Genie garage door openers can be controlled by radio-controlled transmitters and also by a wall-mounted keypad. The keypad can also be wireless. A PIN number (Personal Identification Number) is used to identify authorized access, and the keypad needs to be programmed to recognize that number. PIN codes can be added and changed as necessary. Change the PIN anytime you think privacy may be compromised.
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Erase the old PIN. Press and hold the Arrows button, the number 6 button and the "Prog" button. The red LED (light emitting diode) will blink once and turn off. Release the buttons.
Program the new PIN. Press numbers 1, 2, 3 and then the "Prog" button in that order. The red LED will blink once per second.
Enter your new PIN. It should be a three- to four-digit code. Press "Prog" and the red LED will blink twice per second, and then turn off.
Test the door operation. Enter your PIN and then press the arrow button. If the door doesn't move, check the red LED. If the LED is blinking quickly, the PIN was entered incorrectly. Try it again.
A temporary PIN allows access to the garage by guests or workers. Enter your PIN and then press “Prog” three times. Enter the temporary PIN and then press “Prog.” The temporary PIN will be useable until the next time you enter your own PIN.
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