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My craftsman 139.53985D garage door opener is working

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my craftsman 139.53985D garage door opener is working intermittingly. First the door is stopping either on the way down or on the way up. Also the unit when in use will shut down no power.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: this motor was purchased used about 60 days ago, its one year old. it worked fine for about a month .
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like you purchased the motor used, is that correct? I'm assuming you purchased the motor to replace one that had failed?

Based on the symptoms you are having, especially that it loses power during operating, you have a failing motor again. Assuming the motor had no problems when you purchased it used, you may have a problem with the tension on your door springs or something else causing excessive resistance, that is taxing the motor. I would check the springs/tension and replace the tensioners if necessary.


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