What Garage Door Opener is Compatible With Craftsman?

What Garage Door Opener is Compatible With Craftsman?

Craftsman garage door openers have been amongst the best openers on the market for years, thanks to their reliable operation, affordable price, and up-to-date feature set that most homeowners desire. But what happens if you lose your remote? How to know which garage door opener is compatible with Craftsman? Easy, see below the two options that will work with your Craftsman operator.

  1. Liftmaster 380UT garage door opener remote
  2. Liftmaster 893MAX garage door opener remote.
Liftmaster 380 UT for Craftsman Openers
Liftmaster 893MAX Remote For Craftsman Openers

Which one of the two remotes works better with Craftsman?

The truth is, both options provided above work great with your Craftsman garage door opener and should provide an adequate range, taking into account that no other frequency interference is present.

How to set up Liftmaster 380UT with Craftsman garage door opener?

The procedure for pairing a Craftsman garage door opener with a Liftmaster 380UT universal remote is identical for all garage door openers, so if you have a different garage door opener brand, you may still follow along and get it programmed to your opener unit.

  1. Locate a “Learn” button on your Craftsman garage door opener. It will have a distinct color to it depending on the manufacturing year. 
  2. Press and release the “Learn” button to initiate the pairing procedure.
  3. Remove the front cover from your Liftmaster 380UT remote and press a small button on the left, so a blue LED indicator turns on.
  4. Start pressing and releasing one of the buttons on the remote until you hear a click from your Craftsman opener or the light bulb blinks. 
  5. Depending on the color of the learn button, you might need to press the remote for 2,3,4 or 8 times until the pairing is done. 
  6. As soon as you get feedback from your Craftsman opener, press a tiny button under the front cover of your remote again to exit a learning mode.
  7. Done. You can test your Liftmaster 380UT remote and verify it is synchronized with your operator.

How to set up Liftmaster 893MAX with Craftsman garage door opener?

Programming a Liftmaster 893MAX to a Craftsman garage door operator is as simple as with the previous model we described. 

  1. Locate a small button at the back of your remote. A metal clip may cover it, so you’ll need to remove it to gain access to it. Press that button and verify that your remote has entered the programming mode. A red LED light should light up.
  2. Locate and press a “Learn” button on your Craftsman opener.
  3. Press the button on your remote you wish to program until you hear a click from the operator or the lightbulb flashes.
  4. Press a tiny button at the back of your LM 893MAX remote to switch off the training mode. The red LED light should shut off.
  5. Verify the procedure has been completed properly by trying to open your garage door with a new remote.

Simple as that. Now you know which garage door opener remotes work with your Craftsman opener and how to get them programmed.

For more information regarding the setup or features of your Craftsman unit, refer to the owner’s manual. If you’re located in Calgary AB and looking for a reputable garage door repair company to set up your remotes for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. one of our technicians will be able to assist in no time.