Troubleshooting the Opener Remote05/30/2016 Back To Blog
A Malfunctioning Clicker
It’s more than frustrating to have a garage door remote which doesn’t work. When you push the button and the motor doesn’t start immediately, you should try the other controls to confirm that the problem is actually with the clicker. When this device stops working, most often the battery is drained and should be replaced. It is important to use the exact same type of battery as the old one. If necessary, you should clean the battery compartment with soft lint-free cloth. If the battery contacts have some rust on them, rub them clean with a tiny amount of lemon juice. If the opener remote doesn’t work after battery replacement, the problem must be with one of the internal electronic components. When repair is not possible, the device should be replaced as soon as possible.
Eliminating Transmitter Signal Problems
When the automatic garage door opens “miraculously” by itself, the reason is typically not signal interference caused by a nearby airfield. Most often, there is a short in the remote control in use. When you push the button to close the door on your way out, the short causes the device to keep emitting signal. After you drive off, the motor continues to get the signal because it is in the remote’s range and opens the door. If repair is not possible, the faulty remote should be replaced right away. Remember that the new device will require programming to work with the opener. This will give you the highest possible level of security.