I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors (www.dooreducation.com) and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.
I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years(www.doors.org). My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.
International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion
I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!
I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.
I live it.
You never stop learning.
A garage door spring in one long piece of wire and wire, and the diamete of the wire is decided by the door weight. It can be wound into any inside diameter from 1 19/32" to 6" and will do the same job.
Children and animals die from garage door openers without working, properly installed safety cells and safety equipment. June is garage door safety month!
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Hi John, If the unit you have does not have photo-cells as a part of the opener, than nothing can bring it to meet UL325 safety requirments. All openers today have to meet the UL requirements
Hi Jim, You have a logic/reciever control board going bad. That part # you gave me is the control board part #. Price should be $65 to $75. i would suggest getting it from Sears as there are off brands
Hi Justin, The Year manufactured should be on the "strut", if manufactured before 2004, there are no sections available for the door. We don't deal with WD much any more but the #s you gave me don't
Hi Rick, The lite bulbs blinking is a self diagnosing feature that tells you your safety cells, devices at the bottom of the garage door vertical tracks, are not in alignment, or there is an electrical
Hi John, I cut my teeth back in the 70's on the old Geni 401's and 450's. They were good openers 40 years ago. Note here, 40 years ago. There were little to no safety devices built into these units