The Following will explain how to program the Guardian 628 Pro Series 3/4 horse power garage door opener. Included will be programming remotes, setting up/open and down/close travel limits and setting up/open and down/close force limits.
Programming the Guardian 2 or 3 button remotes to work with the Model 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power garage door opener.
In order to program the remote for your Model 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power garage door opener you must first locate the learn button on the back of the control panel. You will need a step ladder to locate and access the learn button. You will also need you 2 or 3 button Guardian remote, up to 20 remotes can be programmed for this Guardian operator. Always use caution when using a step ladder to prevent accidental falling.
Press the learn button on the back of the Guardian Model 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power operator. The “OK” LED light will come on.
Press any one of the 2 or 3 buttons you choose one time on the Guardian remote.
The “OK” LED light will flash two times and the unit will
beep two times to confirm that the remote has been
programmed to the operator.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each additional Guardian remote
to be programmed.
What are Limit Settings?
Limit settings are the fully down/closed setting and the fully up/open settings. The down/closed limit setting is the setting that stops the garage door in the fully down/closed position. The up/open limit setting is the setting that stops the garage door in it fully up/open position.
Using a step ladder locate the Limit Buttons on the back of the control panel on the back of the Guardian 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power garage door opener. Make sure the trolley is engaged before you start setting the up/open and down/closed limits. Use caution while using the step ladder to prevent accidental falls.
Programming the Up/Open limits:
Make sure the garage door is in the fully closed/down position and that the trolley is engaged.
Press the limit button on the back of the Guardian Model 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power operator one time to enter programming mode for up/open limit. The green “UP” light should be on. You will have 10 seconds to begin programming the up/open limit. If the green “UP” light goes off before you begin programming you will have to start over.
Depress and hold the “UP” button. The garage door will begin to move up. Release the “UP” button when the garage door reaches your desired up/open position. you may use the “UP” and “DOWN” buttons for final adjustment. Be sure there is enough clearance for your vehicle to pass under the open garage door. and maintain a minimum 2″ inch gap between the trolley and the emergency stop bolt.
When the garage door is at your desired open/up position, press the limit button one time. The orange “OK” light will flash and go off. your op/open limit is now set.
Programming Down/Closed Limits:
Once the Up/Open limit is set you are ready to program the Down/Closed limit on the Guardian 628 Pro Series Garage Door Opener. To start make sure the door is in the fully up/open position.
Depress the limit button 2 times to enter the programming mode for the down/closed limit. The red “DOWN” indicator light should be on.
Depress and hold the “DOWN” button. The garage door will begin to travel. Hold the “DOWN” button until the garage door is completely closed. You may use the “UP” and “DOWN” buttons to make final adjustments to the down/closed position you desire.
When the garage door is in your desired down/closed position, depress the limit button one time. The orange “OK” light will flash and go off. Your down/closed limit is now programmed.
Programming Force Settings:
After you have completed the up/open and down/closed limit settings, the green “UP” light and the red “DOWN” lights will be illuminated. You are now ready to set the Auto Force Adjustment.
While the green “UP” and the red “Down” lights are illuminated, depress the “FORCE” button one time to enter Auto Force Adjustment mode.
The garage door will open to its fully open position you programmed and will stop in that position for approximately 2 seconds. The garage door will then close to the fully closed position that you programmed.
The orange “OK” light will flash two times and beep two times then go off. Your Auto Force Adjustment is now complete.
The Guardian 628 Pro Series 3/4 Horse Power Garage Door Opener is compatible with the Home Link system and can be programmed for Home Link, but it is not compatible with MyQ system and will not program to MyQ.
Based on my experience working with Guardian Operators, I would not recommend it for several reasons. First it is not compatible with the MyQ system and after market replacement remotes will not program to the Guardian Operators. you must use Guardian remotes. Second is the fact that Guardian has had problems with the head units that control the function of the openers and I had to replace many head units on the Guardian openers. Aside from these items, the Guardian are fairly simple to install and program. Guardian operators seem to have the power needed to effectively open and close garage doors without issue.