How to Reset a Garage Door Opener Keypad

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Most garage door openers enable you to access your garage by means of a separate keypad. The garage door keypad is located outside the garage door and can be activated and deactivated by providing your specific personal identification number, or PIN.

Resetting Your Garage Door Opener Keypad

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To reset your garage door opener keypad, all you have to do is press the “Learn” button located at the back or sides of the motor unit of your electronic garage door opener. After pressing the learn button you will see an LED light steadily glowing for about 30 seconds. Enter your new Personal Identification Number (PIN), then press the “Enter” button. Once you released the “Enter” button you should see the LED light blink in the motor unit of your electronic garage door opener. This means that you have successfully reset your garage door keypad opener.

Garage Door Security

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It is important to reset your garage door openers keypad to prevent unwanted entry into your garage. Choose more than four numbers for your PIN code. Do not use your birth date or the date of your wedding anniversary or any other digits associated with your personal information. Instead, choose a random number that you can easily remember.

Fixing the Garage Door Opener Keypad

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If your garage door opener's keypad isn't working, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot it.

You should start by checking for frayed wires. You can open the control and look for frayed wiring between the keys. Frayed wires should be detached and then reattached.

Stuck keys could also be the culprit. This is usually caused by dust and grime seeping into the keypad around the keys and can be fixed by cleaning the unit.

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