since installation. Any ideas? Thanks.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:55 PM by Sam
I have a Chamberlain opener that opens just fine with wall button & garage door remote opener. Now that weather has gotten colder it will NOT Close when use the remote opener. Light just flashes & I have to use wall control. Have to push on button until door closes completely. If let go will re-open. Has been acting up for past couple years - started out to have issues when 20 degrees or less outside, last year when 40 degrees or less it acted up, this year started acting up at 60 degrees. What is wrong with with my garage door opener?? Thanks for your help.
Posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:31 PM by Diane
I have a genie garage door opener. When it opens it only opens 3/4 of the way. What is the problem? 
Posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:20 PM by lucy
There are 2 sensors on the door. One stays green while the other stays red. Would that have anything to do with the door only opening 3/4 of the way?It is a genie door opener.
Posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:25 PM by lucy
My opener will work perfectly up and down for two or three times. Then, the door will fail to open. Somehow the trolley disengages and goes up without lifting the door. It's like someone pulled the release cord. There's a tiny spring on the release mechanism - could it be weakened or is there a catch in the trolley thats bent or stripped?
Posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 3:29 PM by Mark Sassatelli
The electric went out at my friends house and they had to pull the cord that would allow them to open their door manually. When doing this, does this cause you (the owner) to have to have the door "fixed" back to be automatic. They were thinking that since they pulled it, that they would have to pay to have it "fixed".
Posted @ Friday, November 01, 2013 3:40 PM by Julie Price
I have an Overhead Door garage door opener. The wall mount no longer opens or closes the door. The kepad and remotes work fine. The wall mount light no longer works. 
Posted @ Sunday, November 03, 2013 5:30 PM by Brett
i have a gennie pro max door garage, I was trying to re-pregram my new remote control that I just bought. However, in the process of connect the remote and the main unit, after I pressed the learn button the light keep on flashing about 40 times. I can't do nothing after that, no connection, no communicating between the two. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Please help!
Posted @ Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:02 AM by Ninh lu
I have a craftsman garage door opener. Both remotes does not open my side of the garage, but yet they both work for my husband's side of the garage. We can open the garage (both sides) from the wall fine. We've reprogrammed it - but no dice... any ideas?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:04 PM by Bonnie T.
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Posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:35 PM by Garage Door 4 Less
my garage does not open with remot or wall controll there is light in both eyes light in wall control but there is no light in motor side but in outlet has power pls help me i am poor man trying to fix my own
Posted @ Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:08 PM by goerge
Hi my door garage doesn't open or close just it makes noise. What I do to fix it?  
Posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:31 AM by Fortino A
My door doesn't open or close just makes noise. It everything 
runs . I need help u please? thanks. 
Posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:47 AM by Fortino A
Hi my remote control seems to work as the light is on but when I press it nothing happens then manual switch doesn't work and the manual override doesn't work either. Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:06 AM by Bernadette
I have a lift master pro. It made a popping sound and kicked my breaker. Now it only clicks. The lights come on but nothing happens. Also the LED just blinks continually.
Posted @ Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:24 AM by Charles Jones
When I used the garage door today it opened then as it was closing it finished with a very loud bang. Now it won't open more than a couple of inches and I cannot seem to get it up any higher. It is -30 here today if that has bearing. Any ideas what it might be? 
Posted @ Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:34 PM by Fran
I have an overhead 2026 model. The garage door opener goes really slow, until I reset the breaker and then it’ll work one time at the normal speed and then slow up again, until I reset the power. I can open the door with one finger. that said, there is no jamming on the tracks. I’m wondering if the logic memory chip is bad. I get one cycle at normal speed after power reset.
Posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 4:40 AM by Danie Stavely
the door would not close, we detached the door from the trolley but now the chair and trolley mechanism is reeled all the way in and wont come out so we can attach the door to it again... any suggestions?
Posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:49 PM by cecilia Wahlen
I have a older ez lift 500 garage door opener. I replaced the torsion springs, hook the opener back up and now the opener just hums when I hit the button. Same thing if the door is disconnected. I can hit the button (now the motor is humming) and push start the pulley in the opener and it will work. Hook the garage door back up and the opener works fine. Ran it up and down 4 to 5 times, works good. Let the thing sit for 10 minutes and it goes back to humming. Seems as if the motor is warm it works, if it's cold you have to help it. Is this just an adjustment? Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:40 PM by Bud
both the remote and the wall button will open the door -- but the remote will not close it -- to get the wall button to close it you have to keep the button depressed till the door is completely closed -- if you let the wall button up the door stops -- anyone have any suggestions for me? 
THX -- Jack
Posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:51 PM by Jack
I have a Genie Intellicode opener. It works fine until the temp drops below about 40 degrees. It opens fine but will not close and the sensor light blinks three times and pauses before repeating. It is 20 degrees right now and the sensor is continually blinking in that pattern when the door is closed.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 07, 2014 4:14 PM by Ed
Hello - I closed the garage door (Lynx) and the van was not pulled in all the way and the door stopped short and was sitting on the bumper of my van :( It was like that for about half hour then we went to the garage, found it but there was a burning smell. Now even though we can hear the motor it is not engaging and pull the door open or close. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thank you
Posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:17 PM by dumb dumb
My garage door opened about two feet before freezing entirely. I got out of the car to hit the switch on the wall and it made a loud, deep, growling sound. The light on the unit itself is flashing green five times in a row. I was able to unlock the door and get it open and shut manually, but even after resetting the device continues to make loud growling noises. Did something break inside, or is this something I can repair myself? Thanks.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:33 PM by Mathias
I have a GENIE garage opener . The remote is opening the door from inside but it cannot open from the outside.What should I do?  
Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 2:04 PM by Kiarash
Our garage door is 4 squares/panels long and 90% of time when opening it only rises to open the height of first panel. Then need to push button & it closes then push button & about 3-5 th try it will go up all the way. When closing its about 50% of the time it acts up, same manner-only one panel comes down then it stops. Then push button again, opens all way push again & goes down one panel & stops, 2nd or 3rd try it goes down all the way.
Posted @ Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:27 AM by Nancye
Our garage door is 4 squares/panels long and 90% of time when opening it only rises to open the height of first panel. Then need to push button & it closes then push button & about 3-5 th try it will go up all the way. When closing its about 50% of the time it acts up, same manner-only one panel comes down then it stops. Then push button again, opens all way push again & goes down one panel & stops, 2nd or 3rd try it goes down all the way.
Posted @ Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:28 AM by Nancye
My garage want open, but the motor still runs
Posted @ Thursday, March 06, 2014 3:26 PM by mary kirkland
Hi, our garage door will not open but the light comes on when you hit the switch. The power went off, so wondering if this has anything to do w/ the problem. It is quite old, it's a RAY-DOR. My husband is disabled & can't fix it. However, we have lubricated the wheels & tried several different solutions, but to no avail. Would you have any suggestions for us because we cannot afford a large garage door bill since we are on a fixed income. Any solutions would be awesome! Thank you so much!!
Posted @ Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:26 PM by Sharon Festa
Every winter-same issue. The door will not raise more that a foot if it is below 30 degrees. It is fine in warmer weather. Had a broken spring 2 years ago. professionally replaced. no help in winter. 
Posted @ Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:15 PM by Elaine
Last week, I went to open the garage door by pressing the remote button. Garage door would not open. It started to click/flash really fast and did not stop clicking/flashing until I unplugged it. I don't hear any grinding or force of any kind all I hear is clicking. When disengaged, I can easily open garage door. When I plug the unit back in, it just starts clicking/flashing non-stop. What gives?
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Posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:02 PM by Replacement Garage Door Phoenix
I have a Chamberlain opener that has a cold weather problem (in warm weather it works perfect). During the cold months, I have to press and hold the inside button to get it to close. If I don't do that, the 60 watt light bulb just flashes and clicks. Must hold button down the entire time during closing. Remote won't close it at all during cold weather--just a foot or so, then stops and flashes. Any ideas? Thanks!
Posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 8:35 AM by Norm
Hi, I have a legacy overhead door motor that hums quite loud when door is in motion and also door seems to be moving a little slower than before? I also have oily substance leaking out of tube over the door which I believe the spring is inside? I have had this door for 12 years and my be getting tired. What do you suggest? Thanks in advance
Posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:27 PM by Bruce Jordan
My garage door just quit working it seems to have no power. there is no lights coming from the sensors by the door. I can pull it down, but it is hard to get it to lock and stay up. I did turn the breaker off to the garage, should I still unplug unit and repulg it in? The wall opener has no power either. I would appreciate any and all help! 
Posted @ Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:14 AM by dixie
My garage door along with 6 or 8 of my neighbors is not always opening when the car remote or key pads are activated. It is strange that we have all had the same issues for about the same amount of time. Sometimes the door opens the first time the button is pushed and other times the button needs to be pushed 15+ times before it opens and sometimes we just park the car outside and go in through the front door because it never opens. A few of my neighbors have installed LED lighting in their homes, could that be the reason and if so, what can I do to solve this problem. 
Please help!!!
Posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:31 PM by Adam Petersen
Craftsman opener, intermittent loses power. its not the plug, just loses all electrical power sometimes when running??
Posted @ Sunday, April 27, 2014 9:34 AM by Brad
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Posted @ Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:48 AM by Cynthia
Overhead Phantom - Occasionally when in up position only the door will not come down, by remote or wall button. I hear a click coming from the unit when I push buttons. I keep pushing the button over and over and it eventually shuts. Happening more frequently over time now. This started last summer and in the winter it started working fine. Now that spring is here, it has started doing it again. Help?
Posted @ Monday, May 05, 2014 5:16 AM by Brian
I was programming my car to my overhead garage door opener and it sparked and smoked and now nothing works. What happened
Posted @ Friday, May 09, 2014 7:09 PM by Sue
When I try to shut my overhead door it just hums.
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Posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 10:53 AM by Boston Proper Coupon
4 metre genislikte ve 3 metre yukseklikte bir qwer head door kullaniyoruz. ancak cok gurultu cikartiyor. tak, tak sesler geliyor sarma esnasinda. acaba ne yapabilirim. 
simdiden teekkur ederim 
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Posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:12 AM by Cumali Tas
I have a craftmens garage opener. When we bought our house there were no remotes only a keypad.We went to Home Depot and bought universal remotes. My husbands work but mine works sometimes the door will touch down and reopen. Happens with the inside box too and now the keyless pad doesn't work either. Help please!
Posted @ Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:21 AM by Michelle
I have an older Genie screw drive opener. I closed it when I was painting the garage and the cracked it open. Since then it will not open. I can open it manually and it works properly when closing, but will not open. Looking at the screw it only turn one way never in the open direction. Any Ideas??
Posted @ Monday, June 09, 2014 10:22 AM by Joel
My garage door started acting acting about 2 weeks ago. It opened about a foot and then stalled. When I pulled on the release cord the door crashed to the ground and closed. When I hit the wall remote opener the unit reengaged and opened the door fine. Then it worked fine without any issues. Last couple of days the door would open about a foot and after closing with the remote it opened all the way. Today I can only open it a foot high and no problem closing it. Is it the spring?
Posted @ Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:12 AM by Priscilla
My garage door just makes humming sound. It will not open unless I do it manually. There was a button on it with a green light that flashes when you push pad or remote. Any ideas?
Posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:11 AM by John Ruane
Power was off and I manually opened garage door. Now it will not work from wall or remote. I have pulled the cord to relock the door and tried to use remote but does not work. Any help you can offer?
Posted @ Sunday, June 22, 2014 6:44 PM by Sue
I went to open my Lynx garage door opener, it opened.When I went to close the door the light comes on and blinks 5times.There's no obstruction in the photo eyes. The power is on in the photos eyes because you can see the green lights in the back. Now I took the opener panel off and rotated the motor in reverse to lower the door. I pressed my remote again and again the door opened but it won't come back down. The light comes on again and flicker 5times indicating an obstruction. Is it possible that the photo eyes are faulty and give me a bad reading? Is there any way that I can bypass the photos eyes to check and see if they are bad.  
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted @ Monday, June 23, 2014 8:27 PM by Andy
Overhead opener worked fine until 2 days ago, won't stop at upper limit. Reset and worked 2 days. Now the upper limit will not set. Door pushes into motor unit and pops out off the chain then stops.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:17 AM by Brian
We have a Genie Intellicode garage opener. We press the buttons on the wall or the cars, door does not open. The motor sounds like it is going to open, but door doesn't budge. Any ideas? Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:34 PM by Jackie Griego
Garage doors can not open for a lot of reasons, but you definitely covered all the main reasons here. We find that opener problems and broken springs tie as the main reasons why someone would call our company for service in Tucson AZ. Thanks for the great post!
Posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:30 PM by Mark Jones
my wall button in the garage do not open the garage door. Just stopped working and yes i do have power in the outlet where the unit is. Plugged in and the light on the unit doesnt work. Also the eyes aren't lighting up either.
Posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 9:21 PM by Michelle
my wall button in the garage do not open the garage door. Just stopped working and yes i do have power in the outlet where the unit is. Plugged in and the light on the unit doesnt work. Also the eyes aren't lighting up either.
Posted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 9:22 PM by Michelle
My garage door only opens about 1 ft and then stops. I noticed the entire double garage door is too far too the left and touches the guide track which I believe causes it to stop at 1 ft. Is there anyway to re-center the garage door? The door won't budge by trying to push it to the right to center it. I replaced the torquemaster springs already, so that is not the issue.
Posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:08 AM by Crys
My Sears garage door opener works fine with the wireless remote , but both old and new wall mounted wired controls do not . they have their light on, on the push button but do not open or close the garage door .. 
Thoughts ????
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Posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:14 AM by Shohag
Hi, my garage door is not opening. The button on the wall is blinking green, but when I push it, it doesn't open and none of the car openers are working. Can it be the motor?
Posted @ Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:22 AM by Eileen
My two legacy 696 garage door openers has worked fine for 15 years. The keypad and the car remotes will not work after being talked through the reprogramming process numerous times with Genie we were not able to it programed and neither of the remotes. However the wall unit still works. Genie thinks the receiver boards are out on both units due to a power surge. Any comments or input?
Posted @ Monday, September 08, 2014 9:25 PM by John Johnson
My garage door opens and closes when using the control on the wall but when using any one of the three remotes, it doesn't open or close and the light blinks off and on.
Posted @ Sunday, October 05, 2014 9:25 AM by John
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