When it comes to getting a new garage door for your home, it’s absolutely vital that it has been properly programmed and mounted onto the wall. Doing so will make sure that it’s safely attached so no potential errors can happen. This also keeps you and your family safe as the door will be nicely secured, meaning that it will be less likely for any trespassers or burglars to get into your garage.
Start with reading the owner’s manual
The owner’s manual is going to be the best way to get the proper instructions that you’ll need to properly program a wall-mounted garage door opener. This includes the instructions on how it will need to be installed, how it should be programmed, maintenance tips, but also plenty of tips that include how to properly take care of the door and the accessories that the garage door came with.
How to program the keypad
Each garage door brand is going to have its own special way that their keypad is going to be set up. You usually can refer to the user manual for assistance or even hire a technician for help as well. Many garage door packages will have their own separate owner’s manual for the keypad. The instructions for these will often include:
- Connecting the keypad to the door
- Setting up your pin (this can be 3 to 7 numbers in length)
- Pairing the keypad with the remote and the door a
Check the Keypad
You’ll first want to check to see if the batteries within the keypad are fully charged. Having a dead battery within the keypad is going to only cause more frustration and errors as this is needed for operating the garage door. While each brand will vary, you can usually tell if the keypad has a dead battery by the light that is flashing from it. If the light on the battery area is flashing it means it’s needing to be changed.
Troubleshooting tips for your garage remote
Many garage doors will come with a special remote which can easily open the door from the outside. Sometimes, these are known for causing difficulty with getting the garage door closed or open. So if it isn’t working the way it’s expected to, there are some ways to troubleshoot the issue:
- Disassembling the remote
- Checking the battery compartment once the remote or keypad is disassembled
- Replacing the battery with a fully charged one
- Reassembling the remote by placing everything back inside in the rightful order.
Once you switched the batteries and the issue with your remote is still occurring then you should refer to the owner’s manual for advice on what to do. The owner’s manual will have a lot of helpful troubleshooting advice on what should try to be done in order to resolve this issue.
Once you’ve tried troubleshooting the problem yourself and you’re still managing to have difficulty, it’s very important to seek out a technician that specializes in garage doors. This includes reaching out to Overhead Midstate Doors Inc as we can help secure your home by providing our professional experience and knowledge.