How your Automatic Garage Door works


Your radio controlled automatic garage door can be opened or closed by pressing either the button fitted on the garage wall, or your radio transmitter which can be clipped to the sun-visor in your car. The transmitter will work at a range of approx. 100 ft (even from inside your house out of sight of the garage door) and has a personal combination code which acts like a key to your door. This personal code can be changed if desired. A second wall button can sometimes be positioned inside your house, but only on a wall adjacent to the garage.

Pressing the button or transmitter when the door is closed will cause it to open fully in approx. 10 seconds and stop. A further press will make it close and positively lock. If the door should meet an obstruction during closing - for example a car bonnet - or if the button or transmitter is pressed again, the door will automatically reverse and go back to the open position.

If obstructed while opening, the door will automatically stop.


Whenever the door is operated a built-in light (100 watts) comes on and illuminates your garage, switching itself off automatically after about 2 minutes.


In the event of a power failure the door can be opened manually from inside the garage by first pulling a knob to disengage the automatic drive that holds the door locked. If there is no other entrance to the garage you will need a manual key release (optional extra) which is set into the face of the door and allows external release of the door with a key.
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