In general, garage door openers require very little maintenance. With that said, that doesn’t mean that there will never be an instance where you need to do some kind of upkeep to ensure that you’re not stuck outside, manually lifting the garage door in a thunderstor there will be times when replacing the garage door remote is unavoidable.
As you read through the article, you’ll learn what signs are a dead giveaway that you will need to do some sort of garage door remote repair.
If your garage remote control is not working, the simplest fix is replacing the batteries. We recommend that you replace the batteries in all of your remotes so that they all have the same power levels. You don’t want to replace one set of batteries only to have to replace another remote’s batteries a few weeks later.
When you press the button on the wall and it works, but your remote doesn’t, you may need to reprogram the remote. To reprogram the remote, you’ll want to consult the owner’s manual. If you lost the booklet, you’ll probably be able to go online and search the manufacturer’s website for your specific model.
Typically, most remotes can be reset by holding down the remote’s “OPEN” button while you push and release the “PROGRAM” button. Then you’ll want to release the “OPEN” button and the light on the garage door opener should come on.
When neither replacement batteries or reprogramming will not fix your garage door remotes, you might need to purchase one of the compatible replacement garage remotes for your particular unit.
Sometimes you’ll be able to repair your garage door opener by yourself. This is just a matter of removing some wires on the old unit and replacing them with the wires of a new one. (3) It doesn’t require a lot of technical expertise and you can actually watch a video to show you how to do it.
If you have an iPhone, you may be able to download an app that corresponds to your particular garage door opener. There are apps like MyQ, GoGoGate2, Aladdin Connect, Garage Door Buddy, and so many more to choose from.
Whenever your garage door opener starts to act up, there are several things you can do to try and fix the problem yourself. However, if changing the batteries, reprograming it, or even purchasing a new remote or using an app doesn’t work, you may need to contact a professional for help.