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Garage door opener doesnt close the garage

Hey i have a chamberlain garage door opener powerdrive + , the remote i have opens the garage from outside or anywhere i click it but when i click it to close it back up it wont close. it jus makes a clicking noise inside the mainframe. i than have to manually close it by holding in the close.button i have on my wall which is also hooked up to the opener. also it only closes by holding the button in the whole time while the door rolls down if i let go it goes back up. thx for any ideas or help

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    the garage door does not go up when the button is pushed

  • biglots Dec 18, 2007

    the garage door will only go up if you hold down the wall button

  • rhysba Jan 10, 2008

    I have the exact same problem!

  • Roadhandle Feb 16, 2008

    When I press the button to close my garage door it will almost close but then it will open right back up. I have to sit there and let it open and wait for the light to stop flashing and try it again. It takes several times to get the door to close.

  • riderpride May 12, 2008

    garage door opens with the remote but will not close. have to hold the button in the garage until the door completely closes

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    hey i have a chamberlain garage door opener powerdrive + , the remote i have opens the garage from outside or anywhere i click it but when i click it to close it back up it wont close. it jus makes a clicking noise inside the mainframe. i than have to manually close it by holding in the close.button i have on my wall which is also hooked up to the opener. also it only closes by holding the button in the whole time while the door rolls down if i let go it goes back up. thx for any ideas or help

  • mfetcho7 Jul 01, 2008

    have to hold button down to get door to close else it will stop part way down and go back up and click and the lights will flash. i adjusted the sensitivity and greased the tracks and it helped for a while but is doing it again. the belt looks like it isn't loose. not sure what is causing it.

  • Skywriter Aug 10, 2008

    When i push the button to close the garage door it goes down alittle bit then stops and goes back up. I just went out and pushed the button and held it in and the door closed then try to close it the normal way then the door did the same thing it has been doing.

  • rascalpa Feb 12, 2009

    from Wisconsin....cold here.....Door will open with remote but not close with remote....the lights just blink on and off.....not sure what to do....thought it might help to use WD 40....but didn't help.....I have to hold down the wall mount until the door is all the way down ....what can I do.....where do I loosen or tighten

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I got home yesterday from work and the door was working fine. Last night it started doing the same thing. It will open with the remotes but in order to close it I have to old the button on the wall until the door is completly shut.

  • martinserna3 Feb 25, 2009

    when i use the manul to open the garage door it wont close then it gets stuck the people who lived here before me they fooled around with the main unit whut can i do to fix that problem?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    I have a Chamberlain PD212C-1/2HP door opener it is 7 yrs old.This spring it started acting up.I adjusted the travel limits and tension and it seemed to fix it for 3 days or so.Today it started doing it again and I've adjusted it again but it seems to be all over the place.Now the door will only travel about a foot or so and reverse.I've adjusted it so much (everything) I don't know where to start anymore what do you suggest?

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If you have to hold down the button to close the door, you are bypassing the sensors ...
Check the alignment of the sensors. Should see a solid GREEN light

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Your photo eyes are out of allignment or not working.

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I had the same problem on an older liftmaster door. It was the sensors and it started to malfunction as it colder out. I replaced the sensors but then got a new door so I replaced it with a fancy Chamberlain Whisper Drive guess what I also have the same problem with it as the cold has set it. Disconnect the door from the drive and see if it works without a load. Check the sensor performance. This can rule out a problem with the sensors. Check the sensor lights I think they are both supposed to glow green. I think it is a combination of problems associated with cold weather operation. I'm taking the unit back as it is still under warranty and buying a better unit of a different brand. I think there are only two manufacturers. This is probably not good news. The sensor replacements cost $60 if you go that route. How old is your unit?

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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I had this same problem and ended up paying the local garage door
service guy to solve it for me. The key is that the green sensor has
to be solid even when the door is in motion (regardless of the direction).
If the light flickers at all, this indicates that they are out of alignment.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

I had this same problem, I could tell it was not the sensor due to me unhooking the garage door to the raining and hitting the button, it worked fine if I did that. What it ended up being was the bolts holding on the wheels to the door were loose, causing some friction at the end of the down process. Once I tightened them it worked fine.

Posted on May 01, 2008

I thought I had it but I tried this in cold weather the rubber drive belt will contract making the open think that it is binding or getting stuck so I think it is shutting itself down. I released some of the tension by loosing the nut adjacent to the tension spring. The door started working I will see if it works in the morning.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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