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Is your garage door opener light not working?

Is your Chamberlain myQ garage door opener light not working? We’ll help you troubleshoot.

A image showing garage door opener light bulb

Imagine this. Your Chamberlain myQ garage door is working well. It opens, closes, and doesn’t squish anything underneath it.

Maybe you’ve even got it linked to Alexa, so you don’t have to hunt for the remote control.

But.. …the light doesn’t. I know it’s frustrating, especially when you can’t figure out why.

There could be several reasons the garage door opener light isn’t working. We’ll walk you through some troubleshooting steps to get it working again.

Identifying the problem is the first step. Fixing it is next.

In most cases, a simple bulb replacement can solve the problem, and that’s what you should try first. If it doesn’t fix the issue, this guide will help you identify and fix the problem in no time. 

Common causes and fixes of Chamberlain garage door opener light not working

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09/25/2023 11:50 pm GMT

Here are some straightforward fixes to help you fix the malfunctioning Chamberlain garage door opener light.

Faulty light bulb

The light bulb shines brightly against a purple background.

The first step with any non-working light is to check the bulb.

Look for visible damage

Check to see if there is visible damage or burnout, either inside the bulb or around the socket.

Replace the bulb

Change the bulb for a new one, whether that’s the official Chamberlain LED bulb or one of the many compatible LED bulbs. Remember, incandescents are now no longer being made, so it’s time to make the switch.

Check the socket

The image showing black light socket on the background

If the bulb was fine, or if changing it didn’t work, it’s time to check the socket for damage.

Safety first

Before poking around at the socket, check the breaker box to see if your garage door opener circuit tripped. If so, it’s an easy fix to reset the breaker. If that doesn’t work, unplug the garage door opener and disconnect the internal battery backup before going further.

Look for physical damage

Double-check that the power is unplugged before going further. Unscrew the bulb, and look for any loose wires or missing connections in the socket. If it’s a matter of reconnecting one wire, you can do that with a screwdriver. For anything deeper, you might want to call for a professional.

Test the logic board

A image showing logic board on the purple background

The last troubleshooting step is to test the logic board. Don’t worry–you don’t need any tools for this.

Plug the garage door opener back in

If you’re following in order, your garage door opener should already be unplugged. If not, unplug it now, then plug it back in. You’re listening for a clicking sound from the opener, which is from the relay that provides power to the light.

Call a professional

If you don’t hear the clicking sound, it’s time to get professional help. Start with Chamberlain customer support, who can offer other suggestions for troubleshooting, find you a local repairman, or send you the parts needed for fixing your garage door opener light.

Wrapping up

A malfunctioning Chamberlain garage door opener light can be frustrating, especially if you only notice the issue after the sun has set.

By following some simple troubleshooting steps mentioned above, you can easily identify the problem yourself.

Remember that working with electrical components can be hazardous, so always prioritize safety. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with troubleshooting the Chamberlain garage door opener light, it’s best to leave the task to experienced professionals. For that, contact the customer support of  Chamberlain.

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