Automatic door opener- great while it lasts:-(

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sovia, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. sovia

    sovia Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Black Hills of SD
    We bought an inside-mount VSB doorkeeper complete with the VSB door, sensor, and timer from Foy's back in July 2008. It worked flawlessly until this past summer, it began opening and closing at the wrong times until it just stopped altogether. We changed batteries several times and called Foy's for troubleshooting assistance, but nothing worked. (BTW, the unit was completely free of dust/debris on the inside.) Finally, we mailed the unit back to Foy's to see what could be done.

    Well, Foy's called this week to inform us that the unit is shot and that we needed to buy a new one. The unit was not cheap when we bought it 4 years ago - we paid $160. Now, the price for the unit is $212!

    Do you think 4 years is pretty much all we should expect a VSB doorkeeper to last?

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    I don't know? I have the Add-A-Motor D20 that cost $89.00 each and run off a seperate timer - if I get a few years out of each I will be thrilled.

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