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Fairley new opener but it unhooks from the Carriage Assembly once every 5th time

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    Nice! I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for taking time to help out the world!


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Sounds like the carriage is coming of the connector and that usually happens when the cariage travels to far and bumps the power head of the machine that split second **** is enough to unhook it fro the carriage because the next motion would be coming down and probably without the door attached to the connector , and by connector i mean the other half of the carriage Remedie ;; adjust the open door travel to not come up as high let it stop about 2 inches before the machine and that should fix-it , Thank you and hopefully i was able to help you please leave a good rating if i was able to help Sincerely Glenn Mayer ....mayer overhead door co,

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