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my sears garage door opener does not close, unless i hold down the button. it still opens with a touch of the?

button. it almost seems like it might be the security sensors on the door keeping it from closing, but it will close if i hold the button until it is closed. please help me find a solution,. thank you


3 Responses to “my sears garage door opener does not close, unless i hold down the button. it still opens with a touch of the?”

  1. Opener Guy says:

    If constant pressure on the button is the only way for your to close the door, then you have a safety sensor issue. Make sure they are aligned properly, and that both indicator lights on the sensors are lit. If one light is on and the other light is off, realign the sensor that is off. If both are off, you may have a wiring problem. You can test for this by cutting the sensor wires about 8 to 10 inches from each sensor. Take them out of the brackets, bring them up to the back of the overhead unit, and wire them in directly to the terminals – depending on the type of terminals you have, the two black striped wires (one from each sensor) go to terminal #3 or the gray/black terminal, and the two plain white wires go to terminal #2 or the plain white terminal. Once wired in, if you point them "nose to nose", both sensor lights should turn on. If they do, then you have a wiring problem. If they still do not light up, then you have a bad sensor. Sears Parts (800) 366-7278 can set you up with new ones.

  2. george says:

    something is interfering with the light sensors on the door . more then likely they are miss aligned. realign them and see if that works. also sunlight, if it is shining in your door will also mess with the sensors. i had to disable my sensors when the sun shined on them. otherwise i had the same problem you have.

  3. jepa8196 says:

    It’s not the sensors, it’s the switch going bad.

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