How Do I Reset my Schlage Keypad Lock After Changing the Battery?

Your Schlage Lock should work fine after changing the battery. So, you may not need to perform a reset.

But for some reason, your Schlage lock may not work properly after changing the batteries—and you want to reset it to fix the problem. Sound like you? Then keep reading to see how to do this.

Schlage Keypad Lock BE365

How to Reset Your Schlage Keypad Lock After Changing the Battery?

First off, note that resetting your Schlage Lock (even after changing the batteries) will erase all your previous programming/setup. What this means is that you’ll need to start all over to program the lock (add User Codes, change Programming Code, etc.) again—as you did when you first installed it.

And before you reset your Schlage Lock, ensure you have the default Programming Code to hand as you’ll need to use it to reprogram the lock.

For most Schlage Keypad Locks, you can find the default Programming Code on the user manual that came with the lock (on a white label). If you don’t have the user manual, remove the lock from the door—you can find the default Programming Code on the back of the keypad assembly (printed on a white label).

That said, here’s how to reset your Schlage Lock after changing the battery:

  1. Go to the interior assembly of your lock and remove the battery cover.
  2. Disconnect the battery.
  3. Now, press and release the Schlage button on the keypad.
  4. Reconnect the battery. Next, long press the Schlage button on the keypad until the lock beeps and illuminates green. The beep and green light mean the reset is successful.

Note: Ensure you complete the last step within 10 seconds. If it exceeds 10 seconds, the programming mode may timeout and the lock won’t reset.

You can now reprogram your lock (change/add User Codes, set auto-lock, etc.) after the reset.

Is Your Schlage Lock Not Working After Changing the Battery?

If you’ve reset your Schlage Lock because it stopped working after replacing the batteries, yet the problem persists, keep reading to see other troubleshooting tips to try:

1. Remove and Reinsert the Batteries

If your Schlage Lock doesn’t work after replacing the batteries, you may not have installed them correctly.

Remove the batteries from the lock and reinstall them properly. Ensure you follow the correct battery polarity markings (+/-).

More so, ensure you are using the recommended batteries (non-rechargeable alkaline batteries).

2. Clean the Battery Terminals

Another reason your Schlage Lock won’t work after changing the batteries is if the battery terminals are corroded. This usually happens if the old batteries leaked acid—probably because they had poor seals or died long before replacing them.

Remove the batteries from the lock and inspect the terminals. If the terminals are corroded, get a soft cloth and clean the terminals.

If this doesn’t remove the corrosion, did a Q-Tip into lemon juice or vinegar and rub it on the terminal. This should remove the corrosion and allow sufficient current to pass through the terminals.

3. Contact Schlage Customer Support

Is your Schlage Lock still not working after trying all the tips above? If so, try contacting Schlage Customer Support and report the problem.

Schlage has responsive customer support—they may offer to replace the lock (based on the warranty) or replace a faulty part responsible for the problem.

Wrapping Up

So that’s how to reset your Schlage Keypad Lock (Schlage BE365, FE595, FE575, etc.) after changing the batteries.

Of course, we have added other fixes to try if your Schlage Lock won’t work after replacing the batteries.

You may also like to see how to delete all codes in a Schlage Lock and troubleshoot connectivity issues in a Schlage Encode Deadbolt.