How to Replace a Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Remote

Liftmaster is a popular manufacturer of commercial and residential garage doors and garage door openers.

Loosing your garage door opener remote can be a frustrating experience but doesn't have to be the end of the world. With replacement remote controls readily available from Liftmaster and online sources, replacing a lost garage door opener remote can be quick, simple and painless. Thanks to a simple remote programming process you can have your replacement remote working in just minutes.

Obtain a replacement garage door opener remote from Liftmaster. Note that you can use universal garage door opener remotes if they operate on the same frequency as your Liftmaster.

Delete previous programming codes from the garage door opener's overhead motor unit before reprogramming your replacement remote. Locate the "Learn" button on the motor unit and then depress and hold the button until the indicator light above the button turns off.

Press and release the "Learn" button to begin the reprogramming process. The indicator light will come on and glow solidly for 30 seconds before turning off.

Depress and hold the largest button on your Liftmaster or universal garage door opener remote. Release the button when the overhead motor unit's main lights blink, indicating a successfully completed programming process. If no bulbs are in the motor unit, listen for two clicks to confirm programming.

Things You Will Need

  • Replacement Liftmaster or universal garage door opener remote


  • Use Steps 3 and 4 to program additional garage door opener remotes. Contact Liftmaster customer service to determine how many remote controls your particular garage door opener model can support.


  • To ensure success, you must complete Step 4 within 30 seconds of completing Step 3.

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