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Gliderol garage door opens with remote but does not close. do not have sensors .have to manually close it

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SOURCE: Garage Door Remote Not Working Consistently

Lift Master Security Plus remote works only intermitenly, It seems to lock after a few tries, Works from inside garage, Seems to lock up after few tries, Wall opener fine. Changed batteries several times. Can't understand why it works and then doesn't. Tried cleaning sensors and wires,

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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Will the remotes work in the garage? If yes but not outside with the door closed you might have radio interferace with your remotes. You might have to chage to a your reciever and remotes to a different brand (frequency). Sometimes it is less trouble to change out the operator. Chamerlain changed frequency from 390 (old) to 315 (new). 

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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If you hold the wall button down and the door closes the problem is photo eyes.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My garage door opener won't close the garage door.

Most likely your door sensors have been bumped and are not aligned properly. Make sure they are pointed at one another and the small light on each one is lit and not blinking.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model 976LM Security+: Can I bypass the sensors on my garage door opener?...

You cannot bypass the sensors but you can try reversing their position so that the sun isn't hitting the receiving unit. You can also move them back from the door or use something like the tube inside a roll of toilet tissue to shade the lens.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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Door suddenly will not close without holding the button down continuously that is inside the garage. The remote button will open the door but not close it. The door starts to close and stops right away.


It definitely sounds like a sensor problem. In normal operation, one sensor will have an amber or yellow light on, indicating power to the sensing circuit. The opposite sensor should have a green light on. If the yellow light is not on there is no power to the circuit due to a broken wire or circuit board failure. If the green light is not on or is flickering, the sensors are not aimed at each other or the light path is blocked.

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The motor runs but it only opens a few inches and slowly goes back down its a chamberlain whisper drive model HD900D


Hi. I have seen this before, although usually not from chamberlain garage door openers.

Pull the release cord that unlocks the door from the opener, and manually open the door ALL the way open.

Then lock back in place in the open position.

Then use automatic opener to shut door.

It will close very slowly, but should close all the way.

Then, open the door again using the remote, and the door will once again open slowly, this time it should open all the way.

Then close door with remote, and door should now close as it is supposed, with the proper speed.

The slow opening and shutting is the system position sensor resetting itself.

This is why your door is acting up.

I would also look up by the belt drive connects to the front of the garage door opening, to make sure there isn't any dirt, cobwebs, or other obstructions on the sensor that may cause it to re-close the way it does.

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Garage door only closes halfway


If the main light is flashing 10 times when the door reverses when closing it is a door sensor problem. You can override this with the door control but not with a remote. Make sure the door sensors are pointed at one another and the small light on each one is on and not flickering.

Jul 07, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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My fixed garage door opener opens fine, but only closes if it is held down. My remote garage door openers do not work at all. I replaced the sensors and they appear to work fine. I tried to reprogram the...


If the sensor is working right, that leaves the downward force sensor tripping. First check for track obstrucions by manually moving the door with the lift disengaged. If door works without excessive force, then increase the force sensor of the lift a bit.

Jun 12, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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We can't close our garage door


Make sure neither light on the sensors is flickering. Tweak them a bit to make sure they are aligned properly.

May 16, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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Sears garage door opener 1/2 hp about 6 years old. Will not respond to remotes to open and close. Light flashes on opener when remote is pressed but no door action.


Door sensors are not working. Check if lights are on both sides.
Might be misaligned or one is bad.
Door will close if you hold in the garge close button until it's all the way down.
And it will open on it's own.
You can get these off ebay.

Jan 15, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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Door will not close with remote.


The code you are seeing with 5 blinks is "RPM sensor or motor overload." We can eliminate the motor overload because the door is trying to close. The RPM sensor is a small printed circuit board just in front of the motor. It's a snap to replace and is available at any good door opener company. They will know exactly what you are talking about if you ask for an RPM sensor board.

Aug 26, 2009 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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Same problem, but no garage door sensors


Both the remote and the manual button once set a relay that applied power until the door had reached one or the other 'stops.' That relay, or the transistor that controls it, has failed, making it necessary to keep the relay powered by holding the button. It's probably repairable and remotes for just about any system are still quite available.
Heartland America, a catalog company, has offered a 'universal' garage door remote for some years; something that bothers the heck out of me.

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Door will not close


If you hold the wall button down and the door closes the problem is photo eyes.

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