How to Reprogram Your Garage Door and Opener

A garage door is a daily use item. Its function is to keep your car safe and as comfortable as possible. If it ceases to fulfill one of these easy functions, for example, your garage is no longer a safe place to store your car; it clearly should be repaired or replaced.

We don’t recommend you do any complicated repairs on your own for any garage door parts, such as tracks, springs, receivers, and wheels. After all, a garage door is quite a complex and heavy structure. Damage to any component could pose a danger to you.

But there are still some simple actions that you can do yourself. You definitely don’t need to call a professional to change the code for the garage door opener — it’s not rocket science. We offer you a simple algorithm for reprogramming a garage door opener if you use a remote or keypad.

How to Reprogram Your Garage Door and Opener

When do I need to reprogram a garage door?

As we said before, the primary function of a garage door is security. First, you need to protect your car or any other property from theft. Therefore, the code on the keyless garage door should be secure and known only to you. If, however, you suspect that someone else found out the opener code, be sure to reset it as soon as possible.

Who and how can learn your code? For example, the technician who inspected or fixed some issues with your garage door. Or you’ve moved into a new home, and naturally, you don’t know who has this information at all. By the way, in this case, it’s advisable to change your garage door opener code like all locks. Also, you may have lost or had your garage door opener stolen. Now someone has not only the information about the code but also your home address. Don’t naively hope for the best, but reprogram your garage door immediately.

In this article, we’ve given very detailed instructions on how to reprogram a garage door on the remote control or using the keypad. If you have a more modern opener, it’ll be a little easier for you to reprogram it because the newer units have an extra keypad in addition to the remote. Older garage doors only open and close with the remote. In that case, to change the code, you’ll need to open the garage door opener and manually adjust all the switches inside it.

How to Reprogram Your Garage Door and Opener

Quick steps to reprogram garage door remote

Your garage door liftmaster is a motorized mechanism that helps you automatically open and close your garage door from a distance. This device allows you to get in or out of your garage as quickly as possible. It’s hard to imagine modern garages without such a useful device.

This tutorial will work for owners of older versions of the garage door opener. Although different models of garage door openers from various manufacturers may differ in function and button layout, the principle of reprogramming is the same for all devices.

So, to reprogram a garage door remote, follow these steps:

    1. Open the garage door opener cover to access the required switches.
    2. Press the ‘Program’ button. Hold it down until the light comes on. On some openers, you’ll need to press this button again — this is to select the desired option in the menu. In either case, when the light comes on, it’s the signal you can change the code.
    3. Select the button you want to use to open the garage door, press and release it. You may need to repeat the action.
    4. Use the button to open and close the garage door.
    5. If you have any other optional garage door remote control devices, be sure not to forget to replace the code for all of them.
    6. Place a ladder to gain access to the overhead garage door motorized device.
  • On the garage door motor, also use the switches to set up the control code. Make sure that the code you select matches the code you set on the remote.
  • After the garage door recoding, you should open and close it with the remote control using the new code. This is to check that you have done everything correctly.
  1. If the new code suddenly doesn’t work, you can check if the ‘Lock’ button on the control panel, on the wall, has been pressed. If so, deactivate this function. After that, try to open the door again with the remote control. If you have any difficulties, you can seek advice from a specialist.

Perhaps the garage door remote control is built directly into your car. This is undoubtedly very convenient; you can open and close the door without leaving the vehicle. But it’s worth keeping in mind that reconfiguring the opener may require a different action. This process may depend on the type of your car and the system installed in it. Therefore, in this case, you should contact the manufacturer of the car. Also, if you use the HomeLink system, it’s better to go to the manufacturer’s website and see the necessary instructions there.

How to Reprogram Your Garage Door and Opener

How to Reprogram Your Opener to Your Keypad

If you have a newer model of garage door opener, you’re in luck. In addition to the remote control, an optional wireless keypad is included to help you save time when reprogramming a garage door opener.

Below we’ve described the standard opener reprogramming procedure that will work for most models:

  1. The first thing to reprogram a garage door opener using a keypad is to find the ‘Program’ button on the keyboard, then the ‘6’ button, and the ‘Up/Down’ button. Press them in order. Hold down the buttons a pair of seconds until the light comes on.
  2. Then press buttons ‘3’, ‘5’, ‘7’ in turn, and again ‘Program’. The light should come on.
  3. Think of a foolproof PIN code that is easy to remember but difficult for an unauthorized person to guess. It usually consists of three to eight digits.
  4. Enter the chosen code on the keyboard. Press the ‘Program’ button again. If you’ve done everything correctly, the light will come on twice.
  5. Now press the ‘Program’ button on the chamberlain. Also, hold it down until the light comes on. Several lights should come on at once. When you release the button, only one light should stay on.
  6. You need to go to the menu. To do this, press the ‘Program’ button again. You’ll see the light turns on.
  7. Now take the keypad or remote controller and press the button you just selected on the garage door opener. Hold it down until the second light comes on.
  8. Enter the Pin Code on the clicker and press the Up/Down button. All the lights on the opener should light up equally.
  9. Press the ‘Up/Down’ button on the keypad again.
  10. The program is set. You’ve changed the pin code for your garage door. To check whether you reprogram your garage door keypad successfully and everything is functioning correctly, try opening and closing the door.

Suppose your opener model does have a slightly different structure or functionality. In that case, we recommend using the description ‘How to reprogram a garage door’ in the guide for your opener. If you have any questions regarding garage door control, you may contact our specialist for advice

Final thoughts

The garage is an important part of your home. And like everything else in your household, it should make your life more comfortable and secure. If you’ve lost your garage door opener or someone other than your family members knows the code, you can’t be a hundred percent sure that no unauthorized person will want to get into your garage. That’s why it’s better to reprogram a garage opener right away. At STI Garage Door, we appreciate our customers and understand how important a sense of security is to them.

We’ve outlined some simple generic instructions describing how to reprogram a garage door opener on your own at your convenience, whether you’re using a newer or an older model garage door and opener. If you have additional questions, contact our technical support. We take applications 24/7; moreover, you can submit a request at any time on our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible and answer all your questions.

Our company has been in the garage door service business for many years. We also have extensive experience in services such as garage door installation, repair and replacement, door inspection, insulation, replacement and repair of openers, and troubleshooting in any case. We provide our services to both individuals and businesses. Reliability and quality are our core values. So contact us with any questions at any time convenient for you.


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