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Steve, Mechanic
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  ASE auto mechanic that fixes his own small engines
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I have a problem with my sears garage opener model

Customer Question

i have a problem with my sears garage opener model #13953985D it well open good but when i try to close it when it hits the floor it auto back up installed two senors they are in the right place they both light up please help do i need to adjust the travel or force
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

I would start with adjusting the travel first. If the door is trying to close past the ground level it will cause the force sensor to back it up.

If it still reverses then I would adjust the force.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
how much should adjust them
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

Turn the down limit adjustment clockwise. One turn is about 2" of travel. Start with one turn and see if it stops before closed. If it does, turn the screw counterclockwise a small amount and check again.

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