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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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What could cause a garage door opener trolley to only travel a few inches?

I have an older (circa year 2000) Chamberlain belt-drive opener. Today the trolley has started misbehaving. It opened the door fine this morning, but now will only travel a few inches down from the "...
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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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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 - sunlight & garage door sensor

Can direct sunlight interrupt the sensor, preventing the door from going all the way down? At night, early mornings or on overcast days my garage door goes up and down with no problem. However, when ...
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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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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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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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Remote Garage Door Opener

I live in a condo, we have a shared garage but our own automatic garage door openers. My garage door opens and closes with the button inside the garage hard wired on the wall. But, my remote opener ...
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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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Garage door only closes if you hold the button down even with the safety sensors disconnected

Garage door will not close without holding down the wall button. Only the wall button will close it. Neither wireless remotes work. I have disconnected the safety devises and still have the same issue....
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I compensate for the sun confusing my garage door opener's sensors?

Only during summer and only when the sun is close to the horizon the light from the sun confuses my garage door opener and in order to close the door I have to hold down the wired button which is a ...
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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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My overhead door sticks at very beginning of open cycle

I recently insulated my garage door with a foam kit and I don't think it weighs much at all. I believe the culprit is the weatherstripping I added to the the frame. I think it is creating a vacuum ...
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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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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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How can I figure out why my Sears Craftsman garage door opener will not work?

I have tried troubleshooting my Craftsman door opener (model 139.53325SRT), because it will not close. It will not close when pressing the wall switch: the opener light just blinks if I do that. ...
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Garage door opener controlled via generic remote

I have a Chamberlain model 1345 that is 11 or 12 years old. It stopped closing with the clicker recently, but I can still open/close using the wall button. Chamberlain support said I need a new board ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I fix my garage door opener that stops working in hot weather?

During hot weather, my garage door opener stops working. Then it works OK when it cools in the evening. Any ideas of how to fix? Or what causes this hot weather stoppage?
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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 ...