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Now that it's cold outside (15 degrees), the only

Now that it's cold outside (15 degrees, the only way my garage door will close is if I hold down the opener until the door closes completely. This only happens when it's cold outside. I have a 10 year old ift master door opener. What should I do?

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I'm having the exact same problem, with the same garage door opener. It will open as usual with a touch of the button, but to get the door to close, you have to hold the button down until the door is all the way down. If you try to close the door with a touch of the button (as you normally would) the door moves about an inch, stops, retracts, then begins flashing the lights on the opener.

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