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Integrity Garage Door Repair is an independently owned garage door repair company that specializes in repairing and replacing garage door. The company has been serving the residents of Franklin, VA for many years. Integrity Garage Door Repair is well-known for its top-notch customer service.

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Programming and Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener Remote

Here at Integrity Garage Door Repair serving Franklin, we know how convenient it is to open your garage with the press of a button on your remote. However, remotes don’t last forever and programming new ones or troubleshooting issues is something homeowners sometimes put off. With a few simple tips, you can get the most out of your remote control system painlessly.

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Programming Basics

All modern garage door openers come with color-coded learning buttons to sync new remotes. learning buttons are usually labeled LED, PRG, or LEARN. Press and hold the button for 1-2 seconds until the opener light blinks. Then press the push button on your remote control. The opener should beep or the light stay on solid to indicate it learned the remote signal successfully. Test it and you’re done!

Adding Extra Remotes

If you need additional remotes for vehicles or family members, don’t worry – your opener can learn multiple codes. Follow the programming steps above and it will automatically overwrite the old code with the new one. Important to note – be within 5-10 ft of the opener and point the remote toward it for best reception when learning new codes.

Battery Replacement

When your remote starts to work intermittently, it’s a sign the batteries are dying. Most remotes take thin coin-cell batteries like CR2032 or CR2025 that last 6-12 months on average. Check your remote manual to locate the battery compartment, usually on the back. Replace both batteries with new ones, matching the voltage and type noted inside. The codes are stored in memory, so no re-programming needed.

Fixing Unresponsive Remotes

If your stored codes are still intact but the remote just isn’t responding, clean the contacts on the battery terminals with steel wool or fine sandpaper. Dirty contacts cause intermittent connection issues. You can also re-pair the remote by pushing and holding the programming button again, then pressing the push-button 3-5 times rapidly in succession until the opener confirms by flashing or beeping.

Lost Codes and Malfunctions

If wiping contacts and re-pairing don’t work, it’s a sign your remote codes have been cleared somehow and you’ll need to reprogram it to your opener. This commonly happens if batteries are changed incorrectly or go completely dead for a long time. No need to panic – just follow the learning button programming steps above to sync it back up.

Troubleshooting Tips for Franklin Homeowners

Here are a few other issues homeowners in Franklin commonly run into along with solutions:

  • If the opener won’t learn any codes, the learn button may be stuck or blocked. Carefully unplug it for 15 seconds to reset electronics.
  • Intermittent reception could be caused by nearby RF interference. Move remote away 6 inches from body when using.
  • Repeated failures may mean it’s time to replace the remote control set altogether.
  • Test all remotes and learn buttons to narrow down if the issue is remote-specific or opener-related.

As always, our certified technicians in Franklin are standing by if you need help diagnosing and repairing any garage door opener problems. Let the remote control experts handle it!


To boost remote signal range, make sure batteries are new and fresh. Keep the remote high and away from your body when using. Check for sources of RF interference like cordless phones and try a different storage location away from electronics. You can also try reprogramming remotes to the opener to optimize reception.

If you’ve misplaced your garage door opener remote, don’t panic! First, thoroughly search your home and vehicles to see if it turns up. If not, contact the manufacturer as sometimes a replacement universal remote can be programmed to work. As a last resort, you may need a technician to come out and re-program your garage door opener to accept a new remote control set. It’s a good idea to keep a backup remote stored somewhere safe for situations like this.