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Garage Door trouble

My garage door will close if I push the button inside the garage and it will open that way but my little hand held opener will not close or open the door if I am standing outside the garage.
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Celia Dickerson

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This is a link on how to program your remote. Have to have make and model number ready.http://www.garagedooropeners.us/helpgifs/maincode.html
Hope this is a Fix Ya.........

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