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It closes with a simple one push of the button. Yes, I can see the antenae wire hanging down and still intact.
Unfortunately, I am at the office now and not at home. However, I do have CFL bulbs in the opener. I will remove the bulbs tonight and try it without the CFL bulbs and let you know the result tomorrow.
Thanks. I am hoping you have identified the problem. I will let you know tomorrow.
Tommy, I changed my CFL bulbs to regular bulbs but it did not help the problem. However, the remote did close the door after I waited until the light on the garage door went out before I pushed the button. Now what?
Yes, it contains two standard 60 watt incandescent bulbs. I will try your suggestion (unscrewing the bulbs) this evening when I return home--I'm at the office now. I will report back to you this evening or in the morning. Thanks.
Tommy, I tried unscrewing the bulbs and opening and closing the door. It opened just fine but would not close. I screwed the bulbs back in and waited until they went off and then the door would close with the remote. So what do think is the problem?
Well, ruled out the bulbs themselves.Was hoping it would be the small amount of current to the bulbs that was interrupting the circuits.Nothing left here except the relay on the board is causing the malfunction.So, whether the relay is heating a component on the board or the board itself has an issue, the board change out is really the only option at this point as I see it.The components on the boards are not sold as repair parts, but if someone was an electronics guru, they could troubleshoot the board and replace them I suppose.The board number is XXXXX D4674-11But it looks like it has been replaced with a newer version41 D4674-10HCLICK HERE for a look at the boardThey are not that difficult to change, depending on everyone's abilities.Cost wise, cheaper than a new opener, but if you look at the nameplate where you got the Model number, you should find a Date.Recommendations are when over 10-12 years old, change the openers.Still is a matter of each ones opinions/preference
Tommy, I appreciate all your help. It did appear to be a circuit board and considering that the opener is 15 years old, I have decided to replace the entire opener with a Craftsman 3/4 hp belt drive Assure Link opener.