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My door opens and closes without any input from my remote. What is causing this?

I have been experiencing this problem for a couple of months. I don't have the manual for this Wayne Dalton model 1145KC to try and reset the unit to purge all the old codes and learn new

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SOURCE: Garage Door Remote Not Working Consistently

Lift Master Security Plus remote works only intermitenly, It seems to lock after a few tries, Works from inside garage, Seems to lock up after few tries, Wall opener fine. Changed batteries several times. Can't understand why it works and then doesn't. Tried cleaning sensors and wires,

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SOURCE: My Wayne Dalton garage door will open with remote but not close

your infrared sensor is either misaligned, faulty, or you have a broken wire from your sensor to your door opener. (Flashing light indicates infrared light path is broken). both sensors should indicate green led. door wil not come down is safty feature to prevent door from closing when light path is broken.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

SOURCE: Wayne Dalton DoorMaster Model BDOR-2000/BIRW-2000

Check the contact at the bottom of the socket and (with the unit unplugged) lift (or pull) it up to make contact with the bulb easier or tighten the bulb a bit more than normal.

Does the light ever come on?

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I am having the same problem. Bought universal remote from Lowes and won't work with the Wayne Dalton. Not sure what else to do but keep looking for a system that uses the 303 Mhz not the 372.5 as suggested in the "Clicker" manual. If anyone figures it out post it. Thanks.

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