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How to Program LiftMaster Opener Remote Control?

Let’s start with understanding what’s exactly you’re looking for. If you’re looking for information on how to clone your Liftmaster remote, you should follow this article How to program a garage door remote from another remote, otherwise, keep reading if you would like to know how to program your Liftmaster remote controls.

LiftMaster garage door openers always come with a remote that allows you to operate the door from your vehicle. They also always come with a preset code on the motor so that the door operates the first time you use the LiftMaster remote.


It is advisable that you reset and reprogram the LiftMaster remote after the first use. This will prevent intruders from accessing your garage using the default LiftMaster code on another remote. You can reset the opener to function on more than one remote. Follow the same procedure if one of your Liftmaster remotes got stolen or missing, that way, no one can open your garage door.

How to Reset Standard Liftmaster Codes.

In order to reset a standard set of codes on your LiftMaster garage door opener, all you have to do is press and hold a learn button for about 10 seconds, until a small LED light located beside it turns off. Lear button can have a different color usually located on the back or side cover of your opener. Button color can be red, purple, green, or yellow. 

Once you’ve erased the codes, none of your existing remotes will be able to open the door.


In order to pair your opener to remote again, all you have to do is press a learn button for about a second, until small LED light comes on, and then press the button on your remote control. You should hear a click and your opener’s light will blink, which indicates a successful Liftmaster remote reprogramming.

Garage Door Opener Programming Basics

Whether you are just replacing an old remote or you have a new opener, there are some LiftMaster garage door opener programming basics you need to know. This will allow you to set up your LiftMaster remote correctly for opening and closing your garage door.

In this guide, we will look at how to program a garage door opener and a LiftMaster remote. At Garage Door Fix, our experts have years of experience in LiftMaster garage door opener programming and in installing LiftMaster openers.

Homeowners in Calgary have trusted and relied on our services over the years to deploy LiftMaster products that come from one of the most trusted brands when it comes to garage door openers. They come with dependable and easy-to-use remote controls. Here is a step-by-step guide explaining how to program garage door opener and how to program LiftMaster remote.

How To Prepare To Program LiftMaster Remote

There are a couple of things you need to know before you start LiftMaster garage door opener programming. First, it is important to know where the Learn button is located on the door opener and take note of its color.

The colors are usually green, red, orange, purple, or yellow. You might need a stepladder to reach the opener. Wall-mounted panels also come with physical buttons or menus to help with the programming.

You should also have the remotes you intend to program at hand and ensure they have well-functioning batteries. To know if the remote is working well, press any button. If it has an LED light, it should light up even before it is programmed.

There are two groups of LiftMaster remote controls—the standard and the MAX LiftMaster remote controls. The former group includes these models:

  • LiftMaster 891LM

  • LiftMaster 893LM

  • LiftMaster 375UT


The latter group includes:

  • LiftMaster 890MAX

  • LiftMaster 893MAX

  • LiftMaster 895MAX

  • LiftMaster 877MAX


The LiftMaster standard remote control can be programmed to activate a number of devices including garage door openers, commercial door openers, external wired-in receivers, and gate operators.

How To Program a Standard LiftMaster Remote

These are the steps to follow when doing LiftMaster garage door opener programming for standard remote controls:

Step 1: Locate the garage door opener’s Learn button. It is usually on the same side as the antenna and you might need to remove the light lens to be able to access it. The button can have a yellow, purple, red, orange, or green color. There is also a small LED light beside it.

Step 2: Push the Learn button once and release it.

Step 3: Press and hold the button that you are programming on your remote control for three seconds before releasing it. This should be done within 30 seconds of pressing the Learn button.

If the programming is successful, the LED indicator light will turn off and the garage operator lights will blink; it’s that simple. Let us know if you need any help programming your LiftMaster garage door opener or you need advice on the matter.

How To Program a LiftMaster MAX Garage Opener

Here’s how to do the same for MAX remote controls:

Step 1: After finding the location of the Program button on your garage door opener, use a safety pin or a paper clip to press the button until the LED light turns on.

Note: For the 893MAX remote control, the button is usually located at the back of the device under the visor clip. On the 877MAX which has a keyless entry keypad, press * and # simultaneously until the keys have a steady light instead of flashing. This will get the controller in programming mode.

Step 2: On the remote, press the button that you are programming and release.

Step 3: After the LED light on the remote control has stopped blinking, slowly press and release the button once more. Repeat the process until the light bulb blinks.

Note: Do not press the button after the light bulb has blinked. This will put the remote in a different setting and make it impossible to operate. In case you accidentally press the button after the light bulb blinks, start the process afresh from step 1.

Step 4: Press any button on your remote control after the light bulb has blinked.

It is important to note that you can only program one button on the remote control at a time. If you need to program other buttons, repeat the steps for each of the buttons you want to program.

You should also test the remote control to see that it works the way you expect it to.

If you are having problems with any of these steps, LiftMaster has online manuals for most of its products online, which can help you out if you have the patience. Search for the model number of your remote control or garage door opener to get more information. You can also reach out to our garage door experts for help.

Reset Your Garage Door Opener’s Memory

If you misplace one of your remotes or just want to start over on a clean state, you can always clear the memory of your garage door opener. It will erase all the remote controls in its memory. It prevents the wrong people using your old or lost remote controls to access your garage.

Push the learn button on your garage door opener and hold it until the LED light on the button goes out. This usually takes about 6 seconds. It will erase all the remote control codes from the opener’s memory. You can now start the process of programming your LiftMaster garage door opener afresh.

Garage Door Opener Remote Programming In Calgary

If you don’t want to bother with learning how to program LiftMaster remote or your garage door isn’t functioning properly, get in touch with Calgary Garage Door Fix. We’ll send over a team of experienced technicians to have a look, program LiftMaster remote for you, and fix the problem as soon as possible.