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Maybe motor when you plug in the the opener the motor acts like it is stuck turning one way...i have tried ajusting the limit switches and it is hung in that one way any ideas....

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  • ioldman46 Jan 20, 2009

    motor hums when I try to operate door opener. lights flash and motor hums like it is stuck in one direction

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How old. what model. if old, gears may be stripped. take off cover and watch limit switches. are they moving; contacts ok ; wires connected.

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Motor will not accept remote signal, cannot reprogram. If I manually force a connection across the terminal it all works.Any ideas?


check that the fault did not alter the limiting switch positions for the motor
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I have Chamberlain 1160 Lift-Master farage opener. Currently the trolley stuck in the upped position agains the bolt and does not go back. When I try to close the door, the motor is humming twice, then...


Loosen the chain to remove the strain from it and run the motor until the door closes. While the door is closed locate the 'up limit' on the side of the motor unit and turn this control 2 complete turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Now you can tighten the chain.

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Is the door stuck in the open position? If so the trolley is probably jammed against the bolt just in front of the motor unit. Loosen the chain enough to free the trolley and then run the opener until the door is closed. While the door is closed locate the 'up limit' on the side of the motor unit and turn this control 2 complete turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Tighten the chain.

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On the side of the motor unit you will find the 'down limit' adjustment. Turn this in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. It may help if you remove the cover and you can see the limit adjustment assembly. It will help you understand the problem.

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Craftsman GDO don't not respond other than a click noise when remote or wall unit is pressed. When power is removed, then restored, wall switch is pressed, unit clicks, then green LED on back of unit...


The unit is flashing the code for 'motor overheated or RPM sensor failure'. If the door is stuck in the open position it could be because the trolley is jammed against the bolt just in front of the motor unit. Remove the bolt and run the opener until the door is closed. Now on the side of the motor unit you will find the 'up limit' adjustment. Turn this 2 full turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Be sure to replace the bolt.

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Motor will not stop.


The wiring for the limit switch assembly is:

Yellow wire to the up limit contact

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Have replaced drive gear on Craftsman GDO. Everthing engages and chain moves but door only opens 3 inches are so. Have ajusted opening cointrol on side to max and only 3 inches. When I unlatch GD from...


Loosen the chain enough that you can remove it from the pulley on top of the motor unit. Now with the door closed run the motor until the pulley turns in the clockwise direction and stops. Put the chain back on the pulley and tighten. You may have to tweak the up and down limits now.

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How do I reset my garage door opener. It is a Coromaster 2000 motor. The closing and opening setting are out and the motor only stops due to resistance.


The Coromaster 2000 does not operate off limit switches. It has a quarter-revolution optical pulse counter. To re-program the open and close limits do the following: Ensure that the door is open at least a couple of feet. Press the reset button once or twice Short out pushbutton and common and hold until close limit and then release. Door should stop at your new close limit. Wait 5 seconds. Short out pushbutton and common and door will open. Hold the short until open limit and then release. Limits should now be set.

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The thing to do is remove the cover and watch the limit switch assembly. You should be able to see how it is supposed to work and determine what is wrong. A small gear on the end of the shaft turns the limit switch assembly to make contact and turn off the motor in each direction. Something may be broken or out of place. There is also a possibility your logic board is bad especially if you have had electrical storms recently.

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check the relay in ur control board or replace it
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