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    Garage door opener

    Just got a call that the garage door opener went all the way up but then kept running. Once they got it stopped, the chain no longer moves.

    Stripped gears? I just got done replacing the springs because it would get crooked and jam when it got near the bottom.

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    Re: Garage door opener

    I just had a new circuit board put into a single door Genie opener. Apparently this model had some weiny circuit boards for several years and mine was mash. Had him lube the doors while he was doing that. Guess name brand is not everything.

    I would call your garage door opener person and ask him what it might be.


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    Re: Garage door opener

    If the door came up all the way but the garage door opener kept running then I would say the limit switch that stops the motor when the garage is fully opened went bad and either stripped out a plastic gear or busted a shear pin depending on the age of the garage door opener. Might be fixable or might be cheaper to replace.



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    Re: Garage door opener

    Well, the gear is definitely stripped. Now I'm worried that the limit switch is bad. I'll probably start with the gear, and see if it stops before hooking up the door.



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    Re: Garage door opener

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Well, the gear is definitely stripped. Now I'm worried that the limit switch is bad. I'll probably start with the gear, and see if it stops before hooking up the door.
    Same thing happened to mine a couple years ago. I looked it over and decided it wasn't worth taking it all apart to replace the gear and then start trying to figure out what caused the thing to keep running. I was able to buy the same model opener and just replaced the head(motor). Good luck.



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    Re: Garage door opener

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Well, the gear is definitely stripped. Now I'm worried that the limit switch is bad. I'll probably start with the gear, and see if it stops before hooking up the door.
    Replace the limit switch or you'll strip that gear again! A new gear isn't gonna stop the motor, that's the switches job.



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