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Why Won't My New Overhead Door Wireless Keypad Work?

Posted by Dave Willmes on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

OKP-BX keyless entryMy new Overhead Door wireless keypad will not work with my garage door opener!

I just bought this new Overhead Door wireless keypad and it will not program to my Legacy opener!

Will a new Overhead Door wireless keypad work with my older model garage door opener?

The programming instructions for this new Overhead Door wireless keypad are confusing!

These are just a few of the comments we receive from our customers...

Very often a customer will try for hours to program a new wireless keypad to their existing garage door opener. You can hear the frustration in their voices. You can almost see the look of helplessness in their faces. However, in most cases this frustration can be resolved by following a couple simple programming steps.

First, you must understand that the new Overhead Door wireless keypads are set from the manufacturer in what is referred to as Series II mode. A Series II keypad simply means that it automatically seeks and transmits at the most optimal radio frequency. This feature eliminates the possibility of radio interference and ensures optimal operation.

 

 

OWK-BX keyless entryAll older model Overhead Door Code Dodger garage door openers manufactured after 2001 utilize Series I technology. Series I technology allows the keypad to randomly rotate through billions of different security combinations but only transmits at one radio frequency.

As you can guess, Series I mode and Series II mode are not compatible and is why a customer has trouble programming a new wireless keypad to an older model Code Dodger garage door opener.

However, the good news is that the new Overhead Door wireless keypad can be set to operate at the Series I mode.

 

To change a new Overhead Door wireless keypad from Series II to Series I mode follow these steps:

  1. Open the cover to the keypad
  2. Press and release the #3 button
  3. Press and release the #5 button
  4. Press and release the #7 button
  5. Press and release the up/down button
  6. Press and hold the Program button until you see the LED change from green to red
  7. Release the Program button

The wirelss keypad is now in the Series I mode and can be programmed to any Overhead Door Code Dodger garage door opener.


To find detailed programming instructions, please refer to the links listed below.

Series II Programming Instructions          Series I Programming Instructions

OKP-BX keyless entry                                              OWK-BX keyless entry

 

 

 

To order a new Overhead Door wireless keypad, please click on the link listed below.

Order an Overhead Door Wireless Keypad

 

For technical support it is recommended to contact your local Overhead Door distributor by calling 1-800-929-3667.

 

Overhead Door Company of Northern Kentucky is a second generation family owned company that provides residential and commercial garage doors, automatic openers, dock equipment, commercial steel entry doors and retractable awnings to the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities. Overhead Door Company of Northern Kentucky has been a proud distributor of Overhead Door products for 65 years.

If you are located in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky and need an IDA certified garage door technician to repair your garage door click here to schedule an appointment

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To order replacement Overhead Door garage door parts go to our online parts store at www.OverheadDoorPartsOnline.com.

For more information about Overhead Door Company of Northern Kentucky visit our website at www.OverheadDoorOnline.com.

 

Topics: Code Dodger, OWK-BX, Wireless keypad, okp-bx, 37225R, keyless entry, Overhead Door