How To Reprogram Your Garage Door Remote11/14/2013 Back To Blog
It’s sometimes a hassle to reprogram your remote, especially if it’s a multicode remote. Some brands are programmed differently than others, so it’s important to know what you’re working with before you dive in. Once you’ve identified the brand, you’re going to want to find the “Learn” button. The most common place to find this is on the back of the ceiling-mounted unit – the device containing the motor. One might say this is the heart of your residential system.
The brand matters
Once you’ve found the Learn button, you’ll need to hold it down or upwards of 30 seconds, depending on the brand. With a Liftmaster remote, you’ll hear a click when reprogramming is completed, and the light on your remote will flash. For a Genie remote, the button will have a door bell icon on it, and you’ll need to hold it down. The LED will start blinking – when it does, push the button on the remote you wish to reprogram.
If you have a keyless entry pad, you’ll need to enter the 4-number PIN within 30 seconds; otherwise you’ll have to start over. This process can be repeated with as many remotes as you wish to reprogram.
Other options to consider
Another option would be to purchase a universal remote. These devices make the whole reprogramming process much more efficient, and in some cases even obsolete. The newer, more modern systems come with ease-of-use features that simplify the process greatly. It’s only the older systems that have a complicated and tedious procedure like this. One extreme option is to replace or upgrade your system entirely. A brand-new system will have all kinds of features and upgrades, and will be more efficient overall when it comes to processes like changing remotes, programming remotes, and more.