Homeowner Quick Tips

Looking to reprogram your residential garage door opener? Need to measure your door opening for a new garage door? Raynor can show you how. Take a look at some of our quick tips for homeowners. Still have questions? Contact a Raynor Authorized Dealer near you.

Measuring Your Garage DoorIf you’re considering a new garage door, it’s important to measure your door opening to determine any special requirements before you shop.

That depends on the type of garage door you have and the environment where you live. Learn more about our garage door cleaning recommendations.

All Raynor residential steel garage doors are already painted with a baked-on finish. No additional painting is required. However, if you want to apply another color, view our garage door painting instructions.
If your garage door opener is compatible with the HomeLink system, follow these easy steps to set it up.

What do I use to lubricate my garage door?

To maintain your warranty, lubricate your garage door at least once a year with Raynor Door Lube. This specially formulated garage door lubricant can be purchased from a Raynor Authorized Dealer in your area. Apply the Door Lube to each of the following areas of the door: hinges, rollers (bearings and shafts), springs and end bearings (located at each end of the spring shaft). Once the application is completed, open and close the door to distribute the lubricant.

What if my garage door seems unbalanced?

Raynor recommends checking the balance of your door once a year. To do this, close the door and then pull the red disconnect rope on your garage door opener. After pulling the disconnect rope the door should stay on or close to the floor. Next, raise the door about half way open, the door should stay at that position. Finally, raise the door all the way to the open position, where the door should remain open. If your door fails any of these tests, contact your Raynor Authorized Dealer for an adjustment.

I've lost the remote control for my residential opener. How can I order a new one?

To order a replacement garage door remote control, please contact a Raynor Authorized Dealer in your area.

How do I change the PIN number for my keyless entry keypad?

Changing you PIN number is easy, just follow these simple steps. Enter your current PIN number, then press and hold the # button. The overhead garage door opener unit’s lights will blink twice. Release the # button. Next, press the new 4-digit PIN that you have chosen and press ENTER. The overhead opener unit’s lights will blink once when the PIN has been learned. Test by pressing the new PIN, then press ENTER and the door should move.

How do I program my keyless garage door entry keypad?

Garage Door Entry KeypadThere are two different methods, depending on your keypad. Using a multi-function door control: Please note that this process requires two people if the keyless entry keypad is already mounted outside the garage. Enter a four digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold ENTER. While holding the ENTER button, press and hold the LIGHT button on the keypad. Next, continue holding ENTER and LIGHT buttons while you press the push bar on the keypad (all three buttons are held). You may release the buttons when the overhead opener unit’s lights blink. If light bulbs are not installed on your garage door opener, then two clicks will be heard. Using the LEARN button: Press and release the LEARN button on the overhead opener unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. Within this 30 second time period, enter a four digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold the ENTER button. Next, release the button when the overhead opener unit’s lights blink. If light bulbs are not installed on your garage door opener, then two clicks will be heard.

How do I add or reprogram a hand-held remote control?

Press and release the LEARN button on the overhead garage door opener unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. Within this 30 second time period, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote. Next, release the button when the overhead opener unit’s lights blink. If light bulbs are not installed on your opener, then two clicks will be heard.

To erase all codes from motor unit memory: Press and hold the LEARN button on motor unit until the learn indicator light goes out (approximately 6 seconds). All previous codes are now erased. Reprogram each remote or keyless entry you wish to use. Press and hold the ENTER button. Next, release the button when the overhead opener unit’s lights blink. If light bulbs are not installed on your opener, then two clicks will be heard.