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How to Program Garage Door Opener

liftmaster garage door opener

In this article, we will show you how to program your garage door opener for all brands. This includes LiftMaster garage door openers, Chamberlain garage door openers, Craftsman, Genie, and more.

If you have a garage door opener that is not listed here, please consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

What do you need before you start?

– A second person to help you (optional)

– The remote control for your garage door opener

– A ladder (optional)

Program Your Garage Door Remote Step By Step

  1. First, find the “learn” or “smart” button on your garage door opener unit. This is usually located near the hanging antenna on the back or side of the unit.
  2. Once you have found the “learn” button, press and hold it until the LED light next to it begins to blink.
  3. Next, take your garage door remote control and press and hold the button that you wish to use to open your garage door.
  4. The LED light on the garage door opener unit should now be solid, indicating that the remote has been successfully programmed.
  5. You can now release both buttons and test the remote by pressing the button to open your garage door. If it opens, then you have successfully programmed the remote! If not, please repeat the steps above.

Troubleshooting Videos

There are also YouTube videos available that show you how to program your garage door opener:

How to Program a Garage Door Opener Remote from Chamberlain

How to Program a LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Remote

How to Program a Genie Garage Door Opener Remote

If all these methods fail, please check your user manual as it may have different instructions specific to your model. You can also try contacting the manufacturer directly for further assistance. If you still cannot program your garage door opener after following these instructions, try to contact a garage door company in your area for assistance. 

If you live in the Bel Air, MD area in Maryland and you need help with your garage door opener, call our experts at (443) 619-7096