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 with the non-working remotes at least 10 years old, the other is over 16 years old. The remotes have worked fine up until today.

Any clue as to what is going on? I've seen answers about interference and replacing the remotes. But, if the remote does not work, why would it now open the other door? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    You need to edit your question to include the make and model of the opener, and which remotes you are using with it. It sounds like someone perhaps accidently pressed the program button on the second unit.
    – Tyson
    Jun 21, 2016 at 13:08
  • Remotes have batteries in them that do not last forever. Did you check / replace the batteries?
    – Michael Karas
    Jun 21, 2016 at 14:13
  • Michael, I first suspected that, but tried the second remote I have for the door and both did not work. I was on my way to work and will have to check both tonight. But, both remotes mysteriously opened my other garage door, kind of implying that the batteries were fine in both remotes.
    – Mike M
    Jun 21, 2016 at 15:22
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    Maybe a power surge or hardware glitch erased the codes. Have you tried simply re-pairing the remotes?
    – isherwood
    Jun 21, 2016 at 15:31
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    When i got home last night, the remote worked without me doing anything. The backup remote worked too. Everything is back to normal, for now. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
    – Mike M
    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:18

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Has some one changed the codes? Match the remote to the operator setting, or reset both.

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