How to Reprogram Your Garage Door Opener

How to Reprogram your garage door opener

For safety reasons, homeowners are often advised not to DIY garage door repair.

This is because garage doors have many moving parts, including springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys, which are under high tension. However, it doesn’t mean all garage door fixes are off-limits to homeowners.

Take, for example, reprogramming your opener. If your garage door won’t respond to your remote or keypad, resetting your remote control or keypad is one of the easiest solutions you can try.

That being said, if you find your garage door opener not working and you want to try to reprogram your remote, we can help you out. Here, we’ll discuss some of the ways to reset your remote control or wireless keypad.

How to Program Your Garage Door Opener

Knowing how to reprogram your garage door opener remote will come in handy when you suddenly find that it has lost its programming. Also, don’t forget that you need to do it when you move into a new home.

After all, anyone can have access to your garage if you don’t reset your door opener. You should also reprogram your remote if you’ve given your code to a service technician. Last but also obvious, if you’ve bought a new remote, you need to program it so that it syncs with your opener.

The good news is the process is quite simple. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Lights On

Look for the Program button, then press and hold it until an LED light goes on.

If the light flashes, don’t be alarmed. This just means that your opener is ready to sync with your remote.

  1. Choose a Button

Depending on the model of your remote, you may need to press and release your preferred remote button several times to program it.

You may refer to your door opener’s instruction manual if your remote still doesn’t work after programming it.

  1. Test Your Remote

Make sure to test your remote control by checking if it opens and closes your garage door.

If your door won’t open, check the wall control panel. You may need to deactivate the “Lock” button. Once it’s deactivated, test your remote again to see if it’s now working.

Is Your Garage Door Opener Not Working Still?  

For newly installed garage door openers, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your installer. Answering questions is part of their after service, and they should help you troubleshoot issues with your new garage door operating system.

Another thing to keep in mind is if you have an exterior keypad, it works exactly like your remote. If you’re not sure how to program it, though, check the instruction manual that came with it.

Do You Need a New Garage Door Opener or Repair Services?

So, is your garage door opener not working?

Now that you know what to do in case your garage door won’t open, try the tips we’ve listed here first before you buy a new door opener.

If you need repair services, new garage doors, and so on, we can help. Feel free to browse our site to know more about our products and services. You can also leave us a message to request an estimate, and we’ll make sure to get back to you ASAP.

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