How to replace a garage door opener wall control
This DIY repair guide explains how to complete a Craftsman garage door opener wall control replacement. Located on the garage wall by the door to the house, the control opens and closes the garage door and turns the garage light on. If nothing happens when you push the control button, the control is most likely broken. Replace the wall control with the manufacturer-approved garage door opener part.
You can also use this Craftsman garage door opener wall control replacement procedure to replace the wall control for Chamberlain, Genie and LiftMaster garage door openers.
If you have to hold down the control button for the door to close completely, the safety sensors are the most likely problem. To replace the safety sensors, see our repair guide How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Safety Sensor.
This video explains how to replace the wall control on a garage door opener.
Use a step ladder to access the garage door opener’s power cord and motor unit.
Unplug the garage door opener.
PHOTO: Unplug the garage door opener.
Remove the wall control
Push down on the control button locking tabs to release them, and then pull the control button off the old wall control.
Remove the top mounting screw.
Pull the wall control up slightly then outward to release it from the bottom mounting screw.
Loosen the wire screws and disconnect the wires from the back of the wall control.
PHOTO: Pull off the control button.
Install the new wall control
Push down on the control button locking tabs to release them, and then pull the control button off the new wall control.
Connect the wires to the back of the new wall control. Attach the white wire to the terminal marked white and the red-striped wire to the terminal marked red.
Push the bottom mounting slot on the wall control onto the bottom mounting screw and slide the wall control slightly downward to lock it into the bottom screw.
Install the top mounting screw.
Reinstall the control button on the new wall control by pushing the top tabs of the control button into the top wall control slots and then snap the bottom control button tabs into the bottom wall control slots.
PHOTO: Reconnect the wall control wires.
Reconnect electrical power
Plug in the garage door opener.
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