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Remove the eye wiring from the opener entirely and try it that way.

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I can't tell if you're question is accurate, are you saying that the key pad will only open the door and never closes it or that it will only do one direction then you have to use the remote? If you're saying the keypad will not close the door at all, that may be a safety issue since closing doors can potentially damage property or worse, if your saying the remote works both ways then you probably need to reset your opener and keypad. Cut the power to the opener, leave it disconnected for five minutes. Reconnect and try keypad again. If this doesn't resolve the problem them you may have a bad circuit and will have to call a pro.

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Check this it may be your problem.
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If the chain is loose I would definitely tighten it up to remove the sloppiness of the drive. That will in turn help you to accurately find the sweet spot that is currently eluding you. And you have to work fast because you do not want to overheat the motor.

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If motor continues to run but no chain action check for missing chain tooth or cam gear worn.

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reprogram the system with the control fob as it indicates that the program is corrupted possibly from recent power fluctuations

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Use the emergency release handle to release the door. Run the opener to the open position until it stops. Close the door until it stops. Now re engage the the door.

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Have you checked the tracks on both sides? If the door closes when you hold the wall button there may be an obstruction or a bad guide. This could exert enough resistance to make it stop and reverse. Holding the wall button allows it to keep going past the problem.

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Check all the electrical connections inside the unit. If it is intermittent it may be hard to pin down. Other than that you will probably have to add it to the list of Yet Another Thing. Depending on how often it is used 11 years can be past the life expectancy.

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There are adjustments on the unit itself that control the distance door travels to close as well as the force it uses to close. The info and location of controls is indicated in the manual that came with your unit.

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Make sure to clean off the lens so there's nothing blocking signal and make sure that theres no obstructions in the way of the photo cells before and during cycle. make sure that you have power going to them by having the Amber or red light displayed at all times and make sure that the green light is present for alignment. If it works for a couple of cycles and then goes back to being non active, make sure that the tracks or the surface that sensors are mounted to are not moving as door is in operation therefore they will move out of alignment during or after a cycle and will not allowed to operate! Make sure that none of the wires going to the cells are punctured through by any Staples! sometimes it could happen and when you move the cell around it could relocate from the staple and go back to norm, then after cycle it could short out from vibration which will send wire back to hitting stable! If none of these are helpful and you want a quick fix go down to your local home improvement store and buy a set of photo cell/safety cells and wire them up as diagram displays which is very simple and easy.

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It is not closing completely because either something is in the way of the door closing properly or the mechanism controlling the safety feature is malfunctioning.

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Our garage door opener has a safety beam across the floor which prevents the door from closing on objects which are sitting there. This safety feature also makes an annoying beeping sound each time the beam is crossed. This tutorial will show you how to disable the beep, but still keep beam functional. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn_vGe_7_x4

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Denise, This could be a dangerous job for some one with no knowledge, doors are heavy,cable is under a lot of load from torsion springs. You may have to call a garage door tech, this is not a major fix if you have the knowledge and tools, the Tech. can also diagnose what caused/allowed cable to do this and correct the fault, so it will not happen again. For your safety call a door Tech. or 3 and get an estimate.
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WE need to know the model number of the unit and more details about what is going on with the unit.

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could be something blocking the sensor . My sensor on the floor on one side was blocked by a spider web holding a leaf in front of it. My door light would flash and door not go up or down. After i cleaned both sides every thing worked ok.

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It sounds like you may have a problem with the eyes at the bottom of the door jam. These two eyes must be aligned so the light from one is picked up by the other one. Sometimes they get bumped by accident and need to be re-aligned. Check at the top of the eye where it is touching the metal bracket. If it has been moved the plastic pin on top of the light sensor will be out of the hole in the metal bracket. carefully move the plastic light body until it snaps into the hole on the metal bracket. Then try the remote. If that doesn't work, check both boxes on each side of the garage jam. one should send out a light beam and the other one should receive it. Try this. In the dark put a piece of paper in front of the unit that is NOT sending out light the beam. Line up the light beam with the receiver hole on the side of the unit. move it around until it shines into the eye on the side of the other unit. Try the opener. See if solves your problem. If I get to a point like this where nothing I try works I get out a tool that always fixes anything, my checkbook. Good luck. :)

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