Garage door's new 3 steps closing procedure

Old 03-27-16, 10:49 AM
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Garage door's new 3 steps closing procedure

Yesterday I noticed that when my garage door is closing it stops mid way, hit the remote, it came down about a foot or two short of closing, hit the remote again and it stopped at say 2 inches above the ground and the last bit closed it. Well when I check it I don't see anything amiss as such I can point to. I always lubricate the garage door system - chain, rail, summer with lithium grease, make sure the laser pointers are in proper place, see if there's any thing out of the ordinary, etc. This is the first time this has happened. The house is 20 years. We have been here for at least 8/9, so the unit is at least that old and pro'ly more. I am handy around the house but I have never had to do anything with garage doors. I would like to look into the issue before I have to call in a pro, if so. Is the unit starting to reach the end of life or is it something that can be repaired?

It's a craftsman 1/2hp

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Old 03-27-16, 11:12 AM
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Check the wire connections at the obstruction sensors on each side of the door.
Old 03-27-16, 11:33 AM
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I have the same unit. You may have to do a reset. unplug it for about a minute. Then restore power. try it. If still the same problem get your owners manual out and look up how to set up. I need to go out now so I can't do any more searching until later.
Old 03-27-16, 04:10 PM
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Pull the rope to disconnect the door from the opener.
The door should be able to be open and closed with one hand and stop any place you stop moving it.
Also check all the nuts on the brackets the rollers are mounted to.
Old 03-28-16, 03:21 AM
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just by looking at your "force" settings in the first probably need to increase the up and down force just a bit, It appears to be on the factory settings.

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