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Garage door lack of signal/reception issue #5264443 11/11/19 06:05 PM
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I just installed a RYOBI 2hp garage door opener in my detached all metal workshop.

I love the opener and have an awesome 30ft extension cord attachment. With that said, my outside key pad doesn't work and I need to be 5 feet away from the door for an opener (clicker) to work....

Do I have any options to increase the range of this unit? I didn't think signal would be this poor......


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264445 11/11/19 06:09 PM
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Are there any LED’s near the key pad or garage door opener? I had a wonky led that was giving off interference if it was on.


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264448 11/11/19 06:11 PM
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After spending a few summers while in school helping repair or install garage door openers, the only opener I would go with is Chamberlain.

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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: KevGuy] #5264451 11/11/19 06:14 PM
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I had a similar problem. I poked a hole in the ceiling of the garage and pushed a pice of really stiff steel wire through the hole. I attached the wire with a screw to the ceiling and attached the antenna wire to it. Works great now. (Problem is trying to get a signal through a metal garage door, this puts the antenna above the metal).


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Originally Posted by redbone3
I had a similar problem. I poked a hole in the ceiling of the garage and pushed a pice of really stiff steel wire through the hole. I attached the wire with a screw to the ceiling and attached the antenna wire to it. Works great now. (Problem is trying to get a signal through a metal garage door, this puts the antenna above the metal).



So you basically made the whole building the antenna!


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: Skippy722] #5264477 11/11/19 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
Are there any LED’s near the key pad or garage door opener? I had a wonky led that was giving off interference if it was on.


I have 6, 4 ft LED shop lights directly overhead.....


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264536 11/11/19 08:00 PM
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Are they on when you're having signal problems?

Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: Kestas] #5264563 11/11/19 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Kestas
Are they on when you're having signal problems?


No, signal is basically nonexistent with the lights off as well.


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264613 11/11/19 09:51 PM
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How about when the door is open and you wan to close it? With remote outside but door open? Is that any better?


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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264689 11/12/19 12:55 AM
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Reading through some reviews online it looks like Ryobi might be able to send you a larger antenna if you contact them, worth a try.

Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264698 11/12/19 01:36 AM
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How about any CFL's? I put a CFL in my opener light socket, and the remote quit working. The manual pad worked fine.

Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264739 11/12/19 05:56 AM
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Sounds like the opener is in vacation mode (disables the outdoor keypad and the remotes).

Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264803 11/12/19 07:49 AM
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I would read over the Owners Manual again looking for solutions.

Try some of the suggestions others have listed here.

Then, call Ryobi's Customer Service.

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Re: Garage door lack of signal/reception issue [Re: dja4260] #5264809 11/12/19 07:58 AM
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As crazy as it sounds I had an HD TV antenna with a booster in my barn that would mess with the opener. I moved it to the back of the barn.


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Originally Posted by 64bawagon
As crazy as it sounds I had an HD TV antenna with a booster in my barn that would mess with the opener. I moved it to the back of the barn.

I had a 'dimmer' Light Switch in Dining Room that would interfere with (over-air signal) TV in Living Room.

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