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Old 08-18-2011, 02:34 AM   #1
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Finding garage open???

The last 3 days we keep finding the garage door wide open and nobody opened it. Two nights ago apparently it stayed open all night. Tonight I was going in and out of the garage for an hour using my chop saw and the garage was closed and my wife never left the living room....then she goes out to the garage to do laundry and its wide open again. Is somebody trying to steal my Camaro? 3 days ago the bolt from the garage door opener arm to the door itself came off....i was pressing the button and nothing happened....came into the garage and found the bolt fell out and the arm was moving back and fourth when you press the button not attached to the garage door anymore. I just put the bolt back in and it worked again....but ever since we keep finding the garage open. Whats going on?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:38 AM   #2
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:40 AM   #4
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if someone wanted to steal your camaro, i think it wouldve been gone by now However maybe its just the garage door opener needs to replaced. I sure hope its not someone trying to steal your car
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:49 AM   #5
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Paranormal activity!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:52 AM   #6
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Something going on with the door itself.....had it going on at another house I owned and it freaked me out. Adjustments on the motor got this worked out. If in doubt, give a buzz to the door guy and have them take a look at it for ya.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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Set up a f**kin camera man!
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:11 AM   #8
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I agree with v6 get a camera going ASAP
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:35 AM   #9
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I agree with v6 get a camera going ASAP
Then we'll have a paranormal activity 4 movie
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:51 AM   #10
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Maybe your camaro is a transformer and it's sneaking out for a joyride?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #11
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You might have a neighbor with a new garage door opener that is on the same code as yours. That won't explain the arm bolt "falling off" but might be why it's open. Try disconnecting the arm from the opener when you put the car to bed for the night (to disable the auto opener) and manually lock the door from the inside. If it still happens, get a camera and a 12 gauge :-)
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:43 AM   #12
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You might have a neighbor with a new garage door opener that is on the same code as yours. :-)
this was my guess.....as I have seen this happen before......in fact there was a case of some theives in my towm where they were trooling neighborhoods with a garage door remote going up and down streets till they found a house that it wrked on....then would come back later and rob them. Thats why most garage door opener makers have have gone to ROLLING CODE openers.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:56 AM   #13
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Change the code switch settings within the door motor and then your entry pin. That should help.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #14
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Do you watch it until its all the way down and stopped? Sometimes, when you have the downward travel adjusted too long, it will tap the concrete and (thinking it has hit an obstacle) reverse and go all the way back open. I have Craftsman chain-drive openers and they occasionally get out of adjustment and this happens...

To check, just open and close it several times and see if it reverses or if there is a thud when it hits the concrete floor.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #15
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get a chair, a case of beer, and a cigar or 2, and camp out in your garage with some friends. Set up a few cameras so all us here at camaro5 can watch you all freak out.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:27 AM   #16
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Camera would see like the way to go. Or a voice recorder.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:32 AM   #17
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Do you watch it until its all the way down and stopped? Sometimes, when you have the downward travel adjusted too long, it will tap the concrete and (thinking it has hit an obstacle) reverse and go all the way back open. I have Craftsman chain-drive openers and they occasionally get out of adjustment and this happens...

To check, just open and close it several times and see if it reverses or if there is a thud when it hits the concrete floor.
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I would bet that you either have this going on, or your sensors are slightly off or getting tripped by something, making the door think something is underneath us. Watch to see if the door closes all the way, then get back to us.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:57 AM   #18
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Change the code switch settings within the door motor and then your entry pin. That should help.
Had the same thing happen to me. My friend down the street had the same code as mine he would open my garage not know it too same as me opening his lol.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:07 AM   #19
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someone with an opener is on the same/similar frequency as yours. This could be the cause if your opener is the same model or an older model that responds to x.xxx frequency.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #20
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What brand door opener and how old is it? If its an older one, toggle the pins on the opener itself and then open up your remotes and match the pin settings. If you have a newer one that has a button on the back you need to hold the button on the back of the door opener down, this will clear the codes and set a new one. After you hold it down quickly press the reset button again and then press the button on your hand held remote. This should now sync the two up to a new set of codes.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:14 AM   #21
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What brand door opener and how old is it? If its an older one, toggle the pins on the opener itself and then open up your remotes and match the pin settings. If you have a newer one that has a button on the back you need to hold the button on the back of the door opener down, this will clear the codes and set a new one. After you hold it down quickly press the reset button again and then press the button on your hand held remote. This should now sync the two up to a new set of codes.


If you have a newer one....its similar to syncing up the HOME LINK in your car.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:09 PM   #22
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When I was a kid, my uncle had an illegal CB Radio that he use to play with in the garage.
Every now and then it would open the neighbor's garage
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