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Old 01-28-2014, 05:57 AM
 
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Having a problem with the garage door. Seems the previous owner of our home installed a 6 receptacle outlet on the garage ceiling near the garage door opener. Garage door works a few times, then fails to respond. If we pull the plug and place into another receptacle in the same outlet, it works again for a few times, then fails to respond.
Better to call Garage Door company or Electrician for repair here in San Antonio? Anyone ever experience this? Any recommendations? TIA
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Check your door sensors - the ones on either side of the door, that stop it if there's an obstruction. Sometimes they're just barely in alignment, and can give you that symptom.

Also - when it stops working - does it START and immediately stop, or does it give you no reaction when you hit the switch. Next time it does that, hit the emergency door release - that's the cord you can pull to disconnect the door from the opener track. Then lower the door, and hit the switch several times. If it cycles properly, then your load sensor is likely needing to be adjusted. It's usually under the light cover, and is a small screw that shows to turn it one way to increase load sensing, the other way to decrease it. That's another thing that can cause it to stop for no apparent reason, and sometimes is simply set too sensitive.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Check your door sensors - the ones on either side of the door, that stop it if there's an obstruction. Sometimes they're just barely in alignment, and can give you that symptom.

Also - when it stops working - does it START and immediately stop, or does it give you no reaction when you hit the switch. Next time it does that, hit the emergency door release - that's the cord you can pull to disconnect the door from the opener track. Then lower the door, and hit the switch several times. If it cycles properly, then your load sensor is likely needing to be adjusted. It's usually under the light cover, and is a small screw that shows to turn it one way to increase load sensing, the other way to decrease it. That's another thing that can cause it to stop for no apparent reason, and sometimes is simply set too sensitive.
When it stops working...it does not respond at all. When we unplug and replug into one of the other receptacles in the same outlet, it'll work..but the first time it goes up/down reeaaalll slow. Subsequent openings and closings are normal...until it stops responding altogether...it's almost like it reset or something.
It has stopped responding when door is closed or completely open...both.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Sounds like it's dragging/binding - have you lubed the rails and rollers?
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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I tried running an extension cord and plugging the garage door into another outlet...voila! Works perfectly time after time after time. Outlet is the problem....any electrician recommendations??
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Use "CS" common since and turn off the breaker and inspect it yourself, most likely either a bad receptacle or loose connection that you can fix yourself instead of getting your eyes poked out !!!
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