How do you fix a LiftMaster Keypad that is not working?

If you have a LiftMaster keyless entry system and the keypad is not working there are easy fixes that you can look at yourself to fix your LiftMaster keypad.

The first thing to look at is the battery – if the keys are still back lit then there is the power to the unit.  No lights?  No battery change that out and you should be good to go.

Sometimes re-programming the entry code can re-establish the connection it’s easy and something useful to know in many circumstances.

Forgotten your key?  The keyless entry system on the LiftMaster is a fabulous device – it means that you can always gain access to your garage even if you haven’t got your remote with you or have lost it.  Really the remote is for convenience – no need to get out of the car but having the back up of a keypad entry system can really get you out of a tight spot.

The entry code can be issued to children or other family members who only need occasional access, or who don’t need the remote because that stays in the main vehicle.  It also means if you are working in the garden you can quickly pop into the garage without having to go into the house to get the car keys to get into the car to get the remote!

You may well need to re-program the keypad to a new number:

  • If you have purchased the home you should change it at the same time as the locks.
  • If you have previously issued the code to someone you no longer wish to have access.
  • If you have forgotten your code.

Fortunately, on the LiftMaster keypad, this is an easy process and you can do it yourself in a matter of minutes.

How to Programme your LiftMaster Keypad to a new PIN number;

  1. You need to find the ‘Learn’ button on the opening device. This may be on the wall control, or on the opener remote.  If you have to use a ladder then take all the usual precautions for safety.
  2. Having found the ‘Learn’ button press and release. You may need to do this twice – some LiftMaster openers have a MyQ Control Panel and those need you to press it twice.
  3. You now have 30 seconds to input your new four-digit code of choice on the keypad and press enter. Write it down first.  You don’t want to be doing this all day.
  4. The confirmation differs between models – either the ED lights will go out, or the opener lights will blink. Either will indicate that you have successfully changed your PIN number to access the garage manually.
  5. Wait for a period longer than ten seconds, then try the new pin.
  6. It opens? Bingo!  If it doesn’t then repeat the process.

When choosing your pin think security – not 1234, not the house number, zip code or your phone number.  The easier it is for you to remember, the easier it will be for someone to guess.

Congratulations – you have fixed your LiftMaster Keypad if it still doesn’t work then it may be that you have burnt out your circuit board in the keypad.  This is fairly unusual but not to worry, a new universal keypad can be bought for around $50.00 and is easy to install.

Author: Richard Forest

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