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Opener Remote Troubleshooting

03/13/2016 Back To Blog

Basic Steps

Opener Remote TroubleshootingConfirm that the problem is really with the remote by testing the other controls of the garage door opener. If they don’t work either, the problem is most likely with the motor, wiring or circuit board. If the other controls work smoothly, the focus should be on the clicker. Replace the batteries and reprogram it. Make sure that you install only new batteries of the required type. If there is any dirt inside the battery compartment, wipe it clean with soft lint-free cloth. Rust on the battery contacts should be cleaned with a bit of rust remover. Alternative options include lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. The owner’s manual should outline the steps for reprogramming the device. You must follow them accurately. If none of these troubleshooting steps work, the motor remote has to be fixed or changed.

Repair and Replacement

Thorough inspection will reveal the actual cause of the remote’s failure. Sometimes, repair is possible, but when the device cannot be fixed, it has to be replaced. This is a great opportunity for you to upgrade to a more advanced device which is compatible with your opener. If you have an electric gate too, you can get a two-button remote control for both operators. This will save you a lot of hassle and space in your bag too. Remember that this device should never be left in the car. If you find the traditional remote to be too bulky, you can get a mini one and place it on a keychain. Ideally, the new transmitter should have dual or triple frequency operation for preventing interference. 

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