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How do I dry out an electric gate opener that got wet?

My remote opener fell into liquid and won't work. How do I safely dry it out? I opened it immediately, remove the battery and used a cool hair dryer inside and have them in a bowl of rice. (The circuit board looked wet when I started this). Any advice?

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What is the make and model of your gate motor or central unit it might have to be reprogrammed after you dry it with a hair dryer without the battery in it

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