Garage Door Opener Reset: Steps for Bountiful Clients

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at some of the possible issues that may be impacting your garage door opener, and the possibility of a reset to remedy them. From power surges to issues with capacitors or a few other possible problems, there are several reasons why your garage door might be in need of a reset. 

At Overhead Door Company, we’re happy to offer a wide range of residential and commercial garage door operators (openers), plus assistance to Bountiful and other nearby clients in several areas of their basic operation and upkeep. While part one of our series went over some possible situations where a reset might be ideal, today’s part two will look at how to perform a reset on your opener depending on which system format is being used.

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DIP System

Short for Dual Inline Package, the DIP switch is one that’s located inside a given garage remote, with anywhere from eight to 12 switches and a handheld or wall-mounted control. This is an older system that isn’t used in most new garages, but may still be present in some older homes.

The below instructions will help with a resetting process utilizing this system:

  1. Turn off the power to your garage door opener at the breaker panel.
  2. Remove the cover of the DIP switch and locate the OFF (upper) and ON (lower) positions for each switch.
  3. Ensure that switches are in the same positions on the remote as they are on the main unit — if they don’t, use a narrow item like a pen or pencil to slide the remote switches so they become identical to the main unit.
  4. Return the opener’s cover and restore power to the unit at the breaker panel.
  5. Test your garage door opener to see if it’s working properly.

If you have any trouble completing these steps, or if they don’t seem to fix your issue, please contact our team at Overhead Door Company.

Newer Garage Door Openers

Newer garage door openers, however, make this process much easier. All you have to do is find the “Home” or “Learn” button on the opener, usually next to an LED light or the antenna, and push it. Hold the button down for a few seconds until the LED light starts blinking and then release.

Once you’ve done that, open or close your garage door manually to complete the reset process. Then, test your opener to see if it’s working as it should. If not, please contact us for more assistance.

Liftmaster Remote

If you’ve recently moved into a home that has a Liftmaster garage door opener, their remotes work a bit differently. Contact our team at Overhead Door Company for more information on how to properly reset this type of opener.

For more on resetting a garage door opener, or to learn about any of our garage door services in Bountiful or other parts of Utah, contact the team at Overhead Door Company today.