How To Reprogram Garage Remote

Life was going great. You fixed the lawnmower. You finally found out what was making that weird noise in the dishwasher. You sold that useless Soda-Stream, a Christmas gift from the mother-in-law, on Gumtree.

And then? Your garage door remote suddenly stops working. Why?

Don’t stress – there are a few explanations for this. The most common is that your garage door remote needs to be reprogrammed. This is also the case if you have a new garage door remote.

Here, we’ll run you through how to reprogram a garage door remote, thanks to the expert legends at Star Door Service.

Consult the owner’s manual

The first thing to do when reprogramming your garage door remote is to consult the owner’s manual. This provides a wealth of knowledge about your remote, and will certainly contain instructions on reprogramming. If you don’t have a physical copy of your owner’s manual, try searching on the internet. You’ll find there are many manuals for garage door remotes online.

How to reprogram a garage door remote

Most new garage door remotes have a similar programming process. It’s important to note that not every model is the same, however, and it’s best to refer to your manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Press the ‘Learn’ or ‘Door Code’ button on your opener for 3 seconds. A paperclip or pin may be needed to do this.
  • Release the button when the light on your opener starts to flash.
  • Press the transmitter button on your replacement remote for 3 seconds until your motor light flashes again. This indicates the signal is received.
  • Push the ‘Learn’ or ‘Door Code’ button once more to set the code. A light should blink which signifies the code has been changed.
  • Test the door and if any problems arise, call the team at Star Door Service.

What to do if you need a replacement:

Replacing a garage door remote is easy and uncomplicated. It’s always best to go with the exact same model of garage door opener remote as your previous one, because these are generally higher performing and better quality than generic ones.

If sourcing an exact replacement isn’t possible, then a generic garage door remote is adequate. Star Door Service stock many different garage door remotes and try to find an exact replacement.

Star Door Service are the team you need when you have garage door remote issues. They can help you reprogram your garage door remote while providing cost-effective solutions through repairs or replacements. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the technicians at Star Door Service have seen it all – and repaired it all, too! Get in touch with the team for a new garage door remote today.

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