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Old 04-09-13, 12:53 PM
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GTO PRO 2502 question

Might anyone have an idea why my auto gate opener opens itself randomly? I checked everything in the manual and what I can find online which isn't much. No beep or visual codes. No one close enough has an opener. Gates swing easily. Battery is fully charged.
I have upped the force to open a bit. Maybe that will help.
Any input would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 04-09-13, 07:19 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

To know why your gate is opening by itself....... we would need to know all the ways it is set up to be activated like: call button, wireless remote, remote activation button.

As a guess off the top of my head I would think a wireless remote interference problem.
 
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A wireless remote and a key pad and a wand. We're hooked to solar, no phone lines or anything of that nature. There is no set pattern. It may stay closed for 10 min or an hr and just out of the blue it opens. One thing I did notice tonight was that it would almost close then reopen then re close and shut completely. Doesn't do this every time. We've had no storms so I don't think lightning got close to the board. Had this opener about 3 yrs now and really has been a pain in the butt. Lucky if I get 6 mos without an issue.
 
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Might have found the culprit. I thought about it and unhooked the wand. Problems seemd to have gone for now. Bout 1 hour anyway.
But how does one know if it's the wand itself or a short in the board without buying and trying?
 
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What is a wand? I have not heard that term used before.
 
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Old 04-12-13, 12:20 PM
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GTO calls it a wand. We would call it an underground vehicle sensor.

Do you have the blue or green control board in your unit ?
 
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I have the blue board. Yes. GTO calls it a wand.
 
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Old 04-12-13, 01:13 PM
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Did you just remove the blue and black wires from the opener ?

If the opener no longer falses....the problem is the sensor.
 
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Yes removed those 2 wires, and the gate seems to open and close only when asked. When I tested it with the wand on today, the gate wouldn't even close now. Would open though.
Pretty sure it's the wand then PJmax ?
 
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Old 04-12-13, 01:36 PM
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The control board is looking for a normally open device that shorts on activation. Therefore if the board was bad that circuit would activate with or without anything connected to those terminals.

The blue and black wires are the output from a relay in the wand. You can put an ohmmeter on them and they should always stay open unless a vehicle enters.

You could set up a small 12 volt light on those wires too. If the sensor activated the light would come on.
 
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Well thanks so much. I will place an ohm meter on them tomorrow just for the heck of it. It's not like I haven't had to replace that darn wand once before. I have never met a more high maintenance item in my life. 2 boards, 2nd wand ,1 arm and 1 circuit board in the arm. 3 yrs old.
Never fails. One of my neighbors will ask how the opener is doing. Yea my opener is a topic of conversation. I'll reply been great last 4-5 mos. Then BAM! Something goes south on it.
 

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