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4 Checks to Troubleshoot Your Garage Door Opener

Issues linked to garage door remotes are pretty common, and so are the ways to fix them. You just need to investigate a little bit. We have compiled easy steps to help you troubleshoot your garage door before you contact professionals. If you garage door does not respond when you press the remote control, there are two obvious alleys to explore:

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1

The batteries need replacing

The batteries need replacing

Remove the panel on the back of the remote and replace the battery with one of the same voltage. Batteries used for garage doors openers are fairly common and you can easily find them in any groceries stores. To find out how to remove the batteries, refer to the manual you would have been provided.

2

The sensors are blocked

The sensors are blocked

If the infrared sensors are obstructed then it will hinder the sensors from receiving signals properly. Ensure all beams senses are clean as dust, cobwebs, and leaves can easily accumulate around the area. We recommend that you check the rails and motor area every three month as part of your maintenance routine.

4

Replace your garage remote

Replace your garage remote

If all fails, contact the manufacturer of the garage door opener with the make and model number of your system and ask for a replacement. you can also shop online for a universal remote.
If you think there is more to it and need to repair your garage door opener, contact professionals.
As garage systems may vary, it is always a good idea to check your garage door manual first or contact one of our friendly staff members at Gryphon Garage Doors in Perth.

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3

Your garage door remote needs reprograming

Your garage door remote needs reprograming

Garage remotes use radio frequencies to send signals to the garage door opener.

To reprogram your garage remote have a look at the remote mauals you should have been given. If you cannot find it, you could search for the digital version of the manual to refer to, most brands have them available online and free to download.

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In the case you have misplaced or lost your instruction booklet for any of our products, you can find them each here for your keeping. You will find the garage door opener manuals for the motors we supply: Merlin motors, SEIP motor, Controll-A-Door motor, Marantec motor and the Gryphon exclusive Gryphon Superlift Belt Drive Motor. Helpful Instructions on replacing fuses, coding remotes, replacing parts and User Manual copies from the brands we carry.

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We'll focus on the issues related to garage door remotes and step to to troubleshoot them like hot to reprogram your garage door opener & replace batteries.
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