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How to Change The Battery In Your Garage Door Remote

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  • 22 Jun 2018
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When your garage door stops working, one of the first things you should check is the remote control and the battery. Depending on how often you use your remote, this might not need done. The staff at Garage Door Repair Services of Toledo has some helpful tips on how to change the battery in your garage door remote.

Troubleshooting Your Remote Control

If your garage door isn’t opening or closing, check the remote control function first. There are troubleshooting steps you can take before you call your local garage door company for help. The first step you should follow is to check for any dents or cracks in the remote.

Make sure there are no broken or loose buttons and then test out your other remotes if you have any. Once you complete these steps and everything is fine, it’s time to change the batteries in your remote. A fresh battery should help the remote work just fine.

Will Any Battery Work?

Before you replace the battery, take a look at your user manual that came with the remote and opener. Each garage door remote manufacturer has detailed instructions on the specific battery for your remote. If you have a high-tech remote like a smart remote, the instructions are different from a standard remote.

It is important to carefully follow the instructions the manufacturer provides. This is especially true if you have a remote and keypad combination. A professional company will help you if need it.

Replacing The Batteries

When you want to replace the battery, first gather the right tools. You’ll need a screwdriver or similar tool and a replacement battery. Most standard remotes take a 3-volt battery size. When you are ready, you then need to:

  • Open the back case and take out the dead battery
  • Put in the new battery with the positive side facing up
  • Snap the new battery tightly in
  • Put the back cover back on and close it tightly
  • Throw the old battery properly away

Once you’ve replaced the batteries, make sure you test out the remote. The garage door should open and close just fine. It the door doesn’t open or close, it’s time to explore other troubleshooting options.

What If The Remote Still Doesn’t Work?

If your remote still isn’t working, lift the cover off and check your installation work. Make sure the plus and minus signs on the battery match the ones in your remote. Think of it just like installing any other small battery.

If everything looks fine, there could be a problem with the wiring inside the remote. In this case, you will need to buy another remote. If the brand new remote does not work with your door, call your local garage door company.

These are the simple steps for changing the battery in your garage door remote. If you need help, or your remote is still not working, give the staff at Garage Door Repair Services of Toledo a call. We will send someone to your address to help you right away.

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