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Stopping the door before its closed

We have an OLD Craftsman (at least 20 years old). We used to be able to stop the door short of its being fully closed by pushing the button on the wall or remote. Now, it closes all the way. The motor sounds like its laboring but it does open and close the door. Any suggestions?

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