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Remote does not open or close garage door; inside button flashes

When remotes are keyed, the inside light on the garage door openner flashes a couple of time, but does not open the door.

The wall button on the inside has a lite in the button, normally it is on so you can see it in the dark; however, now it flashes continously. When you push this button the door moves a foot or so then goes back down; if you hold the button in, the door will go all the way up. Press and hold, and it will go all the way down.

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  • traitch Jan 27, 2009

    Following the above recommendation I fiddled with the electric eyes and the door began operating as normal. Not sure exactly what the problem was, but I jiggled each eye and whatever the problem was it is gone now.



    I wonder if it is possible to by pass these eyes as in the summer at certain times of the day the sun shinning on one of the eyes makes it impossible to close the door unless you shade the eye?

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What has happened is that you electric eyes are blocked or have gone out. The eyes are at the garage door about a foot of the ground on both sides. There should be a red or green light on one of them. If not some thing is blocking the beam that goes across the door. It is a safety beam so kids can nt get hurt when the door is coming down. If the beam is broke the door will go back up.

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I have the same problem, but the eyes on the floor of my garage are solid green. Suggestions?

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Hi Diane.... yes. Newer garage door openers don't have changeable codes inside the unit or transmitters. You use the learn button to erase all the memory & to program transmitters into the unit. Each transmitter has a unique signal permanently set at the factory.
If you have had your garage door opener for a few years, you have to make a change on the back of the motor unit up by the ceiling and in the remote[s] by changing one or more tiny switches, called dip switches. Open up the remote and and take a look. If you have the dip switches, a series of tiny rocker switches that can rock one way or the other, then just change one or more of them to the opposite side and do the same with the set of dip switches on the back of the motor in the garage that moves the door.

If you have a newer system, one with no dip switches, you will just erase the memory and reprogram it with a new memory. To do that:

Programming Steps: 1) Locate the smart button on the motor head which is directly under the screw terminals where the push button and photo-cell wires connect to the unit and above the antenna wire. You may have to remove a lens or light cover to gain access to the learn button. 2) Push the smart button momentarily (Holding the smart button until the L.E.D. light beside the button goes out will erase all transmitter and keyless entries that are programmed into the unit) and verify the
L.E.D. light next to the button is lit solid. 3) Push the transmitter button that you want to use for that door within thirty seconds and before the
L.E.D. goes out. The L.E.D. will flash once and the transmitter will operate the door the next time the button is pushed. 4) If you have more than one door and a multi-button transmitter repeat steps 2-3 above for each door by using a different transmitter button for each unit. (Using the same button for more then one door at the same location will cause all the doors using that button to open and close at the same time and is not recommended.) The openers normally come with a single or a 3-button transmitter but 2-button and
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Went to my garage to get items out of freezer and my garage door opener was down, no one handle the remote, or push any buttons at all, went back to the garage to get bottle water and the door was wide...




Anytime a door opens and/or closes randomly or doesn't work consistently I look for a smashed wire between the motor unit and the wall button.


If the wire is smashed the insulation becomes so thin that power will leak thru the insulation and activate the door or interfere with the remote signal.


Loosen the staples with a small screwdriver and slide the wire about ?½ inch to move any areas of thin insulation away from the staples.


The second thing would be a bad wall button or a remote with a sticking button.

Or a remote in someone

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ARE BOTH LEDS ON? - CHECK FOR A LOOSE OR BROKEN WIRE.

ARE THE EYES WIRED CORRECTLY?

ARE THEY AIMED AT EACH HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON OVERRIDES THE SAFETY EYES.

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If you want an owners manual and have Adobe Reader you can go here and get one.

http://www.chamgerlain-diy.com/pdfdocs/A2490M.PDF

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www.geniecompany.com/docs/GENIE%20EXCELERATOR-ENG.pdf

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