Craftsman 139.53661SRT1 Garage Door Opener User Manual

Adjustment Section: Pages 28 - 30
Adjustment Step 1
Adjust the UP and DOWN Limits
Do not make any limit adjustments until the
safety reversing sensors are completely
Limit adjustment settings regulate the points at
which the door wilt stopwhen moving up or down.
The door will stop i6the up direction if anything
interferes with door travel. The door will reverse in
the down direction ifanything interferes with the
door travel (including binding or unbalanced doors).
To operate the opener, press the Door Control push
button. Run the opener through a complete tra,_el
Does the door open and close completely?
Does the door stay closed and not reverse
unintentionally when fully closed?
f your door passes both of these tests, no limit
adjustments are necessary unless the reversing test
fails (See page 30).
Adjustment procedures are outlined below. Run the
opener through a complete travel cycle after
each adjustment.
Repeated operation of the opener during adjustment
)rocedures may cause the motor to overheat and
shut off. Simp/y wait 15 minutes and try again.
Read the procedures carefully before continuing on
to Adjustment Step 2. Use a screwdriver to make
limit adjustments.
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How and When to Adjust the Limits
If the door does not open completely
but opens at least five feet:
Increase up travel. Turn the UP limit adjustment
screw clockwise. One turn equals 2" of travel.
NOTE: To prevent the trolley from hitting the
cover protection bolt, keep a minimum distance
of 2-4" between the trolley and the bolt.
If door does not open at least 5 feet:
Adjust the UP (open) force as explained in
Adjustment Step 2.
If the door does not close completely:
Increase down travel. Turn the DOWN limit
adjustment screw counterclockwise. One turn
equals 2" of travel.
If door still won't close completely and the trolley
bumps into the pulley bracket (see page 4 or 5), try
lengthening the door arm. (see page 26).
If you have adjusted the door arm to the maximum
length and the door stillwill not close completely,
lower the header bracket. See Installation Step 1,
pages 12 and 13.
If the opener reverses In fully closed position:
Decrease down travel. Turn the DOWN limit
adjustment screw clockwise. One turn equals 2" of
If the door reverses when closing and
there is no visible Interference to travel cycle:
If the opener lights are flashing, the Safety Reversing
Sensors are either not installed, misaligned, or
obstructed. See Troubleshooting, page 23.
Test the door for binding: Pull the emergency release
handle. Manually open and close the door. If the door
is binding, call for garage door service. If the door is
not binding or unbalanced, adjust the DOWN (close)
force. See Adjustment Step 2.