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How do you program a garage door remote?

Functions and definition of remotes from Liftmaster and Chamberlain.

To start with your garage door opener, you’ll need to program the remote control into the receiver on the control board. It’s important to note that each manufacturer has their own unique programming algorithm for remotes. In this case, we’ll focus on the two main manufacturers in the U.S. market: Liftmaster and Chamberlain.

Both motors are very similar to each other; when disassembling the opener, we can see the same parts. Many parts are one-of-a-kind and are marketing approaches from the companies. Many of the Liftmaster remotes fit Chamberlain oscillators. Don’t forget if you have a new generation Liftmaster remote, and it can be used on the new Chamberlain oscillators.

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First of all, a little background information.

In Liftmaster and Chamberlain systems, many remotes are recorded in the drive receiver; this method is approved; if you lose one of the remotes, you can use the others. For example, in other manufacturers of openers, you can find that one remote is programmed, and from it, you can program the next remote. This method is not convenient if you lose the main remote control. In cases where you have lost the old remote control, there is no need to delete it from memory – it will erase itself when you write a new one into the receiver. A huge advantage of such systems is convenience – there is no need to open the cover of the actuator every time you need to record another remote control.

I would like to describe a few important remotes for the Liftmaster

-893 MAX

-891 LM

-893 LM.

893 Max remotes are universal for Liftmaster and Chamberlain opener. A remote that will save you in different situations when facing different openers.

Programming of the 893 MAX remote control with a permanent code is done by setting two-position dip switches, both in the remote control and in the radio channel. Be careful – the variations must match. You have four variations by which you can find your opener. The dip switch is located in the back of the remotes. I will describe step by step how to program the 893 Max remotes.

The first thing to do is to check and study where the “Learn” button is located on your opener, which will guide you to the correct result. This button is usually located on the left side of the back of the opener. The Liftmaster and Chamberlain opener is equipped with a logic board on which the “Learn” button is located. In the picture below, you can see the “Learn” button.

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Learn to program remotes for the yellow Learn button opener in eight easy steps.

Let’s go step by step if you have a yellow “Learn” button.

  1. First of all, we need to press the yellow “Learn” button on the opener once to delay the clamping.
  2. The yellow button will light up with a yellow color.
  3. It is necessary to activate remouts; above, I described how. You need to:

– You need to remove the hold-down brush to the side. Then, you will see a small plastic tab that you need to press to activate the remotes. You can use the clip from the remotes for this.

  1. The red button on the back of the remotes will light up.
  2. You need to turn the remotes with the main buttons facing you. Press the big button of the three once and only once.
  3. You will hear a click from the opener; this indicates that the opener has received a signal from the remote and is ready to work.
  4. You need to press any other button in parallel to this one, which will result in full programming of the remotes with the opener.
  5. The activation conk on the back of the remotes will go out. Your remotes are now ready for operation.

Learn to program remotes for the purple, red, and green Learn button opener in eight easy steps.

Next, I want to describe the full functionality of the 893MAX remotes. You may encounter a problem if you have a button on your opener that is

  • purple
  • red
  • green

Depending on the release of the opener, the manufacturer changed the structure and frequency of the signal for the remotes. Therefore, in different years, the “Learn” button had different colors and shapes.

For example, we have an opener with a purple “Learn” button. We need to activate the 893 MAX remote that fits this opener.

  1. First of all, we need to press the purple “Learn” button on the opener once without delay.
  2. The purple button will light up with a purple color.
  3. It is necessary to activate remouts; above, I described how. You need to:

– You need to remove the attachment brush to the side. Then, you will see a small plastic contraption that you need to press to activate the remotes. You can use the clip from the remotes for this.

  1. The red button on the back of the remotes will light up.
  2. You need to turn the remotes with the main buttons facing you. Press the big button of three once and then the second time to switch the signal to the second band. The second band is the purple button.
  3. You will hear a click from the opener; this indicates that the opener has received a signal from the remote and is ready to operate.
  4. You need to press any other button in parallel to this one, which will result in full programming of the remotes with the opener.
  5. The activation conk on the back of the remotes will go out. Your remotes are ready to work.

We repeated the steps and got the result with the opener purple button. We can repeat the same actions several times if we fail the first time.

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Next, let’s look at an example if we have a red or green “Learn” button.

Above, you’ll see the eight steps we’ve described twice for the yellow and purple “Learn” buttons. For the red button, we do all the points except point five. Points one through four remain the same. The fifth item sounds like this -. You need to turn the remote to the main buttons towards yourself. Press the big button of three, once and then twice more, to switch the signal to the third band. The third band is the red button.

In order to program the opener with the green “Learn” button, you need to go to the last fourth band and press the remotes four times.

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So, we have looked at the Liftmaster 893MAX remotes; this model is more optimized for different generations of Liftmaster and Chamberlain openers.

The 891 LM remote is a remote that will only work with the yellow button and has only one button. This means that you can use this remote only for one garage door opener. We described the programming method above under the heading Programming a garage door opener with a yellow Learn button. Repeat this in 8 steps.

The Remotes 893 LM is a remote that will only work with the yellow button and has three buttons. This means that you can use this remote for three garage doors. The programming method we described above under the heading Programming an opener for a garage door with a yellow Learn button. Repeat this in 8 steps.

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An essential element is following all the steps on the list and doing everything correctly. We cannot hold the Learn button for more than 2 seconds. There is a risk that if you press the button for 5 -6 seconds, you can delete all the information from the logic board. And your work on remote programming will have to be repeated.