Getting my Sears garage door opener to start and stop with the remote...
When I go to stop my Sears opener with the remote before it's through opening or closing, it automatically starts going in the other direction rather than just stopping...How canm I stop it without it reversing itself???
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If you haven't gotten your issue fixed yet... I had the same problem (stopped opening half way when using the remote, went down fine, could lift/close manually fine as well) and this happened on our first cold weather day of the year which was very telling. Anyhow, there are two gauges/dials on your garage door opener unit itself (above, where the light is) which controls how much torque/strength your door uses to open or shut through resistance. I turned mine up some and it now works fine; what likely happened was that the metal tracks or the wood frame condensed in the cold and was providing just enough resistance to stop it when opening - as they have a security device built in to stop if they meet any resistance. Hopefully this helps!
It sounds like it might be humidity getting into the unit, but it's hard to diagnose. Check your sensors to make sure they are aligned, and let up on the down force screw, sometimes adjusting it too much can cause the opener to react this way. If neither works, it may be time for a new opener. Today's opener are pretty long lasting and i would say you got your money's worth with 16years. A new Craftsman is approx $200 ... so may be worth it to splurge a little.