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Signs That a Garage Door Opener Needs to Be Reprogrammed

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At certain times, it may be necessary to have your garage door opener reprogrammed. After replacing the batteries, your garage door opener might not be capable of remembering its previous settings. Garage door openers can also have this same problem if they have a poor battery connection. Homeowners may also need to reprogram their garage door opener after an extended power outage. However, it is also possible for garage door openers to go bad. This will take a look at how homeowners can know when a garage door opener needs to be reprogrammed.

After Battery Replacement

Through the course of ordinary use, batteries can start to get used up. As a result, homeowners will sometimes need to replace the batteries in their garage door opener. Unfortunately, some garage door openers are not capable of remembering information without persistent electrical input. As a result, homeowners may need to reprogram the garage door opener whenever the batteries are changed. Although this is not necessary for all garage door openers, many of the models used in today’s world require reprogramming after battery replacement.

Bad Battery Connection

Homeowners can also experience battery connection issues that can make it necessary to reprogram a garage door opener. If garage door openers are exposed to dirt, the battery contacts can make a poor connection. A bad power connection can also be experienced with old garage door openers. Older openers are subject to corrosion or other problems that can damage a battery’s ability to provide consistent power to a garage door opener. Some garage door openers can lose their internal memory if they lose power for even a single second. As a result, these problems could force homeowners to regularly reprogram their garage door opener. If these problems are experienced regularly, homeowners should consider replacing the garage door opener.

After an Extended Power Outage

When a garage door opener is pressed, a wireless code is sent to a receiver inside of your garage. Some garage doors have an internal computer system that helps the remote system to operate. After a power outage, this internal computer system can get wiped. Therefore, homeowners may need to reprogram their garage door opener. If your garage door experiences these problems, you should check if it has a battery backup feature. By replacing these old batteries, you can prevent these problems from occurring again.

Knowing When It Can’t Be Fixed

Some homeowners have been known to spend hours trying to fix their garage door openers, only to find that the problem cannot be solved. The internal components inside of your garage door opener can sometimes break on their own. This does not mean that the homeowner did anything wrong. In most cases, manufacturers are willing to replace defective garage door openers at no cost. Get in touch with your garage door manufacturer if you constantly have to reprogram your garage door opener. You can also consider contacting an HVAC professional or an electronics expert. These individuals can often provide advice that can quickly solve the problem.

Sources:

http://garages.about.com/od/garagemaintenance/a/How-To-Program-A-Garage-Door-Opener.htm

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