A doorbell push-button operates my garage-door opener to raise and
lower the overhead garage door.
I've replaced the old push button with a new doorbell-push button.
When I press the new push button, the garage door goes in one
direction then stops. When I push the button again, nothing happens.
(I've wired the new push button the same way the old push button was
wired) I've even tried THREE other new push buttons of different
brands but they also move the door in just one direction.
When I re-install the original push button and push the button, the
door moves in one direction and, when I push the button again, the
What am I doing wrong?
On 5/14/2011 1:07 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've never run across one that was more than just a momentary-close contact.
I'd venture the problem is the combination doorbell-pushbutton is the
one that has something that's more than just a set of pushbotton contacts.
On 5/14/2011 4:04 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Nothing; why did you think I disagreed w/ seeing what was in the
original (altho it almost certainly is nothing but a momentary
contact)--I was just telling OP which device I think is his issue (and why).
Remove the light bulb - cut the wire going to one end of the bulb.
I'll bet my retirement that that fixes your problem. BTW - If the
button makes it move in one direction, how do you move it in the other
direction to try the pushbutton again. You don't mention if the
remote control works or not.
But that's where it gets its power, right? Works fine when you use it
for a doorbell. It's these newfangled gadgets like those goldarn
geerage door oapners that cause trouble.
I don't think the OP is the one to be putting in a separate power
supply, or a transformer and latching relay.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:j6ius6p7qrb8oeem8q91e53g44qjtl5a6o@
Well, I have a Genie garagedoor opener system, and next to the door is a
nice lighted button that does exactly what it is supposed to do. The light
is green, if that means anything, and the wire looks like something low-
voltage. Looking up a manual for Genie openers it says in big letters:
NOTE: Additional wall controls are available from
your dealer. ONLY ONE OF YOUR WALL
CONTROLS MAY BE THE LIGHTED TYPE. If you
have a lighted wall control, all your additional
controls must be un-lighted. More than one
lighted wall control per operator will cause
Of course that is LED(a diode), our Genie screw drive opener has red
colored LED in it. It is different from ordinary lamp. If you are
talking about wall mounted keypad with lighed keys, it's different
again. One shot relay is sending kinda pulse to the opener when you
punch the code from keypad. Whatever you are dealing with, if you
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