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It didn't work, so I put a new battery in the remote. Worked for several days, but then not today. Motor of opener did not engage (not a problem w/rollers etc.) I already checked the sensors and power source etc.

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    can you activate it manually? with the wall switch – ratchet freak Apr 11 '15 at 13:51
  • Did you double-check that the battery is making good contact in the remote? Is there any corrosion or build-up on the battery terminals in the remote? Any chance the switch is broken in the remote (is it very old)? – Craig Apr 11 '15 at 21:34
  • I have a year old remote- battery seems ok. even when remote couldn't open it, the wall switch did. Reprogrammed remote again w/the motor and haven't had any problems in 2 days. Can't tell what the deal is. Thanks! – Ann F Apr 13 '15 at 3:20
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the most common issue with a garage door that just suddenly stops working is the motor capacitor. Its an easy and cheap replacement part. a usual symptom if a capacitor going bad, is a garage door that starts to get slower to open. sometimes this gradual slowing happens at such a slow rate that most people don't start to notice until it finally stops working. The best place to find a capacitor for you particular opener is inline or at your local Garage door repair shop. I can bet the repair shop will charge you FULL RETAIL price. I can't promise you that's whats going on with your particular situation, but I can say that most our issues with a sudden stop of an opener has been the capacitor. I hope this helps. Good luck to you

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