4 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Automated Gate Remote Entry Problems
Automated gates are great as they allow you to open/close the gate remotely from your car. Unfortunately, sometimes due to weather, environmental elements, or some other reasons, these gates may stop functioning properly. The good news is, there are ways to troubleshoot the gate to find the cause of the problem and fix it so that you can have your automated gate working again.
Following are 4 ways to troubleshoot your automated gate remote entry problems:
1. Try Using Another Control
The first thing you should do when your automated gate is not opening/closing remotely is to try another control such as intercom or keypad and see if it works properly. If another control works correctly, then you should try another remote control. If that also works, then it means that the batteries of your remote control are flat. If none of the remote controls work but the gate opens/close correctly via other controls, then there is a problem with your remote control receiver.
2. Check the Power Supply
Check whether the power supply to your automated gate is on. If you are not sure where the electrical isolation is, then check the fuse box and see if there are any switches that are in the off position. You should also read the labels of the switches that are off and if any of them are for the automated gate, then switch it back on. If the switch stays on then you should try the gate again. If it is on and you still cannot operate the gate, then there may be another issue such as a damaged cable to the motor, a faulty motor, or an electrical joint on the cable with water in it. On the other hand, if the trip switch returns to off position when you switch it on, then you will need professional help.
3. Check the Internal Fuses of Control Panel
Your automated gate stops working if the internal fuses of the control panel are blown. So it is recommended that you check them. It is highly recommended that you isolate the gate electrics before you check the fuses. Don’t proceed if you don’t know how to switch the power off. After switching the power off, open up the control panel enclosure and carefully inspect the main circuit board for the labeled fuses. Open them one by one and take a look at the glass fuse inside. You will see a fine silver wire inside the fuse if it is not blown. On the other hand, if the fuse has blown then you should look for replacements.
4. Call an Automated Gate Repair Company
If none of the above mentioned ways help, then it is recommended that you call an automated gate repair company. Not only will those professionals provide the parts and repair you need, but they will also help tune up your automated gate system so that it lasts a long time without any issues.
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