How to Clear Garage Door Opener Memory

By:   Niki D'Angelo | Published:
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Your garage door opener contains an internal memory that remembers all programmed keyless entry pads and remote controls. On occasion, you may want to erase the memory so all old codes get removed. Many homeowners clear their garage door opener memory when they move into a new home or if a previous tenant moves out. You may also want to erase the memory of your garage door opener if you lose one or more of the remote opening devices and are worried about unauthorized access to your garage.

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Resetting your garage door opener remotes and clearing the memory is easy with the LiftMaster® series of garage openers. Simply follow these easy steps:

  • Step 1: Prepare a ladder to safely access your LiftMaster opener
  • Step 2: Locate the ‘Learn’ button on the rear or side of your opener
  • Step 3: Press and hold the ‘Learn’ button for approximately 6 seconds
  • Step 4: Ensure that the ‘Learn’ LED goes out
  • Step 5: All previously active remotes will no longer function
  • Step 6: You can now reprogram your remote controls

It only takes a moment to reset a garage door opener. You can also disable an opener if you no longer want your door accessible for remote opening. You can find these instructions in your LiftMaster garage door opener owner’s manual as well as many other useful features and functions, so take the time to read it through.

When You Require Additional Service

If you are unable to clear the memory of your garage door openers or your opener won’t function properly after trying, you may require service. Contact our trained team of professionals here at Banko Overhead Doors to schedule a service visit. We will come to your home and inspect and service your garage door to get it working again. We will walk you through the steps to clear the memory of your opener so you know how to do it in the future.

Disabling your garage door is a good idea when you plan to be away from your home for a long time or if you don’t want certain tenants to have access to your garage. It’s easy to re-enable your garage door opener when you want to gain access by remote or the control panel again by following the steps indicated by the manufacturer of your model of LiftMaster.

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If you lose the remote control for your garage door or one of the remote pads isn’t working, it is a good idea to deactivate using the simple procedure listed above. You can also consult our site for more information and tips on garage door opener repair and service.

At Banko Overhead Doors, we’ve spent over three decades becoming a Florida leader in garage doors, so come and learn more about what we can do for your garage today.

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