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Garage door won't open unless held down. Green light goes off after closing door.

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The sensors are safety features so the door won't close on someone. When you hold the wall button down it's over riding the sensors, therefore it works when you hold down the button but will not work when you tap it or use the remote. Line up the photo cells so they stop blinking. If they're blinking they think something is in the way...hence not closing. If you can't get them to line up and stop blinking one may be defective. Contact the manufacturer and see if you can purchase a replacement set. They usually aren't too expensive, maybe $20/$40.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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That normally happens when the sensors aren't aligned. Both sensors have led lights on them the yellow/orange one will stay on all the time the green one will go out if it cant see the other sensor. Possibly theres a wire that's broken or the other sensor is really out of alignment. Check every inch of wiring from the sensor to the opener, remove wire nuts if present and check the connections. The wires that are used are small, solid and can break easily. Also see if there's a staple that's too tight, move the wire abit where it's stapled and look for damage.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: GARAGE DOOR OPENS BUT WILL NOT CLOSE AUTOMATICALLY

is bulb on motor flashing 10 times. then you have electric eye problem. otherwise, sounds like you need to increase down force a hair. adjustement is on logic board, right knob.

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SOURCE: My Wayne Dalton garage door will open with remote but not close

your infrared sensor is either misaligned, faulty, or you have a broken wire from your sensor to your door opener. (Flashing light indicates infrared light path is broken). both sensors should indicate green led. door wil not come down is safty feature to prevent door from closing when light path is broken.

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SOURCE: Sear garage door wall mount contol light keeps blinking

Hold the button with the lock icon in for 3 seconds. This should toggle the unit off vacation mode and your remotes will work.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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