How to program a Garage Door Remote & change battery LiftMaster Chamberlain?
by Admin 2023-07-13

Garage door remotes offer convenient access to your garage, allowing you to open and close the door with the press of a button. If you own a LiftMaster or Chamberlain garage door opener, programming the remote and replacing the battery are simple tasks that you can do yourself. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to program a LiftMaster/Chamberlain garage door remote and change its battery, ensuring smooth operation and hassle-free access to your garage.

How to program a Garage Door Remote & change battery LiftMaster Chamberlain?

Part 1: Programming the Garage Door Remote

1. Locate the Learn Button: Look for the Learn button on the motor unit of your LiftMaster or Chamberlain garage door opener. It is usually located near the antenna wire or the light cover.

2. Clear the Remote Memory: Press and hold the Learn button until the indicator light on the motor unit turns on and then off. This action clears the existing remote control codes from the opener's memory, making it ready for programming.

3. Choose a Button: Decide which button on the remote you want to use to control your garage door. Note that some remotes have multiple buttons to operate multiple garage doors or openers.

4. Press and Release the Learn Button: Press the Learn button on the motor unit and release it promptly. The indicator light will remain on.

5. Program the Remote: Within 30 seconds, press and hold the chosen button on the remote control. Keep holding it until the garage door opener lights blink or you hear a click sound. This indicates successful programming.

6. Test the Remote: Test the remote by pressing the programmed button to operate the garage door. The door should respond accordingly, either opening or closing.

Part 2: Changing the Garage Door Remote Battery

1. Determine the Battery Type: Check the user manual or the back of the remote control to identify the type of battery required. LiftMaster/Chamberlain remotes often use CR2032 or similar coin-cell batteries.

2. Access the Battery Compartment: Locate the battery compartment on the back of the remote. It usually has a cover that can be slid or popped open.

3. Remove the Old Battery: Take out the old battery from the compartment, paying attention to its positive (+) and negative (-) orientation.

4. Insert the New Battery: Insert the new battery into the compartment with the proper polarity, matching the + and - symbols.

5. Close the Battery Compartment: Ensure that the battery is securely in place, and close the compartment cover until it clicks or slides into position.

6. Test the Remote: Test the remote by pressing the programmed button to verify that the new battery is working correctly.


Programming a LiftMaster/Chamberlain garage door remote and changing its battery are simple procedures that can be done without professional assistance. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you can easily program the remote to your garage door opener and replace the battery when needed. Remember to always consult the user manual specific to your remote model for any additional instructions or troubleshooting tips. With a properly programmed remote and a fresh battery, you can enjoy convenient and reliable access to your garage.


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