How to Reprogram a Garage Door Keypad And Opener

Garage Door Installation, Repairs & parts in Kent, Washington

If you are looking to reprogram your garage door keypad and opener, this page will help you realize it’s a relatively quick and straightforward process that anyone can do!

Why Reprogram Your Opener

There are many reasons to reprogram your opener or keypad code. If you’ve given your code to a service technician, if you’ve moved into a new home, or if your garage remotes have become lost or stolen, in all cases, it’s a good idea to reprogram your garage door opener and keyless entries. Or perhaps you have allowed garage door experts to install new equipment, and it’s time to program it from scratch.

This step-by-step process is for a model such as a LiftMaster garage door opener. Directions for every brand and style may be slightly different, so please be sure to know what’s best for your specific make and model by using the instruction manual. 

  • First, look for what’s referred to as the “learn button” on the back of the motor. This button will be located near the antenna wire hanging down; you may need to open the light lens if it’s covering the panel. This button may be yellow, red, purple, or possibly another color, but it will match the color or the antenna wire located near it. Push this button and hold it for 6 seconds or so. You should see the LED light flash and then turn off to indicate it has been pushed. You have now cleared all codes that were used, including the remote garage door opener.
  • Next, you will go to the keypad attached to the wall to program the new code. Some models will allow you to enter the new code and press and hold enter. The red lights on the pad should blink again to confirm it has registered the new code. However, some models may require you to hold down the star and pound key simultaneously until the red blinking light on the pad has stopped and then enter your new code.
  • Then, you will go back to the garage door opener motor to ensure the LED light is back on. Test it out by entering the new code and pushing enter to ensure the new code has been successfully set up.
  • Last, you will want to reset your remote garage door opener since you erased everything. You will go back to that opener and look for that learn button. You will push it once, no need to hold it down. Place your remote near the opener and hold down the button on your remote until you see the light bulb on your opener flash. Now test it immediately to be sure it works and repeat if you have more than one remote.

Here are some video links that may be helpful during this process:

Hopefully, this article has helped you get one step closer to keeping you safe in your home with your garage equipment and keyless entries.

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