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Hello,

First you need to check the garage door for level, second check the floor for level. It sounds like one of them is not. The easiest way to correct it ( as long as it is not more than an inch out of level) You can install a larger weather strip at the bottom of the door.

Hope this helps, let me know.

Thanks,Matt

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Even the smallest space under your garage door can be inviting for mice. Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime and under a space ΒΌ inch tall.
To rodent-proof a door, you can install door sweeps and thresholds at the bottom, and weather seals or weather stripping around the sides and top. Just like people, mice and rats commonly use doors to enter buildings, but they typically go under them rather than through them.
Install door sweeps

Door sweeps fit onto the bottom of doors to block off the gap between doors and door frames. Installing sweeps on all your exterior doors will immediately cut off one mouse access point. Make sure you use the right kind of door sweep for maximum effectiveness.

A small, squishy mouse can get through gaps around exterior doors. Mice squeeze under doors and get past weatherstripping. If a mouse finds a tiny gap near a window or door frame, it can make it large enough to squeeze through.
Rodents can also squeeze through gaps and openings in pipes, so you`ll want to seal around those, as well. Filling the cracks and voids with the polyurethane foam acts as a rodent barrier, as mice and other rodents aren`t able to chew through spray foam insulation.
Raxit Seals eliminate the risks of rodents and pests passing through the gaps of doors. The patented seals are manufactured in a flexible and durable material called Santoprene. The seals are reinforced with stainless steel wires which make it nearly impossible for rodents and other pests to pass through it.
Check the Tracks and Rollers

If your sensors are functional but the garage door still won`t close past a certain point, check the tracks to ensure there aren`t any obstructions blocking progress. A bent track or damaged roller can have the same effect. Inspect both tracks to ensure there aren`t any signs of damage.

Peppermint is a natural mouse deterrent and is environmentally safe. 3 Spray a solution of peppermint extract and water around the perimeter. This solution needs to be sprayed once a week and after rainstorms. Or you can plant peppermint around the foundation of your home and garage.
Mothballs – Contain naphthalene and may deter mice when used in strong enough doses. Ammonia – Mimics the odor of predators` urine and can act as a repellent. Peppermint Oil, Cayenne Pepper, or Cloves – Have strong scents that may repel mice.
Will Irish Spring soap keep mice away? The short answer is no, there is no hard evidence that is actually happening when people use it as a repellant. The main part of this myth comes from the idea that soap is mainly made from animal fat and mice eat animal fat.

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Steelcraft garage door opener opened but will not close. Motor hums but door does not move.
ANSWER : Ensure proper installation. Ensure gears in main control head box are not worn out, The main drive flat gear is plastic in a lot of these openers. Replace main gear unit are rebuild it.

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When the door opens it slams into the unit I did adjust it almost all the way out and it still slams
ANSWER : Are you sure you are adjusting the limit controls and not the force controls.. depending on the age of the opener the limits controls are on the side and the force controls are on the back and they are blue. If you are adjusting the limits and nothing is changing you then either have a bad limit rack or circuit board. I just changed out a rack a little bit ago.

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How do you change the passcode on a keyless garage door opener?
ANSWER : There are buttons on the rear of the main unit to do this.

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Sunlight in receiving sensor lens – Craftsman 34 Hp Garage Door Opener Chain Drive
ANSWER : Use cardboard or aluminum to block sunlight

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I have 2 problems with my Craftsman Garage Door opener:
1. I have a 2 door-garage & 2 remote controls
Both remote controls can open one garage door (since they were originally programmed). They cannot open the other garage door even after following all the steps to reprogram them to the non functional garage door. However, when I point either remote control key to the big black box on top, the yellow light from the box blinks. However, the garage door will not open

2. About the same door: Whenever I close the problematic garage door, the door would immediately go back up as soon as it touches the ground. I have to keep tweaking with the manual switch on the wall to finally get the garage door closed.

What I need to do?

ANSWER : I can’t help you on programming.
If the door goes up as soon as it touches down, it is going too far down.
Locate the adjustment on the box on top. There should be four adjusters:
Door down amount more or less
Door up amount more or less
Force down more or less
Forch up more or less.
Turn the Door down amount toward the “LESS” or “-”
Let me know how you do.
Gary

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Craftsman half hp garage door cliks then buzzes lights come on but nothing happens . I have a older model that doesent have light sensors and I can turn gears and motor by hand to lift door so nothing seems to be broken mechanical wise. thanks for any help
ANSWER : The main gear in the main control box plastic gear is stripped. Remove door opener main box and inspect. It can usually be ordered or rebuilt.

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Overhead light will not come on when door is opened
ANSWER : Press and hold the Lock button until the light blinks (about 10 seconds). A single blink indicates that the timer is reset to 1 1/2 minutes. Repeat the procedure and the light will blink twice, resetting the time to 2 1/2 minutes. Repeat again for a 3 1/2 minute interval, etc. up to a maximum of four blinks and 4 1/2 minutes.

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I can’t get my older garage door remotes to program with the new unit.Do I have to buy new remotes?
ANSWER : Old remotes won’t work. You’ll have to buy a remote for your model or purchase a new universal remote such as clicker..

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