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  • Garage door experts are naturally the most qualified when it comes to handling projects regarding your overhead door. In regards to installation or repair, you’ll always want to call on a professional. Programming your garage door opener, however, is something that most homeowners can typically handle, should they choose to do it themselves. Garage door opener manufacturers, such as LiftMaster, make the programming process simple and easy to comprehend.

    Manuals can be a tough read, though, which is why we wanted to help you to program your doors with the help of some simplified instruction. Continue reading in order to find out how you can program your garage door opener and remote to meet your needs!

    Before you get to any actual programming, you’ll need to ensure that the light bulb in the opener is working and functional. The opener’s light is often used as a programming indicator, so this will need to be operating in order to verify that everything is working.

    1. The first step to programming your garage door opener is pushing the “Smart” or “Learn” button on the opener. The color of the button will vary based on the year and model of garage door opener you have, so you may be looking for green, red-orange, purple, or yellow. Once this button is activated, you should see an LED light turn on.

    2. Next, you’ll want to grab your remote and look for a program button. Again, the make or model will vary when it comes to the location of this button. On some, it’s found behind the visor clip – which can also be used to press the hard-to-reach button. On others, you will need to look for holes on the side of your device, using a pin or paper clip to press the button. A light will turn on somewhere on the remote to indicate that it’s ready to be programmed.

    3. We’d like to say that there’s no rush for the next step, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. When the program button has been activated, you have about 30 seconds to sync up the remote. Turn back to your opener and hit the same “Smart” or “Learn” button from Step 1 until you see the light turn on again. Then, push on the button on the remote that you would like to control the door. Pressing the button once should make the opener’s light blink to indicate a successful pairing.

      Note: If the indicator light doesn’t go off, select the button on the remote again. Once the light does come on again, do not click the button more times.

    4. To complete the programming process, hit any other button on the remote. You should see the remote’s light turn off.

    And there you have it! Your garage door should be able to open and close at your command. If you experienced any difficulty with the steps listed above, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact the experienced technicians at A-1 Door Company. We’re here to help!