LiftMaster 371LM and 971LM Features and Specifications

A garage door remote usually comes with the purchase of a garage door opener kit. Often, just a single remote will not suffice. You may need extra remotes for the rest of the family who also uses the garage regularly. Aside from that, your old garage remote might need to be replaced.

LiftMaster’s 371LM and 971LM remote models are two of the bestselling remotes from this trusted brand. If you are looking into purchasing new garage door remotes, then you might want to look into these two replacement remote models.

LiftMaster 371LM

The LiftMaster 371LM is a basic garage door opener remote that’s not so basic.

This remote is designed for garage door openers made after 2005 with the 315 MHz frequency. This will operate on garage door openers with the purple LED light, found at the back of the motor, and with remotes that have black or silver buttons.It also works with LiftMaster commercial door operators and gate operators.

LiftMaster 371LM has a code rotating technology for extra security and also offers an Enhanced Radio Technology (ERT). The remote is easy to program and to use.

What’s interesting about this garage door remote is that it does not interfere with military radio frequency. The typical military radio equipment operates at 390 MHz which is close to the usual frequencies that garage door opener operates in. This entails frequent interference in the garage door opener function. To solve the interference problem, homeowners might need to purchase a conversion kit that allows your garage door opener to operate at a frequency that’s different from the military’s Land Mobile Radio.

The remote only has a single button and is best for homes with only one garage door. This opens and closes the garage door and also turns on and off the garage door opener lights. It comes with a visor clip for convenient vehicle use and a lithium battery that lasts for up to five years.

LiftMaster 971LM

Liftmaster 971LMThis is another simple garage door opener remote from LiftMaster. The 971LM is a directional visor clip that includes a 3V lithium and rolling code technology for extra security. This remote works with garage door openers that operate in 390 MHz frequency and those with reddish-orange learn button on the motor head.

It is a single-button garage door remote that’s compatible with garage door openers made from 1997 and up to the present.

The LiftMaster 971LM remote is compatible with the garage door openers that have the Security+ systems, including Sears, Craftsman, Raynor, and Chamberlain openers with rolling codes. It works with the Chamberlain 950CB, 953CB, and 956CB. The remote also works with Sears garage door openers, specifically 139.53661, 139.53677SRT, 139.53661SRT, 139.53677SRT3, 139.53661SRT3, 139.53680, 139.53662, 139.53681, 139.53662SRT2, 139.53684, 139.53663, 139.53961 139.53663SRT, 139.53961SRT, 139.53664, 139.53962, 139.53664SRT, 139.53962SRT, 139.53664SRT2,139.53962SRT1, 139.53670, 139.53963, 139.53670SRT1, 139.53963SRT, 139.53671, 139.53964, 139.53671SRT, 139.53964SRT, 139.53671SRT3,139.53966, 139.53672, 139.53966SRT, 139.53672SRT, 139.53966SRT1, 139.53672SRT2, 139.53974, 139.53672SRT3, 139.53974SRT, 139.53673, 139.53975, 139.53673SRT, 139.53975SRT, 139.53673SRT3, 139.53975SRT1, 139.53674,139.53976, 139.53674SRT1, 139.53976SRT, 139.53674SRT2,139.53978, 139.53675, 139.53978SRT, 139.53675SRT2, 139.53978SRT1, and 139.53677.

The great thing about this remote control is that it’s simple and easy to use. You can immediately program it without a sweat. This is perfect for homes with only one garage door opener.


When purchasing garage door opener remotes, make sure that you purchase one that is compatible with your garage door opener. This rule is applicable to both replacement garage door remotes and extra remotes. Check the model of your garage door opener first and double check the compatibility. Inspect the color of your LED light and read your opener’s manual to make sure you’ve got it covered.

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