One of the best features of garage door openers is the ability to control when your garage door opens and closes with a simple entry PIN. At Jarusewski’s Garage Door Service, we carry a number of LiftMaster keypad-secured garage door openers to keep you and your belongings safe from intruders. You can also enjoy the convenience of remote-controlled PIN entry from your car or driveway — a worthwhile investment for anyone with a garage.
Using an entry PIN for your garage door will help to secure your home and make entry more convenient. Your whole family will benefit from using LiftMaster universal keypad programming, and it takes just a few steps to set it up.
Why Implement a PIN?
All kinds of scenarios can facilitate the use or change of a garage door PIN.
If you’re moving into a home with a preexisting system, you’ll want to put a PIN into place that your entire family knows. If you host tenants, you might want to switch the number for when new people move in. It will also prevent the old residents from getting inside without your permission.
If you suspect that a stranger might have compromised your PIN, you can take the necessary steps to lock them back out. Of course, knowing the programming procedures will also come in handy if the keypad malfunctions or if you forget the number.
Program Your Remote
If you want to utilize keyless entry via a remote, press and release the “Learn” button on the opener’s motor unit. The indicator light will remain illuminated for 30 seconds.
During this timeframe, you can hold the corresponding “Learn” button on your remote. The light on the unit will then begin to blank, which signals that you can release the button on the remote. If your garage door opener doesn’t have any visible light, you will hear two audible clicks. You can then test the remote to see if it opens the door.
Program a PIN Using Your Entry Pad
If you need to reset the LiftMaster keypad, begin by pressing the motor unit’s “Learn” button until its indicator light turns on, which will continue for 30 seconds. Within that 30-second timeframe, enter your preferred four-digit PIN and then hold the enter key.
Proceed to shift your eye back toward the indicator light, which should begin to blink. If your unit doesn’t have a light, you’ll hear two clicks that signal the system is ready. Once you notice the signal, release the enter button and then test the keycode.
Check the nearby area and clear it of possible obstructions, so they don’t interfere with the test.
Change Your PIN
Press the programmed PIN you want to change, then press the # key until the door opener’s light blinks twice or it makes the two clicks. You can then enter your new four-digit code and hit the enter button.
Add a Temporary PIN
If you want to give somebody temporary access to the garage, you can add a PIN that lasts a set amount of time or a fixed number of uses.
First, press any programmed PIN and then hold the * button until the operator light blinks three times. You can then enter the temporary PIN and hit the enter key. Press the number of hours or times the PIN can work for, and that’s where the process will diverge. Use the * key to confirm hours, or use # to verify amounts.
Once the light blinks once, the PIN will be ready.
Reset Your LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Keypad or Keyless Remote
If you run into a situation where you or one of your home’s residents forget your LiftMaster garage door code or need to reset your LiftMaster garage door keypad or keyless remote for any other reason, follow these steps.
How to Reset Your Keyless Remote
Resetting your keyless remote is simple. Just follow these easy steps to get started:
- Make sure all obstacles are out of the way beneath the LiftMaster opener motor in your garage.
- Find the Learn button. The Learn button is a small button on the opener motor. Once you find the Learn button, press and release it. A light should come on.
- The light will stay on for 30 seconds. During these 30 seconds, you will need to press and hold the Learn button on your remote.
- When the light begins to blink, release the Learn button on your remote. You may hear two clicks if the unit lacks a light bulb.
- Test the unit to confirm that the change has taken effect.
How to Change an Existing PIN Using Your Keypad
Whether you’re checking off your tenants’ vacating list or you just want an extra layer of security every now and then, take a look at these easy-to-follow steps to perform a LiftMaster garage door code reset from your keypad:
- Clear any obstructions from the area around your garage door.
- Go to your PIN box and enter your existing PIN.
- Press and hold the # button and wait for the light on the garage door opener to blink twice.
- Once the garage door opener blinks twice, enter a new 4-digit PIN and press Enter.
- Test the new PIN number to make sure that your changes have taken effect.
How to Change an Existing PIN Using the Learn Button
You can also change your existing garage door opener code with the Learn button:
- Make sure you remove any obstructions from the garage door area.
- Locate the Learn button on the opener motor to your garage door. Press the Learn button. The light should come on at this point.
- During the 30 seconds that the light stays on, go to your PIN pad and enter the new 4-digit PIN.
- Press and hold the Enter button until the light on the opener begins to blink.
- Test the new PIN to make sure that your changes have taken effect.
When Do I Need to Reset My LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Keypad?
Resetting the password to your garage door may seem like a pain sometimes, but it’s important that you change your keypad PIN from time to time. Even if you haven’t given the garage door PIN to anyone, it’s still a good practice to reset the code for your LiftMaster garage door opener periodically for an extra layer of security.
You should always perform a LiftMaster password reset after you’ve given the code to a visitor. Once that visitor has left, they have no reason to have access to your garage without your permission. The same goes for any former tenants of the house. If you’re a landlord and have given the garage door code to your tenants, you need to change the keycode PIN immediately after they vacate the premises.
Homeowners who give their garage door passwords to AirBnB guests should also take the time to reset their garage door opener keypads. Even if the guests live across the country, always change your keypad PIN immediately after they leave so there is no chance of unauthorized access to your home.
If you ever sense that an unauthorized person may have the PIN to your garage door keypad, change it immediately and check to make sure all of the belongings stored in your garage are still there. Call the police right away if you detect that anything is missing.