Garage door openers are a wonderful piece of technology that allows you to automatically secure your garage space, keep your vehicles safe from the elements and, in most cases, have an extra barrier protecting your home. When it comes to your garage door opener, you expect it to work as intended and without any hiccups. However, as with all pieces of technology, that expectation is not always feasible. Eventually, situations arise where your garage door opener doesn’t work or does something different from its normal functioning.
One such situation is when your LiftMaster garage door opener begins beeping suddenly. If you’ve bought your home, you may not have the original instruction manual with you, so you may be at a loss on what to do to get the beeping to cease.
No one issue is the cause for the beeping. It could result from any number of problems, and finding out which one is causing the beeping is the best way to resolve the issue.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons why your LiftMaster garage door opener is beeping.
Why Is My Garage Door Opener Beeping?
When your garage door opener beeps, there are two initial reasons why it’s doing so. First, it beeps to inform you it has completed a task or process successfully. Second, it beeps to inform you that something is wrong. If the former reason is true, the beeping should stop on its own. However, when the beep is from a system issue, it will continue unless you find the solution.
If left unchecked, the issue could directly impact the performance of your garage door opener to the extent that it does not work at all. Fortunately, we have compiled the most common things that could cause the beeping. You can troubleshoot your opener using these quick fixes.
Task Complete Beeps
The normal beeps you hear after a task has been completed include:
- Opening and closing: In most situations, the beeping comes as a confirmation that the garage door has successfully opened or closed.
- Timer-to-close feature: Some garage door openers have an automatic timer that closes the garage door after a set amount of time has passed. Once the timer has reached its end, the machine will beep to let you know the garage door is closing and to warn you to keep your distance. Depending on the machine you have, it may flash its lights as well, so you will have an auditory and a visual cue.
System Issue Beeps
In contrast, your LiftMaster garage door opener may keep beeping if it’s suffering these issues:
- A switch to battery power: Your garage door opener connects to a power outlet in your garage. If the power goes out or something happens to the wire, the opener switches to battery power. The machine will beep at you to inform you it is using the battery source. In most cases, a solid orange light will accompany the beeping.
- Low or dead battery: Should your machine continuously use its battery supply, it will give you a more consistent warning to let you know the battery is running low. The orange light will flash alongside the constant beeping. Replacing the battery and restoring the connection to an outlet power supply will fix the issue. Once the battery has fully depleted, it will continue to beep as normal, but the light will have changed to a solid red light.
How Do I Reset My LiftMaster Garage Door Opener?
After you’ve gone through the above troubleshooting steps, you might have to reset your garage door opener to allow the system to reconfigure itself. In most situations, you should not have to do this, but if all else fails, resetting is always an option. Keep in mind that resetting your machine will also erase the motor’s memory, so you will have to reprogram the remote and keypad entry.
To begin the process, you first need to locate the motor. It should be at the top center of the garage door area. It will look like a big metal box suspended from the ceiling. You will also want a ladder to access the control panel underneath the machine. Remove the panel and locate the small “Learn” button, which is usually next to an LED light.
To erase the memory and reset the machine, you will need to hold the “Learn” button for about six seconds. For most systems, the light next to the button will light up and then turn off. The reset will disconnect all connected devices that control the garage door opener. You will now have to reprogram them individually.
How Do I Change the Battery in a LiftMaster Garage Door Opener?
One of the biggest causes for your garage door opener beeping is the battery. If the beeping results from the machine switching to battery power, you should find the source of the issue and restore the connection to the outlet. Make sure the power is on throughout the house and the rest of the garage. If so, carefully check the cable leading from the opener to the outlet and inspect for any damages.
Once the battery has run its course, the machine will continuously beep until you replace it. To switch out the dead batteries for new ones, unplug your machine from all power sources. Once you’ve done that, you can safely open the bottom of the machine and locate the battery compartment. You will have to remove the paneling and disconnect the old battery from the red and black wires.
Then, you should install the new battery, connecting the red wire to the red terminal and the black wire to the black terminal. Finally, reattach all the pieces and plug the machine back in. If done correctly, the machine should cease its beeping.
Contact RCS for Garage Door Opener Services Today
Don’t let the constant beeping drive you crazy. With these quick and common troubleshooting steps, you should be able to safely stop the beeping by yourself. However, if you don’t feel comfortable or if the situation is more urgent, don’t hesitate to contact a professional garage door technician. They will be better equipped to fix any issues you might have.
For the best possible service, trust RCS Garage Doors to help you with all your garage door needs. Whether your opener or the door itself needs help, we will get your garage door back in working order.