No matter the cause of the problem, the result is always the same: you are stuck in front of your garage door in the morning running late for That Important Meeting. Even though our First Responders Inc. technicians are available 24/7 to come to your aid, we want to give you the expertise to solve some of the malfunctions that you may experience, and garage door keypad repair is a big one.
If you ever find yourself thinking:
- My garage door keypad does not work
- My garage keypad does not recognize my personal code
- My garage opener seems to work, but the door will not open
Here are some of the most common questions and concerns that we receive when it comes to garage door keypad repair.
How do I reset my Garage Door Code?
Sometimes your indoor garage door keypad loses your personal code. The solution is simple: you will just have to reset it. Press and hold the entry button (this differs per manufacturer) until the LED light starts blinking, then enter your code. When the LED stops flashing it means your new code is memorized and works.
If your garage door forgets your personal code often it might be a sign that the keypad’s mechanism is not functioning properly. In this case, you should contact a garage door technician to fix it.
Can the Connection Wiring Be a Problem?
Your garage keypad is either wired directly to your electrical system or works off of batteries. If you own a wired keypad and are experiencing problems with your garage door, make sure that wires are connected to the system correctly. If you find any loose wires: tighten them up. If the junction box is causing problems, you may have to shut down the circuit and make a more solid connection with twist-on wire connectors.
How Do I Change my Garage Door Keypad Batteries?
Keypad batteries last for so long that it is always an unexpected surprise when they run out of juice. Here are some instructions on how to change batteries on three different garage keypads.
- The oldest keypads have battery covers that are screwed in with a cross bolt. Use a screwdriver to get the cover off to replace them.
- The second oldest keypad type has a small pin at the bottom of the cover. Insert a small screwdriver and carefully pull outward, then use your thumbs to slide the cover down and away. This should reveal the batteries so that you can change them.
- Up-to-date keypads have an oval cut on the top of the cover. Insert a small flat screwdriver, apply pressure and slide it down. The cover should come off and you will be able to replace the batteries.
What Does This Button Do Again?
Sometimes one or two buttons on the keypad might stop working. Finding these keys could make repair much easier. In order to find them test each and every key one by one and not the ones that do not seem to do anything. Some issues can be quickly and directly fixed without a professional, these are:
Dirty Keys: If the keys are sticking to the pad they may be dirty. Clear away any dirt, inside and out with a soft brush. Do not forget to clean between spaces!
Mispositioned Keys: Make sure the keys are positioned properly, especially after you clean them.
Call a Professional
In order to avoid the inconvenience of troubleshooting your garage door keypad, consider having it professionally repaired or replaced with a new one. Your garage needs to be convenient to use and error-free for you to live your life comfortably, First Responders Inc. for a quick and quality garage door keypad repair. if your problem is not listed above you might want to read more about popular garage door problems that might occur.
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