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Old 09-05-2015, 05:03 AM
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So, we had some nasty storms here last night. Wake up this am and neither garage door works. Checked the breaker, it wasn't flipped. Lights in the garage apron different circuit work. Keypad on outside for garage doors lights up. Anyone have suggestions on what to check? Seems like they just aren't getting power. The lights on the opener won't turn on either.
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:10 AM
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plug a drill in the outlet first to make sure you have power, if you do unplug the opener for a while , sometimes you get lucky.
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:29 AM
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Same thing happened to two of my garage door openers. The electronic board in the opener that controls the lights, opener, and safety sensors seems pretty sensitive to electrical surges and lightning burned out ours. Did you have lightning during the storm and did you lose power even for a second or two?
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:55 AM
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Yep- check for power at the openers' socket with a power tool or light. Maybe there's just a ground fault interrupter that has tripped.

I installed a whole house surge protector in the main breaker box at my house to provide minimal protection to all the electronics in the house. Worth a thought for the future.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:34 AM
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Thanks guys. New house to me and couldn't find the gfi outlet at first. That was it! Reset the gfi outlet. It was that simple! Appreciate the quick help.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Welshtrustee View Post
Thanks guys. New house to me and couldn't find the gfi outlet at first. That was it! Reset the gfi outlet. It was that simple! Appreciate the quick help.
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