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LiftMaster is the number one brand for automatic doors. It's trusted and reliable. It’s incredible how a small addition of an automatic LiftMaster garage door opener can add so much value to your life.

More than convenience, a LiftMaster automatic garage door opener also increases the level of security for the home. Feeling confident leaving the house knowing that garage access is only granted through remote control or keypad will help put your mind at ease when leaving the house.

LiftMaster has a variety of automatic garage door openers, with remote control options that can be programmed to open up to four garage doors, depending on the model and remote you have. The programing process for the different models follows the same steps.

This device works by sending a signal from the remote to the LiftMaster garage door opener set up in your garage and allows you to open your garage doors with just a press of a button from the convenience of inside your automobile.

Programming your LiftMaster garage door opener can feel intimidating, but if you follow this simple guide, you will be minutes away from enjoying the convenience of your product. Set aside a few minutes of your day and follow along to learn more about how you can program your LiftMaster garage door opener.

Step One: Setup

First, set up and have everything you need for programming the garage door accessible and available. We will need access to your LiftMaster garage door opener and remote.

You will also likely need a ladder or a stepping stool of some kind to reach your garage door opener. Please consider using a spotter when climbing a ladder if needed to access your garage door opener controls.

Step Two: Finding the Controls

There is a control center located on your LiftMaster garage door opener. We will need to find this control center to program the LiftMaster remote.

The control center is under the garage door opener's light bulb. You will need to remove the bulb to program the garage door opener.

Using a ladder (with a spotter), remove the bulb on the garage door opener light by pressing the two black knobs on either side of the bulb.

The bulb should come off easily. Removing the bulb will reveal the controls for your garage door opener.

Step Three: Finding the Learn Button

By the controls is a colored button labeled Learn. Locate this button, then push and release it. There will be an LED light that will come on when the button is pushed.

The LED light comes on when you press the Learn button, indicating that the garage door opener is ready to be programmed to your LiftMaster remote.

The Learn button creates the connection between your garage door opener and your remote. The number of buttons on your garage door opener remote will be the number of distinct signals that the garage door opener will be able to recognize.

Depending on the model of the garage door opener, the control center may look slightly different. The color of the Learn button may also change depending on the model; however, the programming process will remain the same.

Step Four: Program the Remote

Approximately 30 seconds after you press the Learn button, click a button on your garage door opener remote. The LED light will turn off, indicating that it has received the signal from the remote.

Waiting much longer than 30 seconds before pressing the button on your garage door opener remote may cause the connection to time out, and you may have to go through the process a second time.

Now, your garage door opener is programmed. Your garage door will now open and close automatically by pressing the button on your LiftMaster garage door opener remote.

Repeat these steps for multiple garage doors, using different buttons on your remote to indicate different signals to your garage door opener.


Check the Batteries

If your garage door is not opening after you have followed the instructions and programmed the remote. Check the batteries in your LiftMaster remote.

You can check the batteries in the LiftMaster remote by finding the small tab on the side of the remote and prying the remote open. This may take a small amount of force.

Once you check or replace the batteries, go through the instructions in this guide again to program the garage door opener.

Ladder Safety during installation

Be aware and take safety precautions when programming your LiftMaster garage door opener. Have a family member or friend spot you while using the ladder. Pay close attention to your surroundings.


Your LiftMaster garage door opener should now work. The garage door opener should recognize signals from your LiftMaster remote and can distinguish multiple doors programmed.

Exchanging a small amount of time for immeasurable value in your day-to-day life is worth it. You get the convenience of opening your garage door with the click of a button and ease of mind when leaving the house, knowing your garage door is secure and your belongings are safe.

Following these simple steps will have your automatic garage doors working in no time. Don’t be intimidated by the task and resort to paying top dollar for someone else to program your garage door opener for you. This free guide shows you how to program your garage door yourself and sets you up for success for any changes that need to be made to the garage door openers in the future.

We hope you enjoy the convenience and security of your LiftMaster garage door opener.

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