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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.

For top-notch automatic gates for your home or business, Superior Gate Services is the trusted local choice.  To get ideas and to see some recent examples of our work, take a look at our gallery page. When you are looking for a new gate or any related equipment, we welcome you to either contact us through our website or call us at (855) 747-4283 and one of our friendly representatives will be glad to answer any questions you have, or arrange a free consultation with no obligation.

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Yelp

I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.


Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

5.0
2016-06-21T16:27:20+00:00

Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!


Ashley L - San Diego, CA

5.0
2016-06-21T16:27:47+00:00

Ashley L - San Diego, CA

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!


Megan J - Temecula, CA

5.0
2016-06-21T16:28:14+00:00

Megan J - Temecula, CA

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.


Steve O - Temecula, CA

5.0
2016-06-21T16:28:39+00:00

Steve O - Temecula, CA

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.
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