Tips to Reset Garage Door Opener

A malfunctioning garage door opener can be a major inconvenience. Fortunately, you can take several simple steps to reset your garage door opener and get it working properly again. This guide will provide you with the tips you need to reset your garage door opener. With our help, you can get your garage door opener up and running in no time. It is better to call a garage door repair company for a bigger issue. So let’s get started!

Types of garage door openers

In case of any problems with the opener, then you need to reset it. If you don’t know how to reset the opener then you need to get in touch with the technician. If the problem is big then you need to change the parts of the opener.

There are two types of garage door openers, electric and manual. The manual door opener is simple to use as compared to the electric one. But you need to know how to use it and also you need to understand the basic principle of the opener.

Does your garage door opener need to be reset?

You can do a few things if your garage door opener is giving you trouble: 

  1. If the door won’t open, try using the manual override. This will allow you to open it temporarily without having to reset your entire system. 
  2. If that doesn’t work and you continue to have problems keeping your garage door closed, it’s time to reset the opener.
  3. These techniques may not solve your problem and they may cause more damage than good. In that case, contact a garage door company for help. They will help you with  locating and removing whatever might be causing interference with your garage door system.

Use the manual override

If the garage door will not open, there’s a manual override that you can use. This is typically located on the outside of your garage door opener and it looks like a round button or tab. 

To use this, follow these steps: 

  1. Look for instructions on how to manually open your garage door. 
  2. If they aren’t available, try pushing down on the manual release button until you hear a loud click sound. 
  3. Then pull up gently on the door until it opens all the way. 
  4. Once it’s open, close everything again. 
  5. Reset your door opener before putting anything away in your garage or car!

Reset using the remote control

If the problem is with your garage door opener and not your remote, then follow these steps instead: 

  1. Try pressing the button on the wall controller. 
  2. If that doesn’t work, press both buttons simultaneously. 
  3. If this still doesn’t work, wait about 10 seconds and then try again.

Program a new remote or keypad

If you have lost the remote or keypad that came with your garage door opener, we recommend replacing it. However, if you only have the garage door opener but not the remote or keypad, it is possible to program a new remote or keypad by following these steps:

  • Learn how to program your model’s remotes and/or keypads. Every device has different programming instructions as well as features. 
  • Consult the manual or contact customer service team for help finding what you need.
  • Once you have found the manual for your device, follow these steps:
    • Open the door with the remote or keypad that came with your opener.
    • Press and hold any button on the remote or keypad for one to two seconds.

Resetting garage door opener might not solve the issue

If all else fails, it’s time for professional help. You can contact someone with knowledge about how to fix garage door openers. Take a look at your local phone book. 

You can try searching online directories for a local contractor. Find someonewho specializes in this type of work. The company should have good ratings from other customers like yourself. You can also get recommendations from friends/family if possible.


In conclusion, resetting a garage door opener may seem intimidating at first, but it is a relatively straightforward task. When you reset your garage door opener, make sure you never open the door manually while it is resetting. For the best results, keep your garage door opener’s springs and rollers well maintained.

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