Changing and Replacing Your Battery

By Jack | Tips And Tricks

Sep 18

Garage Door Opener Battery: Changing and Replacing Your Battery

You come home from work one night and all of a sudden your garage door starts beeping at you, to your surprise you look around thinking you have pressed the wrong button or set some kind of alarm off, not knowing what the issue is.

Well if this sounds like you and you are hearing this sound for the first time then it could be a battery problem that you are facing. The battery could either be in your remote control that operates the garage door to close and open or it could be the battery backup that is connected to the door.

The beeps will also commence at different times and different periods, with each meaning a different thing. The best advice is to consult your owners manual as each garage door operates in a different manner but we will help you identify some of the most common beeping problems here and what you need to do in order to restore full functionality to your garage door.

Beeping Every 30 Seconds

Garage Door Opener Battery: Beeping Every 30 Seconds

If you find that the beeping is consistent every 30 seconds then there are a couple of things you need to look for in order to diagnose the problem. The first is to look at the battery LED light and check the color that is being displayed on it.

If your battery is showing an amber color that is flashing then it simply means that your battery is low and need charging up. If it is in a solid red state then unfortunately it means that your battery is dead and cannot be recharged.

If the red LED is showing then you need to replace the battery.

If the amber flashing LED is showing then you need to check the electrical outlet to make sure it is working and there is power to the door. Sometimes this is the most common problem for an amber flashing light and you should see it return to green quickly.

However, if you have swapped the electrical outlet but the amber light is still flashing then it could be an issue with your battery so you will need to replace it with a new one.

Beeping Every 2 Seconds

Garage Door Opener Battery: Beeping Every 2 Seconds

Apart from being very annoying, the 2 second bleeping noise that you hear coming from your garage door could means that there isn’t enough power going into the battery and the door is only using the battery charge. If this is the case take a look at the LED on the battery, which should be showing a solid amber light as opposed to the flashing light we mentioned above.

Sometimes this could be down to a power cut in which the house has suffered a reduction n power, or a blown fuse. Make sure that full power is restored to the house and then go back into the garage to see if the LED has returned to its normal green display.

If the LED is still solid amber then you will need to check the electrical outlet and swap over to another one. This should sort the problem but if it doesn’t then you may have a faulty battery that will need replacing.

Ruining a Battery

Garage Door Opener Battery: Ruining a Battery

One thing that many garage door owners do not know is that if you run a battery too low it will never recharge again and more importantly it will cost you money to get a new one in place of it.

Generally a battery for a garage door will last around 24 hours by just using its own source of power, in this time you will need to find a working electrical outlet to keep the battery charging do it doesn’t get too low. If you know that normal power isn’t going to be resumed then its best to disconnect the battery from the garage door and find somewhere to charge it or just leave it disconnected until you know normal power to the electrical outlet will resume.

This will simply save you the time and money of having to buy and fit a new battery to the motor on your door.

Wi-Fi Operated Doors

Garage Door Opener Battery: Wi-Fi Operated Doors

Finally, if you use WiFi for your garage door opener then you will need to look at a variety of different issues, from fast bleeps, long bleeps right through to sequence bleeps. Usually the problems are down to the connection between the server and the door, or the network being accidental erased.

If you are controlling your door with Wi-Fi then it is best to consult the manual to see what the bleeps mean to diagnose the issue. You don’t have to call in an expert for this repair, you just need instructions to show you the steps to regain normal service.