Do you ever have trouble with your garage door remote? You are not alone. Many people do have problems with their remote from time to time. Here are some things that you can try to fix it. I hope that some of these will fix your problem.
If your remote is always inconsistent, or you need to position the remote further from the opener to fix the issue, then begin by replacing the dead batteries in the remote. Some garage door remote problems can be caused by dead batteries. The batteries are the key to your door-opening device. Replacing the batteries can be a quick and easy way to improve your remote’s performance.
If your problem persists, then maybe it’s time to consider a battery backup. Most modern remote garage door openers come with batteries, but these can’t always keep a charge long enough to power your system. If you need a battery backup, purchase one and remember to attach it to the charging wire in your garage. This step is especially important if you use a gas garage door opener. If you run electric doors, you might also want to think about a battery backup.
If your batteries are still giving you problems after this step, then you may have to take them for a tuneup. This is actually quite simple to do. If you read up on remote battery repair, you should be able to easily do it yourself.
The most common problems afflicting garage door repair equipment these days are speed and sensitivity. Speed is a factor when it comes to opening and closing your home’s doors. Garage doors speed up and slow down depending on the traffic flow in your area. Sensitivity is a more mechanical issue; these tend to be harder to fix. Speed and sensitivity are the two biggest culprits when it comes to opener failure.
Speed and sensitivity issues usually occur when your door’s motor isn’t operating at full speed. To test your motor, simply press the remote control button again. If your motor doesn’t move at all, then your power source is probably to blame. This means you’ll have to replace your existing power source or find a new, strong power source. If the problem is a battery, then you should remove your garage door and check the batteries in the motor using an ohmmeter.
One of the most common problems afflicting remote entry systems is a dead receiver. This is pretty easy to diagnose, just check to see if the receiver LED lights up. A dead receiver means that your home security system has failed and you need to try to find a different, more reliable unit. If you’re not sure which one you have, then don’t attempt to troubleshoot the problem on your own.
Some garage door openers and remotes are manufactured by a single company. These types of units are difficult to find and replace, so you might want to consider buying a replacement from another manufacturer. This is especially important for newer, hard-wired remotes that don’t use a serial port. You can easily find information about these openers online, but be sure to keep track of the model number and the serial number (or code) so you can order a replacement from the right place next time.
Another common problem afflicting older garage door openers is low battery power. Remotes with rechargeable batteries are not too difficult to locate, but it’s best to keep your eyes open for stores that sell dual battery remotes. These units will allow you to program two separate sets of codes – one for the garage door remote entry and one for the main door remote entry. If one of them ever goes out, the other one will take over. Don’t try to fix a battery-powered remote entry unit yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing, or you could end up making the problem even worse!
Sometimes, a remote may become damaged or corrupted, requiring a new remote or a complete overhaul of the whole system. If this happens to you, then it’s probably best to call a professional installer to take care of your problem. This type of issue is very common among people who use older automatic openers, so most companies have repairmen on staff that are qualified to work on these models. If you know the security code for your garage door remote entry opener, you can sometimes reset or change the security code so that it opens and closes according to your current security code. Of course, you’ll have to do this again, which means another trip to the store.
If you have older automatic garage door openers that still function properly, then perhaps it’s best to just keep it until you need a new one. There are plenty of quality garage door openers on the market today that are much more durable than they were when they were first introduced to the market. In fact, many people have garage door openers that they use on a daily basis, even if they live in a house with an advanced home security system. For these kinds of people, it might be worth the extra expense to replace their garage door openers with a higher-quality model that will last for years!