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How to Fix Schlage Programming Code not Working

If you are having a problem with your Schlage programming code when you want to unlock and lock your Schlage smart lock, here is an article to help you with how to fix the Schlage programming code not working without contacting a blacksmith to help you repair your Schlage smart lock.

How to Fix Schlage Programming Code not Working

There are two ways to lock and unlock your Schlage smart lock. These ways are:

  • Schlage programming code
  • Schlage physical unlock key.

These two tools are available to unlock a Schlage smart lock depending on the one that you prefer and how you want to use your Schlage smart lock. With the Schlage programming code, it makes it possible to unlock your Schlage lock without using the physical key, while the Schlage physical key controls the Schlage programming code.

However, if you choose to set a lock and unlock code for your Schlage smart lock, that means the programming code will be used to unlock your Schlage lock as well as your Schlage physical key entry. On the contrary, you can use the Schlage physical to unlock your Schlage when the Schlage programming code is not working to unlock your smart lock.

Therefore, in this article, we will discuss all you need to know on how to fix the Schlage programming code not working.

How to Fix Schlage Programming Code not Working

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What is Schlage Programming Code?

Before we discuss how to fix Schlage programming not working, let me quickly explain what the Schlage programming code is all about.

The Schlage lock code is a Schlage smart lock programming code to program [lock and unlock] your door when the Schlage lock is installed.

The Schlage programming code is the default [depending on your lock type] which can be changed at any time to set a new lock code to replace the old Schlage lock. With this intent, you can easily reprogram your Schlage lock.

Note: The Schlage programming code is a 6 digit code.

Where to Find the Schlage Programming Code?

To find your Schlage programming code, you need to follow the steps below. Meanwhile, if you can’t find your Schlage programming code from what we are about to share with you, you need to contact Schlage support for your programming code.

  1. You can find the Schlage programming code on the smart lock label on the key.
  2. You can also find the Schlage default programming code at the back of the lock. Meanwhile, you need to remove the key if you have installed it to access the programming code.
  3. Check the Schlage lock user manual for your lock code. It’s usually printed in the front of the user manual.

Once you find your Schlage [default] programming code, you can reprogram it with a new code. We will discuss how to reprogram your Schlage lock toward the end of this guide. 

If your Schlage programming code isn’t working after changing the battery consider our article on how to fix Schlage not working after changing the battery.

How to Fix Schlage Programming Code not Working

Follow the steps below to fix your Schlage programming code not working.

  • Reset Schlage lock code to default.
  • Change the default code.
  • Reprogram your Schlage lock code.

The steps above help to fix your Schlage programming code when not working. However, we will take a close look at each of the solutions and explain how to achieve them all.

How to Reset Schlage Lock 

The simplest way to fix a Schlage lock when the programming code is not working is to reset the Schlage programming code and reprogram the lock code. When you reset your Schlage lock to the default settings, it deletes all users and configurations on the lock and renders it an out-of-box device. And once the Schlage default lock code is erased, you can easily set a new lock code for your Schlage smart lock.

This will permanently remove the Schlage programming code you have set previous, and you will be able to set a new code. Therefore, to reset your Schlage lock code to the default, kindly follow the steps below.

  • Locate the default reset code on the lock or manual.
  • Open the door compartment.
  • Disconnect the lock battery or press the reset button.
  • Clear the Schlage door lock code.
  • Reset the Schlage lock to the default.

The steps above depict how to reset your Schlage lock code to the default settings. However, for detail on how to exercise all these steps, follow the step below.

How to Locate the Schlage Default Reset Button

To reset your Schlage lock code to the default, you first need to locate where the reset button is located on the lock. It’s when you identify the reset button that you will be able to reset the smart lock. All Schlage smart locks have a preset reset code or programming code located either on the lock manual or at the back of the door lock.

So, before you begin to reset your Schlage lock, you first need to find this reset code. The Schlage programming code or reset code is a 6 digit code on the lock manual or body of the key. Meanwhile, if the preset reset code is on the lock, you’ll need to uninstall it to access the code; otherwise, you need to contact the Schlage team.

Open the Door Compartment

You need a screwdriver to do this. If you have the Philips screwdriver, you are good to go to remove or unscrew the screws holding the lock and its compartment together. Meanwhile, confirm whether the battery cover isn’t obstructing the screws. If it does, you first need to remove the battery cover to be able to unscrew the screws.

Once you have unscrewed the lock, locate the door manually or stick with the reset code or programming code printed on it. Jot the Schlage reset code and don’t couple the battery yet.

Reset your Schlage Programming Code

It’s a two thing. You can reset the Schlage programming code by removing the battery if the Schlage lock doesn’t have a physical button to push the reset button. And if it does, press the Schlage reset button and enter the reset code when prompted.

To confirm that the Schlage lock is reset, you will see a blue LED light confirming that you’ve successfully reset the Schlage lock to the default settings.

Clear Preset Schlage Door Lock Code

You need to clear the Schlage door lock code before you can proceed with the process of resetting your Schlage security door. To do this, you need to follow the steps below.

  • Press and hold the Schlage button on the front of the lock until it turns green.
  • Release the button and reconnect the battery under 10 seconds.
  • Press down the Schlage button once again until you hear a chirp or beep.

If you were unable to reconnect the Schlage battery under 10 seconds, you’d need to repeat the whole process to clear the Schlage door lock preset code.

Reset your Schlage Programming Code

Once you have located the Schlage reset lock code, open the compartment, and clear the preset Schlage door lock code, then you can proceed to reset your Schlage lock to the default below.

  • Remove your Schlage lock and wait for some minutes if your Schlage doesn’t have a reset code, or enter the reset code using the keypad and wait for the device to reset.

Once your Schlage lock is reset, all stored data or predefined configuration will be deleted, and you’ll need to set a new Schlage code or reprogram your Schlage lock.

This will pave the way for the reason why you can’t enter programming code Schlage.

In summary, if you can’t enter the programming code Schlage, reset the Schlage lock and reprogram your Schlage with a new set of code.

How to Change Schlage Default Code

If, at this point, your Schlage programming code not working, persist, or you still can’t enter programming code Schlage, you should consider changing the default code. The Schlage default code is a code that is preset for the Schlage lock by the company, which is referred to as the default code or Schlage reset code.

  • Press the Schlage button & 1 together.
  • The Schlage button will flash and beep three times.
  • Enter your Schlage 4 digit code you want to change to.
  • Confirm the new code once again.
  • Once the Schlage 4 digit code is the same, the Schlage button will flash its LED light and beep three times.

Meanwhile, the Schlage lock has a maximum number of users you can create on the lock. If you have reached the number, you’ll not be able to create a new code but can only change an existing code.

Note: Always keep your Schlage lock code safe after changing it, as the code is only known to you and you alone. If you misplaced your code, the Schlage team would not be able to retrieve it; otherwise, you will need to reset your Schlage lock again.

How to Reprogram or Add a New User to your Schlage Lock

The last step on how to fix your Schlage programming code not working or can’t enter programming code Schlage is to reprogram your Schlage lock after all the steps above. Reprogramming your Schlage lock will give you control over the lock again, even after the smart lock has been reset.

  • Enter your 6 digit programming code for your Schlage lock and wait for the Schlage button to turn on.
  • Press the Schlage button and 1 on the keypad at the same time.
  • To reprogram your lock, enter your 4 new digit numbers.
  • Hold on for the Schlage button to blink three times, followed by three beeps
  • Enter the name digit code or number to confirm your choice.
  • Once the code you entered is the same, the Schlage button light will turn on, followed by a long beep.

That is it. You have successfully added a new user code.

So far, you have learned how to fix the Schlage programming code not working or can’t enter Schlage programming code. Don’t forget to leave a comment below or share this information with your friends.

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