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Access Master Garage Door Opener opens by itself

The Access Master Garage door opener opens by itself at random times. The opener was installed when the house was built in 2005 so I assume it was a 2005 model unit.

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The most common cause of this is a bad wall control or the wiring going to it. The wall control goes bad from use and the wiring sometimes has intermittent short caused by the staples the installer used.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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    bestcar53 Aug 27, 2014

    Don can you please help me, can you please tell me who i have to call in reference to getting my automatic roller door opened please, as i had a power failure this morning and my garage door will not open and i have no way of accessing it. I really need to get my car out of the Garage thanks heaps Roslyn

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