What to do When You’ve Lost Your Garage Door Remote Control

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January 7, 2021
What to do When You’ve Lost Your Garage Door Remote Control

Two remote controls usually come with your garage opener installation. Oh no! You’ve lost your garage door remote control! Now, what do you do?! If the remote falls into the wrong person’s hands, your home can be easily broken into. Not to mention, you’re now probably locked out of your home. Fear not, we’ve got some tips for you to consider as you still look for them.

Replacing the Lost Garage Door Remote Control

Once you’re able to get in your house, you’ll have to get in touch with your garage tech to come over and disable your remote from the motor. If your motor doesn’t have a control panel, you’ll have to unplug the motor completely.

Look at the motor for the manufacturer to call or order one online. If you’re not very good with the internet, your garage door tech can order one for you, which shouldn’t take too long to get to you. After the replacement has come in, it will have to be programmed to work with your existing motor. Programming new remotes can be a pain and can take a while to figure out. Your garage door tech can come to program it for you in no time.

What Happens If You Have an Older Garage?

If you’re having a hard time finding the manufacturer of your garage motor or they are no longer in business, you’ll have two options. One, you can get a new garage door opener installed with new remotes and accessories. Two, you can invest in a universal remote.

Universal remotes can be programmed even to the oldest motorized garage door. Your garage door tech can help you program the remote, as it can be tricky.

If you’re not sure of what type of universal remote you’ll need, they can help with that part too, because some older garage motors need a remote that has a DIP switch or dual in-line package switch. Before you invest in one, check things over with your tech to find the best option for your garage.

Smart Openers: Great Option if a Lost Garage Door Remote Control Happens Frequently

Technology has come a long way, even in the past 10 years, including garage door motors. If you have a habit of losing small gadgets, maybe it’s time to upgrade your garage door opener system to a smart system.

You’ll be able to open and close your garage door at the tap of a button on your cell phone. Having one of these installed by your tech may be a great option for you and your family! Smart garage door openers have the luxury of being able to check if your garage door was left open on accident. You can check from your phone to see if it is and close it from wherever you are.

The Old Fashioned Way

This option may be a pain, but while you’re waiting for a new remote to come in, your smart opener to be installed, or for your garage door tech to schedule you a replacement, you’ll have to open and close the door manually for a bit.

After the motor has been unplugged or disconnected, you can pull the red emergency release cord loose to ease the opening and closing of the door. Hopefully, you won’t have to endure this for too long while you wait for your next option to come available.

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Garage doors can be fussy sometimes and they always seem to have problems at the most inopportune times. When your garage door is acting up, you can count on Team Taylor Garage Doors to fix it at a competitive price!

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