Question about Chamberlain Powerdrive PD422D 1/2 HP Security Plus Screw Drive Garage Door Opener

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My garage door gos down then right back up, but not all the way up. I have tried the up and down adjustments which worked without the door connected, but then with the door it went back to not opening all the way again

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  • lasflores Nov 12, 2009

    It is not the sensors and nothing is blocking the door.

  • lasflores Nov 16, 2009

    No,I ended up calling a repairman. I had already triied everything that was suggested. Hopefully you can be of more help on my next problem.

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Either there is something blocking the door, or if you have the motion stop sensors, then they may be faulty, or the door is off track. Bobvilla.com has video's on how to fix this as well

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Nov 12, 2009

    Step one: Pull the door release and operate the door manually...see if
    it is binding up...if it is easy to operate without the opener, then
    you have an operator problem. With the door released, cycle the opener
    up and down and watch the trolley on the track and see if it is smothly
    moving the full distance. Btween these steps, you will find the
    culprit....spring tension changes on the door would make it harder to
    lift, no go down, and do not adjust them,...torsion springs are not a
    DIY adjustment...if the operator (opener) jerks or the trolley catches
    and isn't smooth, then you have a sensor problem or the screw needs
    lubricated, etc.....check all of these and see what you find. Overhead
    doors do like maintenance from time to time...lube the rollers, make
    sure the tracks are secure (not allowing a catch point for the rollers,
    etc.)
    Everything slows down when winter starts and the grease and dirt coagulate.



    Your door carriages wear and get dirty and cause restraint that the
    door senses as hitting something. When you try it a few times you
    loosen it up and get everything working better, so it then works - sort
    of.



    The easy, short term "fix" is to crack up the closing adjustment.
    BETTER YET - look at everything, clean it up, tighten all the bolts
    that have loosened and then lubricate with oil (not WD40). That should
    do it and you may even be able to re-adjust the operaying power a
    little looser so it will be safer.


    When cycling the opener this way, the screw track and opener both
    shake/vibrate quite a bit....it seems there may be a kink or bend in
    the screw and this is causing additional friction/resistance, as well.



  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Nov 17, 2009

    Did you try pulling the cord to turn it into manual operation, reposition the the slider on the track and replace, then try to operate? What did the repairman tell you?

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Hi, Check the optical sensors located on each side of the garage door opening, near the floor. Clean both of the lens and check to make sure that the indicators are both lit (left and right).

Now, with the door down, (you might have to unlatch the emergency release cord to do this) slowly open (raise) the door up and pay attention to any roller wheels that might be hanging up on the tracks or the joints in the door tracks, as you raise the door all the way open.

Now lower the door to the closed position and reset the emergency release lever back to the latch postion. With a aeresol spray can of dry silicone lubricant (WD40 will work in a pinch, but won't last nearly as long), spray ALL the wheel rollers and spindles/axles/shafts on the garage door AND all the hinges in the middle of the door too.

Check to see that all of the door tracks are fastened tightly against the walls around the garage door opening, as loose tracks can cause binding of the door as it goes up and down, causing the opener to malfunction.

Now you'll need to adjust the UP and DOWN limit controls to get the door working properly again.

Set the door UP and DOWN limit switches to the middle adjustment postions on the opener control and then, using the remote door opener and likely standing on a step ladder, out of the way of the garage door when opening and closing the door. You'll make small adjustments to the UP limit adjustment knob, using a small, flat bladed screwdriver, or by turning the knob, as the door is opening. When the door stops going up and reverses, let it go till it stops running and turn the UP limit up (one turn equals approximately 2" of door travel) and try the door again.

Keep doing this until you get the door to open all the way without stopping part way or reversing. Once you got this taken care of, you can then adjust the DOWN limit control doing the same procedure as described above. The difference here is that you want the door to close with the lowest force possible, so that any obstruction (bike, toy, foot, kid, etc.) causes the door to open up rather than continue closing when something is in the doorway opening.

Here's a link to your owners manual for your garage door opener, so you can print and review all safety issues and review the complete detailed instructions for adjusting your specific door opener, properly.

http://www.chamberlain-diy.com/pdfdocs/114A3059.pdf

You should allow for a good 30-40 minutes to properly check all aspects of the door and track, and the lubrication of the guides, rollers, and hinges, etc., and the adjustment of the opener itself.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Mark
    Mark Nov 12, 2009

    Take a look at page 27 of the manual that I included the link for. You need to adjust the UP and DOWN travel limits to first get the door opening and closing all the way, each way. Once that is working properly, you then have to adjust the Up and Down Force limits. (page 28)



    Just take your time and realize it will take some patience and time to get this working correctly, but well worth the effort and money you'll save from calling a garage door company service tech to come do this for you.



    Hope you find this Very Helpful and again, best regards!

  • Mark
    Mark Nov 17, 2009

    Sorry you were unable to properly adjust the UP and DOWN force settings to get the door to operate correctly. Since the opener did go up and down without the garage door connected to it, I believe you could have resolved the issue by making the UP and DOWN force adjustments, otherwise, you have a faulty main circiut board, which will be fairly costly to replace - almost 80% of the price for buying a opener.



    Hopefully the repairman you've called can resolve your problem. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and best regards!

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