If you're like most people, the whole reason you chose to get an automatic garage opener is the keyless entry feature that allows you to push one simple button from inside your vehicle to automatically lift the garage door. Obviously, this feature is extremely advantageous since it cuts down on your time and effort, which is especially nice after a long, hard day of work. Furthermore, keyless entry helps you avoid having to brave the elements to manually open and close the garage door yourself. Therefore, it's extremely frustrating when your garage doors won't open when you press your keyless entry remote control.
The first step you should take is to try replacing the batteries in your keyless entry remote control. Like any other type of remote control, these devices run on batteries, so they are subject to running out of power especially if you've been operating on the same set of batteries for years. You can usually find batteries to fit your garage door remote control in hardware stores or specialty stores. Another place to look for the batteries is the company that installed your garage door’s keyless entry system, as they would have supplies related to their products.
If the problem isn’t the batteries, check the wall switch. If the wall switch works, the problem could lie within the remote control receiver itself. If that is the case, you might want to consider seeking the services of a professional to install a new keyless entry receiver onto your garage door. Most professional services will be able to provide you with the appropriate make and model of the keyless entry receiver you need, but if your particular brand is no longer on the market, they can install a universal keyless entry receiver onto your garage door system.