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Garage Door Opener FAQs

How Do I Buy An Overhead Door® Garage Door Opener?

Overhead Door™ products are only sold through authorized Red Ribbon Distributors. Use our distributor locator to find a representative near you.


What is the difference between the Screw, Belt and Chain drive garage door openers?

  • Screw Drive — powerful, fast and quiet. Maximum power for heavy doors.
    These garage door openers will give you the most power with the fastest operating speeds. If you have a large garage door measuring 14 ft. high or one-piece doors that are up to 8ft high, then these are the openers you'll want to use. This is because our screw drive openers feature an exclusive direct drive system that transfers more power from the motor without using a gear reduction system.

  • Belt Drive — quiet and smooth performance. Ideal for garages adjacent to living areas.
    A belt drive garage door opener is super quiet. Our belt drive opener models are some of the quietest garage door openers you can buy. These openers are especially great for garages that are attached to the house. We've all heard what a noisy garage door opener sounds like, with a belt drive opener you'll experience less sound and vibration when the opener is operating.

  • Chain Drive — rugged and reliable. Suitable for most garage doors.
    A chain drive garage door opener​ uses a chain to move the door open and closed. It's suitable for most garage doors. Chain drive has been around for many years and will last a long time with routine maintenance. Chain drive openers are typically available at an opening price point.


How Can I Get A New Remote Control For My Garage Door Opener?

Openers manufactured after 1980: an Overhead Door® Master Remote can be purchased from your local Overhead Door™ Distributor.
Openers manufactured prior to 1980: we no longer carry remotes and your system must be upgraded with a new receiver kit.


How do I program my wireless keypad to open and close my garage door opener?

You can get the programming instructions for the OKP and OWKP wireless keypad in the support section of our website.


How can I program a garage door opener to work with my HomeLink® system?

To program the HomeLink® transceiver, some vehicles may require the ignition to be turned on or the vehicle to be running. For additional garage door opener help, view the HomeLink® programming instructions.


Which garage door openers have 2 light bulbs?

Destiny® 1500 | Odyssey® 1200 | Destiny® 1200 | Odyssey® 1000 | Legacy® 920


Which garage door openers have motion detection lighting?

Destiny® 1500 | Odyssey® 1200 | Destiny® 1200


What are Series I and Series II electronics for wall consoles and buttons?

Overhead Door® openers and wall consoles integrates various technology. The technologies are known as Series I, Series II and Series III. Series II is backward compatible to Series I. Series III is not backward compatible without additional purchased parts. Contact your Overhead Door™ Distributor for further details. If the date code of your opener is 041217 or higher, you can use a Series II wall console with your opener. If not, you must use a Series I wall console for your opener.


Who Makes Overhead Door Openers?

Overhead Door manufactures all of the overhead door garage door openers shown on this page.  Garage door openers with the red ribbon Overhead Door logo are manufactured by Overhead Door Corporation