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Garage door wont close in cold weather

On really cold days, 25 degrees or less, the garage door refuses to close. It will go down about a foot then reverse Most of the time if you hit the opener four or five times it will finally close. When it gets really stubborn, I have to pull down on the door while commanding it to go down and that will get it to go down. Opening is never an issue, only closing.

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, kinda... Mine is the opposite, however. I can't get mine to go up. It goes down just fine. I have to stand at the door, hit the button, and then help by pulling/pushing. If at anytime I stop helping, the door stops moving. As cold as it is here in Minnesota, I sure wish I didn't have to get out of the car to help my door opener!

  • Cid09 Jan 25, 2009

    I've had the same problem with my garage door during very cold weather. What worked for me was to hold the open button down until the door is closed and then let go. This worked for me - hope it will for you too!

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Find force adjustment on logic board and turn clockwise A LITTLE to increase down force. Try to stop door. You do not want TOO MUCH FORCE as that is a SAFETY HAZARD.

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