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My garage door only opens partly during cold temperatures.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    My garage door "Sears craftsman 139.53927" also doesn't open well when it gets 20 degrees and below.



    It opens about 4" and then I close it and then it opens about 2" and then I close it and it may open to 4" or may not the next time. I sneak under the door and try the inside button... - same thing. There is no ice built up unless it was just moisture from the car coming in.



    The colder it gets the worse it acts like this. I have tried spraying 1040 on the floor, the door, rollers and eventually it goes up.



    VERY FRUSTATING when it's cold outside.



    Thanks

  • KBLKISL Nov 27, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WHEN IT GET'S BELOW 40 OR SO THE DOOR DOES NOT CLOSE. IT WILL GO UP AND DOWN MANUALLY EASILY IT DOES NOT BIND OR ANYTHING THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    In telling my brother and a neighbor I found out that my brother's daughter/son-in-law have the same problem and so does my neighbor. How wide spread is this problem??

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    No problem opening/closing it manually - I have had to do that a couple of times as then the door wouldn't close either after having the opening problems (above).

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Same problem....opens fine...but have to hold the wired remote to get it to close....even then it may take a couple of tries to get it all the way down. AND NO it's not binding, in fact does the same thing if I disconnect to door.

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Interesting, Have you pulled the string and tried to open it manually? If so is it hard to open, If so something could be freezing int there, such as the grease (Although Highly Unlikely) If its easy to open, its something with the opener its self, I would call the manufacturer, have them look at it.

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