How to Fix a Garage Door Radio Frequency Problem

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Subject: Garage door openers not working!!!

For the last 3 days, I'm experiencing issues with opening my garage door. My garage door has 2 remotes, 1 wireless keypad and is also programmed into my 2 vehicles as well. This is a relatively new installation whereby the motor, remotes & keypad were all installed brand new within a year. In the last 3 days, sometime in the middle of the night, all wireless operations seems to stop functioning. The keypad, both the remotes as well as the programmed switches in both the vehicles stops working - neither opens nor closes the garage door. At about 10ish in the morning, all of a sudden, everything is working perfectly without having to do anything. Can you give me any clue on what might be happening? I've no additions in my house of any electronic devices in the last year. I'm completely perplexed by this issue. The technician is not able to troubleshoot either because by the time he arrives, the issue is resolved.


Subject: LED

Sounds like led coming from a security camera being activated at night us causing IR interference.

Carol Foley

Subject: new garage door not operating

Seems that there is a frequency issue with my new garage door opener. It was installed 3 weeks ago. The previous opener was 15 years old and worked fine but because I had a new garage door installed I thought I would have the complete package done at once.
We thought it was the cable/TV in my daughters bedroom above the garage.
We unplugged the cable and the television. The garage door worked once or twice then it stopped. We plugged the cable/television back in, the garage door openers worked a few times then stopped. Again we unplugged the cable and television. Worked then stopped working.
There is no rhyme or reason. I have asked for the door opener to be taken down.

Matt brown

Subject: Interference with garage door

This is aggravating, I have to manipulate my garage door to the ground with the buttons, I believe my wireless cams are blipping the signal when they detect motion and the door starts going back up. Should thus be possible.


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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.