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What to Do When Your Garage Door Remote Control Stops Working





BY: Impact Garage Doors

With many garage doors being operated by remotes these days, it is important to have a basic understanding of what to do if your remote stops working. It could be something very simple and easy to fix, or it may require a professional, like Impact Garage Doors in Wollongong, to come and take care of the problem. Either way, this blog will discuss some main reasons your garage door remotes Australia may have stopped working, and what to do to amend the issue.

Garage Door Remotes Australia: Common Issues and Problems

1. The Battery is Depleted

This is the most common reason as to why your remote may not be working anymore. Batteries for designer garage doors, depending on how much they are used, generally need to be replaced once or twice a year.

2. Garage Remote Requires Reprogramming

Sometimes, your remote may need to be reprogrammed. This can often happen after you have changed the batteries in the remote. All you need to do is look in the designer garage doors manual and find the section on how to reprogram your remote. There will be simple and easy steps for you to follow.

3. There is Something Obstructing the Photo-Eye Sensor

There might be something in the way of the sensor, that the remote essentially communicated with, to open and close. You can simply fix this by removing the obstruction.

4. Wiring or Electrical Issues

Another common reason, especially for older designer garage doors, is that the wiring may be damaged. This can often occur due to rodents eating or biting the wires. This issue will in general, require a professional to come and fix it for you.

5. Lock Button is Turned On

It is not uncommon for homeowners to have accidentally pressed the lock button on the remote without noticing. This function prevents your door from opening and closing. Simply press the lock button again to turn off this setting. 

Get in touch with the team online, or call Impact Garage Doors on 02 4228 9933 for the best advice and assistance on roller doors Wollongong has to offer.