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What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?

Garage door openers can be lost in a variety of different ways, from simply being mislaid to being stolen out of the vehicle or even deliberately taken by thieves targeting your home.

Losing the active remote garage door opener means that you are vulnerable, because anyone could open the garage doors and come into your property.

The first thing that you should do is unplug the receiver system for your door, and make arrangements to get a brand-new one.

Finding the details you need The first step in replacing your garage door opener is to look at the information that you still have.

Just like with a TV remote control, you can program your new garage door remote to control your own garage.

Start by looking at the garage door itself.

On the receiver unit attached to the garage door, there should be a series of details about the remote control system, including:

 Manufacturer name
 model name
 model number

These details can often be easily replaced by googling the model number and the manufacturers details.

However, sometimes the manufacturer is no longer operating, or the model is no longer being made.

In this case, you will have to look at other options.

Other ways to replace your remote You will need to take other steps in order to find a new garage door opener.

 You might try a universal garage door remote. This is believed to be able to work with any other type of remote control system.
 Buy a remote control of the same type as your old model.
 Ask a locksmith for assistance. They will be able to assist you by resetting the code in the remote, and can also open your garage door for you.
 Find a lock switch. This switch will allow you to buy a new garage door opener that responds to your garage door receiver. You might even be able to upgrade your old system to get advanced features.

Programming your new garage door remote

If you decide to purchase a new garage door remote, you need to make sure that the remote you buy offers the same programming system as the previous remote garage door opener.

For example, most modern remote controls have a LEARN/Smart button system that allows you to sync the remote and the receiver together.

Older models may need to be operated by a professional garage door installer.

Call us today if you need emergency repairs or for garage door servicing. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.

To assist you in the event your garage door opener is lost or stolen, we have provided this article as a download for future reference, you can download a PDF version of the article here: What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?

You might also find our previous article of interest: Where To Get Your Remote Garage Door Opener Fixed     

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