Steel-Craft Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting

The table below may become an indispensable manual for Steel-Craft Garage Door Opener owners. It has information about various types of breakdowns, but the main thing is that the right column contains numerous ways to troubleshoot. There are types of faults that only the repairman can fix, but thanks to the table simple problems you could solve yourself.

Steel-Craft Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
The opener doesn't operate from either the Door Control or the remote control• Does the opener have electric power? Plug a lamp into the outlet. If it doesnl light, check the fuse box or the circuit breaker. (Some outlets are controlled by a wall switch.)
• Have you disabled all door locks?
• Is there a build-up of ice or snow under the door? The door may be frozen to the ground. Remove any restriction.
• The garage door spring may be broken. Have it replaced.
• Repeated operation may have tripped the overload protector in the motor. Wait 15 minutes and try again
Opener operates from the remote, but not from the Door Control• Is the door control lit? If not, remove the bell wire from the motor unit terminals. Short the red and white terminals by touching both terminals at the same time with a piece of wire. If the opener runs, check for a faulty wire connection at the door control, a short under the staples, or a broken wire.
• Are the wiring connections correct?
The door operates from the Door Control, but not from the remote control• Is the door push bar flashing? If your model has the Lock feature, make sure it is off.
• Program the opener to match the remote control code
The remote control has short range• Change the location of the remote control in your car.
• Check to be sure the antenna on the side or back panel of motor unit extends fully downward.
• Some installations may have shorter range due to a metal door, foil backed insulation, or metal garage siding
Opener noise is disturbing in living quarters of home• If operational noise is a problem because of proximity of the opener to the living quarters, the Vibration Isolator Kit 41A3263 can be installed.
This kit was designed to minimize vibration to the house and is easy to install
The garage door opens and closes by itself• Be sure that all remote control push buttons are off.
• Remove the bell wire from the door control terminals and operate from the remote only. If this solves the problem, the door control is faulty (replace), or there is an intermittent short on the wire between the door control and the motor unit.
• Clear memory and re-program all remote controls
The door doesn't open completely• Is something obstructing the door? Is it out of balance, or are the springs broken? Remove the obstruction or repair the door.
• If the door is in good working order but now doesn't open all the way, increase the up force.
• If the door opens at least 5 feet, the travel limits may need to be increased. One turn equals 2 inches of travel.
The door stops but doesn't close completely• Review the travel limits adjustment procedures
Repeat the safety reverse test after any adjustment of door arm length, close force or down limit
The door opens but won't close• If the opener lights blink, check the safety reversing sensor.
• If the opener light doesn't blink and it is a new installation, check the down force.
Repeat the safety reverse test after the adjustment is complete
The door reverses for no apparent reason and opener light doesn’t blink• Is something obstructing the door? Pull the emergency release handle. Operate the door manually. If it is unbalanced or binding, call a trained door systems technician.
• Clear any ice or snow from the garage floor area where the door closes.
• If door reverses in the fully closed position, decrease the travel limits
Repeat safety reverse test after adjustments to force or travel limits. The need for occasional adjustment of the force and limit settings is normal. Weather conditions in particular can affect door travel