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I'm not sure if this a top or front load. You will need a flat head screw driver. There are two release brackets just below the top section on the left and right. look towards the front you should be able to see them in the gap. Place the screw driver at this point and apply some pressure. This should pop the tab. Be sure not to over do it as you might chip the paint. Might even want to put the screwdriver tip in a rag to help avoid this. Once you pop the lid the switch is right there. On a front load it is similar but when you pop these tabs you have to raise the front lid up and out to get it off. Then your switch is there. If I can be of more help let me know. Hope this helps.

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Door goes all the way down, stops and then goes up again.

The problem is probably the opener safety sensors. Inspect the photo-eye sensor. The sensors are the small black boxes the near the bottom of your garage door frame which are usually installed on the tracks with a small bracket.
When the infra-red sensors are malfunctioning, usually one of the sensor lights will be blinking. The problem is either due to a blocked path between the sensors, dirty eyes, loose wires at the sensors or at the motor head, or just bad sensors. The transmitters (remotes) will not work to close the garage door. You will find that the door will only move an inch or so in the close direction and reverse. When this happens your garage door will only close by holding down on the wall button, or wall console, until the door fully closes. This method is the only way to override the safety and close the door.
1. Make sure that there is not something blocking the sensors from communicating with each other and the wire connections are securely fastened at the sensors and motor head, and the eyes are directed at each other. A lot of the time dust, spiderwebs, or even a small toy can block the sensors. If there is anything blocking the sensor remove it and try your door again.
2. If there is nothing blocking the sensors they maybe misaligned. They need to be pointed at each other in-order for they to work . If they are try to push alignment sensor into alignment. You will know they are aligned when the light stops blinking on the sensor.
3. Also, try unplugging the garage door opener and re-plugging the unit back into the outlet. This acts as a reset and may reset the sensors. If nothing works, it may be that you have to replace the sensors.

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safety sensors are not aligned, or one of the wires to one of the sensors is broken or unattached, or sensor wires to the unit are broken or unattached. door will always open without sensors being correct, but will not close. try pushing and holding wall button and see if door will close, if yes, then it is the sensor wiring or sensors

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Hi , to test door magnet put close a small piece of iron, it should be attracted, this sensor is very rare to fail, possible the door sensor is faulty, this is a magnetic switch, to test it, you can put together both wires going to it (doing a short circuit to sensor), if the cable is OK the indicator of an open door should turn off and system will go to ready state. If all this happens, you need to change door sensor.

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You have a sensor circuit that prevents the door from closing. One sensor sends a beam of light across the floor by the door, the other sensor picks up the beam. If beam is interrupted, say by a car, the circuit prevents the door from closing. And if the sensors are not properly aimed it is as if you have an obstruction and the door will start to go down and then reverse it self.

Circuit only works for closing and not opening the door.

Adjust and hook up the sensors as per the intructions.

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My garage door can be lifted up manually from the outside by inserting fingers under the seal and lifting it. This gives me no security. How can I fix this?

your door motor should switch off the door sensor once it is fully closed either to door has not been set up correctly so the sensor has not been deactivated when fully closed or the door sensor has been wired up to the open switch connector in the motor. so it thinks the open switch has been activated by key or keypad when the seal sensor is pressed.
disconnecting the seal sensor will mean if anything gets in the way of the door when it is closing it will not stop so there is a danger of injury or damage to the door. i would check that the seal sensor is wired up properly or get a door specialist to check your motor is not defective.

I hope this was useful.

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I have a liftmaster Model 1240. Door will open by remote or wall opener. The door will only close while holding wall opener button down. If i try and close via remote, light starts blinking and door...

The only thing that will cause the main light to flash 10 times and the door to reverse to the open position is a sensor problem. Make sure the light on each sensor is on and not flickering ever so slightly. Make sure they are not moving when the door starts to close. Lights on sensors should not blink. One light should stay on constantly and the other sensors light should go off when you block the sensors.

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Door sensor

Ok.. on your Ford explorer , you have 1 sensor on each door.
You need to idetify the bad sensor.
The sensor is a DEALER Item only.
To replace the sensor you need to remove the door panel.
Them remove the door lacth. and on 1 of the corners of the latch.
you will see a little switch with a 2 wires connector. on some cases on ly 1 wire.. to remove the sensor just turn to left or right.
Depend of the door. replace and put everything back.

OK... I hope this help on your question.
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