my garage door won't open unless we use the remote. How can I fix this?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Easily it can be fixed really also you got your reply!

  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    the question  does NOT  indicate any thing is "BROKEN  " or not FUNCTIONING .. only that the  door operates on  a wireless remote 

      and the  ASSUMED   desire is WHAT  manual operation  ?   PULL the EMERGENCY CORDS  ( found hanging  inside the garage  )  to DISCONNECT the garage door from the  " electric  powered  "  garage door opener system

  • 8 months ago

    The pull string on carriage on the inside allows this, and when pulled, the outside will also raise via a human pull. When the carriage is engaged it will not open from either side via a human pull, making it safe to have a garage door opener.

  • 8 months ago

    Go to each end of the cable attached to your manual push button. Look for broken wires or corroded connections that could cause an open circuit. Back the screws out and re-tighten to break any oxidation on the copper. 

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  • 8 months ago

    sounds like a wiring problem. trace the wires, looking for a disconnect

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The other method being the push button? Chances are you push button switch contacts are dirty. Disconnect the wires and make contact with the ends (as the switch does). If the door operates, take the switch inside and soak it in soapy water. Let it dry good and try it. Or buy a new one. Ants get in switches and get smushed, and that causes causes them to not work.

  • 8 months ago

    There are 3 possibilities.

    1. Broken switch. Open or remove the switch to access the wires. Locate the two contacts that go to the switch that opens the door. (Some switches also have buttons for the lights) Jump across the two contacts, or just touch the wires together. If the door opens, the switch is broken and needs replacement.

    2. If the switch is okay, inspect the wires all the way back to the opener. Look for a broken wire. If you can access the terminals where the wires connect, jump across them. If the door opens, there is a broken wire somewhere between the unit and the switch.

    3. If that doesn't work, the problem is internal to the opener unit and probably not user serviceable.

  • 8 months ago

    Leave the door open, Cinds!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Check tge wiring to the button and, replace it if necessary.  If there is no button, look up the manual and see how to install one.  It will be super easy.

  • 8 months ago

    Either the push button or the wire between it and the opener is broke.

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