Replacing a battery in a Liftmaster keypad is a very straightforward process, and by the way, Chamberlain keypad battery replacement has the same process. Before you go for a keypad battery replacement, verify that there are no other issues and that the battery indeed needs to be replaced. Sometimes the issue, like a sticky button, can disrupt the keypad operation.
If your keypad panel lights up, but the door won’t go up after you press Enter, there’s a chance the code has been erased, or one of the keys isn’t functioning correctly. We at Calgary Garage Door Fix suggest changing your code at least once a year to prevent the overuse of the same buttons on your garage door keypad.
Once established that your keypad battery needs replacement, follow these instructions:
1. Open the keypad lid to expose the keys. You will notice another small cover in the bottom portion of the device.
2. Firmly pull that cover downwards to open the battery compartment.
3. Once opened, you will see a 9v battery inside. Pull it out carefully without pulling on the wires.
4. Remove the battery connector and connect it to a new battery.
5. Place the battery back into the compartment and close the lid without pinching the wires.
6. Verify the keys are responding and that the code still works. In some cases, you might need to program your keypad again.
Typically a 9v battery will last around five years in your garage door keypad. However, the lifespan of your battery will significantly depend on the usage. As a garage door company, we suggest you change the battery once a year as a part of your garage door maintenance routine. This will ensure you don’t forget about the keypad battery, and you won’t get stuck outside when the battery finally fails. Another benefit in changing the code regularly lays in additional security benefit, as many homeowners wonder whether garage door keypads are safe to use. You can read more about this manner here.
Garage door keypads provide an additional layer of convenience when it comes to automatic garage door openers. Most garage door opener manufacturers have openers that come with keypads included as a bonus, which often acts as a deal-breaker when the homeowner is shopping for a new garage door opener. But many homeowners mistakenly assume they need to run a special wire to hook up their keypad, when in fact, all new keypads are wireless, and all they require is a 9v battery.
Some of the old Gennie keypads had to be directly hard-wired to the garage door opener. But those days are gone, and now anyone can buy a matching or universal garage door keypad and program it to their opener unit without running the wires. The garage door keypad setup process is so straightforward that you don’t really need to hire a garage door company to do it for you. One important note is that you need to find the right keypad that will work with your opener. The rest is easy. These days you can even buy a universal third-party garage door keypad online, which will work with 99% of the openers out there.
The most popular garage door openers brands like Chamberlain and Liftmaster can share the same keypad. If you have a Liftmaster opener but only have an option to purchase a Chamberlain keypad, go for it. As long as the product is from the same generation, they are interchangeable and will operate as expected. If you have a garage door opener from a different brand, we suggest going with universal garage door keypads that are readily available online.
Calgary Garage Door Fix Inc.
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