How do I reset my MyQ garage door opener?
If you are asking this question then you are likely in one of two situations:
- You are having some issues with your MyQ opener -or-
- You want to remove your personal information from the MyQ device
Either way, this article will provide step-by-step instructions for how to reset MyQ Garage Door Opener (with pictures).
You can quickly reset your MyQ Garage Door Opener by 1) pressing and holding the settings button, 2) releasing the button after the light turns blue, 3) pressing and holding the settings button again, and 4) releasing the button when the blue LED pauses.
Additionally, we will outline the reasons why someone might want to reset their MyQ garage door opener and what happens when you finish the reset.
How to Reset MyQ Garage Door Opener
Resetting your WiFi MyQ garage door opener is quick and easy. There are 4 simple steps to perform a factory reset.
You need to have physical access to the MyQ base station to perform the reset. The MyQ base station is the small box that connects to your WiFi and is typically found in your garage.
Please ensure you have an active internet connection to complete the process. The steps below will perform a complete factory reset of your MyQ device.
Please read the information below for what settings are impacted before you proceed.
Here are step by step instructions for how to perform a WiFi MyQ Garage Door Opener factory reset:
Step 1: Press and Hold the Settings Button
Press and hold the settings button on your MyQ Hub. The MyQ settings button can be identified with the gear icon.
Step 2: Release Button When Light Blinks Blue
Release the settings button when the LED light starts blinking blue.
Step 3: Press and Hold Settings Button Again
Make sure the LED is blinking blue. Then press and hold the settings button again. The settings and the reset button are the same buttons for this tutorial.
Step 4: Release the Button when Blue LED Pauses
Release the settings button when you see the blinking blue LED pause. The device could also make a beeping sound. This is the indication that your MyQ Hub was factory reset.
The process to factory reset your MyQ garage opener is that simple. It should only take you a few minutes to perform the reset and get your garage door back to the original factory settings.
Why Reset Your MyQ Garage Door Opener?
There are many reasons to factory reset your MyQ Garage Door opener.
If you are moving, selling the device, or upgrading to a new device then you should factory reset your MyQ Hub to remove your personal information from the device.
Factory resetting your MyQ Hub is also useful if you are encountering constant issues with the hub that can’t be resolved with other troubleshooting steps.
Here is what resetting your MyQ Hub does to your device:
- Erases WiFi Settings – Your WiFi name, password and network settings will be erased. NOTE: You can erase and reset the WiFi settings only by following alternate steps if WiFi is your only issue.
- Erases Door Sensors – All garage door sensors associated with the hub will be removed from the device. Door sensors are found on your garage door and they communicate to the hub whether or not the door is open.
- Disconnects Hub from MyQ Account – Your personal information such as email address, phone number, and account user name will be disconnected from the device. This will also remove all existing settings and configurations from the device, including any scheduled tasks or automation.
- Clears Wireless Remotes and Keys – Wireless remotes and door keys programmed to the smart garage controller will be removed from the hub.
MyQ LED Light Meanings
The LED light on the MyQ Hub gives you information about what is happening with the device. The device includes three LEDs of different colors: blue, green, and yellow.
The LED can be found on the front of the MyQ Smart Garage Hub and is easily seen if you are looking straight at it.
Here are the meanings of the different MyQ LED light colors:
- Blinking Blue Light – The WiFi hub light blinks blue when the device is ready to be set up and it needs to have the WiFi configured.
- Solid Blue Light – The hub has entered WiFi setup mode if it has a solid blue light. This means it has successfully connected to your phone with a local WiFi network to finish the setup.
Green Lights (green is good):
- Blinking Green Light – If your hub has a blinking green light then it is transmitting information over your WiFi network.
- Solid Green Light – A solid green light on your hub confirms that WiFi is set up correctly on your MyQ Hub and your hub has connected to the MyQ server.
Blue and Green:
- Blinking Blue and Green – The MyQ Hub is attempting to connect to your WiFi network using the password you provided during setup. If the smart garage hub continues to blink blue and green then you likely have entered the wrong WiFi password.
Yellow and Green:
- The set of two yellow and green lights that turn on and off intermittently suggest the hub is in programming mode. This is seen when connecting your MyQ smart garage hub to your garage door key or remote.
No LED Lights:
If none of the LED lights are illuminated then you likely have a power issue at the outlet. Double-check to ensure you are getting proper power to the outlet by testing with another device like a lamp. If the outlet has proper power then you might need to replace your MyQ Hub.
Conclusion – Reset MyQ Garage Door Opener
If you want to reset your MyQ Garage Door Opener, it is easy and quick with 4 simple steps.
You should perform a factory reset if you are moving, selling the device, or upgrading to a new device because doing so will remove all personal information from the hub.
It can also be useful for troubleshooting issues that have not been resolved by other means of troubleshooting.
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