The garage door remote control without a doubt has made the lives easier for a lot of Americans going to and from their respective homes. It is a marvel of technology but sadly like all electronic gadgets it is prone to having issues that may at times be very irritating. Here is a quick guide on how to solve garage door remote control issues quickly and painlessly.
Garage Door Remote Control Only Works When Really Close
If you have a garage door opener then chances are you’ve experienced this issue before. Garage door repair experts recommend that you check the batteries first to make sure it has enough juice to properly operate the remote. If you are replacing batteries on the remote control it is recommended that you do some spring cleaning on the device as well. Clean the electrical contacts on it as this may also be a possible reason why it only works up close and personal. If you have changed the batteries and cleaned the terminals yet the remote still does not work from afar, there is a chance that the signal may have mixed-up with your neighbor’s garage door causing signal interference. If signal interference is a problem, switch to a remote control that can operate below 390 megahertz to rectify the issue.
Cold and Warm Weather Problems
If you notice that your garage door remote only works if the weather is either warm or cold then chances are the issue is not with the remote itself but with the infrared sensors that run along the base of the door. Next time this issue happens, Garage Doors Plus recommend you override the sensors by going inside the garage and holding down the wall switch. If the doors work then without a doubt the sensors are the problem and will require some realignment. During extreme weather, the steel where the sensors are housed may contract and expand causing misalignment of the sensor beam. Moreover, heated garages in cold weather may cause the sensor to fog or frost. The quick fix solution would be to clean the senses and realign the sensors. If the problem persists, simply reboot the unit by unplugging at the opener.