So you have a new car and want to try your garage door technology and program your remote. Sounds simple, right? Not until you try and it does not work. A garage door remote allows you to conveniently open or close the garage door without the need to get out of the car. Alternatively, you can also set up the outside keypad. If you replace your garage door opener or if it breaks or is lost or stolen, you may need to be familiar with how to program garage door.

How to Program Garage Door

How to Program Garage Door

When it comes to DIY Garage door repair, it’s important to inspect and maintain your garage door from time to time. At one point you may need to program the garage door as well. The instructions on how to program garage door keypad vary from one model to another. Whether you are having a garage door expert help you, or you’d like to do the programming yourself, below is a step-by-step guide to successfully do the job. 

Programming a Garage Door Operator Remote or Outside Keypad

Chamberlain, Liftmaster, and Sears Craftsman (971LM and 973LM, 371LM and 373LM Security Plus Transmitters)

  1. On the garage door opener motor unit is a smart button – press then release it. The indicator light will turn on for 30 seconds. For certain remotes, the corresponding learn button is amber or red and square. For others it is purple and square.
  2. Press the button on the handheld remote and hold within 30 seconds.
  3. Once the light of the motor unit blinks, release the button – it has already learned the code. You will hear two clicks if light bulbs are not installed.

Liftmaster and Sears Craftsman Wireless Keypads 

  1. On the garage door opener motor unit is a smart button – press then release it. The indicator light will turn on for 30 seconds.
  2. Enter your preferred four-digit PIN on the keypad within 30 seconds. Press and hold the ENTER button after.
  3. Once the motor unit blinks, release the button – it has already learned the code. You will hear two clicks if light bulbs are not installed.

Programming Genie Remotes and Keypads

Genie Intellicode Remote Transmitters

  1. On the door operator’s powerhead receiver is the Receiver Learn Code button– press it once. The indicator light will blink red for 30 seconds.
  2. Press the transmitter button thrice. Make sure to keep the transmitter you want to tune at least two feet away from the powerhead during the process.
  3. Press the transmitter button one more time.

Genie Digital Remote Transmitters with Internal Set Switches

To program these remote transmitters, you just need to match the settings (including frequency) on the internal code setting switches with the same set in the garage ceiling’s receiver, which is found behind the light lens of the motorhead or inside the external small rectangular box on the ceiling.

Genie Multi-Button Digital Remotes with Internal Set Switches

  1. Match the settings (including frequency) on the internal code setting switches with the same set in the garage ceiling’s receiver.
  2. Change the small programming switch to ‘S’, then press the transmitter button you want to assign to the door.
  3. Put the programming switch back to ‘R’, then press the assigned transmitter button to test it.

Genie Garage Door Opener Keypads

  1. Reset the keypad: start by sliding the cover halfway up. Press the buttons # and 8 and simultaneously slide the cover up. Release the buttons – if the backlit keypad light steadily glows, proceed to step 2; otherwise, close the pad cover and reopen until you hear a click.
  2. Press buttons 3, 5, 7, and #, respectively.
  3. Enter your preferred PIN, and then press #. Remember to use only numbers and not # and *.
  4. Enter the Door code and press the * button.
  5. Slide the pad cover down. Test the PIN.

Multiple Genie Garage Door Opener Programming for GWKP

Note: All garage doors use the same PIN.

  1. Enter your PIN and then press PROG. The red LED light will blink once per second.
  2. Press PROG one more time. The red LED light will blink two times per second.
  3. Press the number of doors you want to command. Then press PROG, and the red LED light will blink several times before it turns off.
  4. Determine which will be door #1, #2, and so on.
  5. On the motor head is the Learn Code button – press it.
  6. Enter your PIN and then press the Up/Down button on the keypad.
  7. Press the number for this door opener, then press the Up/Down button.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to seven for each door opener.

Questions

Can you Reprogram a Garage Door Remote?

How to Program Garage Door

Yes, you can! If the garage door is hard to open, there may be a malfunction, so you may need to reprogram the remote. The process is simple. Start by visiting the website of the manufacturer and look for the remote programming instructions. You can also follow the step-by-step guide above that corresponds to the model or brand of your garage door. 

How do I Program my Overhead Garage Door Remote?

Below are the instructions on how to program overhead garage door remote clicker:

  1. Press the overhead garage door opener unit’s Learn button and release it. The indicator light will turn on steadily for 30 seconds.
  2. Press the button on the handheld remote and hold within 30 seconds.
  3. Once the light of the overhead unit blinks, release the button – it has already learned the code.

To Summarize

Depending on several factors, such as the manufacturer of your garage door and whether you are programming a remote, keypad, or in-car remotes, programming instructions will vary from one garage door to another. There are also various types of garage door openers that will help quiet when you open and close it. Learning how to program garage door is relatively easy and is useful for when you need to change your garage door opener. We hope this guide helps you do the job easily and hassle-free. 

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