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Garage door stops and reverses either way-up or down-

Have to continue pressing control and eventually it closes or opens. Sometimes just one press will work other times several are needed. have to keep pushing button to get door to close.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    garage door stops and reverses either way-up or down-

  • Danny Clark
    Danny Clark May 11, 2010

    Is this only with the remote or the wall switch as well?



    Have you replaced the batteries in the remote?

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If the light on the opener flashes when this happens, count the flashes (which indicate the type of problem) and consult your owners manual.  If you don't have the owners manual, you can find a digital copy online at the manufacturer's website. Also, check your manual for an adjustment that tells the opener how much resistance you want it to tolerate before reversing.

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