Your remote and keypad allow you access to your garage and home with just simple presses of buttons. Your code gives you security to your garage so you should never share it to other people.
There will be instances wherein you need to reset the code. If suddenly, you cannot open your garage door because you forgot the code, then all that you have to do is reset it. If your remote control has been stolen or hacked, it’s time to change the code. Resetting the code from time to time is also a good strategy to keep your home secure.
To reset your garage door’s keypad and remote control, here are the steps:
Resetting the Keypad
Since the wall-mounted keypad does not have any source of power, you may need to check your batteries before proceeding to resetting process.
• Replace batteries. Before starting, ensure that you have fresh batteries inside to make the keypad work. Test out the batteries by pressing any of the button and see if the LED lights up. This can be hard to see during the day, so make sure that you look at it closely.
• Press the learn button on the garage door opener. Remove the cover of the opener and do a little inspection. Look for the learn button found at the back of the opener. This is usually red or purple in color and located beside an LED light. Press the button long enough until the light goes out. This clears all the information and resets the opener. After successfully resetting the opener, remember that the keypad no longer works.
• Learn a new code. To input a new code, press again the learn button. This will light up the LED again and gives you 30 seconds to head on over to your keypad. Rush over and press your desired four-digit code on your keypad. After entering the code and it works, the bulb on the garage door will turn on and off. This signifies that the resetting of the keypad has been successful.
Resetting the Remote Control
Resetting the remote, unlike the wireless keypad, is easier especially if you have already cleared out the information on the garage door opener. If not, just press the learn button found at the back of the garage door opener and hold it until the LED light goes off.
• Press the learn button. To reset your remote control, head on over to the garage door opener. Hold down your preferred button on your remote control. Then, hold down the learn button on the opener. Release both buttons at the same time.
• Test it. Check if resetting has been successful by testing it out. Press the programmed button and your garage door will either open or close. This means the resetting is a success and you can now use your remote.
• Program a different remote. If you have a second or third garage door remote opener in the house that needs to be programmed, just follow the same procedure. Press the learn button and press the desired button.
Remember that the code you use on your garage is an extra layer of security to your home. Avoid using common codes such as 1-2-3-4 or your birth year when resetting your code. This is too obvious and makes breaking into your home a breeze for the burglar.