How do I fix this? And more importantly, does HIS opener work on my garage door?
|That's funny. I don't know how to fix it, but I'm sure if you call the company who makes it or the people who installed it, they can help you. There's probably a code in there that can be changed. When I was a kid, our garage door opener opened another house in our neighborhood - and yes, their opener worked on our garage too. My dad and that guy used to play tricks on each other with it.|
|The company should be able to help you. If they don't or won't, call the FCC they are in charge of radio frequencies and the like. They'll make it happen!|
|LOL Don't bother the FCC.... What's the make and model of the garage door opener... and of the remote. Look on the back of it; let's start from there.|
|Please bother the FCC. They're lonely and just want someone to talk to!|
|It's Sears. Needless to say, it's in my car right now!|
|There are codes on the until and remote.
You just have to change the code on both and all will be good.
Most likely to change the codes you need to take the metal cover off the until in the garage, then you will see the codes and the remote also has codes on it. If I remember correctly, the Sear garage door opener we had had 3 switches on it for the code. If there are three you really only need to change one number on it.
|And then it will open the garage door on the unit two doors down the other way!|
|It depends on the units, but it is possible that it was a one-time thing, or it may be that you've both set the same code. It's also possible that the other unit isn't being discriminating enough. So maybe his will open yours, maybe not.
Once you have the model number and so forth we can see if we can get the manual online.
A few days after I bought my Chevy Tahoe back in 1995, I went out to dinner with Joan and my parents. I had "Lojack" installed; it's a stolen car retrieval system, but it also included an alarm and remote door opener.
I pushed the button and my truck beeped twice, and then I heard an echo of the beeps. I thought that was kinda neat, so I did it again, and it beeped once, then I heard an echo of the one beep. As I got a little closer to my truck I pushed my button for the third time and it beeped twice, and the echo didn't seem right.
Long story shorter, there was another car in the parking lot nearby that had the same code! I could have stolen everything from that car (I'm sure it would have unlocked the doors too!), and it got me very very worried. Over time my worries eased, and to this day, 12 years and nearly 200,000 miles later, I have NEVER had a similar incident!
But it was fun to remember that.
|Isn't it similar to remote controls being able to work on different TV's? We interchange our remotes all the time.
And when the kids were babies, we used to hear the going-on's in a house down the street though our baby monitor!
They had a monitor, too, but they couldn't pick up anything from our hosue..weird....
|This seems to be a recent thing, like in the last 2 days. When I leave the house, I open the garage with the button inside the garage and close it when I leave with the remote. This morning my door closed and I drove over to the neighbor's and his door was also closed. Guess this morning my remote was working only on my garage.
Plus it was 29 degrees so it was probably in shock.
|Still behaving badly. I checked the instruction manual last night and it seems simple enough to reset. My brother is coming over on Sunday so we'll do it then. I need moral support when I attempt anything new. By the way, I have a PREMIUM garage door opener. Aren't you all impressed?????|
|"Premium" is apparently Sears-talk for "opens all garage doors in your neighborhood by accident by way of spurious radio frequency emissions."|
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