Dealing with Garage Door Opening by Itself03/01/2014 Back To Blog
It is really creepy to see your garage door opening by itself. It is even scarier to see it open in the morning when you closed it properly the previous night. You may get a sigh of relief when you find out that everything is still inside, but then you'll ask yourself what's really wrong with your door. The good news is that the problem is most likely fixable and garage door replacement will not be required. Find out where the problem may lie.
The Main Causes
The most common cause of this issue is damage to the electronics inside the garage opener remote. The damage typically occurs due to a power surge. You can easily resolve this problem by replacing the remote. This should be neither difficult nor expensive.
It is best if you run a check to see whether the problem is actually with the garage door remote or with another component of the system. Use the wall mounted switch to find out if it operates properly. If it does then the clicker is to blame. If the switch does not work properly you should inspect it together with the wiring. A short in either one is the most likely cause of the issue in this case. A malfunctioning circuit board is not uncommon in old models.
Another obvious cause is a button of the garage door clicker or wall mounted keypad being stuck inside. This usually happens to old devices or ones which have not been cleaned and maintained properly. The problem is easy to fix by using a thin nail file as a lever for taking the stuck button out.
In rare cases the problem may be due to signal interference. This is more likely if you have a wireless garage door keypad. In such cases, a change in the settings will be required.
The most important thing for you is to run a thorough check and get to the root of the issue so that you can fix it.