Garage door stops at 6 inches and 4 ft while going up

I have 2 garage doors and my wife programmed hers on her side and I tried to program mine on the right side and now the garage door stops at about 6 inches while going up and then stops again at about 4 feet.

I have to continuously hold the button down on both the wall button and the remote control in order to get the garage door up all the way. It will go down all the way with one punch.

I have checked the connections on the sensors and they all look good. What am I doing wrong?



It sounds like something may be binding a bit. Disconnect the garage door opener and see if the door opens and closes smoothly and easily when operating it manually. Does it seem to catch at any point?

Or it could be that the opening force needs adjusting.

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Sep 10, 2012
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Force / sensitivity
by: ADS- NZ

If the door opener is ageing and you have checked that the door runs free and is balanced correctly (check the installation guide for correct brand details) then it is possible that due to wear and tear the sensitivity needs adjustment. Another major cause is the use of grease on the main pole sometimes turns really stiff and acts as a brake rather than an aid to the movement.

Jan 28, 2012
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torque on the spring
by: Anonymous

What happens when the spring does not have the pressure or tourke that needs to open and close the garage door

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