How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask The Home Smithy Your Own Question

The Home Smithy
The Home Smithy, Home Builder
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 9481
Experience:  #1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience
Type Your Home Improvement Question Here...
The Home Smithy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my automatic garage door keeps going up an down ending up ...

Customer Reply

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
my automatic garage door keeps going up an down ending up in the up position, will no stay closed, how do I fix it?
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

HiCustomer

It sounds like you have something blocking the safety beam at the bottom of your garage door. Either that or the sensors have been knocked out of alignment. you wil need to check the area for something blocking the beams and/or the alignment.

If this answer satisfies your question please click on the accept button. If it does not, please tell me so. You are not expected to accept any answer that you are not happy with. I do expect you to let me know if you are not satisfied, and what I can do to put a smile on your face.

Thank you for using Just Answer. Please tell someone about us.
Best regards; The Home Smithy
After you have accepted it is important that you leave positive feedback.

The Home Smithy, Home Builder
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 9481
Experience: #1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience
The Home Smithy and 2 other Home Improvement Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have already done that and that didn't fix it. Last nite I had to finally release the door and close it manually in order for it to be closed. This morning I put it back on automatic and once I pulled out of the garage I tried to close it and it closed but bounces back up about 4 inches and stayed there for how long I don't know because last nite when it did that it opened by itself about 10 minutes later. Hopefully when I get home my garage will not be emptied out.....
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

Now that you have explained the problem a bit more it sounds like you have a definate control board problem.

Unfortunatly the only cure is a new board.

When you return tonight (to a full garage I sincerly hope) please get the model number, and the make of the unit to me, and I'll see if I can find the board for you on line.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Oops, I forgot the model number, the garage door opener is a Craftsman 75, Anniversary model. I got up there and looked at it, that's about all I could do (I still haven't figured out how to program my VCR!!!!) I am not very mechanically inclined. Anyway there seems to be a white screwy looking thing that you can turn, which I did but it didn't seem to do anything. Assuming I can get this "board" is this something that I just plug in somewhere or should I just bite the bullet and call some person to fix it. The last person I had out told me it would cost $750 to fix my "new" garage door. I told him to take a hike. I don't have much faith in repairman, it is very true that they try and take advantage of older woman.
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

Dorann;

Do you have a college in your town? If you do they all have bulletin boards for students looking for extra work. I'm sure that there is a bright young man, or woman that can fix your door opener , AND program your VCR while they are at it. And they would happily do it fot 1/10 what the so called repairman was gonna soak you for.

But I will need the model number to find the correct part.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much, I will try that. You have been a great help.
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

Your welcome.

Please let me know when you get the model number, and Ill find that part fot you.

Thank you for accepting.

Best regards; The Home Smithy

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
< Last | Next >
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • The Home Smithy's Avatar

    The Home Smithy

    Home Builder

    Satisfied Customers:

    2002
    #1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/TheHomeSmithy/2011-8-13_11146_homesmithy.500x500.64x64.jpg The Home Smithy's Avatar

    The Home Smithy

    Home Builder

    Satisfied Customers:

    2002
    #1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BS/bshull17/2011-2-11_04125_japic.64x64.JPG Brian's Avatar

    Brian

    Architect

    Satisfied Customers:

    1967
    Licensed Architect- 16 years, L.E.E.D. AP
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve555/2013-6-14_144343_Depositphotos4247517S.64x64.jpg Steve G.'s Avatar

    Steve G.

    Handyman

    Satisfied Customers:

    135
    VP of electronic repair company and home theater advisor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/Erdaram/2011-6-21_14724_ANIEric4Pics.64x64.gif Eric M. Bright's Avatar

    Eric M. Bright

    We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!

    Satisfied Customers:

    1734
    I've been been doing things for my clients that others have said cant be done for over a 1/4 Century
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/rich03dungo/2010-3-17_101556_tshirt2.jpg Rich's Avatar

    Rich

    Home Improvement Enthusiast

    Satisfied Customers:

    674
    Over 35 years construction and home maintenance experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AL/alumalite/2012-5-10_234018_shutterstock506249951forJA500.64x64.jpg Phil's Avatar

    Phil

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    409
    Retired contractor, 51 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JE/jerrymassie/2011-1-15_45937_1111055.64x64.JPG Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    hearth products

    Satisfied Customers:

    317
    owned and operated stove retail and service 12 yrs