4 Step Guide of How to Change Garage Door Opener Code: With and Without Keypad
Are you looking for a step-by-step guide that will show you how to reset a garage door opener code? If so, then this article will be perfect for you.
In this blog post, we discuss the process of changing garage door opener codes both with and without keypads. We also explain how to set a temporary PIN and outline mistakes to avoid.
Situations Where Resetting Garage Door Codes May Be Required
Your garage door provides security to you and your home, so there are many reasons why resetting garage door codes may be required:
- The Door Opener Remote Is Lost Or Stolen
If one of the remotes you use to open your garage door has gone missing, it can be a concern that it will fall into the hands of someone who may take advantage of it and ransack your garage or home. Instead of disconnecting the drive cable, reset the remote transmitter code.
Changing the garage door code is an easy way to ease your mind and requires no programming skills or special equipment.
- You Want To Prevent Someone Gaining Access To The Garage
You may have given a delivery driver the access code for your garage so they can leave a parcel there.
If you have done this, it is prudent to change the code, unless you know your delivery driver very well, to ensure that nothing untoward should happen (we explain later on in this article how to change the garage door opener code and set a temporary PIN which may be useful in cases such as this).
You may also want to restrict your ex-partner, who has left with the spare garage remote, from accessing the garage again.
- If You Have Recently Bought The Property
If you have recently bought the property, it is a very good idea to change the garage door codes immediately.
Not only will the previous owners know the code there could be countless other people who visited the home in the past who also know it.
How to Reset Garage Door Code With a Keypad
If your garage door has a keypad and you are wondering how to reset a garage door code, then follow these steps below:
- Open The Panel On Your Garage Door Opener
Most garage door opener models have a small panel on the side that drops down or on top of the unit that flips up. Underneath this are typically a few buttons, and some wiring may be visible too.
- Press The ‘Learn’ Button
The ‘Learn’ button is usually clearly marked, often square, red or orange. It may be located on the side of the motor or unit.
When you press this button, an LED will turn on above it. Hold the button until the LED goes out. This means the old code has been cancelled.
Press the button again until the LED illuminates again.
When the LED comes on, you have 30 seconds to enter your new code.
- Enter The New PIN
Go to your keypad and press your new pin. Then press the ‘Enter’ button.
When you do this, your garage door opener light will either flash its light (if it has one) or you will hear a clicking noise.
This confirms that the code has been reset.
- How To Set A Temporary PIN
A temporary PIN can be very useful if you give a delivery man access to your garage. To set a temporary pin, follow these steps:
1. Type your permanent PIN into the keypad.
2. Don’t press ‘Enter’…instead press the ‘*’ key.
3. Your garage door opener will flash and/or click 3 times.
4. Then enter your temporary PIN and press “Enter”.
5. Your garage door opener will flash and/or click 4 times.
6. Now you can set the time you want the temporary PIN to be active. Press the ‘*’ if you want to set the number of hours it will be active, or press the ‘#’ if you want to set a certain number of times the door can be opened using the temporary PIN.
7. After pressing either * or #, press one of the numbers, for example, ‘6’ so that the temporary PIN will only be active for 6 hours or 6 openings.
How To Reprogram Garage Door Code Without A Keypad
If you don’t have a keypad for your garage door opener and you are wondering how to reprogram the garage door code, then the process for resetting the remote code is laid out below:
- Press The ‘Learn’ Button For 10 Seconds
Find the ‘Learn’ button and hold it down. When you first press it, an LED will appear above the button. Keep holding the button in until the LED goes out. This shouldn’t take more than 10 seconds. Once the light goes out, the codes in your remote have been erased, so your remote control will no longer work.
- Press The Learn Button Again
Don’t hold it in this time. Just press it once so that the LED turns on.
- Press The Button On The Remote
When you do this, the LED on your garage door opener will flash. This indicates that the remote has been reprogrammed.
- Check It Works
Press the button again, and your garage door should open if everything has been done correctly.
Mistakes To Avoid When You Recode Garage Door Openers
In most cases, when you need to recode the garage door opener, it should be a fairly simple process.
If you follow the steps above, you shouldn’t run into any trouble.
People make the most common mistake when re-coding their garage door opener by pressing the remote or ‘Learn’ buttons in different sequences.
If you get the order wrong, then this can complicate the process.
If you’re struggling to change the code and you think you may have pressed one of the buttons on the keypad/remote or the ‘Learn’ button out of sequence, then give the system 30 seconds to reset or unplug the motor for a count of ten and plug it in again, and then start again from the beginning.
Mainstream brands such as Liftmaster, Genie, Mastercraft, and Chamberlain are programmed similarly. Our process should work regardless of what brand you have in your garage.
If you’re having trouble with your particular brand of garage door opener, then give Fix Garage Doors CA a call. We’re experts in all types of garage door openers and can quickly and easily guide you through exactly what you need to do.
Best Options For Resetting Your Garage Door Opener Code
Resetting your garage door opener code is simple and takes less than five minutes. Whether you have a keypad or just a remote to reset, the whole process is quick and simple regardless of your model.
Hold the learn button, enter your new code, and you’re ready. Or, if you’re resetting a remote, press the learn button for ten seconds to clear the code from it, press the learn button again and then press the button on your remote and voila, you’ve reset it!
If you have difficulties and struggle to reset the garage door opener code, call, text or email Fix Garage Doors CA. Our highly skilled technicians install, maintain, and repair all brands of garage doors and openers and will help you out.