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ONTARIO

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I have an Overhead Door Co. Touch n Go Model 1000A garage door opener that has worked flawlessly for years. Now it works intermitantly. Seems to work in either direction fine but if you activate it again soon, in either direction after the first activation, it won't completely open or close. Doesn't complete the cycle. Seems like it is overloading and kicking out. If you let it sit for a half hour or more it seems to have cooled down and will work another complete cycle to either go full open or full closed. I don't mind spending some money on it to repair it but the company where I bought it has no idea what is wrong with it. You can bet anything that they sell now probably has a 5 year life expectancy. Want to fix it rather than replace it.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what is wrong with it? Anyone have a similar problem with one of these openers?

Would even consider buying an old one for parts that someone has taken down and replaced with a new one.



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ALLAN PARK, ONT ADMINISTRATOR

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Have you had a power outage or surge recently?
I did here and it fried the circuit board in my Genie opener, only 3 years old. Here is the thread I started on it.

ontariorodders.activeboard.com/t61925199/garage-door-opener/



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If there was a power surge and it fried the curcuit board I don't believe it would work at all! Don't know electricity isn't one of my better subjects. Thanks for your input.



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Yank the release cord and see if the door if sticking going up or down manually.
Cycle the opener with the door disconnected. Does it work ok now?
It's usually cheaper to get a new one from Sears on sale than have someone look at it.


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I did the release cord thing it cycles fine with no load on it. Would rather spend the money to repair this one than buy a disposable one.



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Next time it trips out, check to see if there's power going to the motor. If there is, then the thermal overload kicked in on the motor meaning there's too much current draw from the door binding or some internal drag in the opener.

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is the drive full of hair , dust and cobwebs ??

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Petebil wrote:

Next time it trips out, check to see if there's power going to the motor. If there is, then the thermal overload kicked in on the motor meaning there's too much current draw from the door binding or some internal drag in the opener.


 i concur with this thinking due to the intermittent operation. too hot-it goes off, cools down-it restarts. if it is fairly easily accessible i would check out new motor prices. a bit ago i had a 3ph blower motor quit and was going to send it in again for another rebuild that usually lasts about 4 or 5 years. for whatever reason i snooped a new one and found it was a fair bit cheaper to just buy a new one. probably easier than replacing the whole system, and cheaper.  just sayin



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shag766 wrote:
Petebil wrote:

Next time it trips out, check to see if there's power going to the motor. If there is, then the thermal overload kicked in on the motor meaning there's too much current draw from the door binding or some internal drag in the opener.


 i concur with this thinking due to the intermittent operation. too hot-it goes off, cools down-it restarts. if it is fairly easily accessible i would check out new motor prices. a bit ago i had a 3ph blower motor quit and was going to send it in again for another rebuild that usually lasts about 4 or 5 years. for whatever reason i snooped a new one and found it was a fair bit cheaper to just buy a new one. it might be easier than replacing the whole system, and cheaper.  just sayin


 



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better off buying a new one if it got zapped. had the same thing happen to mine, wasted money buying new pieces off ebay to repair it, still wouldn't work. new ones are cheap enough.



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shag766 wrote:
shag766 wrote:
Petebil wrote:

Next time it trips out, check to see if there's power going to the motor. If there is, then the thermal overload kicked in on the motor meaning there's too much current draw from the door binding or some internal drag in the opener.


 i concur with this thinking due to the intermittent operation. too hot-it goes off, cools down-it restarts. if it is fairly easily accessible i would check out new motor prices. a bit ago i had a 3ph blower motor quit and was going to send it in again for another rebuild that usually lasts about 4 or 5 years. for whatever reason i snooped a new one and found it was a fair bit cheaper to just buy a new one. it might be easier than replacing the whole system, and cheaper.  just sayin


 OOOPS, sorry for the multiple's


 



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ONTARIO

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The original poster asks a question, gets good replies but hasn't commented in 11 days. Waste of time trying to help some people.
Common sense probably kicked in and he went and bought a new one, and he hasn't bothered to let us know.

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