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Both openers stopped working at the same time but they are both plugged in to an outlet that still has power. The lights are out on the opener wall switches. Wife thought she smelled electrical smoke when she accedently pushed both buttons at the same time. That shouldn't matter. How could two seperate machines go out at the same time? Is there a reset button on the openers that I don't know about?

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What openers? Sears/liftmaster of last 2 years have no reset. Sure power to outlet? Try a lamp. Did a gfi trip. Did wife run both doors to overheat them. they should cool off in 15 minutes. Do you have a surge protector. Did it go bad. Some kill power when they get cooked. Did you have a lightning storm. Culd have cooked logic boards.

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