I agree. I have a Genie that has the traditional start/stop button
plus a light on/off button (that doesn't move the door) plus a lock
slide switch that prevents the radio receiver from working. All with
just two wires. I assume it uses resistors to differentiate between
the controls rather than a fancy digital system, but who knows - with
cheap pic-type microprocessors available, they could have done it many
I you "bought a new push button and attached the wires correctly." then it
has to be the wrong or a defective pushbutton, right?
Since you gave no other information, I responded to the only information you
You didn't say if the "dent" disabled the old button.
If it still works, use an ohm meter or continuity checker across the
screw connectors to see if you is a "push-on/push-off" or a "momentary"
type of switch. Then, check the replacement one you say is not working
properly. The replacement switch should mimic the action of the old one.
If the old switch does not work, figure out which type you need by
touching the bare wires together that were connected to the old switch.
If a brief touch causes the door to go fully up and another brief
touch causes the door to go fully down, you had a "momentary" switch.
If you need to hold the bare wires together to keep the door either up
or down, and it only moves in the opposite direction when you separate
the wires, you had a "push-on/push off" type switch.
Wow, can't believe I found this post. I have the same problem and my garag
e door company, 12 years later, tells me they have no idea what the switch
is. I can't find a single electrical shop that has a similar push button,
which looks like a simple bell, nor security company, nor ebay. I've tried
two (lighted) bells with no luck but cant even find one without to try at
On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:50:28 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
What would make it similar?
The switch looks like a bell? What kind of bell does it look like?
You have two lighted bells? Where in a bell does the light come
from? Do the bells ring?
One of the worst posts I've ever read here.
If you mean without a light, if you want a swtich without a light, take
the swtich you have and disconnect the light. Cut one of the wires to
it if you have to. Better yet, leave the swtich alone and take the
two wires from the house that are meant to go to the switch, and touch
the uninsulated part of one of them to the other. What happens?
Why do you think the switch is the problem?
On Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:26:27 AM UTC-6, micky wrote:
I think yours' come out of left field, occasionally! Did you look at the OP 1st? I don't feel compelled to respond to someone that finds an old post yrs old...let them start a new one if they need help. IMHO
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