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Craftsman 1/2 hp door opener

My garage door opener is now having problems with going either up or down. I've tried adjusting the up and down limits and/or the force. The door will either go up fine and not go down or will go down fine but not up. I imagine that I have to keep adjusting until I find the right mix. But if I could possibly get some better direction I'd appreciate it.

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  • 1231 Jul 21, 2008

    craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener just started this.  not wanting to go down by itself unless i hold he button down.  nothing to do with door, does same thing when disengaged from door.  blinks about 15 times after i push the button and it lurches to a stop.  what do the 15 blinks mean??

    ches in colorado

  • mb041858 Nov 01, 2008

    My door does not want to go down when it getscolder. I have tried adjustung the settings but no help.

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    My garage model is 139.53973SRT Serial # 02502C00460. Whenever i try to close my garage door goes down and then it slides back up again. what should i do.

  • Vovie Nov 04, 2008

    My garage door won't go up or down. I have to unplug the opener and allow the system to reset itself. Then it works a few times and I need to start the process over again. What to do next?



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Replace the logic board

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My problem is similar, but it seems to occur only at temps near or below 40 degrees. I have to hold the wall mounted control to force it to close as the remotes do not work on closing but only opening.

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