I have replaced the remote, put a new battery in, paired it up with the garage door opener. The remote only works when I am standing right under the garage door opener.

Please help.

  • This is only a guess but you may be paired but you may also be on a frequency channel that is used by something else in the area and it is interfering when you are further away. Check the door opener manual for changing the frequency channel and try that. – Micah Montoya Dec 18 '18 at 14:44
  • It had happeto a friend please replace your bulbs with regular light bulbs. – Russ Sep 16 '19 at 13:32

If it works when you're standing under the garage door opener, that tells you that there's nothing wrong on either end (the remote and the opener). It's likely that interference is overwhelming the signal from the remote when you use it from a distance.

One common cause of this interference is certain kinds of light bulbs. Make sure that the light bulbs in your garage door opener are approved for use with garage doors (check the garage door opener's manual). You can buy low-interference light bulbs specifically for garage door openers from your local big box hardware store. They are more expensive than regular light bulbs, but may be worth it if they fix the problem.

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