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Bissell Quick steamermodel #1970

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Can I repair a transmitter short on an old Sear's "Blue Max:" contractor garage door opener made by Genie?

The door opens and shuts by itself randomly but does not respond to either the remote or the wall mounted switch. It is blue in color and was probably installed in the mid 1970's. there is only a silver sticker on it that says: FCC ID: B8QGR912 Freq> 360 Model 12A It will work OK for a day when its warm, but then quit again, even if it is warn outside. Can this be fixed or do I chalk this up to old age? i tried disconnecting the wall wiring and reprogramming the remote made by Clicker. Did not work. However, the Blue Max would start and stop randomly as i was working on it.

Posted March 16, 2013


Alina, March 16, 2013

the managemylife web site is a good resource to find out what may be happening with your garage door opener. i did some research for you at managemylife.com and found an excellent article that also has multiple expert answers at the bottom of the web page that addresses the most common questions that have been asked by other members. i hope this will help until your expert can answer your specific question. i attached the link below.

Barbara H. , March 17, 2013

older garage doors can develop a number of problems.  it is best to start with the usual suspects for this type of issue.  i would start by releasing the trolley and manually check the door to see if it moves smoothly up and down.  if there is anything blocking the rails, especially at the top of the door, this may be causing the issue.  if the door itself is misaligned, you will need a technician for repairs.  if the door operates manually, then reconnect the trolley and check the safety sensors and the wiring from the sensors to the wall switch and to the overhead operating unit. check the open and close travel limits which should be located on the overhead, usually at the bottom. you can tweak them to see if the situation resolves.  remember that any adjustments requires a safety test after wards.  if these suggestions do not correct the problem, the logic board would need to be replaced.  the garage door opener is past its prime.  parts are likely not available or will cost more than a new opener.  if you would like to browse new openers, click here; sears.com .


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