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10 Reasons your Garage Door Opener Remote Doesnt Work

Posted on 2016-11-29 by Author Admin

You may wonder when your garage door opener is working properly but the remote of your door opener refuse to perform its function. The situation becomes more critical if you are stuck outside the garage due to non-functioning remote control and the opener switch is inside of the door. One of the reasons might include signal or network connectivity. To avoid such situations you must keep a check on the batteries of the remote time to time. Some of the most common reasons as to why your garage door opener remote control stops operating while the opener is working properly are given below:

Garage door opener remote

Reasons of Non-Working Remote Control

  1. If the remote battery starts to corrode, you need to quickly replace it as it may burst and damage the other components of the remote as well.
  2. The battery terminals could be another cause of non-functional remote as they might have loosen up due to constant battery replacement. Dirt and battery fluid is also a cause of battery failure in most of the cases.
  3. If you find that replacement of the battery doesnt work, try reprogramming the remote. You can follow the instructions given in the owner’s manual.
  4. Another cause of malfunction remote could be the sticky buttons. It happens when your remote has fallen twice or more or due to excessive use remote buttons might not work properly.
  5. Inspect the sensors of your garage door, if they do not illuminate the red or green light, it means that the wireless remote has also stopped working.
  6. Sometimes, the remote is working, but, due to dust and misalignment the brackets fail to move and the door stops operating.
  7. Replace any bad and faulty wiring of the safety sensors. Inspect properly and if you find the damaged wires, replace them soon.
  8. Sunlight could be the cause as the opener’s eye can be tricked as an obstruction in between the remote and the sensors.
  9. Power outages and lightning could damage the circuit and the sensors.
  10. Due to excessive water and moisture, the logic board fails to work when your garage door is in the basement and faces such issues. To prevent damages, repair the water leaks by adding a weather seal around the perimeter of the garage door.


Permanent use of extension cord should be avoided as it draws more power supply than required. Always install a grounded outlet (GFI) for additional protection within 3 feet of the Powerhead. If you find difficulties while performing the repair task for your opener remote, ask for the professional support. They perform their job with full-dedication and perfection. Call to the customer support for booking an appointment for any kind of garage door related repairs.

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