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I have a new garage door opener that has the black and purple buttons to adjust the force and travel of the door ...... eveything is working well except when the door closes it goes a little to far, the bar pushes up about an inch or so ..... i can't seem to get the hang of the new technogy .... can anyone explain it to me better please.

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I have a feeling the down force adjustment is set much to high. If the door is hitting the floor hard enough to bend the rail the safety should be reversing the door to the open position. Maybe this will help.

The force adjustments control the pressure used to open and close the door. A new garage door opener from the factory is set to the lowest possible force adjustment. If you have a properly balanced door, the forces required to open and close the door should be minimal.



The force adjustments are usually located on the rear of the garage door opener and/or under one of the light lenses, If your opener has two lights. If you have lights on the side of your opener, the force adjustment will be located under the right light lens. The force adjustments are labeled with an arrow indicating open or close and numbered 1 to 9, with one being the lowest force and nine the highest. The force adjustments can only turn 260 degrees, or ¾ of a complete turn. Changes to the forces should be done in 10-degree increments. Please remember that too much force will interfere with the proper operation of the safety reversal system. Do not increase the force beyond the minimum required to close the door. Do not use the force adjustments to compensate for a sticking, binding, or unbalanced door.

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

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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.

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