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zargeo 11-03-2012 07:07 PM

Liftmaster Garage Door Keypad
 
My liftmaster garage door keypad suddenly is not working after many years of working flawlessly. The back lighting has gone very dim and the PIN is not activating the door movement. Coincidentally, I lost power after Hurricane Sandy and my keypad problem occurred after restoration of power. I was using a generator during the outage and wired the generator to back feed into house service with the main breaker shut down. I'm not sure if that is related. Is there a battery for the keypad??

firehawkmph 11-03-2012 10:36 PM

Yes there is a battery in the keypad. Bottom comes off exposing battery. Depending on which keypad you have, there may be a small phillips screw holding the cover on. Try a new battery and you should be back in business.
Mike Hawkins:)

gregzoll 11-03-2012 10:48 PM

Depending on how old your system is, it may also have a battery backup, to operate the opener when power goes out, and needs to be replaced also. Model of the Liftmaster helps.

zargeo 11-04-2012 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 1044271)
Yes there is a battery in the keypad. Bottom comes off exposing battery. Depending on which keypad you have, there may be a small phillips screw holding the cover on. Try a new battery and you should be back in business.
Mike Hawkins:)

Mike, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! With all the commotion of recovery from a Hurricane, I was thinking complications instead of focusing on the basics. It was nothing more than a battery (which by the way lasted for about 10 years). I changed the battery and I'm back in business. Thanks again!!!:thumbup:

zargeo 11-04-2012 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1044276)
Depending on how old your system is, it may also have a battery backup, to operate the opener when power goes out, and needs to be replaced also. Model of the Liftmaster helps.


Greg,

Thank you very much - it was indeed the battery. I was thinking all sorts of complicated factors and as it turned out, it was a simple solution - changing the batter. I didn't think there was a battery in the keypad because it's hardwired and I've never had to change it in over 10 years since I've had the system. I looked for the battery - thanks to you and Mike's suggestion, changed it and now it's back in action. THANK YOU!!!!:thumbup:


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