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On my genie powermax 1500 model 4062 garage door opener, the up and down limits keep changing on their own. Is there something stripped?

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You don't say which model you have, however, MOST Genie systems use the switches as temporary contacts. By twisting them together, the computer board is reading it as a short. You need to replace the switch and route the wires properly.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
This almost sounds like the door safety optics near the bottom of the door is not working or the optics path is blocked with something. Check the path between the 2 sensors for any obstructions. You may or may not see the red optics light path between sensors as some of these are infra red.

If the path is clear start looking at optics wiring near the sensors and all the way to the opener terminal board for any signs of damage. If all of that appears fine... then your probably going to have to replace the up/down limit switch assy.

Before you get too deep into all of the above... if the door senses a jam as in it has to drive with excessive force it will do exactly as it is now. Bent door rollers... something hanging down from the ceiling blocking door movement in the UP direction.
There really are several things that can cause this:
1. Optical sensors
2. Door limit switch
3. Force adjustment assembly
4. Blockages of optics path or door movement path
5. Stripped worm gear in the opener that has caused the door sequence timing to change on the limit switches.
6. Failed motor drive gear assembly.

Even for professionals some of these can be very time consuming to isolate and repair. (you can tie up as much money in repair labor costs as it would cost to replace the opener. Since you did not indicate how old your unit was or the exact garage door opener model number, the response above is very generic. I am not telling you to replace your opener. Only advising you of what can be high repair costs.

If your not that mechanically inclined I would call a garage door installer and ask that if he can not repair your opener what would be the replacment cost. Negotiate a diagnosis / repair cost vs replacement cost over the PHONE. Explain the symptoms and see what they say. (Call more than one before making a commitment!) Expect to hear all of the answers I mentioned above.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

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Sounds like a skinned wire on your front or rear limit switches is touching metal. Go over your low voltage wiring and test again.

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to tell you how to fix this is tricky your limit switch is not working, if it is a liftmaster, or sears craftsman take the cover down, if it is a older allistar it is a dog limit on the chain, if a genie check the cherry switch in back of operator behind cover.

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