Is my Wayne Dalton opener HomeLink compatible?
The following Wayne Dalton models are compatible with HomeLink. If your opener model is not on the list, it is not HomeLink compatible. We do carry a HomeLink conversion kit so you can make your opener compatible.
HomeLink Compatible Wayne Dalton Models
- Wayne Dalton Classic Drive models 3014, 3018, 3514, all other models using 372Mhz frequency
- Wayne Dalton Quantum models 3214, 3314, 3316, 3414, all other models using 372Mhz frequency
- Wayne Dalton idrive models that have a yellow antennae wire
- Wayne Dalton prodrive - All models
We do have a HomeLink Conversion Kit for garage door openers that are not compatible with HomeLink to make them HomeLink compatible. Please click on the HomeLink Kit link on the left side of the page to view these kits.
Checking other brands of garage door opener for HomeLink Compatibility:
- First of all, you must have a hand-held transmitter (remote control) for your garage door opener to program HomeLink.
- If you dont have a transmitter/remote control you will need our HomeLink Conversion Kit.
The best way to program an older garage door opener is:
- Put NEW batteries in your garage door opener transmitter/remote control.
- Hold the transmitter/remote control between one and three inches away from the Homelink surface until HomeLink learns the signal.
- If HomeLink has not picked up the signal within a few seconds, position the transmitter/remote control at different lengths and angles from the HomeLink surface and try again.
Limited range of your remote controls could be related to radio frequency interference that comes from something in your home or in the surrounding environment. Certain electrical devices can radiate interference; this could be almost anything that is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Please keep in mind that the device can be brand new, or can be an item that has been in use for quite a while. Also, the item may continue to function properly as far as you are able to tell. The only problem with the item may be that it has started to broadcast the interference, with no other symptoms noted.
Some devices are more likely to generate interference than others. This includes TV cable, cable amplifiers, surge protectors, fluorescent lights, battery charging devices (power tools, golf carts, etc.), anything that utilizes a timer (sprinkler systems, lights, alarm systems, etc.), and a myriad of others. If the problem seems sporadic, we can safely assume that the device responsible for the interference is only being operated during those times. Again, please keep in mind that the age of the device does not determine if it is capable of broadcasting unwanted interference. Any electrical device can be the source of the problem.
The first step is replacing the battery in your remote. If the range on your remote does not improve, remove the wall control wires from the overhead unit. If the range does not improve you will likely need to replace the remote control. After replacing the remote, or if you have other remotes programmed in to the opener, and the range problem still exists, please proceed to the Power Down test.
Multiple garage doors:
If you have two garage door units and one is working just fine, you will need to start by unplugging the good unit. This will help determine if the unit with no range starts to function properly. If the range comes back to the bad unit then you will need to replace the logic board on the unit that was unplugged as it is emitting an RF signal that is over powering the other garage door opener. If the range does not improve after the "good" unit has been unplugged, replace the batteries and try programming some additional remotes to determine if the existing remotes are the issue. If the extra remotes do not have any range then you would need to replace the receiver logic board in the "bad" unit.
Power Down test:
To isolate potential sources of interference, turn the circuit breaker off to the garage and plug the garage door opener into an extension cord from another room. If the range improves, then the interference is coming from a device in the garage. If no improvement is seen follow the same procedure, this time turning off the circuit breakers to your home, with the exception of the garage, and test the remote controls. If improvement is noted, turn the circuit breakers back on, one by one, until the range problem resurfaces. This will allow you to narrow down what room the problem device is in. You will have to go from there to isolate it further, by unplugging and re-plugging the items in that room.
If you are unable to determine any source of interference, then the receiver logic board in the overhead unit will need to be replaced.