AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt Programming Instructions

Are you trying to program your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt? This is the post for you.

In the next paragraphs, I’ll walk you through the steps to program your AmazonBasics electronic lock for reliable operation. Let’s begin!

Image taken from the AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt manual.

Note: If you’ve just installed your AmazonBasics Electronic Lock (first-time installation), make sure to first perform the Door Handing Identification before you continue to any other programming. Your lock won’t function electronically without running the door handing detection.

Also, you’ll need to run the door handing identification after performing a factory reset on your lock.

So, here’s how to perform the door handing identification on your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Enter the default programming code (0000) and hit the “Enter” button. Lock / Unlock button.
  • Press Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.

That’s how to perform the door handing identification process. Now, let’s head over to the basic programming instructions.

Modifying the Programming Code of Your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deathbolt

The lock comes with a 4-digit Programming Code, which allows you to gain administrative access to its settings. For instance, if you want to add or delete a User Code, you’ll need to first enter the Programming Code—to put the lock in programming mode.

The default programming code is 0000. For security reasons, you should change it to a unique number.

So here’s how to change the existing Programming Code on your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Unlock / Lock button (if you’ve never changed the Programming Code, your current Programming Code is the default code—0000).
  • Press Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Enter a new programming code (4 digits) and hit the “Enter” button. Unlock / Lock button.
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    After two flashing green lights, the lock will sound twice. Then, there will be two long beeps that indicate successful programming. Your new Programming Code has been activated!

    How to create/add new user codes on your AmazonBasics electronic keypad deadbolt

    As you may know, a User code for this lock is a 4-10 digit code that can be used by the keypad to unlock the deadbolt. The lock allows you to create and save up to 10 User Codes, which can be shared with anyone you want to give access to your home when you’re away.

    So, here’s how to create a User Code on your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deadbolt:

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Lock / Unlock button.
  • Press 1 Then, press the Unlock / Lock button.
  • Enter a new code (4 to 10 digits) and press the button. Lock / Unlock Click the button to continue.
  • How to delete an existing user code on your AmazonBasics Electronic Lock Keypad Lock

    You can either delete one User Code or all of them at once. Let’s start with how to delete a single User Code:

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Unlock / Lock button.
  • Press 2 Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Enter the User Code that you wish to delete, and then press the “Delete” button. Lock / Unlock Click the button to continue.
  • Note: The lock comes with a default User Code—1234. You should remove it to ensure security—follow the steps above to delete the default User Code.

    All existing user codes must be deleted at once

    As mentioned, you can also delete all User Codes at once, and here’s how to do that:

  • Enter your Programming Code, and then press the “Enter” button. Lock / Unlock button.
  • Press 3 Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Note: You can’t unlock/lock your lock via the keypad when all User Codes are deleted. So you’ll need to add new User Codes to enable keypad locking functions. You can see how to add new User codes above.

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    All User Codes Can Be Enabled/Disabled

    This feature temporarily makes all User Codes inactive, rather than deleting them.

    Here’s how to disable all User Codes:

  • Enter your current programming code and then Unlock / Lock button.
  • Press Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • To enable all User Codes, repeat the same steps.

    How to create a one-time user code

    A unique User Code can only be used once, as the name suggests. The code automatically expires once it’s used to unlock the lock.

    Follow the steps below for a one-time user code to your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt.

  • Enter your Programming Code, and then press the “Enter” button. Unlock / Unlock button.
  • Press 9 Then, press the Unlock / lock button.
  • Enter a unique User Code (4-10 digits) and hit the “Enter” button. Lock / Unlock button.
  • How to Turn On Auto-Lock On/Off

    As you probably know, enabling the auto-lock feature will set the lock to automatically lock when it’s not locked for some time. Follow these steps to enable Auto-Lock on an AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt.

  • Enter your Programming Code, and then press the “Enter” button. Unlock / Lock button.
  • Press 5 Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Now auto-lock is enabled on your lock, so it will automatically lock after 30 seconds—when you leave it unlocked.

    For the auto-lock to be turned off, repeat the steps.

    NoteThe default delay time is 30 seconds. You can change this time to suit your needs. Learn how to do it below.

    How to Set an Auto-Lock Delay Time

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Unlock / lock button.
  • Press 6 Then, press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Enter the time delay you prefer (10-99 seconds) then press the Lock / Unlock button.
  • Factory Reset Your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deadbolt

    Follow these steps to reset your lock

  • To locate the battery, take off the battery cover Reset Click the button (see the picture below).
  • Use the Reset Press the button for more than 5 seconds
  • If you hear three long beeps, the lock has been reset. Before programming any other functions or door handles, make sure you have completed the door handing process.
  • NoteAfter performing a factory restart, all of your custom programming will be deleted. So you’ll have to start all over again to program the lock, just as you did when you first installed it.

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    Troubleshooting AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt

    This section will discuss common issues that may arise with your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt, and how to fix them.

    Why is my AmazonBasics Electronic Lockning not working properly after installation?

    If the lock does not lock after you have installed the batteries and lockset, and the programming button emits 3 short beeps, it is possible that the door handing identification process has been incomplete.

    You can fix this problem by performing the door handing identification again. Make sure you follow the steps. You can find out how to do this in the third paragraph.

    Why is my lock not responding to me after I have installed batteries?

    Check Verify that the batteries have been installed correctly. If the batteries are not correctly installed, reinstall them and check that the cable is properly connected. More so, ensure you use the right batteries—4 AA 1.5V alkaline batteries.

    The latch bolt suddenly locks up and the inside turn-piece can’t be rotated, not even with a key; what to do?

    A warped or misaligned door could cause the deadbolt to be stuck. To resolve this problem, remove one of the batteries from the lock and press any keypad button to activate electric discharge. Next, place the battery back in. The latch will automatically re-detect its location.

    If the latch gets stuck often, you can check and fix it.

    The lock won’t unlock when I enter a User Code and press the Programming button; what to do?

    You can unlock the door with a physical key, then unlock again using a user code. Contact Customer Support at 1-866-261-1072 if you have any questions.

    Wrapping Up

    So that’s how to program/reprogram your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deadbolt. And for troubleshooting, restoring factory settings may help fix several issues you’re having with the lock.

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