How to Reset Garage Door Keypad Without Enter Button

An individual using a keypad to access a garage door

If you own a garage door opener, you probably know the keypad on the outside of the garage door is one of the essential features. It offers a secure way for you and any authorized person with the access code to enter your garage.

The keypad can be a convenient way for your family or a delivery person to access your garage without requiring a key or your presence. It also comes in handy when you do not have a remote control with you. 

Read along to learn how to reset garage door keypad without enter button for any reason

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Can you reset a garage door keypad without the enter button? 

Yes, it is possible to reprogram a garage door keypad without using the enter button, or more specifically, when the enter button is missing. All you need is to follow a quick and straightforward process correctly, starting with entering the gadget’s operating mode

Most of the keypads from different brands are pretty similar in design, so you should have no trouble applying the knowledge you acquire here across various keypad models and brands. 

As the name suggests, a garage door opener keypad is a device that allows you to enter a personal code to open or close your garage door. It sits right outside the garage door, either on the right or left panel of the entrance. 

The keypad connects to the garage door opener setup mounted inside the garage. It typically has numeric keys from 0 to 9 and additional buttons with unique functions or features.

Once you enter the correct passcode on the keypad, it triggers the opener to open your garage door.  

However, you can forget the numeric passcode, or the entry code can stop working for some reason. If any of these events happen, you will have to do a quick reset to erase the previous password and create a new one for accessing your garage. 

How to Reset Garage Door Keypad Without Enter Button

Step 1:Disconnect the garage door opener from its power source to reduce the risk of electric shock

Step 2: Switch to Program mode from the operating mode to access the device’s dual program-operate switch

Step3 : Enter the new passcode, input your new four-digit pin, the code you and anyone accessing the garage will key in each time they want entry.

Resetting your garage door keypad without the enter button is fast and straightforward. If you have a LiftMaster garage door opener, the process requires entering an operating mode first, followed by your preferred new PIN. 

Once you enter the number, you can switch the system back to ‘operate’ mode before putting it back to work. 

Anyways, here is a step-by-step procedure for completing the reset task. 

Step 1: Disconnect the garage door opener from its power source

Attempting to maneuver the inner opening of your garage door opener while it is connected to a power source could expose you to the risk of electric shock. To avoid that risk, start by unplugging the opener.

This step will power off the device and keep you safe from accidental electric shocks.    

Step 2: Switch to Program mode from the Operate mode 

Start by removing the faceplate from the garage door opener. This should allow you to access the device’s dual program-operate switch. 

The switch may differ from one model to another, but it will be labeled with ‘operate’ and ‘program.’

Once you locate the switch, you should notice that it is set to the ‘operate’ mode by default. Change it to ‘program’ to ready it for the passcode reset. 

Switching the mode from operating to programing allows you to change the personal identification number for your garage door opener.

Step 3: Enter the new passcode 

Once in the programming mode, it is time to change the garage door opener passcode. Go ahead and input your new four-digit PIN. This is the code you and anyone accessing the garage will key in each time they want entry, so ensure you memorize it. 

Ensure you do not use an easy-to-crack generic PIN that unauthorized persons might easily get hold of. So, we recommend writing down the new PIN in a safe place where only you can access it and no one else. This record can come in handy if you forget the pin. 

After entering the pin, switch the device back to its default ‘operate’ mode. Next, plug it into the power source to complete the PIN reset process. 

Ensure you test the new PIN by using it to open the door before packing up.

Resetting other keypad models

A few other models across the leading brands also allow you to reset the keypad without the enter button. This section will look at two of them.

How to reset Chamberlain clicker garage door keypad without the enter button

  • Remove the cover from the keypad to expose the numerals.
  • Press and hold down the star (*) and pound (#) buttons at the same time
  • Key in a new four-digit password, followed by the pound (#) button, then your garage door type code
  • Press the # button again to register the new password
  • Head over to your garage door opener and press the Learn button
  • Go back to the keypad outside your garage door and enter the new PIN again
  • Press zero (0) three times and your garage door keypad is reset


Chamberlain is a popular garage door opener brand that you might have at home. In this case, notice that the key to the entire sequence of resetting the keypad is knowing your garage door type code. 

This code corresponding to your garage door type can be any number between 1 and 9. If you still have your manual, you should find the type code there. If you do not have your garage door opener manual, try checking the backside of your opener for it. 

If you do not locate the number through either method, your remaining option is to experiment with it until you eventually hit the correct number. As mentioned, the codes range from 1 through 9, so if you start at 1 and have to experiment, you might have to do that nine times.

The chances are that you will find the right type code before you reach 9. Anyways, here is the procedure to follow when resetting the keypad without the enter button if you have a Chamberlain garage door opener. 

Step 1: Remove the cover from the keypad to expose the numerals.

Step 2: Press and hold down the star (*) and pound (#) buttons at the same time. The buttons will start blinking. Hold them down until the light stops blinking to indicate the password on the keypad memory has been deleted.

Step 3: Next, key in a new four-digit password, followed by the pound (#) button, then your garage door type code (the code can be any number from 1 to 9). 

Note: If you do not know the garage door type code and have to experiment a few times until you find it, you may have to try 1, then 2, then 3…, that way until you eventually hit the correct type code (which can be any number from 1 to 9). 

Step 4: After pressing the garage door type code, press the # button again to register the new password. After this sequence of numbers, the lights should go off, indicating that the new code has been programmed in. 

Step 5: Now, head over to your garage door opener and press the Learn button. The button can be any color, depending on your model. An orange color should come on when you press it. And, you may need to climb a ladder to reach the opener if you have an overhead installation. 

Step 6: Go back to the keypad outside your garage door and enter the new PIN again. Usually, you will have 20 seconds between pressing the learn button and entering the code, so be quick at it. Some models also allow up to 30 seconds.  

Step 7: After entering the new four-digit password, press zero (0) three times.

Step 8: With that sequence of events, your garage door keypad is reset, and you can now test it to see it is working. If you miss anything along the way, go over the procedure again to get it right. 

How to reset Genie garage door keypad without the enter button 

Like the first two clicker keyless entry systems above, resetting the Genie garage door keypad without the enter button is straightforward. You just need to follow the steps correctly. Let’s dive right in. 

Step 1: Start by sliding the lid of the keypad up until it latches to expose the numerals. Then, hold down the pound (#) and eight (8) buttons simultaneously until the backlight stops blinking.

Step 2: Push the buttons; 3, 5, 7, # in that order. 

Step 3: Next, key in your new PIN followed by #.

Step 4: Key in the door code (available in your user manual), as indicated.

Step 5: Done. Slide the lid back down to its original position.

Step 6: Test the new PIN by sliding the lid back up to expose the numerals, entering the PIN, then pressing the * button. The door should unlock to indicate it is working.

Why you might want to reset your garage door keypad 

Various reasons can make it necessary for you to reset your garage door keypad. 

A compromised keypad code

For starters, your garage door might need a new password if you suspect that an unauthorized person has the passcode to your keyless entry pad. 

The main role of a garage door opener with a personal entry code is to safeguard the garage from unauthorized entry. If you believe a breach has occurred to that security, you can no longer be confident about controlling who can enter your garage.

The surest solution is to change that entry code to lock out any unauthorized person that might have the previous code.   

Getting new tenants if you have renters 

You need to change the access passcode to guarantee the security of your garage if you have new tenants coming in with the previous ones leaving. This is a case of having someone (previous tenants) who knows the password; you want to change it to something they do not know. 

Forgetting or trouble remembering your garage door opener code 

While the password needs to be unique for security reasons, it should be something you have off the top of your head. If you forget it, you’ll need to set up another. The same thing should apply if you keep forgetting your current PIN

How to Reset Clicker Garage Door Keypad

Step 1: Access the motor unit, normally located above the garage door opener using a ladder

Step 2: Locate the lean button within the motor unit

Step 3: Create a new password by pressing and holding the learn button again until the red light starts blinking.

Step 4: Go out and set the new code before the light stops blinking.

A clicker garage door keypad brings convenience to your life in numerous ways. For instance, you don’t have to wait for someone to come and open the garage door. You only need to insert the passcode in the keypad, and you are in. 

But sometimes, it’s easy to forget your keypad password, which can be a great inconvenience that will force you to access your garage manually. Additionally, things can become more difficult, especially if you don’t know how to reset your clicker garage door keypad.  Follow the below process to reset your clicker garage door keypad. 

Step 1: Access the Motor Unit

Firstly, it’s integral that you access the motor unit. It’s normally located above the garage door opener, and you can easily access it with a ladder. 

Step 2: Locate the Learn Button

Once you access the motor, look for the learn button within the motor unit. It’s usually located on the side of the motor. Once you get it, long-press the learn button as you release it until the lights stop blinking. This way, you will erase the old password. 

Step 3:  Create a New Password

This should be the final step. So press and hold the learn button again until the red light starts blinking. Then go outside and set the new code on your garage door keypad before the light halts blinking. 


Don’t set an easy password that intruders can guess easily. 

After inserting your new passcode, the light within the monitor unit will begin to blink. And that’s an indication that you have successfully reset your clicker garage door keypad. But if this method doesn’t work, you’ll have to call a professional to reset the garage door keypad for you. 

The video below illustrates how to reset a clicker keypad

How Do You Reprogram a Clicker Brand Garage Keypad? 

There are two ways to reprogram a clicker brand garage keypad: you can either use a door control with the learn button or use the garage door opener with a learn button. Below are the steps you will follow: 

Reprogramming using your door control

The first step is to clear the garage door area. By that, I mean your garage area should be free from any obstruction. After that, use a ladder to climb up and find the learn button on the door control and press it twice as you release it. You will notice an LED flashlight blinking. 

Once the LED light blinks, reach for the garage door keypad outside and quickly set a four-digit pin of your choice, and press enter. Once you are through, the opener lights will flash, implying that reprogramming is complete. 

The other option is to reprogram the garage keypad using the door opener. The steps are concurrent to the one mentioned above but remember you only have 30 seconds to enter the new pin after pressing the learn button twice. 

How Do You Reprogram a Garage Keypad? 

Some garage door openers have separate keypads that you can use to access your garage. The keypad is normally installed outside the garage door, and you can only activate it by inserting your identification number. 

For you to reprogram your garage keypad, begin by first locating the “learn” button found at the back or beside your motor unit. After finding the learn button, press it twice to activate an LED light that will glow for nearly 30 seconds. You will have to rush outside, insert your new four digit pin, and press the enter button during this duration. 

After releasing the enter button, an LED light on your motor unit should blink severally, indicating that you are done reprogramming your garage keypad. 

Ideally, it is integral to reprogram your garage keypad to deter unwanted persons from accessing your garage. It’s even better to insert random numbers as your pin for thieves not to guess easily. 

Old Liftmaster Keypad Programming 

A Liftmaster keypad keeps your garage safe from foreigners. But how do you program the old Liftmaster keypad? The process is relatively easy, especially if you sift through this straightforward guide. 

Step 1: Unplug Your Garage Door Opener

The first thing is to unplug the garage door opener to avoid getting shocked mistakenly. 

Step 2: Switch from Operate to Program Mode

First, remove the faceplate from the garage door opener and look for a program or dual operation. Once you spot it, you will notice that it’s running on the operating mode. So you will want to shift from operating to program mode so you can change the pin easily. 

Step 3:  Changing the Pin

Once you switch to program mode, you can now change the garage door keypad pin. After setting up your new pin, switch back to operation mode and engage your garage door opener. 


It’s wise not to set a generic pin that is easy to guess. Setting an easy pin such as 0000 or 1234 can compromise security. So choose a difficult pin and write it down on paper, so you don’t forget it. Also, if you set the pin and the LED light fails to blink, the keypad is not putting up with the reprogramming instructions. If that happens, confirm if the battery has sufficient charge. 

The reason you program your old Liftmaster garage keypad is to prevent new tenants from accessing your garage and maybe walk away with your valuable essentials. 

LiftMaster Garage Door Keypad Not Working 

The LiftMaster garage door keypad may fail to work due to dried batteries, a reset pin call that results when you forget your password and make several attempts with no success, and sticking keys that may have attracted dirt. 

When operating the best keypad door garage opener models, you can be irritated and inconvenienced when the keypad fails to respond and lock you out of the garage. You would want to call a professional for a fix, a practice that could also be costly from your end.

However, in most cases, you would realize that the problems do not warrant the cost as they are things you can essentially fix. Below are some of a Liftmaster garage door keypad failing to function and the troubleshooting ideas you can execute before calling a professional to fix the keypad.

Died Batteries

Keypad garage door openers use rechargeable batteries. At some point, the batteries will need to be recharged, and this might happen at a time you least expected. The batteries will even need replacement if you have used them for a year since installing the keypad. Fixing the issue will only require a battery replacement. Follow the below simple step to replace your keypad batteries;

  • Locate the number pad of your keypad by lifting its cover. You will find a battery compartment. If you find this a challenge, you can peruse it to locate the battery compartment through your manual.
  • Slide the cover of the battery compartment to access the batteries. Remove the old batteries.
  • Insert the new 9V alkaline batteries, take note of the positive and negative terminals of the battery.
  • Replace the cover to the battery compartment and re-install the keypad.
  • Test the functionality of the keypad. Check whether the buttons light up.

Reset Pin

A reset pin is another essential consideration to a non-functional garage door keypad. Sometimes, you may forget your pin and make several attempts, or if another individual comes to guess the pin with no success.

Most garage door keypad systems lock up and would not work when the wrong code has been entered numerous times until you set a new pin. The several attempts of a wrong pin can prompt the keypad system to reset. Thus, if you try your pin and realize the keypad system does not work, try setting a new pin. The process is pretty straightforward;

  • Locate the position of the lean button (The large square buttons located under the light lens on the back panel of your Liftmaster garage door opener).
  • Press the learn button on the motor to reset the password. Put the preferred new PIN.

Sticking Keys

The garage door keypad stays outside each day and may attract dirt and grime over time. The dirt and the grime may cause the sticking of the keys and compromise their functionality. Remedying this problem is simple. You only need to clean the keypad carefully.

  • Take a clean, soft cloth.
  • Apply a few drops of an appliance cleaner to the soft cloth and clean the keypad while focusing on the spaces between the keypad.
  • Remove the front box of the keypad and wipe clean all the dust using a clean, dry cloth.

Reboot the System

Once you have attempted the above solutions, including changing the batteries in vain, it is prudent that you reboot your garage door keypad system. A keypad garage door system operates like other computerized systems. Like the other systems requiring restating, you can also troubleshoot the keypad garage door system by turning it on and off.

Rebooting the system is crucial as it helps clear the memory that can fix numerous undetermined issues. You can simply unplug the system for between 3 to 5 minutes and then plug it back. You then test its functionality

Why is My Garage Door Keypad not Working? 

When your garage door keypad is not functioning as expected, chances are it has broken or stuck keys, the batteries are not sufficiently charged, and frayed wires. Also, extreme weather conditions and other aspects such as liquid spills, humidity, and basic wear and tear can make your garage door keypad malfunction. 

So if you suspect the above aspects might be the issue, take your time to examine the keypad, look for stuck or broken keys, cracks, and other potential damages. If you spot any mishaps, fix the issue yourself or call a technician to fix the imperfections. 

If you mend the keypad imperfections and it still fails to work, that suggests that your keypad is outmoded. As an alternative, you will want to replace the keypad or the entire system. 

How to Program the Chamberlain Remote- Using LEARN Button

Step 1: Locate the LEARN button on your Chamberlain garage door opener.

Step 2: Press the LEARN button and immediately release it. The pressing of the buttons will cause a steady LED glow.

Step 3: On your remote control, press the HOME button or LEARN 30 seconds after realizing the button on the garage door.

Step 4: Note the flashing of the garage door, or in some instances, you will hear two clicks. The two cases show the remote has been programmed.

Why Does a Garage Door Keypad Not Work in Cold Weather? 

A garage door keypad’s reliability drops when subjected to extremely cold weather. It’s easy to fix a frozen keypad yourself, but sometimes it calls for a complex solution. So, you need to call an expert to diagnose the issue and repair it on your behalf. 

So how does cold weather affect a garage door keypad? 

Most battery-operated keypads won’t work in cold weather because cold weather interferes with the batteries’ chemical reaction. Keypad batteries usually discharge quickly in cold weather because of the slow chemical reaction. So it’s better to replace your batteries often when cold weather prevails. 

Frequently Asked Questions-FAQs

How Long Do Garage Door Keypads Last? 

Garage door keypads make our life easy in many ways. Instead of walking around with a clunky remote or keys, all you require is a unique code. This convenience makes it worthy of having a working keypad. 

But how long do they last? A garage door keypad won’t last forever. I say this because this gadget is installed outside. For this reason, it suffers from humid weather and other sources of wear and tear. These deteriorating elements combined with age can bring about malfunctioning. 

How Do You Change Batteries in a Garage Door Keypad? 

It isn’t very pleasant to discover that your garage door isn’t working as expected. However, the solution is straightforward: change the garage door keypad batteries assuming that’s the cause of the problem. 

Electronic gadgets run out of batteries, which holds true for garage door keypads, depending on how frequently you use them. Ideally, garage door keypad batteries can serve you for over a year without the urge to replace them. But how do you change the batteries if they run out? Find out below: 

First, raise your keypad’s cover and assess the underside. You should see a slot for batteries. If you can’t locate the slot, look for the direction in the user manual. 

Next, remove the keypad cover so you can access the batteries. Then take out the existing batteries and ensure you throw them away safely. After that, insert new 9 volt batteries in the battery slot and return the cover. Test and see if the keypad is up and running as usual. 

Sometimes the keypad fails to work after replacing the batteries. In such cases, you will want to clean your keypad keys because it is likely the keys have accumulated dust. Cleaning the keys is quite easy: take a soft cloth, apply an appliance cleaner, and wipe your keypad keys. After that, pass a dry cloth over the keypad and test if it’s working. 

You may also want to re-enter your passcode because you might have inserted the wrong password. If the security system shuts down, reset the passcode and re-enter. 

Why is My Garage Door Keypad Flashing?

The flashlights often indicate that your garage door safety sensors are misaligned. Also, if the safety sensors cables have issues, the LED flashlights will blink ten times. So you should call an expert to repair your door if any of these signs show up. 

How do I reset my garage door keypad without the old code?

If you want to reset your garage door keypad and have forgotten the old code, you need not panic. The process of how to change garage door code without old code is pretty simple.

First, you need to locate the switches within the opener. Remove the cover from your garage door opener remote control. Then, locate and press the * and # pound buttons simultaneously until the door. Notice the red light blinking. Continue pressing the two buttons until the blinking stops. This shows that the code has been reset.


A garage door keypad can be helpful in providing access to your garage door when most needed. Various reasons can make it necessary to reprogram the keypad to keep it useful and secure. For this reason, knowing how to reset a garage door keypad can go a long way in helping you complete the task without incurring the cost of hiring a technician. 

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