Before you replace your garage door remote, keypad, or other wireless access, lets check for possible problems first. Many of these problems have fast, easy solutions and will save you money.
First find out if all of your wireless devices have stopped working or if it’s just one of your wireless devices that stopped working. Wireless devices include garage door remotes, keypads & home link buttons in your vehicles.
If all of your wireless devices have stopped working, it is almost certain that your openers internal radio receiver has gone bad. Because ALL of your wireless devices are programed to the internal radio receiver, they will ALL stop working when it fails. If this has happened, you are faced with only 2 options.
Option 1: External Radio Receiver
An external radio receiver is a device that will replace the internal radio receiver. This allows a garage door opener to be controlled remotely using a wireless transmitter, such as a remote control or a smartphone app. The receiver is typically installed inside the garage, near the opener, and is connected to the opener’s control board using wires. It receives the wireless signal from the transmitter and sends the corresponding command to the opener to open or close the door.
Option 2: Opener Replacement
Replacing the entire opener (aka: motor or operator) is the only other option you have. The new operator will have a brand new internal radio receiver inside along with new remotes. This will clearly solve your problems.
Which Option Is Right For You?
Whether to add an external radio receiver or just replace the opener entirely depends on the specific situation. Some factors to consider include the age and condition of the opener, the cost of the repair or replacement, and the availability of replacement parts.
If your opener is relatively new and in good working condition, then the external radio receiver may be the best option. Replacing the receiver can save you the cost of buying a new opener, and it is a fast solution.
However, if the opener is old or has other issues that need to be addressed, then replacing the opener is likely going to be the more cost-effective solution in the long run. Also, if replacement parts are no longer available or difficult to find, then it could make more sense to replace the entire opener.
We strongly recommend consulting with a professional Local Garage Doors technician who can evaluate your specific situation and provide recommendations.
Checkpoint 1: Battery
If you only had one wireless device stop working then it’s likely an issue with that specific device. Most of the time, the problem is a simple battery replacement.
Try replacing the battery on your wireless device and try using it again with your garage door. If it works, problem solved.
Checkpoint 2: Programming
Another issue can be that your garage door remote lost it programming. This can be easily fixed by pressing the LEARN button on the opener then immediately after pressing the button on the remote control. Test it after to make sure it works.
Checkpoint 3: Compatibility
Your garage door remote may also not be compatible with your garage door opener. Check for compatibility by calling the brand’s customer care hotline or consulting your Local Garage Doors. Some garage doors only work with the same brand remote and keypads.
For older types of garage door remotes & clickers, set the DIP switches to the same frequency as your garage door opener.
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