What to Do If Your Garage Door Remote Isn’t Working

Garage door remotes are a convenient way to open and close your garage door without having to get out of your car. But what happens when your garage door remote stops working? Here are some steps to follow if your garage door remote isn’t working:

  • Check the batteries: The first thing to check when your garage door remote stops working is the batteries. If the batteries are dead or low, your remote won’t work. Replace the batteries and test the remote to see if it starts working again.
  • Check the antenna: The antenna on your garage door opener can become damaged or misaligned, which can cause your remote to stop working. Make sure the antenna is upright and not obstructed by anything. If it’s damaged, you may need to replace it.
  • Reprogram the remote: Sometimes, your garage door remote may need to be reprogrammed. This is especially true if you have recently replaced the batteries. To reprogram the remote, consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions.
  • Check the garage door opener: If the above steps don’t work, there may be an issue with the garage door opener itself. Check the opener to see if it’s working properly. If it’s not, you may need to call a professional to repair or replace it.
  • Try the wall switch: If your garage door remote still isn’t working, try using the wall switch to open and close the door. If the wall switch works, it’s likely an issue with the remote. If the wall switch doesn’t work either, there may be an issue with the opener or the power supply.
  • Call a professional: If you’ve tried all the above steps and your garage door remote still isn’t working, it may be time to call a professional. At Door Master, a garage door technician can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action, whether that’s repairing the opener, replacing the remote, or installing a new system altogether.

A garage door remote not working can be frustrating, but there are several steps you can take to diagnose and solve the problem. Check the batteries, antenna, and programming, and try the wall switch. If none of these steps work, it may be time to call a professional from Door Master for assistance. By following these steps, you can get your garage door remote working again in no time.