garage-doorHere at Omaha Door & Window, we frequently install garage door openers for existing garages and for new construction garages. (We sell Genie and Chamberlain LiftMaster garage door openers.) Although garage door opener remotes and keypads are typically set-it-and-forget-it, there are times when you may want to reprogram a remote or keypad.

If you lose your remote, for example, it’s probably a good idea to reprogram your garage door opener. For a keypad, you may want to reprogram it if you move into a used home with a keypad or if you think someone unauthorized knows your code and may be able to access your garage. Luckily, reprogramming your remote or keypad is a fairly easy process. We’ll cover the steps for our most popular models below.

Reprogramming a Remote

LiftMaster 1-Button Transmitter #371LM-1

To erase all codes from memory:

  • Press and hold the learn button on garage door opener until the learn LED goes out (approximately 6 seconds). All previous codes are now erased, and you may then reprogram each remote control you wish to use.

To program a remote control after erasing all codes from memory:

  1. Locate the Smart/Learn button
  2. Press and immediately release the learn button. The learn LED will glow steadily for 30 seconds. Within 30 seconds…
  3. Press and hold the button on the remote control that you wish to use
  4. Release the button when the garage door opener lights blink or two clicks are heard. If programming to other products, press the button a second time to activate the product

Genie 3-Button Transmitter #GT3-BX

To erase all codes from memory:

  1. Press the square button and hold until both lights come on blue. Release the button
  2. Lights go out and round blue light comes on
  3. Press the square button again and see long purple LED flashing
  4. Press both up and down simultaneously, and hold for 5 seconds
  5. Test remote operation. Remote should not activate door opener

To program a remote control after erasing all codes from memory:

  1. Press and hold the square button until both blue LEDs come on
  2. Release and see the round blue LED come on
  3. Press and release the square button and see the long purple LED flash
  4. Press the remote button you wish to program and release, and see the long purple LED come steadily on
  5. Press and release the remote button again and see both LEDs flash blue and go off
  6. Press and release the remote button a third time and test remote operation

Reprogramming a Keypad

LiftMaster Keyless Wireless Entry Pad #377LM

To change an existing, known PIN:

  1. Press the four buttons for the present PIN, then press and hold the # button. The opener will blink twice. Release the # button
  2. Press the new 4-digit pin you have chosen, then press enter. The motor unit lights will blink once when the PIN has been learned. Test by pressing the new PIN, then pressing enter. The door should move

Genie Keyless Wireless Entry Pad #GK-BX

Changing your PIN:

  1. Enter your current PIN, then press program key
  2. Enter your new PIN, then press program key

If any of these steps are unclear or if you have specific questions about your garage door opener, our Garage Door Openers Page offers individual user guides for all the garage door openers we sell. We also have a large service department that can handle any garage door opener problems, so don’t hesitate to contact us at 402.733.6440 if you have any questions. We’d love to help!

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