Garage Door Opener… Did You Know?

As the old saying goes, “never rains but it pours”… I had my garage door opener ‘die’ a couple of days ago. Off to Lowe’s I went, after discovering during a telephone conversation with a service rep, that batteries for garage door openers were available.

Huh, once I returned home and tried the opener with the new battery installed, I discovered it STILL didn’t work. So, once I had more time, I did a search engine check on my Sears garage door openers… and guess what I found out? You go it! This particular model is known for the board inside the remotes to just stop working. No one knows why.

Andrew from Lowe’s telephoned me (about another matter) right at the moment I discovered this nasty defect in Sears’ garage door openers… and he mentioned that inexpensive replacements were available. You guessed again… off I went to Lowe’s once again. This time for a garage door replacement…

For only $28.98 (plus $3.77 taxes), I had my replacement in hand… and, once back home and about two days of going over the instructions, I called the company who installed my garage door and the gentleman there figured out where I was going wrong in the settings. You see, the replacement garage door remote control is “universal”… in that it replaces several different models. Huh, you just have to know the settings in order to set it up properly. Thanks to Tom at Superior Garage Doors in Whitby, my remote opens and closes my garage door efficiently!

The reason I’m posting this is to inform others who may have paid extremely high prices for a replacement. Inside the package of my newly purchased remote is the following note that may help many of you:

Details on how to obtain remotes for older models!
Details on how to obtain remotes for older models!


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Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

2 thoughts on “Garage Door Opener… Did You Know?”

  1. A good article and its your content is so useful. Many thanks for sharing this and saving me from the added cost of repeating a mistake I’m sure I would have!

  2. I guess it really pays off to do your research on certain products. I have heard of many people being put through the ringer when it comes to garage doors, openers ect. It's all the inexpensive fixes that you never hear about….thanks Trish


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