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The other night we closed our garage door and close it on a skateboard. The door closed and once we returned, we opened the door and then closed the door.  Now the door will not open.  The light flashes and door raises about 6 inches and stops.  When the outside button is pressed again the door closes.  

What can I do to fix this problem.


Hi Richard,

The truth is, Wayne-Dalton bought the rights to the quantum series and has since discontinued the line. During that time I never bought one and very few dealers in my area did either, therefore I have very limited knowledge of the units. The standard answer is to unplug the unit and see if it resets. It sounds like the limits have been thrown out of alighnment and need to be reset. I believe that Wayne-Dalton still has info on there site
They also have discontinued parts so my suggestion is spend $350 and purchase a new unit.

Hope this helps

Yours in doors


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Mike Whitacre


I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors ( and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.


I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years( My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.

International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion

I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!

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I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.

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Cal Ripken

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