Question about Chamberlain Powerdrive PD422D 1/2 HP Security Plus Screw Drive Garage Door Opener
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
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
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Your photo eyes are out of allignment or not working.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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
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
Tips for a great answer:
WHEN HOLDING IT DOWN MAKES THE DOOR CLOSE PROPERLY THE PROBLEM IS IN THE SAFETY EYES.
ARE BOTH LEDS ON? - CHECK FOR A LOOSE OR BROKEN WIRE.
ARE THE EYES WIRED CORRECTLY?
ARE THEY AIMED AT EACH HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON OVERRIDES THE SAFETY EYES.
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