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I have a stanley garage door opener model # ST205.A09 When it opens it goes up too far and when it closes it comes down with alot of force. When this first started it went up about 2 feet then came down. I tried to reset the open and close settings but now I have the problem with it having too much travel or force going up and down. Thanks for your help

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Make sure the counter balance springs are ok. Most garage doors have 2 springs to provide counter balance for the door. Your garge door opener may have enough power to still operate even with one springs broken however with one springs broken would hit pretty hard. It the springs look ok I would release the door from the opener (while in the down position) using the little rope that hangs down and operate the door by hand to ensure it goes up and down smoothly. Most problems are due to friction caused by bad rollers or failed springs. If this is not the issue let me know.
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