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Where does the wires hook from motor to where? Automatic Doorman 455

Hook them up and it kicks the circuit breaker

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Is the door opener motor bad? You say, "the wires"--is there a plug on the end of the wires that can be plugged into an outlet? If so, thy plugging it into an extension cord instead of the outlet in the garage ceiling and see if you still trip a breaker. If you do, it's a problem in the opener. There are things to do to locate the source of the problem. It the breaker trips instantly when you press the button then there's a dead short somewhere. Does the motor get warm or hum before the breaker trips? If so, then maybe the door mechanism is locked up and the motor cant turn. Did you check to see if your garage door is locked?

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SOURCE: Automatic Doorman model 455 learn button location?

The button should be on the back of the motor unit. You may have to remove a light lens to find it.

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SOURCE: installed two new springs on

Does it make a noise? Did it run before you changed the springs? Did you replace springs on opener or on the door? What adjustment screws are you looking for? Do you think they went out of adjustment when you changed the springs?

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