Is there a battery in the Craftsman 315 MHz Garage Door Opener Premium Control Console?
The Premium Control Console on the inside wall of the garage is hard-wired to the garage door opener. When I've needed to press and hold the button on the unit, there's usually something wrong with the opener or the garage door hardware.
The problem could be with the travel or force adjustments. However, more likely, the door is binding during travel or the garage door opener gears are damaged. Disconnect the door from the opener and check how it opens and closes. Is the door binding anywhere? Check if the rails are bent or if the framing of the door has rotted at the bottom. (We had one garage door where the door jamb was damaged. This led to the doorway shrinking and the door jamming.) If you open the door part-way, does it stay at that position? Do this test carefully; you may get injured if the door falls. If it doesn't stay open, then the torsion spring tension may need off or the springs need to be replaced. If the springs are mounted next to the doorway, you need a professional to check the springs. (If the torsion springs are further from the door, you may want a professional to check them. You will need to use vise grips or a similar tool to keep the door partway up and prevent it from falling when you adjust the tension. You will need to adjust both sides evenly.)
When you press and release the garage door opener button, how far does the door travel? Do the opener lights blink three times? Are both obstruction sensor (often green and amber) lights lit? Please add a comment with more information about the symptoms for additional help.
I hope this helps.
(note: when there is a problem with the door binding or the torsion springs failing, it's not uncommon to see the garage door opener fail. The motor tried to force the door and the plastic gears end up stripped. You may need to replace or repair the opener after fixing the door hardware issue.)
Jul 18, 2015 |