Most of everyone has experienced the panic when you pull into your driveway, hit the garage door remote and nothing happens. What makes things worse is that most people do not carry keys to the house anymore. When it comes to garage door repair, this can be a common issue, but we will walk you through some steps to diagnose and possibly repair this issue.
Your first step will be to replace the battery. Most remote batteries are easily accessible through a back “door” but some remotes like the ones manufactured by Chamberlain Liftmaster you will need to pry open. Once the battery is replaced test the remote, does it work? If not, lets proceed to the next step.
The next step will be re-programming the remote. To do this, you will look for the learn button on the opener which is generally found on the back of the motor head. Simply press this learn button and then press and hold the remote button. On Genie or Overhead Door openers you will need to press and hold the remote button 3 times after pressing the learn button. If the remote still is not working proceed to the next step.
Most openers will have an indicator light near the learn button, when you press the remote is this flashing? If it is flashing but it will not “learn” the remote, then you probably have a bad receiver. If the indicator light is not blinking then it could possibly be a bad remote or possibly a bad receiver.
If all your remotes and your wireless keypad stopped working, it is almost surely the receiver.