Garage Door Opener Electrical Issue


Old 06-30-00, 02:53 PM
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Just bought a new house and decided to install a garage door opener. Everything went very well, except one thing. I wired the push-button control to the junction box on the wall. All the box (with a blank faceplate) had in it was four low-voltage wires that corresponded in color to a similar junction box in the ceiling. After testing (and not finding) any hot wires, I concluded that this was intended for a wired garage door opener control button (it was an option when buying the house). I wired two arbitrary colors to the same from the ceiling and Voila! It worked! Except most any light switch located on the same circuit (when turned off) also opens and closes my garage door (most times).
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Old 07-01-00, 05:46 AM
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That is because your receptacle in the ceiling that your garage door opener plugs into is on your light switch circuit. Usually it is on a circuit all by its self.

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