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Is it possible to convert a switched light into an unswitched outlet?

I am installing an overhead automatic garage door opener. My only power source close to where I will be hanging the motor is an overhead light socket that is operated by a switch on the wall next to ...
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Adding push button to Chamberlain opener

Added a doorbell push button to newly installed Chamberlain garage door opener...linked push button wires to same contacts as the incoming control pad inputs (red and white). Doesn't work. Is this ...
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Genie SilentMax 1000 will not move up or down

I have been having problems with my Genie SilentMax 1000 garage door opener. With the door disengaged from the opener the shuttle moves back and forth about 4" and stops. It has been doing this ...
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Diagnose interference causing garage door opener remotes not to function

How do I diagnose why our garage door remotes periodically stop working? I suspect that there is some sort of radio interference causing the problem. This morning I left the house for about an ...
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Unable to close Garage door with remote

I’ve made a video of the issue. I have a craftsman garage door mechanism and can open the garage door with the remote but unable to close my garage door via the remote. I can do both the tasks via the ...
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Chamberlain Internet Gateway connected to MyQ Garage Opener, but doesn't appear in app

My Liftmaster Garage Door Motor has the MyQ logo on it. I wanted to control it from my iPhone and found that I needed to buy a Chamberlain or Liftmaster Internet Gateway to do that. I bought the ...
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Can I add receptacles on the same circuit as the garage door opener in my garage?

I am wanting to add two new outlets on a unfinished wall in my garage. This wall currently has no outlets at all and is a exterior facing wall. I was wondering if i can tie into the outlet in the ...
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Can a 15 amp electrical switch be used to replace a push button switch for garage door opener?

My garage door opener switch was run to a 3 gang box and just dangles through the opening in the switch cover plate. Can I use a 15 amp switch to open/close the garage door or do I need some other ...
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Why does my garage door opener only click when the button is pushed?

My Quantum 3213 garage door opener only clicks when I hit the main button in the garage. The light comes on for 30 seconds or so, and then it blinks on and off. I've checked all the safety ...
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Garage door opener stops--even when I take the chain off the gear!

My garage door opener (LiftMaster 1/3 HP) stops partially through the cycle of closing the door. I have removed the chain from the gear attached to the sprocket, and tried cycling it like that. I ...
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Replacing Wayne Dalton garage door switch

My Wayne Dalton garage door switch is flaking out. Will not always open. I bought a universal Liftmaster replacement. The manual refers to a white and a red/white wire which seems to be the standard. ...
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Garage door stops at a different place each time it closes

My old Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener was abused by previous owners who tried to operate it with a poorly adjusted door. Now, the door operates smoothly and the opener travel limits have been ...
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LED light bulbs, RFI, and garage door opener

I had to install new garage door opener (old one fried the lamp relay when the bulb burned out and arced), and noticed in the instructions not to use LED light bulbs because of possible RFI. After ...
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Retrofitting a remote opener into a garage-gate motor

Our garage door is already powered, but to initiate the opening (and closing) of the gate, one must get inside the garage and push one of the three buttons: Open Close Stop How hard would it be to ...
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Why is my garage door suddenly not operating at all?

When I click the remote open/close button, it doesn't react (no sound) at all. I tried from several remotes, nothing happens. The wall control also has a light button which is working fine (meaning it ...
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How can I add a button for a garage door opener?

I have the following scheme for my garage door opener: and I want to add a push button to this. Is it enough to connect a push button just as any other button: GND to scheme's GND and PB to the ...
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TouchNGo opener failure to open

When opening my garage door from my car, I note that, only recently, the door opens and then closes a few inches, and then opens a few inches, and so on. How do I fix this?
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How can I make my garage door quieter?

My garage door is loud. I didn't realize this until I visited a friend who has a garage door that's nearly silent. He says he has a belt-driven door opener and nylon door wheels, while I have ...
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What could cause the garage door overhead light to not stay on while the door is opening?

We replaced one wall switch with a door bell button and now the overhead light flashes on when I hit the button, goes off and then the light comes back on when the door is fully open. Before ...
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What could be causing my garage door to randomly open and close?

A few mornings ago, my wife and I noticed that our garage door started opening and closing with no discernible pattern. It would stay closed for some period of time, open suddenly, and sometimes ...
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How can I fix my garage door lock?

I have 2 problems with my garage door, first is that both of my remotes don't open the garage door, however the rolling mechanism works just fine once I get inside the garage and manually hit the open ...
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How can I figure out why my Sears Craftsman garage door opener will not work?

I have tried troubleshooting my Craftsman door opener (model 139.53325SRT), because it will not close. It will not close when pressing the wall switch: the opener light just blinks if I do that. ...
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How do I get my garage door open without prying it with a hanger?

I have a lift master and I programmed the remote and left it in my vehicle. I forgot to program the key pad and defaulted to factory settings. How do I get my garage door open with out prying it with ...
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Craftsman garage door opener works intermittently

It's been acting up lately, sometimes it works fine and other times it doesn't work at all. Sometimes it opens and closes only partially? Now it only works when I unplug it and plug it back in, but ...
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New garage door opener, can't push door down, rail buckles up instead

I've installed a new garage door opener after my old one just stopped working. It's a Genie PowerMax 1200 I followed the instructions to a Tee. I have a solid door instead of a paneled door, so I ...
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Inconsistent Garage Door Open Remotes

We have a single garage door with an opener and two remotes. We get extremely inconsistent results with both remotes (a change of batteries does not fix). When we leave in the morning and we're right ...
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Why won't my garage door remote work unless I push the button to turn off the light first?

If I trip the sensor by driving the car outside, the light goes on. The remote won't work. If I then go in the garage and push the button to turn on the light and then leave the garage without ...
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B&D Roller door control motor 433MHz is able to be activated with other electronic devices, how can this be stopped

My Controll A Door can be activated by another item that emits a 433MHz frequency. Is it possible to upgrade the control motor with a new micro chip with another frequency instead of replacing the ...
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Garage door opener surge protector

I recently replaced my garage door opener after it was fried in a lightning storm. To prevent this from happening again I was thinking about buying an 15 amp Isobar surge protector. The opener is a ...
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Garage door opens only partially in hot weather

My Craftsman garage door opened works fine in cool weather or early in the morning. When the weather is hot, it opens partially, from 1/8 of the way to 7/8 of the way. Pressing the remote closes it, ...
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How do I fix my garage door opener that stops working in hot weather?

During hot weather, my garage door opener stops working. Then it works OK when it cools in the evening. Any ideas of how to fix? Or what causes this hot weather stoppage?
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What could cause the light in my garage door opener to stop working?

The light that is attached to my garage door opener no longer turns on when I open or close the garage. I have tried incandescent and CFL bulbs that work in other lamps. Any ideas of what may be wrong ...
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Power cycle needed for garage door to work

Garage door stops working, lights work fine. When opener is unplugged and plugged back in it starts working fine for a few days then stops working againg until power cycled.
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Garage Sensors Work Separately but Not Together?

Genie Intellicode IS Series, it had a previous owner. Sensors mounted in garage but not electrically connected (door closed by holding down button). Attached the sensors to the opener. The ...
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How can I fix a garage door motor that runs but doesn't move the chain?

I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. It's always been a little finicky, but tonight it stopped working. In the middle of going up as tonight, the door halted, leaving a gap between the door ...
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Is it possible to splice this garage door safety sensor wire with some other wire?

I currently have these sensors: http://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-Liftmaster-41A4373A-Safety-Sensors/dp/B00283Q9AW An accident occurred a few days ago and the cable to the receiver was snapped ...
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Connected Garage door opener with a wall console controlling two doors [closed]

I have a three car garage. I have two doors: one double door and one single door. At the moment I do not have any garage door openers. I'm looking for two garage door openers that I can operate from ...
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Why am I reading low AC voltage on my garage opener light?

The light on my BuildMark opener won't come on. The door works well, and both the light button and the safety sensors trip the relay for the light. A check with the AC voltmeter shows 15 VAC when the ...
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Why doesn't my garage door close unless I am holding down the button?

When I push my inside of garage button for the door to close, the door attempts to go down, motor light flashes and door goes back up again. I had to keep holding the wall button for the door to ...
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What could be preventing my garage door from shutting?

To shut the door I have to push the wall control twice, then hold it in until the door completely closes. Usually about half way down it still stops and begins to open again. The garage door opener ...
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How do I stop my garage door from opening on its own?

My garage door has opened twice in the last 2 weeks during the night. Is someone driving by and opening it "accidentally"? How do I keep this from happening?
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Why doesn't my garage door close?

I have a genie medallion garage door opener. The door opens with the remote but won't close. The wall unit is not working. Not seeing any lights on the sensor, and I just replaced the sensors. I ...
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What alternate ways are there to get into a garage when you don't have the opener? [duplicate]

I am locked out of the garage without a remote opener. There are no windows and no doors to get in. What are some ways to open the garage door without breaking down the door?
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Why isn't my garage door opener button working on new installation?

I recently installed a garage door opener in my new home, it is wired as such per the installation instructions. The garage was prewired with 20AWG, insulated and drywalled, and I identified which ...
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Why do my garage door opener remotes need to be reset frequently?

The remote for my garage door opener needs to be reset frequently. I have two different remotes and they both need to be reset frequently so the problem seems to be with the garage door opener. Is ...
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Why would my garage remote stop working after replacing the battery?

My garage remote recently stopped working. I recently replaced the remotes battery, and it did not fix the problem. I ran out of ideas how to troubleshoot this and would appreciate any advice with ...
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Why isn't my Genie keypad communicating with my Genie garage door opener?

I've followed the steps outlined on the keypad. press 3,5,7 prog enter keycode between 3-8 digits, hit prog press the learn button on the garage door opener while the learn button light is ...
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How can I figure out why my breakers are tripping?

A few years ago, I installed a solid wood "pocket" sliding door for my workshop. It's on an exterior wall, so I had to add some thick sealing strips that keep the cold air from Wisconsin winters ...
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Why won't my new Craftsman garage door opener power on?

I installed a new Craftsman garage door opener by following the instruction booklet it came with, but after the installation was done and I plunged it in the outlet nothing will power up. Nothing lit ...
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How can I replace garage door opener remotes?

I have a working garage door opener, and at least the button on the receiver works too (the thing inside the garage with the button on it) but I have no remote clickers to it and it's pretty old ...