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Opener wont open makes clicking noise

Using an older 1/2 hp opener.  Has worked fine for many year, no operating difficulties.  After a big storm, it has stopped working.  When I press the button, it will make a clicking sound once, then again about one second later.  The green light flashes on the back of the motor.  any suggestions?

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  • apaone Jun 27, 2008

    Similiar situation for me, but now clicking sound.  I will press the button on the wall and the light for the garage door opener will come one but the door won't open (the motor doesn't start up).  Any solution?

  • lindsasm Jun 27, 2008

    Wow, hard to believe mine started doing the exact same thing yesterday.

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Your opener has been hit by lightning or power surge.
If it's not too old you can replace the 'back board' (the computer board on the back of the opener.) Also If the opener has safety sensors one or both of them may be burnt out too, and if it was really bad then the rpm sensor will go too. So you could be looking at paying half the cost to repair or just get a new opener. Up to you, and get a surge protector. Lift master has a good line of products and makes thier own surge protectors for thier products.

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