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Door opener will not engage as mechanism moves along the chain track

The motor works ok, but it seems as if something is not engaging as the mechanism runs along the chain track when I press the house mounted key pad. Nothing happens when I use the in-car opener.
Your help would be appreciated.

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Make sure the rope hanging down has not been pulled. If it has the door has been disengaged from the opener. You can correct this by flipping the metal part up (that the rope is connectd to) toward the drive track. Then open or close the door using the remote. The track should grab the door again.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

  • cc2karen Dec 04, 2010

    This is the exact same problem I'm having, and I've flipped the rope mechanism up. I had pulled it down to open and close the door manually. But now I am ready to re-engage it. The Black mechanism will run down toward to front of the garage door when the door is closed,.. but with the rope up,.... it's still not engaged. The steel thread attached to the chain is outside of the mechanism. Could this be the problem? If so, how can I fix it?


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