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Unit keeps opening and shutting

When powered on, all the unit will do is open for about 5 seconds, briefly show the words 'Code Off', and then close for about 5 seconds, and then continually repeat this cycle. Any thoughts?

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Re: Unit keeps opening and shutting

Yes, in fact, I believe the ribbon cable is bad. A new one can be ordered from Hope that helps! Any assistance with taking the unit apart will best be found in the service manual!

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