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On maxon liftgate when motor runs by itself

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on maxon liftgate when motor runs by itself
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
In a case like this, you might need to check the settings on the opener itself. Some models have dials that set how sensitive, and how strong, the opener should be, esp. when closing the door. If set too sensitively, the door will stop moving at the slightest balk or obstruction. And thus, perhaps, might sense the slightest less-than-easy point in the door's course, as an obstruction, and run in reverse.
If the motor is running by itself, then in which direction?
Is it seeming to spontaneously trigger motion, without any apparent direction from either remote or wall switch or other switch?
How old is the opener?

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