Do you own a Liftmaster, Chamberlain, or Sears brand garage door opener and remote control? If you’re stumped trying to set it up, these 7 steps should have your equipment programed and operating in no time. If you’d rather watch a video on this process instead, click here for a link.
- Match the frequency and manufacturer. If you’re using a new remote with an old opener, this is a vital first step. Different garage door openers will operate on different frequencies, so it’s essential to match before programming. Liftmaster, Chamberlain and Sears brand openers require a 315-megahertz (MHz) frequency. Some older models will use 390 Mhz—you should be able to find this information on both the remote and motor.
- Next, locate the “learn” button on your garage door motor by removing the lens cover over the light bulb. This button is usually square, but it can also be round. The new frequency is purple, but other learn buttons with different frequencies can be white, yellow, green, or red.
- Push the learn button for about 20 seconds before releasing.
- Then, push and release the button on your garage remote control. A flash from the motor’s light bulb confirms registration between the remote and door opener.
- To program the garage keypad you should enlist help from a partner, especially if it takes a while to make it from the motor to the keypad.
- Push the learn button. You or a partner must enter the four-digit code of your choice within 30 seconds and then hit enter. You will notice your keypad will flash to acknowledge the new code.
- Repeat these steps for all other garage door remotes.
These steps, although a bit complicated, should have your remotes and keypad operational. Remember that we have certified professionals to assist you with any of your garage door issues, including programming.