Your garage door remote is important to your daily home activities. Being able to control your garage door every time you leave and arrive home is already a must in today’s modern time. It is no longer a luxury but a necessity in everyday life.
Replacing your Remote
If you’re looking into finding a replacement remote for your LiftMaster garage door opener, you need to check the color of the learn button. This can be found inside the motor of your garage door opener.
Two of the bestselling remotes from LiftMaster are the 894LT and the 895MAX. The LiftMaster 894LT is compatible with the other remotes with purple learn buttons manufactured from 2006 to 2013. It is also compatible with remotes made from 1997 to 2005 with orange or amber-colored buttons and remotes from 1993 to 1997 with green learn buttons.
The LiftMaster 895MAX, on the other hand, works with garage door openers from 1993 to the present with blue learn button. It’s a universal remote that works with LiftMaster, Chamberlain, and Sears garage door openers. This LiftMaster remote is already discontinued. However, there are still some stores that carry this remote control.
Steps in Installing Your LiftMaster 894LT
In programming this garage door opener, locate the learn button on your garage door opener. You might need to open the lens cover in order to find the button. This can be found near the antenna and the LED light. Other times, this can be found exposed on the garage door opener.
Open the access door on your remote control which lets you get to the AAA battery and the access switch. Push down the access switch until the red LED lights up and stays on. Once that’s on, you go to your garage door opener and press and hold the learn button until the LED light on the motor turns on. Afterwards, choose which button on your remote you want to program and push that button. The light on the remote will blink and wait for the garage door opener to respond. Keep pushing that same button until the LED light on the remote goes solid. If the light on the garage door opener turns on, push the program button to lock it in.
The great thing about this LiftMaster remote is that it can be used to replace the garage door openers with dip switches. To do so, just press and hold the program button on the remote and press and hold the learn button on the opener. The LED light on the remote will blink and press the button on the remote that you want to program. The LED light will go steady and you need to press again the program button on the remote to lock it in.
You can then test the garage door remote to ensure that you’ve programmed the remote properly. If your garage door opener does not respond, then you might need to reprogram your remote.
Steps in Installing Your LiftMaster 895MAX
To program your remote, push the learn button on your garage door opener. Then, push the program button on your remote with a pin for the LED lights to come on. Press the button on the remote that you want to program with your garage door opener. By this time, the light starts blinking. Continue pushing that same button until the light on your garage door opener blinks on and off. Press another button on your LiftMaster 895MAX remote to lock the programming in.
You can now test your remote control to ensure that you’ve properly paired your remote with your garage door opener. Reprogram your garage door remote if your opener does not respond.