Merlin garage door remote not working

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Tech Support | 3 comments

If your Merlin garage door remote has stopped working, this blog post article will help you. The most common explanations and solutions are generally straightforward to work out.

Below we have the most common reasons for a merlin garage door remote to stop working. We also recommend you read and check the merlin garage door remote manual or contact your local professional.

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  1. Faulty Merlin garage door remote battery. Our first advice is to check if the battery needs to be replaced. Make sure you use long lasting, high quality garage door remote batteries.  Visit our garage door and car door remote batteries page here.
  2. Check how to program your Merlin garage door remote. Make sure you read our how to program merlin garage door remote
  3. Is your Merlin garage door remote damaged? If you think the garage door remote is damaged we can repair it and replace the Merlin garage door remote shell or advise a garage door remote replacement.
  4. Check the power source for the Merlin garage door opener. The power source could have been turned off or disrupted. You'll need to make sure the Merlin garage door opener motor unit is plugged in to the power. You may require an electrician to inspect the circuit breaker, fuse or GFCI.
  5. Check there is no malfunction with the Merlin garage door opener motor or garage door.


There's a good reason why Merlin garage door remotes are our biggest range: they're made by Chamberlain Group - the world's largest manufacturer of automatic garage openers. And as an industry leader in garage door remote design? There's no way we couldn't carry some of their best garage remotes.

With production on the scale, and spanning such a length of time, as Merlin, there's bound to be more than a few misplaced or broken Merlin garage door remotes out there. But whether it's an old favourite showing its age or a new system, with our range of garage door remote replacements you can continue to use your Merlin system well into the future.

Our range covers models made from the late 1980's until current. If you have an older Merlin remote that is a model M1000, M2000, M2500L or M4000 that needs cloning but you no longer have a working remote, please refer to our Merlin receiver kit.

For our latest updates and helpful tips about merlin garage door remotes check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of merlin garage door remote, car remotes, garage door opener remotes and key lock boxes.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email here...

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Upgrade your garage roller door opener with remote control

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Tech Support | 0 comments

Have you decided it's time to install a garage roller door opener? Don't delay anymore and save time and hassle now! Give us a call to make sure your garage roller door can be installed with a garage door motor.

Our top selling garage roller door opener is only $649 including installation!

This is a high quality opener to suit garage roller doors.

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Garage roller door opener Pack Includes:

  1. Easy to follow instructions and installation manual
  2. Two keyring size remote controls
  3. Wall mounted remote
  4. Everything needed for installation *excluding tools

Garage roller door opener Technical Features:

  1. Soft start/stop
  2. Suits doors up to 16m
  3. Single or double doors
  4. Super quiet running
  5. Product comes with a full two year warranty

Read our Top 10 garage roller door opener maintenance tips

1. Look and Listen - The most important preventive step you can take is to observe your garage door in action every time you use it. Is it moving smoothly or is it jerky in places? Does it operate silently or does it make grinding or scraping noises? Do both sides of the system (springs, pulleys and cables) look symmetrical?

2. Tighten up the Hardware - The average garage door moves up and down more than a thousand times a year. That’s a lot of movement and vibration, which can loosen the hardware. Examine and tighten all roller brackets and bolts with a socket wrench.

3. Test the Garage Door Balance - If your garage door is not properly balanced, the garage door opener will have to work harder, and it won’t last as long. After you disconnect the opener by pulling the release handle (usually a red cord), manually move the door about halfway up. If it doesn’t stay put, the counterweight system (springs) are improperly balanced. Garage door spring adjustment is best left to the professionals.

4. Inspect and Replace the Rollers - The rollers, whether steel or nylon, need to be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years or so, and even more if you use your garage door many times a day. Worn, chipped or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible. You do this by removing and reinstalling any roller brackets that are not directly attached to the cable system.

5. Replace the Weatherstripping - If the rubber weather seal strip on the bottom of your door is brittle or cracked, replace it right away to keep the elements out of your house. Weatherstripping is sold by the foot at hardware and home improvement stores. Just cut to size and insert into the grooves with the wide angle of the flange inside the door.

6. Lubricate the Moving Parts - Keeping your garage door parts greased up will add years of seamless operation to your system – and it takes just 10 minutes a year! Use white lithium grease on the opener’s chain or screw, and a spray lubricant, available from your garage door specialist, to coat the overhead springs.

7. Check the Cables - You should never tinker with the high-tension cables that lift your door because they have enough force to maim and kill. But you can check their condition so you know when to hire a pro. Check for broken strands and damage near the bottom roller bracket.

8. Test the Auto-Reverse Safety Features - There are two mechanisms: mechanical and photocell. In order to test the mechanical feature, place a piece of wood or a brick on the ground in the path of the door. When the door coming down touches that object, it should reverse direction and go back up again. To test the second, the photoelectric system with beams at each side, close your door and just pass your leg in the door’s path. Your door should reverse. If your opener is more than 20 years old, it may lack this basic safety features – and so it’s time to buy a new garage door opener.

9. Clear the Tracks - Make sure the tracks on either side of the door are free from debris and, if you are so inclined, you can use a level to check the plumb. Any major adjustments to tracks must be done by a professional garage door technician.

10. Groom Your Garage Door - Don’t forget to examine the door itself. Wood doors will need to be checked for water damage and warp, as well as chipped and peeling paint. Steel doors may have rust spots that need to be sanded, primed and painted. Wash your garage door regularly with a mild all-purpose cleaner at the same time you do your car. Remember, your garage door makes up about one-third of the exterior of your house, so keep it fresh and clean. If you don’t have time to do this kind of check-up, call a garage door professional to schedule a tune-up service call. Source:

For our latest updates and helpful tips about garage roller door opener and remotes check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of garage roller door opener, garage door remotes, car door remotes and key lock boxes.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email here...

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Where to buy a car key lock box for surfers

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Tech Support | 0 comments

Yes, I finally bought a car key lock box! I'm a surfer myself and for many years I took a very slack attitude to keep my car keys safe from thieves...

I'm sure we all agree if you were like me and were hiding your keys above the car tyre, it's not very smart. No risk at all is the safest option.

It will never be worth the risk to have you car stolen or anything stolen from your car. I'm sure many surfers were lucky. However far too many would have returned to their car after a surf and it was too late. Thieves will know most surfers are a very easy target. Don't take anymore risks to lose your car or even your wallet and phone.

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Check out the Sesamee Car Key Lock Box every surfer should buy!

The Sesamee Car Key Lock Box uses a 4 digit code combination and padlock. It's completely secure with a fully moulded body and vinyl coated shackle to prevent scratching.

This key box lock box is very robust and the toughest available. It's made in the USA and will safely store your keys and door remote. The key box lock box itself is 83 mm wide with durable metal construction. Corrosion resistant and suitable for any outdoor use.

To use this key box lock box  it's very easy. You can lock the key box to any vehicle tow bar or axle towing eye. Most vehicles have a secure latch under the car. Make sure you check before you buy.

Now with the Sesamee Car Key Lock Box you can go surfing and not worry about your keys!

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Sesamee Car Key Lock Box Features

  • The car key lock box keeps your car keys safe when you surf
  • The lock box can hold 5 or more keys
  • It's easy to use and secures to your car towbar or axle towing eye etc.
  • Set your own four digit combination
  • 83mm wide durable construction
  • Shutter door protects dials from weather, dirt and grime.
  • Molded body and vinyl coated shackle prevent scratching
  • This handy car key lock box attaches to all vehicle types
  • Completely all weather resistant

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For our latest updates and helpful tips about car key lock boxes check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of key lock boxes, car remotes and garage door opener remotes.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email here...

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Buy door remotes for your garage door

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Tech Support | 0 comments

Buy replacement garage door remotes now and get FREE 1 to 2 day DELIVERY for all orders over $40. Shop now for low prices and fast service!

We stock New Zealand's largest range of garage door remotes. All our garage door remotes are listed in alphabetical order so you can easily find your door remote.

Our most popular garage door remote brands are displayed below, please click on the logos to shop all our garage door remotes. We also have an easy to use search bar in the top left hand corner of your screen.

ATA garage door remotes BD garage door remotes Chamberlain garage door remotes Dominator garage door remotes Garador garage door remotes Guardian garage door remotes Merlin garage door remotes

Or simply go to our Garage Door Remotes Collection Here...

See our brands in stock for all our garage door remotes

Having trouble finding what you’re looking for? Contact us and one of our team members will put their extensive knowledge and experience to use to track down a garage door remote replacement for you.

No matter the garage door remote you're looking for, you'll find one here to suit. Easy, secure, and affordable, you can say goodbye to the days of fumbling in the rain with locks and latches. With a simple click of a button our garage opener remotes will save you time, energy and extra laundry.

Looking for a replacement for your broken, faulty, or just misplaced garage door remote? Our range also means we'l have a garage door remote replacement that's right for you.

If this is your second or third remote replacement already, you might be interested in our blog post on the do's and don'ts of garage remote storage.

For more information about garage door remote tips check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of car remotes, garage door opener remotes for all major brands.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email here...

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Garage door handle replacement for Tilta Garage Doors

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Tech Support | 0 comments

Our guide to garage door handle replacement and Tee Handle locks in NZ. Everything you need to know from purchase to fitting. Buy Online Now!

Garage door handle replacement solutions.

We realise many of you out there are using mechanical locking solutions to secure your garage door. That's absolutely fine! They do the job, are easy to swap over and install, and are secure, using a key locking system.

At The Remote Warehouse we still stock a full range of these locks, and we won't be getting rid of them any time soon. This article is to give you some insight into Tilta Door Locks, how they work, how they are fitted, and what different options we have for purchase.

Available to buy are metal and black plastic tee handles. What option you choose is completely up to you. It is dependent on your security requirements, and your budget. The metal versions are a high quality, well made option, sourced from Lock Focus in Australia.

Our black plastic handles are also of a good quality and product lines come with a twelve month warranty.

Examples of the different materials:

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Your next decision is to decide if you want a front fixing tee handle or a rear fixing tee handle.

Examples of the different fixings:

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You can see one screws through the front (through fixing), the other screws in through the rear (concealed fixing).

This is purely dependent on if you want your screws/fixings exposed or hidden. If you are replacing an existing lock all you need to do is simply match what fitting you are currently using, then decide if you want the plastic or metal finish on your new handle.

For the readers who currently have no lock on their door or your unit is completely rusted and unusable we sell a complete Tilta Door Locking Set which provides everything you need to lock your door.

Please click on the image below to be taken to this kit.

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We offer a FREE 1-2 day delivery service on all orders over the value of $40.

For more information about our latest tips and offers check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of Tee Handle locks and garage door opener remotes for all major brands.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email - Contact The Remote Warehouse Here.

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Old hard to find garage door opener remotes

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Tech Support | 1 comment

This is our guide to sourcing an old garage door opener remote hard to find for obsolete garage door openers.

We stock a huge range of remotes which service motors up to 30 years old. Old remote brands that we can supply remotes for include tiltamatic, parker, windsor, merlin, ata, elsema, dominator, gibidi, gliderol and more.

If we can't find the remote you are looking for, we do still have solutions, we stock a range of garage door receiver kits that you can add on to your existing motor to get it functioning again with a new remote.

If you can't find what you are looking for or require more help please don't hesitate to contact us at

Old garage door opener remotes for Tiltamatic, Parker and Windsor brands

These remotes are still incredibly common and this is a testament to the quality of the garage door openers. With these openers generally a replacement remote is sufficient as the unit itself is generally in perfect working order.

We have replacement remotes for all of these models available ex stock, please see the pictures below to identify the correct model for your unit.

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Obsolete ATA and Elsema old garage door opener remote

With old style Elsema and ATA remotes we have two different styles. The first of these varieties is the common ATA GDO2 style remotes and the Elsema FMT style remotes.

Both of these remotes can be replaced by an easy to program dipswitch remote. The next variety is the older ATA TX4A remote, this model is now replaced by a receiver board which comes with brand new PTX5 style remote. This receiver board can be added to any old style ATA opener to allow it to be programmed with brand new remotes.

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Old garage door opener remote for Merlin garage doors

We have many different solutions for older and hard to find Merlin remotes. Some remotes are replaceable by current models such as the M800 and 2100 remotes, these are replaced by the M802 blue merlin visor remote.

Other models such as the M2500L, M1000 and M2000 powerlift models we can replace by cloning an existing remote which is still in working condition.

If no remaining remotes are working on a Merlin opener we have an easy to install receiver kit, this kit comes with one new style Merlin m842 remote and comes ready to plug straight into your garage motor.

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Garage Door Receiver Kit Unit

We have specific door receiver kits for Merlin and ATA models, so if you have one of these remotes please purchase the correct receiver kit for your model.

With all other garage openers if we have exhausted all our options and can't find a suitable remote we have a receiver kit available.

This kit needs to be wired into your motor and will take some DIY skill. The kit comes with full instructions and two remotes.

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We offer a FREE 1-2 day delivery service on all orders over the value of $40.

For more information about our latest tips and offers check out our Remote Warehouse Facebook page here.

The Remote Warehouse stock a wide range of garage door locks and garage door opener remotes for all major brands.

If you need any technical help or have any questions about any of our garage door remotes, use our contact form to send us an email - Contact The Remote Warehouse Here.

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Garage Door Remotes Storage Tips and The Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Tech Support | 0 comments

This blog post covers the do's and don'ts about storing your garage remotes.

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Today’s range of garage door remotes are a great modern convenience. Garage door remotes save us from bad backs, the pouring rain and the bitter chill of a winter’s night.

Yet that convenience is often accompanied by complacency. The ease of access an automatic garage door and garage door remote provides is also easy access for anyone else if your garage door remote falls into the wrong hands.

The days of storing house keys under welcome mats are behind us, and the same can be said for your garage door remote. Especially when you consider the value of things like boats, motorcycles or cars stored in your garage.

To help keep your garage door remote secure, we’ve compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts for storing your garage door remote.

Garage door remotes in the car.

Do: If the car is where you use your garage door remote the most? Consider attaching it to a keychain, alongside your car keys. This way you’ll have easy access to it when you need it most, while also ensuring it comes with you when you lock up for the night. Many garage door remotes include a keychain as standard, so make use of them!

Don’t: Your car might seem like the obvious place for your garage door remote: it’s easy to access, there when you need it, and oh so convenient. But whether it’s clipped to your visor or ‘expertly hidden’, storing it here is a big mistake. All it takes is for someone to break into your car, and they’ll have immediate access to your garage, and from there - in most cases - your house.

Garage door remotes around the house.

Do: The best place to keep your garage door remote at home? Anywhere that’s secure, secluded and isn’t the first place someone would look. This could be the top drawer of a dresser, in a locked cupboard, or hidden away amongst other household items. It’s important to strike a balance between accessibility and security, so be mindful of this when making your decision.

Don’t: It’s often where you don’t store your garage door remote that makes the biggest difference. Just like your house keys, you should avoid keeping it in close proximity or view of windows where prying eyes could spot it. This is an open invitation to any untoward characters! It’s also best to avoid leaving them on tables, in bowls or on hooks close to your front door. Burglars have been known to fish these out through mailboxes, or simply by breaking a window.

Extra garage door remote storage tips.

  1. Losing your garage door remotes? It’s crucial to wipe the memory of your current system. The steps usually carry over between manufacturers. It’s best to check your garage door remote user manual for the exact instructions. From here you can pair a new garage door remote with your system. And if it’s getting old? Replacement garage door remotes are available for a range of makes and models.
  2. Avoid labelling your garage door remote. Many do this for ease of identification, but if it were to go missing? You've provided an exact address to the treasure chest it unlocks should it fall into unsavoury hands.
  3. Thinking of storing garage door remote around the garden? Under the mat, rock or garden gnome is a cliché for a reason: so many people still do it. Simply? It isn't worth the risk.
  4. Have a spare garage door remote? Consider talking with a trusted friend or neighbour and have them hold onto it. This will save you from finding the best of a bad bunch of spots to keep it, and means you always have a backup handy when you need it.
For more garage door remote storage tips check out our Garage Door Warehouse Facebook page here.