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Knowing How to Program Garage Door Remotes Often Comes in Handy

Garage Door RemotesIf you change your garage door remote, or if it’s ever stolen or lost, knowing how to program garage door remotes can be very handy. The frequency for a remote is usually printed on it. Always match the remote to your garage door opener by using the same brand.

Here’s what to know about programming garage door remotes:

  • The way to clear the current remote from the opener and program a new one may vary slightly, depending on the model and make of your garage door system.
  • Every garage door opener has a ‘learn’ button. To locate it, you might have to remove the opener’s light cover. The button may be colored or black.
  • To program a new remote into the system, press the learn button until the indicator light flashes on the opener. While the indicator light is flashing, press the button on the remote. Then test the new remote by pressing once to see if the garage door moves.
  • In most cases, clearing current garage door remotes from the system is achieved by pressing the learn button until the indicator light stops flashing. As soon as the flashing stops, press the remote control button down and release. An opener can typically only maintain 4 or 5 remotes and 1 keyless entry.

Programming Garage Door Remotes with Code Switches

The code switches in the opener and the remote must match. This means that they are placed in the same position. Some garage door openers don’t have code switches – instead they only have a learn button. In this case, press the learn button, and at the same time, press the button on the remote.

 

For garage door remotes in Charleston SC, contact us at Overhead Door Company of Charleston. We offer high-quality garage door products and services, and are proud members of both the Better Business Bureau and the International Door Association. Give us a call today.

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