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Door opens fine. made all adjustments but door stops 8" above floor when closing. Tried everything in manual with no results

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It could be closing too far or the sensitivity could be set too sensitive.

Lube the springs, wd-40 rust may be the whole problem.

If the door hits and the opener continues to move until the rail flexes upward and then reverses - probably the travel adjustment.

Does the door close and stay closed if you hold the wall button down constant until it closes? - this would indicate a safety eye problem.

If the door reverses before it hits the floor or just as it hits the floor it could be the sensitivity or if the safety eyes are mounted to the track they could be flexing enough to move the eyes out of alignment.

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IF YOUR SAFETY EYES ARE MOUNTED TO THE TRACK THEY MAY BE MOVING OUT OF ALIGNMENT AS THE DOOR NEARS THE CLOSED POSITION.
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IF IT STILL STOPS THE DOOR MAY BE TOO TIGHT AT THE FLOOR - HOW DOES IT WORK MANUALLY?

IF THE DOOR SEEMS OK MANUALLY THEN CHECK THE SENSITIVITY IT IS ONLY 3/4 TURN FROM MIN. TO MAX. SMALL ADJUSTMENTS 1/8 TURN AT A TIME CLOCKWISE - DO NOT SET THIS ANY FURTHER THAN YOU NEED - IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

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What it happening is it think there is something stuck under the door (like a car hood, etc)

These adjustments are VERY sensitive, so be patient while adjusting them.

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