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Receiver I read that people like myself have problems that their remotes dont work at a distance like they used to have and you have to get very close to the garage door for the remote to work. I read that the answers they give is interference, what about the receiver isnt that the likely problem to why people cant open the door from a distance????

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COULD BE A WEAK REMOTE BATTERY A BAD REMOTE OR A BAD RECEIVER.
YOU CAN BUY AN EXTERNAL UNIVERSAL RECEIVER. THAT CAN BE MOUNTED CLOSER TO THE DOOR AND IS CHEAPER THAN REPLACING THE CIRCUIT BOARD.
BUT REMEMBER, I HAVE SEEN A RV POWER INVERTER PARKED NEXT TO THE GARAGE STOP A NEW OPENER FROM WORKING AT A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET.
SO I ALWAYS SUGGEST TURNING OFF POWER TO EVERYTHING YOU CAN JUST AS A TEST.
HOPE THIS HELPS

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