Can someone help troubleshoot? Our Sears garage door opener has been going up by itself without anyone pushing the remote or wall buttons. Also, when we tried to open door one day it would go up part way and come right back down. I was finally able to get our car in the garage, but now am afraid I won't be able to get it out without the door coming down on the car.
Joan from Billings, MT
We sold our 3-bedroom home this past June and we had a Sears garage door opener. At times we had some similar problems. The garage door opener has an antenna that receives a signal when you press the remote control. You might have to make an adjustment by raising or lowering the antenna.
Give that a try before calling the repair service. (01/15/2009)
I just had to call service man as door only went down about a foot. The problem was it needed oil and greasing. It now works fine. Maybe this can help you. (01/16/2009)
By Doris G.
I had the exact same set of symptoms. It was a loose wire or short in the wall button. (01/16/2009)
We have a Sears garage opener and from time to time it does exactly the same thing. Each time it has been that the little door sensor down by the floor. Someone keeps bumping it somehow which dislodges the tiny wires that go into it. All I do is tell that someone and "he" puts the wires back in. Also, ours has a cord that you pull up by the motor at the ceiling that allows you to open the door manually in case of emergency. You could always pull that cord which releases the auto mechanism and then just open by hand. Watch pinching your fingers though. Been there and done that. (01/17/2009)
Check for cobwebs around the electric eyes. Check and see if the electrical plug is all the way in the outlet. I have had both of these things to happen and had to pay service call. (01/18/2009)
Check the electric eyes on both sides of the door opening, at the bottom, and see if cobwebs or debris is covering over them. Also check the electrical plug and see if it is plugged all the way in or is working loose. Save that service call, that I had to pay for both of these issues. (01/18/2009)
Are there any new homes or neighbors in your area? Believe it or not my garage door opener would trigger my neighbors door if I pushed the button as I approached my driveway. We finally discovered that we had both used the same code, our zipcode, for our combination. Just a thought. (01/18/2009)
Those wheels and tracks need to be lubricated every three months. (03/03/2009)
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