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How to Program Garage Door Opener?

September 29, 2017

The LiftMaster MyQ Garage Door Opener WiFi connection system is the latest in garage door opener and home access technologies. It adds smartphone control to garage door openers for a universal solution using Google Home and IFTTT platforms.

How to Program Universal Remote Garage Door Opener?

Your remote control can be programmed to activate many devices including:

  • garage door openers (GDO)
  • commercial door openers
  • gate operators
  • and external wired-in receivers

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To program using the learn button

1) Locate the Learn button.

    • Garage door opener:
      • Located on the same side the antenna hangs from, you may have to remove the light lens.
      • The Learn button may be green, orange, red, purple, or yellow with a small LED next to it.
    • Gate operator or commercial door opener:
      • Located on the control or logic board, with a small LED next to it.
    • MyQ Control Panel:
      • Lift the push bar and locate the learn button.

2) Press and release the learn button.

    • If you have a MyQ Control Panel, press the Learn button twice.
    • Note: The 8500/8500C has a MyQ Control Panel.

3) Within 30 seconds, press and hold the desired button on the remote control for three seconds.

    • The LED indicator light will turn off or the operator lights will blink indicating programming was completed successfully.

4) Press the remote control again to test out.

    • The operator or opener should activate.
    • If not, repeat steps 2 and 3.

Note: Not all of our remote controls will program using the steps in this article. Before using these basic programming steps, check out the Remote control programming overview article for programming steps that are more specific to certain models of remote controls.

Other MyQ™ Enabled Accessories

Further extending the convenience of your garage opener with

    • Remote light switch control
      • Controls interior lights remotely using the Internet Gateway or garage door opener remove control, replacing the use of light switches
    • Internet Gateways
      • ultimate control from anywhere in the world through a smartphone or computer to turn on or off lights and operate the garage door opener
    • Door Monitors
      • check and close the garage door from any room in the house.

New integrations enjoyed by MyQ users include

  • advanced time-saving benefits
  • new levels of flexibility
  • enhanced control of the garage door opener
  • extended convenience
  • convenience

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The two-way communications systems gives you freedom and control in the palm of your hands. That mean you will be able to close and check the garage door from any room and stay connected. MyQ technology controls garage doors and interior lights, offering peace of mind from anywhere, even across the world.