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Old 08-02-2010, 05:53 PM   #21
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Its not worth arguing anymore. I know they are junk, I don't know why my friend would lie about a opener installed by someone else would cause damage.

It's not like he is making excuses for himself.

He is trying to get a Warranty Repair????????
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:55 PM   #22
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #23
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Lol, I wasn't trying to fight about it. and before I knew it, it was an argument. He doesn't get any warranty anything.

From what he told me he only uses chaimberlain, he says they are the best.

And what he was describing is a lock that rotates down after the door closes.

Google a picture of it and you'll see what I am talking about. After looking at the picture I can see that lock causing a problem.

Anyway I can understand where you are comming from, cause when a door is set on something the cables usually come off.

Doors are suspended by them. So I can totally see why you stated what you did. A door opener doesn't torque the door down. It lets it down. I do understand the concept of how it works. And why you stated what you did MALCO.

But think with an open mind and look at the way the idrive operates, watch it on youtube. And just think if the timing on that thing that piviots down was off, what would happen?

I am thinking the problem is that the lock doesnt get out of the doors way in time during opening, and it binds. This would also make sense to me considering those openers are not attatched to the top panel like a conventional tracked opener. Just take a look at them, how they operate, and try to think about what I am saying. I am guessing once you do, you will say Ahhh, I see what this kid is talking about!!

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Old 08-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #24
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And no more arguments. I have read several of your posts, I know your an intelligent guy. I try to be the same. I usually think a lot about what I am gonna say and dont like to be the guy that always has to be right.

Those guys are usually loudmouths who are consistantly wrong.

Also I read my first post, and I admit, it sounds bad. I described it a bit off I think. I will go back and edit.

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I didn't see your description pre-editing (and I don't like when people do that--too confusing), but this:

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A properly installed door CAN NOT exert an overage of down force. PERIOD!
had no business being in the conversation, Malco. That's an assumption that you made; buckling due to DOWNward force.
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The way I described it could be muddled up a bit, I was trying to say the lock closed. So maybe thats where the whole thing heated up. i don't know. I edited it so it was a better description of what i was told was happening.
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had no business being in the conversation, Malco. That's an assumption that you made; buckling due to DOWNward force.

Huh?
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The OP said the door buckled. He never really said in which direction, so your assumption that it was downward force that caused it, is just that, an assumption.
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I was under the impression that the door was spring loaded to make it easy to go up and down. The opener pulled it up and down, no? Its been 20 years or so since I put one in. If it pulls the door down why couldnt it buckle the door?
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It pulls the door UP, not DOWN. On a properly installed door, the opener is working with a minimal weight balanced by the torsion spring. The Idrive still uses a spring, it just places the opener motor directly on the shaft.
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Here watch this video, The you see how the mechanism works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9MmC...eature=related

If you watch the opener, there is a little arm that flips out, the door opens. Then the arm folds down, when the door is closed. What my friend told me is they have 2 circuit boards because the use a 24 volt system. He said one overheats, causing this arm to move at the wrong time. The arm has quite a bit of torque and is notorious for smacking the top panen.

God I didn't think this would be so debated. But now you can see what the h#ll I am talking about.
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The OP said the door buckled. He never really said in which direction, so your assumption that it was downward force that caused it, is just that, an assumption.
Re-read..........
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