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Replacing the remote for an older garage door opener remote?

I've just purchased a house with an old Genie garage door opener that uses the simple dip-switch remote configuration system (no rolling code, in other words). The garage has two doors, each with its ...
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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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Is it safe and within code (1970 US) to permanently wire a 20' cord to a garage door opener?

A new garage door and opener will be installed this week. The opener has a short cord. The outlet is on the wall rather than in the ceiling. This is typical of my area for 1970s construction. The ...
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Installing a “key cylinder” to open and close the garage door

I have a Chamberlain LiftMaster Professional Garage Door opener (June 2007) with a wireless keypad to open the door but does not open consistently in cold weather. I would like to install a hardwired "...
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Reprogram new remote to garage door opener with dip switches

I was having a problem with my garage door remote stolen in this thread but now I think I found a replacement remote that may work. Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console? The ...
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Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console?

My old house has a garage door system that must have been 20 years old. It has been working fine for many years. But recently my car got broken into and the remote is stolen. I have no way to re-...
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How do I open my garage door without a remote from outside?

1993 Craftsman garage door opener; my wife must have put something up against the garage door keypad and inadvertently triggered the vacation mode button - now we're locked out. The remote control is ...
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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 mechanisms:...
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Garage door opener makes noise but doesn't move

My Craftsman 139.53515SR - I/2HP garage door opener has worked fine for many years. For no reason that I can see, it stopped opening or closing the door yesterday. When I push the button to raise or ...
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My Liftmaster (1999) garage door opener just hums won't open door

My Liftmaster Model 976 LMC Security (1999) garage door opener just hums will not open the door. The chain is okay and on the top gear as it should be. The door is wide door for a two car garage and ...
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New garage door opener belt sags when opening

I recently replaced our chain driven garage door opener (which functioned fine for 9 years) with a Chamberlain MyQ opener which runs off of a belt, instead. It was nearly a direct swap and all works ...
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Garage door opener won't stop opening due to lack of mesh, why?

A piece in the gear set of my garage door broke, so I installed a replacement drive train. However, after putting everything back together and trying it, the chain ran into the limit at the top (open)...
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Garage door opener remotes suddenly open incorrect door

Both my remotes stopped working today. The wired wall button still opens the door. If I click my remote button multiple times, it opens the other garage door. Both openers are craftsman and the one ...
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How can I make the Garage Door Butler Automatic door closer work with my “newer” opener

Trying to add the Garage Door Butler automatic door closer (with a second wired button) to an Overhead Door brand Odyssey 1000 with codeblocker technology. I understand that most newer garage door ...
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Is there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely?

Is there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely? Some times I find my garage door open for no reason. I have expensive bikes in the garage and I don't want to worry about them. Maybe get a ...
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remove chamberlain wall unit

How do i remove below wall unit? I need to replace it with a new one
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Why did my wall-mounted garage door opener button stop working?

Yesterday, my wall-mounted garage door opener was working fine. Today, the opener is not working. There is no green light or any other sign of it working. I tried pressing it a few times but no ...
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Garage door sensor problem- (Liftmaster Formula 1 model 1280R)

Trying to fix problem for elderly neighbor. The sensors don't work if mounted where they should be. I've removed them and wired them directly to the drive unit. They work there. The wires running ...
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Is there such thing as short range only garage door opener?

Is there such thing as short range only garage door opener/remote? My opener can open the garage from the 3rd floor when I live and it bugs me that the opener might be pressed accidentally and it ...
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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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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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Garage door needs a push or pull to start opening/closing

I have some 20+ year old garage door openers, and one works great, the other will sometimes open/close fine. Sometimes when I hit the switch there is a click and a buzz like the motor is trying to ...
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Do garage door springs LOSE their “spring”?

On a one-piece, single-car door that's rarely opened (springs usually stretched), do they eventually stretch, thus stopping the opener from working?
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Why do garage remotes revert to billion code?

According to the LiftMaster troubleshooting guide, one common problem is that a Security+ remote reverts to billion code technology. What causes this, and is there any fix? One of the remotes may ...
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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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Garage door sometimes doesn't open all the way: belt or opener?

One of our Craftsman garage door opener has recently started not always opening the whole way. It will come up to about five feet and stop. If we put it down and reverse it a few times, eventually it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Network Garage Door opener/ how does the switch work

I'm trying to connect a relay/switch to a Garage door(Lift Master). I know that there are two wires to trigger the garage door. I'm not sure how it works exactly. I'm trying to control the garage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 chain-...
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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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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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Troubleshooting a garage door/opener that “catches” and re-opens when wet

My garage door and opener work reasonably well most of the time -- hot weather or cold. Sometimes when it rains, though, the door "catches" a little bit, at about 2 feet from the ground, and it is ...
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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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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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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 ...