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Chamberlain 1265 garage door opener, tried to

Chamberlain 1265 garage door opener, tried to close the door and the sensors spotted something and lights flashed, so moved the object and closed and now the door only closes to within an inch of the floor...tried opening and re-closing a few times to no avail....any ideas. Thanks. Keith

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On the side of the motor unit you will find the 'down limit control'. Using a small screwdriver turn this control in the same direction as the arrow printed on the cover. Some tweaking may be necessary to get it just right.

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Owners Manual for Chamberlain Garage Door opener. Model 2265R

Unfortunately, the 2265R is not a Chamberlain supported model. The manuals for supported garage door openers are list here: . The manual for the 2265 is here: . There is also the 2265C: .

It could be that the 2265R is a refurbished model. Then the manual for the 2265 garage door opener will give you the the correct manual.

In my experience, when the garage door goes down partway and then reverses completely, the problem is something breaking the light beam between the safety sensors. This can be a piece of grass or the shadow from the door when one or both sensors are getting full sun. If the problem is some weed getting pushed into the sensor range, simply cut the nearby grass shorter. To check if the problem is a shadow, try getting a couple of people to stand near (but outside) of the garage door. They should be positioned to cast a shadow on the sensors. If the door closes properly when the button is pressed, then the solution is to wait for a slightly different sun position to close the door or to continue to hold the button on the wall panel.

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Second is if the door is reversing when it hits the floor. This is a problem with the door traveling too far in the down direction. Locate the 'down limit' located on the side of the motor unit and turn it a bit in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Some tweaking may be necessary.

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