Need to re-sync, repair, or replace your garage door opener remotes? When your garage door opener isn’t working properly, it can be a really frustrating experience.
1. Before calling, attempt to change the batteries.
If replacing the batteries doesn’t resolve the issue, we suggest attempting to reprogram the transmitter. There is a chance the opener and remote have become disconnected.
2. Reference your user manual or technical support for instructions on how to program your garage door remote.
Depending on the age, model, and make of your garage door opener, several different sequences may be required to program the transmitter. Older openers used a set of DIP switches to create the connection between the opener and remote. These must match perfectly in order to function properly. Since then, vast security improvements have been made, including the use of rolling code. This means that after every single use of your garage door opener, the code between your transmitter and opener is changed. This helps prevent unwanted hackers from opening your garage door. In almost all cases, you will require a ladder to access a learn code button located on the opener in the ceiling of your garage. Some newer models have moved the learn code button to be located on the wall console.
3. Order a replacement garage door remote.
If replacing the batteries and reprogramming the remote does not resolve the issue, it may be time to replace the remote. Once you receive the replacement remote, you will need to program it to your opener. If still, you are unable to operate the door with the new remote, you may have an issue with your garage door opener.
4. Call a professional.
Garage door openers have many components, including receiver boards, control boards, and more. If any one of these components go bad, the opener will not function as expected. Furthermore, if you live near a military base, airport, or other space with strong air wave signals, you may be experiencing interference. A radio conversion kit may be required to alter the frequency your remote and opener are using and avoid the interference.
Garage Door Keypads
Entry to your home is even easier when you have an outdoor keypad installed. With wireless keypads, you can get in and out of your garage door without keys or a remote control. Below are simple troubleshooting steps you can take to try and fix the keypad yourself.
- Your garage door keypad is battery operated. Try changing the batteries first!
- Reprogram the keypad to your opener
Garage door keypads don’t last forever. Keep in mind, your keypad is outside and exposed to the elements. It may be time for a replacement.