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A faulty garage door opener isn’t just annoying — it can leave your home vulnerable, too. If you need to learn how to program a garage door opener, there is help. You can easily program the opener yourself or, if you’re having trouble, you can reach out to a professional. Here’s what you need to know about programming a garage door opener.

How Do I Program My New Garage Door Opener Remote?

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When programming a remote garage door opener, you’ll need to start by locating the “learn” button on the power box that connects to the garage door. Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. Grab a sturdy ladder and search for the learn button.
  2. One side of the power box will pop off and fold down, providing access to the light bulb, wires, and this button.
  3. Once you push the “learn” button, you’ll see a small light next to the button come on.
  4. Press the main button on your garage door remote.
  5. If the programming works, you’ll see the garage door opener light blink.
  6. Close up the power box and test the remote.

How Do I Program My New Garage Door Keypad?

If you have a keypad outside of your garage that allows you to enter a code to open the door, you can program it using the same “learn” button you used for the remote. Here are those instructions:

  1. Press the “learn” button and wait for the small light to appear next to it.
  2. You’ll have 30 seconds to program the keypad once you’ve pressed the “learn” button.
  3. Go to the keypad and enter the code you would like to use.
  4. Press Enter and watch for the garage door opener light to blink.
  5. If the light blinks, that means the opener received the code and is programmed to accept that code.
  6. Close up the power box and test the keypad.

Can I Reprogram an Old Garage Door Opener?

Did you misplace your garage door opener remote? Or maybe you need to change the keypad code. Whatever the reason, you can easily reprogram an old garage door opener. If you need to program a new remote that replaced a lost one, simply follow the same instructions above for programming new remotes. The connection to the new remote will override the old one, even if you manage to find the old remote later on, so you don’t have to worry about a stranger finding the old remote and gaining access to your garage.

Reprogramming a garage door keypad is as simple as programming a new keypad. Using that same “learn” button, you can enter a new code that will override the previous code. Follow the instructions above for programming a new keypad.

If you have questions or concerns while attempting to program or reprogram a garage door opener, don’t hesitate to call Overhead Garage Door. We have professionals always ready and happy to help.

LiftMaster Garage Door Openers

LiftMaster offers several different options when it comes to garage door openers, all available through Overhead Garage Door. Choose from simple options that include a remote and keypad or more advanced openers with smartphone connectivity and a security camera. Smart garage door openers allow you to use your smartphone as a remote opener by simply downloading the myQ app. These openers also allow Amazon Prime members to have their packages securely delivered to their garage even when they’re not home. Smart garage door openers also work when the power is out, so you can always secure your garage and home.

Constantly worried about an open garage door at night or while you’re away from home? Worry no more. A LiftMaster smart garage door opener lets owners program a close timer that will always close your garage door at a certain time. With access from your smartphone, you can close or open your garage door even while at work or on vacation.

Genie Garage Door Openers

Another reliable brand for garage door openers is the time-tested Genie brand. Overhead Garage Door is proud to offer new Genie garage door openers and installation to local customers. The top three models, the TriloG, ReliaG, and IntellaG series, are top-of-the-line options for residential garage doors. Choose one of these models for quiet and smooth operation.

An available network adapter allows for easy programming and connection to various devices, including an automated home security system. If you’re interested in home automation and connecting your garage door opener, contact Overhead Garage Door for more information on available products. Genie garage door openers provide easy programming with a simple push-button, just like the LiftMaster openers.

Need Help with an Old Garage Door Opener?

If you have a garage door opener that you’re happy with but need some maintenance or repairs done, don’t forget that Overhead Garage Door is able to handle a wide range of garage door needs. From programming remotes and keypads to help figuring out the LiftMaster smartphone app, we are happy to help.

Our garage door services include:

  • Opener replacement and repair.
  • Replacement remotes and keypads.
  • Spring repair and replacement.
  • Garage door replacement.
  • Track repair and replacement.
  • Help with garage door visual and motion sensors.
  • Hinge repair and replacement.

Overhead Garage Door Has You Covered

If you purchase a new garage door or opener from Overhead Garage Door, we will handle the purchase, delivery, installation, and service. If you purchase one of our new garage doors for sale, our team will even deal with programming the opener for you.

Contact Overhead Garage Door for all of your garage door needs. We offer a wide selection of brands so you can find the perfect door to match your home, your needs, and your style. We also provide installation and repair service so you know your garage will be taken care out from beginning to end. Serving the greater Chicago area and northern Illinois since 1969, we provide 24-hour service, emergency response, and same-day appointments to keep your home secure and your garage door working properly.