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    Garage door keeps creeping up

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    Funkphi

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    Join date : 2013-11-28

    Garage door keeps creeping up

    Post  Funkphi on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:28 pm

    Hello-
    I moved into a home and the automatic garage door opened normally for about a year. Then one day, I closed it and it came all the way down and then went right back down. After a few more attempts to close it I discovered it was attempting to close farther than normal and the safety mechanism cause it to return to the open position. I trouble shot and discovered the screw like adjustments on the side of the opener motor. This fixed my issue for the moment. Over the next week or so I noticed that my door wasn't closing all the way and would leave about a one inch gap at the bottom. I made another adjustment and it was another temporary fix. What do I need to do for a permanant fix or is this a warning sign that my opener is failing? Thanks for suggestions.

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    Re: Garage door keeps creeping up

    Post  GDZone on Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:59 pm

    It sounds like you need to replace the limit assembly. The limit adjustment screws are made of plastic and can wear down over time causing them to skip. This results in the door stopping short on closing or the opener trying to push the door too far closed.

    Funkphi

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    Re: Garage door keeps creeping up

    Post  Funkphi on Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:16 pm

    Sounds like that could be it. Ill give it a try. Thx for the thought.

    solidremote

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    Re: Garage door keeps creeping up

    Post  solidremote on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:31 am

    Funkphi wrote:Sounds like that could be it. Ill give it a try. Thx for the thought.

    Any updates? has the problem solved?

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