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THE GARAGE DOOR CORNER: By Lisa Ebel

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Lisa Ebel of Action Automatic Door and Gate

All You Need to Know About Programming Your LiftMaster® Remotes
Hello from Action Automatic Door & Gate! One of the most common questions people ask us year round is how to program their remotes, keyless entry, and HomeLink® car buttons. Depending on what type of operator you have programming instructions vary, but it is generally an easy task. Below you will find programming instructions for the most common LiftMaster® remotes and keyless entries by using the operators “learn” button or your wall control panel.

LiftMaster® Operator with a “Learn” Button:
The “learn” button can be found on the operator wherever you see a wire antennae hanging down. Sometimes this button is located behind a plastic light cover. The button will be colored purple, red/orange, yellow, or green. If you have difficulty locating the “learn” button, you can also reference the garage door operator’s manual. With this method you will need a ladder to access your operators “learn” button; if that’s not a viable option for you, continuing reading to program using your wall control panel.

To program your remote follow these simple steps,
1. Push the “learn” button like a doorbell.
2. Then press and hold the remote button you wish to program until you see the operator’s bulb flash or hear two “clicks”.
3. Release the button on the remote and press it again to test. The door should move.

To program a keyless entry follow these steps,
1. Push the “learn” button like a doorbell.
2. Within 30 seconds enter a 4 digit code into your keypad.
3. Press and hold the enter button for 5 seconds until you see the operators bulb flash or hear two “clicks”.
4. Release the button. After the lights on the keypad stop blinking, test by entering the PIN and pressing ENTER. The door should move.
Be sure not to hold the “learn” button, this will erase all memory from your operator.

LiftMaster® Operator Wall Panel with Light and Lock Feature:
For your remote,
1. Press and hold the button you wish to use on your remote.
2. At the same time, press and hold the LIGHT button AND the large PUSH BUTTON on the Wall Panel. When programming is successful, the main lights on the motor will flash or two “clicks” will be heard.
3. Release all buttons and press the button on the remote to test. The door should move.

For your keyless,
1. Enter a four-digit PIN into the keypad then hold the ENTER button.
2. At the same time, press and hold the LIGHT button AND the large PUSH BUTTON on the Wall Panel. When programming is successful, the main lights on the motor will flash or two “clicks” will be heard.
3. Release all buttons. After the lights on the keypad stop blinking, test by entering the PIN and pressing ENTER. The door should move.

LiftMaster® Operator Wall Panel with Digital Time/Temperature Display:
For your remote,
1. Press the PROG button on the side of the Panel. The display will read “LEARN REMOTE CONTROL”.
2. Press the PROG a second time to activate LEARN mode.
3. Press and hold the button you wish to use on your remote. When programming is successful, the main light(s) on the motor will flash or two “clicks” will be heard.
4. Release the button on the remote and press it again to test. The door should move.

For your keyless,
1. Press the PROG button on the side of the Panel. The display will read “LEARN REMOTE CONTROL”.
2. Press the PROG a second time to activate LEARN mode.
3. Enter a four-digit PIN into the keypad and then hold the ENTER button for five seconds. When programming is successful, the main light(s) on the motor will flash and or “clicks” will be heard.
4. Release the ENTER button. After the lights on the keypad stop blinking, test by entering the PIN and pressing ENTER. The door should move.

Programming Your Cars HomeLink® for your LiftMaster® Operator:
This programming requires that your car first learn the remote and then the operator. The remote you use must already be programmed to work with your operator.

1. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink® button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink® indicator light flashes first slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.) This process may take up to 1 minute.
2. At the garage door operator in the garage, locate the “learn” button. Press and release the “learn” button.
3. Within 30 seconds, return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the trained HomeLink® button for two seconds and release. The operator lights will blink indicating that training is successful.

Of course there are many brands of remotes and operators, if you need help programming another brand give us a call or bring your remote to one of our showrooms to speak with a specialist. Thanks for reading, check back for more maintenance tips and helpful tricks.

Jacob Mermin Inspections will be trying this really soon.

Lisa Ebel www.actiondoor.com
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