Your garage door keypad is a convenient and secure way to access your garage without the need for keys or a remote control. However, there are times when you may need to reprogram it, whether you’ve forgotten the code or want to enhance security. (Or, as we’ve heard from homeowners, sometimes it just stops working!?) In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of reprogramming your garage door keypad.
1. Locate the “Learn” Button
Most garage door openers have a “Learn” button, typically located on the motor unit in your garage. This button is crucial for reprogramming your keypad, as it allows your opener to recognize the new code.
2. Clear the Keypad’s Memory
To start fresh, it’s a good idea to clear your keypad’s memory. This ensures that any old codes are deleted. You can usually do this by pressing and holding the “Learn” button on the garage door opener until the indicator light on the motor unit turns off or blinks.
3. Choose a New Code
Now it’s time to select a new code for your keypad. Make it a combination that’s easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Avoid using simple codes like “1234” or your birthday.
4. Enter the New Code
On your garage door keypad, enter the new code you’ve chosen. Most keypads will require you to press a “Learn” or “Program” button before entering the code.
5. Press the “Learn” Button Again
Go back to the motor unit in your garage and press the “Learn” button once more. You’ll typically have about 30 seconds to complete this step after entering the code on the keypad.
6. Test the New Code
Now that you’ve reprogrammed your garage door keypad, test it to make sure it works. Enter the new code and see if the door opens or closes as expected. If it doesn’t, double-check the code and repeat the process.
7. Secure the Keypad
Once you’ve successfully reprogrammed your garage door keypad, be sure to mount it securely near your garage door entrance. Make sure it’s in a location that’s easy for you to access but not easily visible to others.
We hope this helps! If you find the issue may run a bit deeper than reprogramming the keypad, we’re here to help. We’ve been fixing grumpy garage doors (and keypads) for 30+ years, and we’d love to earn your business here in Columbus!