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How do you find a replacement for a garage door opener?

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Retailers such as Loews, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Sears that sell garage door opener systems also generally sell replacement parts. As of 2014, each of these retailers also sells universal garage door opener remotes that are compatible with most garage door opener systems.

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If all that is needed is a replacement remote, a universal remote is probably the best option. When shopping replacement parts or a universal remote, inspect the currently installed unit, and write down the manufacturer, model name, model number and any notable features such as horsepower, physical dimensions and how it is mounted.

To purchase a universal remote, all that is required is the make and model number of the existing system. To replace the whole system, speak with staff about which model is best to replace the one currently used. Consider any special requirements, such as whether the new unit is able to mount properly in the same place as the old one without causing obstructions. Many retailers selling these products also offer installation services.

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