Con't garage door wall mount push button?

chuehFebruary 5, 2014

To ans:
1. the remote is working, but not the wall mount push button.
2. there is one ground fault receptacle a few feet away from the push button. The receptacle seems to be fine.

so.....I tried connecting a NEW push button, but I forgot which wires connecting to the White1 and Red1 of the push button originally. There are one blue and one white wires coming from the wall. I connected the blue wire with the RED1 of the button and the white wire with the WHITE1 of the button now, yet it's not working.
I also tested the voltage before I connected them, the continuity wasn't present. Is it supposed to be very low voltage? Can it be possible that the continuity had worked for "7" years but then quit??? I hate to humanize it, but can it be possible???


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Ron Natalie

If you have only two wires to the pushbutton (i.e., you only have the door button, no provision for turning the light, etc...), the button is just a button. Doesn't matter what wire goes to which terminals.

If I recall properly, most of the openers use a small DC voltage (9V) or so.

If you take the wires from the opener that would connect to the button, try touching them together briefly (the bare parts). It should operate the door. If so, you do need a new button.

Next test is get a ladder and go up to the opener itself, use a short piece of wire or something to momentarily connect the two screws the button wires go to. If it works the door, then you've got a problem in the wiring between the two places.

It's possible the button fails (they just get internally tarnished over the years) or the wire breaks (vibration probably near the owner end itself).

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:46AM
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thanks for your reply. I did both the two wire touching for the button and the garage opener.... None of them works. I guess it's beyond my ability to try to fix the wiring problem. Now..just use the remote then.. Thanks again

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:11PM
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Ron Natalie

One cheap solution is to get a wireless button (they make these either with just a button (for interior use) or with a combination keypad (for mourning exterior, though you can put it interior). The opener just thinks it's another remote in your car. The one I have (Chamberlain/Liftmaster) even has an option to allow you to CLOSE the door with a single button press (though you do need the code to open the door obviously).

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 8:34AM
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My new Chamberlain's wall unit only uses the wire to get power DC power. It actually communicates with the opener wirelessly.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 8:14AM
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good suggestions. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 1:06PM
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