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The garage door is up and travels down a few inches and goes back up chamberlain 1/2 horse heavy duty. I fix the gear worm and bushing kit I tried it with the door off and on no difference manufactured 6/93

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If your garage door has the sensors at the base with a laser light, check the aim of them.

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