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My Sears model 41A4315-6D garage door opener will not close unless I hold the wall switch until it is completely closed. The door opens just fine with the remote. The door springs are well enough ba

Door opens smoothly, but trolly rocks back & forth (not side to side) when closing as I hold the wall switch. The problem began with intermittent door reversal, now always happens, and does not even get partway down any more. I also have a newer opener that has a box beam, not a T beam track.

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SOURCE: door will not close

the eyes are a little bit out of adjustment

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Door will only close when held down

That normally happens when the sensors aren't aligned. Both sensors have led lights on them the yellow/orange one will stay on all the time the green one will go out if it cant see the other sensor. Possibly theres a wire that's broken or the other sensor is really out of alignment. Check every inch of wiring from the sensor to the opener, remove wire nuts if present and check the connections. The wires that are used are small, solid and can break easily. Also see if there's a staple that's too tight, move the wire abit where it's stapled and look for damage.

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SOURCE: GARAGE DOOR OPENS BUT WILL NOT CLOSE AUTOMATICALLY

is bulb on motor flashing 10 times. then you have electric eye problem. otherwise, sounds like you need to increase down force a hair. adjustement is on logic board, right knob.

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IF U HAVE TWO EYE,SENSORS ON EACH SIDE OF THE DOOR SEE IF SOMETHING IS BLOCKING THE EYES OR SOETHING IS COVERING THEM, OR THEY ARE OUT OF ALIGNMENT, ONE SHOULD SHOW GREEN, AND ONE RED EYE, GOOD LOCK

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Garage Door Wont Close Craftsman 1/2 HP (1998)

What it is is the electric beams at the door are getting blinded buy the sun or out of line. They are the two black boxes on both sides of the door about a foot from the ground. Put a piece of card board in front of them not blocking the beam dut to block the sun. All that they are is safety beams for kids so they do not get hurt. If you have to move them to the top where the sun will not hit them. Sorry to say though you can not remove them all the way. Also make sure the lite on them is not blinking if so they are out of line.

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