Why Did My Garage Door Clicker Stop Working?
Whether you call it a clicker, a genie, a remote, a transmitter, a button or something else it is very frustrating when your automatic garage door opener does not activate as you signal it from your vehicle. Why doesn’t the button work?
There are a number of reasons a transmitter might not activate the automatic door opener.
Why did my garage door remote stop working?
The first and simplest is a dead battery. When replacing the battery always be careful to select the correct replacement– there are several types that look quite alike but are not – and be sure the new battery is fully charged. Yes, check your brand new battery! It is not uncommon for us to have a customer visit our parts counter indicating they have just changed the battery and the device still won’t work – and we check only to find a weak battery!
Some other reasons these devices fail to work can be physical damage, programming problems, or failure of the receiver portion of the system. Physical damage is generally obvious but may be concealed if something might have been spilled on the unit or if it had gotten wet, etc. Programming problems most often occur when folks add devices to their garage door opener and inadvertently ‘un-program’ a device in the process. Occasionally a device will simply drop from the receiver memory but this is relatively rare. A homeowner can follow the programming sequence outlined in the instructions for their unit and see if this resolves the problem. If instructions are not available appropriate information might be found on our website at this link: http://www.overheaddoorco.com/garage-door-openers-programming-instructions. If the transmitter fails to operate the system after these checks have been completed it is likely the receiver is not working properly. This is typically a circuit board mounted in the motor portion of the automatic garage door opener and is best serviced by a trained technician. Reasons for failure of this part most typically include lightning strikes or power surges.
If you find yourself with a transmitter or remote control that fails to work your door opener system Overhead Door Co. of Central Jersey can check most devices at their parts counter and carries a broad selection of original manufacturer replacement devices. These include units that are compatible with Overhead Door Corporation, Genie, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Sears, Marantec and others. So…don’t put up with the inconvenience of a remote control that works sporadically or not at all. Stop in or call today.We can assist either at our parts counter or by scheduling a convenient service call to resolve the problem.
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