How To Program Your Garage Door Operator Remote Control or Outside Keypad
Below is information to help you program your Garage Door Operator remote control or outside keypad. If you need additional help, please reach out to the manufacturer directly, as we are a local Louisville garage door company. Please refer to our garage door services to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help home and business owners in the Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Lexington, KY areas.
LIFTMASTER MYQ APP
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- Press and release the “smart” button on the garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. The 971LM and 973LM remotes have a corresponding amber or red, square, learn button. The 371LM and 373LM have a corresponding purple, square, learn button. Learn buttons are located on the motor head near the terminal strip for wire connections.
- Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote.
- Release the button when the motor unit light blinks. It has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, two clicks will be heard.
- Press and release the “smart” button on the garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds.
- Within 30 seconds, enter a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold the ENTER button.
- Release the button when the garage door opener motor unit lights blink. It has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, two clicks will be heard.
Programming Instructions for Genie Remotes:
Programming Genie Intellicode Remote Transmitters
- Press the Receiver Learn Code button on the powerhead receiver of your door operator. This small, black, unmarked button is located behind the light lens at the motor head and is nearest the floppy 6-inch antenna wire that protrudes from the motorhead. When pressed, a radio signal indicator light will start blinking red for 30 seconds. **
- After pressing the Learn Code Button once, press your transmitter button three times for your system to grab the frequency and code it in. (Keep the transmitter you want to be tuned at least 2 feet away from the powerhead while tuning.)
- Press the transmitter button once more to test the system and start your door moving.
** To erase all Intellicode remotes and wireless keyless entry, hold down on the learn button until the indicator light stops blinking, then proceed to Step 2.
Programming Genie Digital Remote Transmitters with Internal Set Switches
These transmitters work by matching the settings on the internal code setting switches with the same set of switches in the receiver on the garage ceiling. The receiver is located either behind the light lens of the Genie garage door opener motorhead, or inside an external small rectangular box on the ceiling, which is connected to the motor head by a set of wires. Note: the frequency of the transmitter must be the same frequency as the receiver on the ceiling for it to work. Genie has been making the 390 MHz frequency exclusively for the last 15 years.
Programming Genie Multi-Button Digital Remotes with Internal Set Switches
These garage door opener transmitters have 2 smaller switches to the right of the internal Code Setting Switches. The small right switch should be set according to how many Code Setting Switches in your receiver (either 9 or 12). The small left switch is for programming purposes. To program a button for one of your doors, follow the instructions below:
- First, match the settings on the Internal Code Setting Switches with the same set of switches in the receiver on the garage ceiling, as described in the previous programming instructions.
- Next, move the small programming switch to ‘S’ (for SET) and press the transmitter button you wish to have assigned to the above door.
- Last, return the programming switch to ‘R’ (for RUN) and press the assigned transmitter button to test the door and start the door moving. Follow the same procedure for each additional door you wish to program.
Genie Garage Door Opener Keypads
Genie Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model GPWK-12, GWK
(works with remotes having 9 or 12 internal code setting switches. The keypad is black with a slide-up cover showing the Genie logo only)
Step-By-Step Programming Procedure
- Reset Keypad–slide keypad cover halfway up. While pressing the # and 8 buttons simultaneously, slide the Keypad Cover the rest of the way up until it latches. Release # and 8 buttons. At this point, if the backlit keypad light stays on, proceed directly to step 2. If the backlit keypad light goes out, close the cover pad and reopen it until it clicks. Proceed to step 2.
- Press 3, 5, 7, and # buttons in said order.
- Enter your PIN and press the # button. Your PIN number can be created from any group of numbers up to 8 digits of your choice. Note: Do NOT use the”#” or “star” key.
- Enter Door Code, as determined from the chart at left, and press the “star” key.
- Slide Keypad Cover down.
- Test Keypad by sliding the cover-up until it latches. Enter your PIN and press the “star” key. Your door should operate.
This keyless garage door opener entry pad works with Genie transmitters using 390 MHz frequency. It is NOT compatible with Genie Intellicode transmitters (if your keypad has Intellicode printed on the cover, go to the next set of programming instructions below). The Door Code in the Step-By-Step Procedure at right is determined by the internal code switches inside your transmitter and the accompanying chart. Determine the settings of the first 3 switches and write down the corresponding number from the chart. Continue with the next 3 switches and its corresponding number, and so on, until the last set of 3 switches. You should have 3 or 4 Door Code numbers.
|Switch Settings||Door Code Number|
Door Code in Step #4: ____ ____ ____ ____
Genie Wireless Intellicode Keyless Entry Pad Programming
Model 1: Intellicode Model GWKIC, ACSDG (black with slide-up cover and the word “Intellicode” printed on the cover)
GWKIC, ACSDG, Two-Part, Step-By-Step Programming
To Reset the Intellicode Wireless Keypad
- Open cover halfway.
- Press and hold “PROG” and “8” while fully opening the cover. The indicator light will blink once and go out.
- Close cover fully.
To Program the Intellicode Wireless Keypad
- Open cover fully by sliding keypad cover up until it latches.
- Press 3-5-7.
- Press “PROG”. (red light blinks)
- Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
- Press “PROG”. (red light blinks fast)
- Close cover fully.
- Proceed to Part 2 above.
NOTE: If the red indicator light does not blink, it is not taking the programming steps. Check the 9-volt battery under the keypad numbers. To access, press inward, under the number pad lip while sliding down to expose the battery.
Press the Receiver Learn Code button on the Power Head Receiver of your Genie Garage Door Opener. This small black button is located behind the light lens at the motor head and is nearest the floppy 6-inch antenna wire that protrudes from the powerhead. When pressed, a radio signal indicator will start blinking red for 30 seconds.
- Enter your PIN number after pressing the Learn Code button described above, while the motorhead indicator light is blinking.
- Press “SEND” 2 times for your system to grab your frequency and code it in.
- Press “SEND” once to the test system and start your door moving.
Adding More Doors to Keypad:
- Open cover fully.
- Enter PIN 1.
- Press PROG, PROG, PROG.
- Enter the total number of doors (2 or 3)
- Press PROG.
- Follow directions below to set each door.
- Press operator Learn Code Button.
- Enter PIN 1.
- Press SEND
- Enter Door Number (1, 2 or 3)
- Press SEND three times.
- Close Cover.
- Test by Opening Cover, Enter PIN1, Enter 1.
- Go to the next machine and follow steps 8 to 13.
With most Genie units, remove the light lens globe to expose the Learn Button on the motorhead. The learn button is sometimes located on the back of the unit, or with Accelerator openers, it is under the light lens near the hinge of the lens globe. Always locate the floppy antenna wire first. The Learn Button can be found not far from this antenna. See Troubleshooting Guides for Accelerator photo.
Intellicode Model GWKP (off-white with flip-up cover)
Programming Instructions for the GWKP Genie garage door opener keyless entry involves following the two sets of steps below:
- To erase the old PIN (personal identification number) press and hold down, in order, the “PROG,” “6” and “Up/Down Arrow” keys. The red LED will blink once and then turn off. Release the buttons.
- To program: press, in order, but do not hold down the “3,” “5,” “7” and “PROG” keys.
- Enter your chosen PIN, anywhere from 3 to 8 characters.
- Press “PROG” (red LED blinks – twice per second and turns off)
Find the Learn Code Button and the LED indicator light on your Genie motor head inside the garage. It is usually behind the light lens and close to the floppy antenna wire. If your Door Opener does not have an antenna, you have an External Receiver. The External Receiver cover must be removed to access the Learn Code button and the indicator LED. Follow Steps 1 through 3 outlined below:
- Press this Learn Code button momentarily. The red LED indicator light will start to blink. It will blink for up to 30 seconds. While it is blinking, proceed to Step 2:
- Enter your PIN and press the “Up/Down Arrow” key on your keypad. The Learn Code Indicator LED will stay on.
- Press the “Up/Down Arrow” key again. The Learn Code indicator LED turns off. Wait until the Keypad backlight turns off (approximately 30 seconds).
- Test by entering your PIN and pressing the “Up/Down Arrow” key to operate your door.
Multiple Genie Garage Door Opener Programming for GWKP- All garage doors will use the same PIN:
- Enter PIN and press PROG (red LED blinks once per second).
- Press PROG again (red LED blinks twice per second).
- Press the number of doors you wish to control (2 key or 3 key).
- Press PROG (red led blinks several times and turns off).
- Decide which door will be Door #1, #2, and #3.
- Press the Learn Code Button on the motorhead.
- Enter your PIN and press the Up/Down key on the Keypad.
- Press the number you have picked for this Door Opener (key 1, 2 or 3)
- Press the Up/Down key.
- Repeat steps 6 through 9 for each Door Opener.
Homelink Garage Door Opener Programming
HOMELINK IN-CAR REMOTE PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS
To program a built-in-car transmitter to a rolling code garage door opener (Genie rolling code is called Intellicode, Liftmaster/Sears is called Security plus), you should take the following steps.
- Clear out anything previously programmed into the in-car system from the factory by holding down on the 2-outside buttons simultaneously, until the in-car LED starts flashing rapidly. This may take up to a minute (in most cases, the key should be on auxiliary, and/or the car door must be shut).
- Decide which button you want to make to be your in-car garage door transmitter. Hold your transmitter up near the selected button, pressing both the garage door remote and the selected in-car transmitter button simultaneously. Hold down on the buttons until the in-car, LED light flashes rapidly. This sets the in-car remote transmitter to be your garage door openers make transmitter, but you are not done. You now need to make this in-car transmitter your personal transmitter.
- Go to the Learn Button on your garage door opener. The button is usually next to the area where the floppy antenna is connected to the motorhead. With Genie, it is most often behind the light lens, and an indicator light flashes red when pressed. With Sears or Liftmaster (Chamberlain) it is near, or part of, the terminal screw board, and is a red, green, or purple square button with a green, amber or purple indicator light. Press this learn button momentarily. The indicator light will turn on and blink if Genie or otherwise stay lit. For Genie systems, go back to the in-car transmitter button you programmed and press this button 3 or 4 times, or until the door starts moving. This should set your in-car transmitter to your garage door opener. For Liftmaster, Sears, or Linear Megacode press and hold the in-car button you programmed until the garage opener light flashes. Your in-car is now programmed to operate your door.
Programming a Fixed-Code Device (Majority of units made prior to 1996)
These devices have internal dip-switches located near the battery of your remote.
- Clear out anything previously programmed into the in-car system from the factory by holding down on the 2-outside buttons simultaneously, until the in-car LED starts flashing rapidly. This may take up to a minute. (In most cases, the key should be on auxiliary, and/or the car door must be shut).
- Press and hold the in-car button you want to use to operate your garage door while simultaneously pressing and holding the button to your handheld remote until the LED on the in-car remote flashes rapidly.
- Test the in-car remote by pressing the button you chose to operate your door.
- When the door operates your in-car remote is programmed.
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE FOR HOMELINK (UHR)
Programming a Rolling Code Garage Door Opener
If your in-car (UHR) remote has 3 LED lights, one above each button, you should follow the instructions below to program your Rolling Code Garage Door Opener.
- Press the outer two in-car (UHR) buttons simultaneously and release (In most cases, the key should be on auxiliary, and/or the car door must be shut).
- Place the garage door opener into “learn” mode by pressing the small square colored button, or the small round black button on a Genie, located behind the light bulb globe in the garage. This may require the use of a ladder, follow all safety precautions.
- The LED on the garage door opener will go on immediately. For Genie openers, the LED will begin blinking.
- Press and hold the button on the in-car (UHR) remote that you want to use for the operation of the garage door to activate.
- Watch for the garage door to activate.
- When the garage door activates, release the button and depress again the selected button to lock in the program.
- Programming of Rolling Code garage door opener is now complete.
Programming a Fixed Code Device (Majority of units made prior to 1996)
Below is a picture of a typical 12-switch DIP switch layout located on your hand-held remote control under the battery cover (your remote may have 8-12 DIP switches). Note: Genie, Linear, Multi-Code and Stanley have only 2 position switches: up or down.
- Press all three in-car (UHR) buttons simultaneously and release (In most cases, the key should be on auxiliary, and/or the car door must be shut).
- Enter your corresponding DIP switch settings into your in-car (UHR) by pressing and releasing the buttons corresponding to the settings you show on your handheld remote or on the receiver, located on the ceiling of your garage, based on the above chart. For example: if the first switch is “UP” or “+” or “ON,” press the left button. If the 2nd switch is “Down” or “-” or “OFF,” press the Right button.
- When you are done entering all the DIP switch settings, press all three in-car (UHR) buttons simultaneously and release them.
- Press and hold the button that you want to use for operation. Watch for the garage door to activate.
- When the garage door activates release the button and depress again the selected button to lock in the program.
Programming of the Fixed Code device is now complete.