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How to adjust down force on a liftmaster 2500b

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Liftmaster GDO goes up 1/2 way and stops,springs are fine.


The Liftmaster openers have 4 movement switches, a )opening and b) closing limit and c) opening and d) closing force. First check the door for smooth operation by opening the door by hand (disconnect from the opener with the release cord). Any binding should be felt this way. It is possible for a binding hinge, roller or torsion springs to add too much drag and cause the force switch to shut off the motor. Hinges, roller shafts and torsion springs should be lubricated at least annually with a non oily spray (silicone or teflon spray). Not WD-40 or 3-in-1! A light band of lube should be applied to the torsion spring coils. If the door can be operated smoothly by hand, then adjust the closing force switch 1/4 turn at a time. This is a safety device do not use it to overcome another problem!

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Door closes all the way but then opens again


you can try adjusting the down force. what it sounds like when the hits the bottom the force sensor is saying there is an obstruction and is opening back up . just turn the down force adjustment higher on the logic board. if this isn't the problem you may have to adjust the down travel control, it maybe trying to force the door down to far and causing the force sensor to open door back up. if it is trying to force door to far in travel when the door goes down when it hit bottom you will notice the chain sag or the t bar will bend. good luck.

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Door closes then goes back up


it needs adjustment, there are usually an adjustment knobs on the unit it self, (check from the owners manual)...

Jul 10, 2011 | liftmaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener...

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I have liftmaster garage door opener P/N 41A-5483-4. It worked normally. but all of sudden, when door closing, it reverses automatically at half way down, and garage door light bulb starts blicking 6...


Use the pull cord and disconnect the opener from the door. Operate the opener and let the carrier slide back away from the door. Is the carrier moving smoothly when disconnected? Next, lift the door by hand from the bottom to the top. Is it moving smoothly? If not, lubricate the axles of all the rollers on both sides of the door. Check the cable pulleys at the top sides of the door channel, lubricate them as well. Are all cables in all the pulleys, there are 4. After checking those things, there is a "up force" and "down force" adjustment on the opener, try increasing the "up force" by turning the adjustment in the direction of MORE force.

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Jan 02, 2011 | liftmaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener...

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I have a 1/2 HP Liftmaster Chamberlain Garage Door Openner that will neither open nor close now. I have disconnected the door from the carrier. With the carrier up, I press the button and it goes down...


1. Lubricate the chain and the shaft or angle iron that the carrier rides on.
2. If that doesn't work, see if the opener has adjustment screws for up force and down force. If so, try increase the down force about half a turn at a time.
Write back with your results.
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The garage door goes up one foot and stops..its a liftmaster professional half horsepower


Disconnect the opener from the door. Operate the opener. It should go back and forth smoothly.
Lift the door. It should go up and down without any problems.
After checking those things, there is a "up force" and "down force" adjustment on the opener, try increasing the "up force" by turning the adjustment in the direction of MORE force.

Dec 06, 2010 | liftmaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener...

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No matter when i adjust the force the door goes down, stops briefely, them returns to open position. can't get force adjust to let it stay down.


If the door is hitting the floor and then reversing it is traveling too far in the down direction. Locate the 'down limit' on the side of the motor unit and turn it in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Some tweaking of this control will be necessary to get the travel just right. The force adjustment affects the safety of your opener. Try to put it back where it was.

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I have Craftsman ½ HP Garage Door Opener Model 139.18458D. It reopens immediately after closing. Sometimes it works normally, and sometimes gives this problem. I have tried adjusting the close force,...


It sounds like the door is traveling too far in the down direction. When it hits the floor the safety causes it to reverse to the open position. You need to adjust the 'down limit' not the force.

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