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Garage Keypad programmed to one opener now opens second opener after programming a second keypad

About a year ago I installed a new Chamberlain garage door opener on my main bay. It has worked perfectly to date. I have a second bay with an older Craftsman opener and recently installed a remote ...
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LiftMaster Formula 1 intermittent remote control problems

We own four of the LiftMaster Formula 1 openers and none of the remotes are battery-powered. (we use the remotes build into the vehicles) All of the bulbs in the openers are incandescent and the ones ...
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Checking garage door chain tension

The garage door manual isn't clear about exactly how to check the chain tension. The tension differs if the manual "override" is engaged or not. When it's in "manual mode" (manually open/close the ...
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Would a bit of grease on overhead door cables or bearings cause the springs to break?

I have a roll-up (2 car-width) garage door. The right top torsion spring broke. I would have fixed it myself, but no time. I called out a repair company, and they guy came out and said that I need to ...
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I locked myself out of garage, how can I get back in?

I locked myself out of the garage (Craftsman/Liftmaster 315). I used the wall control to put the door down, but I had accidentally activated "vacation mode." The remote control will not let me in ...
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Why does it take several attempts for my garage door to go all the way down?

It comes back up at different points. Sometimes it won't even start going down. Both my yellow and green lights are on, but it keeps coming back up.
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New (2019) Chamberlain 3/4 HP belt drive door opener

I was wondering if I buy a second wall mount door control, identical to the one supplied, can it be wired in in parallel from a second location with a two wire circuit paralleled to the existing at ...
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LED Bulbs won't fit my garage door opener

These are the last bulbs in the house that I have not been able to change over to LED. You might be thinking to yourself, they only turn on for 1 minute, what is the big deal. I've started to notice ...
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Garage door opener

I have a open close and stop button on a garage door but I want to add a pull switch about 20 feet from the door to just pull a rope and open it then the next time it’s pulled it would close. Any ...
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How do I add a second wired garage door opener?

I'd like to add a hardwired garage door opener inside the house. Can I simply splice the two wires from the main button to a second button (momentary switch), or do I need to run them all the way ...
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Strange garage door sensors

In my 2 car garage, a box was moved close to door #1. The sensors for that door remained normal (solid sensor lights). However, the red sensor for door #2 started blinking and that door (#2) would not ...
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Can I program a garage key without rendering other programmed keys useless?

At my previous residence, I used to press a program/reset button on the garage motor to program a new remote. But that used to also make any other remotes paired to it useless as those remotes would ...
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Top center of garage door bumping opener rail as it closes. Does anyone know the fix for this?

After 10 years of normal operation, my garage door started bumping the center opener rail just as the last edge of the door passes the very front the rail before it closes. This causes it to pop back ...
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How can I use a 15A momentary switch (switches) to replace my multi-button wall-mount garage door opener?

My wall-mount garage door opener was pretty beat up when I moved in and has only gotten worse to the point the open/close button is cracked and is difficult to operate for my kids. I would like to ...
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Garage door goes up, but won't go down

This is a strange question, but for the last four years, my garage door only goes up, but not down. The strange part is it works fine if the temperature is above 45º. Does track lubricant get too ...
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Garage door lights: which cfl bulbs work?

I discovered yesterday that led bulbs cause RF interference and disrupt the use garage door remotes. While I could look for a low interference led bulb, they are rather expensive. I had some cfl ...
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LEDs won't turn on

I have a garage door opener which can have two lightbulbs screwed, that for some reason burn out LED lightbulbs approximately every 3 months. However, this time, the new LED bulbs I bought work ...
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Why does garage remote not work after replacing the remote/batteries and pairing it up again?

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.
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Do they make wireless safety sensors for garage door openers?

I've had a lot of issues with the safety sensors for my garage door opener, most of which had to do with loose or broken wires leading from the opener to the sensors. It's been extremely frustrating ...
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Garage door Versus home security

I had a wireless security system installed by Safetouch (who monitors my system) in place of my existing standard security. A suggested upgrade by their technician. The very next day I get in my car ...
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Garage has switched outlets only, cannot operate new garage doors. What are my options?

UPDATE: For anyone curious about what I ended up doing -- I bought 6 motion sensor plugs, plugged those into the existing outlets, then plugged the lights into that, and the garage door opener plug ...
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Correction for garage door opener that leaks current to bulb?

I've got an Alister Access 3000 garage door opener. The normal light bulb is a standard rough service 60 watt incandescent. It has the unfortunate side effect of melting the plastic lens cover over ...
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How could changing the remote battery suddenly cause my garage door to behave erratically?

My garage door remote was behaving properly yesterday -- it had just gradually become a bit less sensitive (I had to press the button harder, from a closer distance), so figured it was time to replace ...
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Garage Door Opener Doesn't Work with Remote When Light Is On

I have a Lift-Master 1000SD garage door opener that has worked well for 20 years. Just recently we have been unable to close the door with any of the remotes after leaving in the morning. Even holding ...
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Is it possible to clear PTX4 garage remote controls?

I have a set of PTX4 remote controls for my house that I'd like to give to someone for use in another house. It's one of the ones with 4 buttons on there and right now, one of the buttons opens up my ...
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WiFi garage door controller installation

Currently I have the normal garage door remote but in addition to it I would like to add a WiFi controlled system. https://imgur.com/a/TmViiSt Those pictures show the current control box and the new ...
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Why does the wall-mounted control for my Genie 2024 Garage Opener quit working when the weather is hot?

Remotes work fine. But every time the temperature gets above 80 the light in the wall unit (inside) goes out and it quits working. Usually by the next morning it comes back on. Since we're having ...
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How to work around spring support when installing a garage door opener?

I'm trying to help my brother with a garage door opener installation. Normally this would be pretty straightforward, but his garage has a feature/obstacle I've never seen before. The door installer ...
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garage door won't close sometimes

This is a followup to the thread here, since problem resurfaced: garage door usually won't close - even trolley without door won't move much Hopefully with better details and some attached ...
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Chamberlin Keypad work with a Linear motor

I replaced an old Chamberlin garage door open with a Linear LDO50 motor. I have a Chamberlin garage door opener keypad (model unknown) mounted on the outside of the garage. I’m trying to program the ...
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Why is my remote control not opening my garage door?

I'm having garage door issues. My opener model is a Genie H6000A, the following symptoms are happening: Garage door opens/closes fine when the wall button is pressed and hold. Garage door closes fine ...
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How to remove rusted screws?

I have these rusted screws in my garage door. How do I remove them? I tried using pliers, a hammer, Water Displacement 40. Didn't come out. Here is another view from the inside: If someone has a ...
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Garage Door Operation Inconsistent (But ONLY with the Universal Remote)

I have the problem that many others have had here except that my door has stopped working with the universal remote (roof of the GM car) ONLY. The Lift-Master remotes work well. Initially, it was ...
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Craftsman Garage Door doesn't open with remote at higher temperatures

3 car garage (single and double doors), two 1/2 HP screw drive Craftsman openers, 15 years old. The single works fine all the time, rain or shine, hot or cold, works prefect. SAME remote, the double ...
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Garage door opener won't open/close or start light when called for

I have about a 12-13 year old Overhead Door opener. I was a dummy and left it open over night in the Arctic cold and snow we've been having. Now the contact closure for the motor won't engage the ...
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Need help programming chamberlain garage door opener replacement KLIK3U-BK

I just moved into this rental house in November and am trying to get a second garage door opener to work. There's an existing working KLIK3U-BK model, so I ordered a second one of those. But none of ...
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garage door opener motor running constantly

I have a B & D controll-a-door 4 (CAD-4) opener for a tilt garage door. The model no. is 062200 and the unit was installed about 20 years ago. About a week ago, the motor started running ...
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garage door opener not working

I think the 'buzzing' noise I've clumsily described is actually the sound of the door-opener's motor running constantly. The door went smoothly up and down as usual when I parked the car in the ...
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LiftMaster garage opener will not erase memory

Moved into a new home a couple months ago. Car was broken into on my driveway a week ago, and one of my garage door openers was stolen (along with some other things). The problem is that the opener ...
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Chamberlain B550 - How to use a relay to open/close door?

I have one of these: http://support.chamberlain.com/articles/How_To/Chamberlain-Models-B550-B750-Owner-s-Manual On my old door, I wired a relay in to the same terminals the push-buttons (like ...
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how do I reprogram a wired keypad for a garage door opener?

We moved into this house about 15 months ago. No problems with this until recently the external keypad stopped working. The keypad itself is Liftmaster, but the unit itself and wired openers (the ...
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390 MHz Garage Door Opener and Raspberry Pi [closed]

I have a lovely Genie garage door opener (I couldn't find a model number but it looks like this) that I've been wanting to upgrade for a while. I'd like to open it with an RF transmitter attached to a ...
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Garage door closes and then reopens - Already adjusted force sensor to max and tried adjusting cable tension

I feel like this has to be a common issue, but I'm having trouble finding references here. It's the same sort of Craftsman garage door opener that most of suburbia has here in the United States. This ...
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Replace handles/locks on Novoferm garage door

We've got a Novoferm Canopy garage door, which has a plastic D-handle like this one: (Photo taken from this site.) While certainly functional, it's not very appealing visually. The door itself is ...
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Triple Push Button Switch Wall Plate

I'm looking to replace a Push Button Wall Plate. I can't seem to find one that only has spots for three buttons. Most have six spots. (three sets of two buttons). These are standard size push ...
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Garage door won't open unless I hold the wall button down

My Genie garage door closes fine on all occasions but it won't open unless I hold the wall button down. This causes real hassle as I can't use my remote opener to open the door as well. Here is what ...
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Fix Garage Door Bracket

My garage door bracket is starting to pull out from the top panel of the door. Some friends of mine have pointed me to a opener reinforcement like the one linked below but others have suggested ...
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Garage Door open on it own [closed]

When we have a power outage the Garage door will open when the power comes back on!! How do we stop this ? We don't want the door to open when we are gone. Thank You Ron
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Clean and lubricate garage door rails

I have a garage door with a rubber belt drive. I would like to know the correct way to clean and lubricate the rails as it is screeching a bit when opening and closing. Can I wash out the rails with ...
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Why did my garage door opener fail weeks after being fixed?

My home that I've lived in for three years was built in 1982. Up until recently, I had enjoyed trouble-free operation of the garage door opener that was installed in the house when I moved in. ...