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Door travels all the way to the floor but comes back up

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If when the door reverses the main lights flash 10 times you have a bad or misaligned door sensor. If the door hits the floor and reverses but the main lights do not flash then the door is traveling too far. On the side of the motor unit you will find the 'down limit' control. Turn this in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Some tweaking may be necessary.

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    Close the garage door by having your helper push the wall control button. Notice the seal between the door and the floor--there should not be any light coming through. Adjust the "down limit" screw in the same way if necessary.

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    Operate the door by the pressing the wall button and check your adjustments.



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    Check the sensors again. Our unit has one amber and one green when working and if something (even a weed) breaks the optical beam it reverses and the lights blink. We've also had bright sunlight interrupt the beam. (The test for this issue is to stand such that you cast a shadow onto the sensor without being in the beam and then attempt to close the door with the remote). Next check if the door is binding during travel. If it is, check the tracks for plumb with a level and make sure the door rollers and tracks are undamaged. If a rail is crimped anywhere, it could be cause the problem. You can find some garage door sales places that sell the track sections and rollers to replace damaged parts. Check your local phone book and call around. In some cases, the door jamb may be damaged (lowering the header and shrinking the entire door area). This may require calling a professional to fix.

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    Alternatively, adjust the downward force to a higher value.

    Without knowing the model of your Craftsman opener, I'll just use the directions for mine. All of these are adjusted with a flat blade screwdriver. Always test each adjustment with a complete up and down cycle.

    The height limit control is on the side. (It's the forward one of two screws inside the cover - you should be able to reach them thtrough holes in the cover. Unfortunately, sometimes it's easier to get to them after removing the cover. The cover is held by 4 screws - 2 on each side.) To decrease the travel, turn the Down screw clockwise. One full turn of the screw is 2" of door travel.

    The force controls are on the back with the down adjustment on the right. Turn this clockwise in 10 degree increments and test each time.

    It is possible to overheat the opener with too many open and close cycles. In that case stop adjusting the unit and wait 15 minutes for it to cool.

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    Open up the caseand look at the travel assy. Sometimes the limit (up or down) do fall off the assy. Just snap it back on.

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