Will Genie Remote Work With LiftMaster?

Genie Remote Control Programming

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Like the Liftmaster, another garage door opener you can trust is the genie garage door opener. This brand of garage door opener is a leading brand in the market today. It has a lot of features from remote control to a host of other functionalities.

If there is one thing you must know about garage door openers, it is the fact that these openers come with their own remote controls. Each garage door opener has remote controls that allow you open and close the garage door with ease. 

Your genie remote can actually work with your Liftmaster garage door opener, as long as you program them on the right frequency. Since the Liftmaster garage door opener works on a particular frequency, your genie remote can work with the Liftmaster garage door opener once it is programmed on the same frequency.

Apart from the genie remote, you must know that there are other remotes that can also work with your Liftmaster garage door openers. There are universal remotes you can use if you misplace or can’t find your Liftmaster garage door opener remote.

How to Use a Genie Remote on a Liftmaster

Using the genie remote on your Liftmaster garage door opener is pretty easy. All you need to do is program it to your garage door opener the same way you would program a new remote control. Here is a guide on opening your Liftmaster garage door opener using a genie remote.

1. Locate the Learn Button on your Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

This is the first thing you must do if you want to pair your genie remote with the Liftmaster garage door opener. You must take your time to locate the learn button on your Liftmaster garage door opener.

The learn button is usually located at the back, beside the settings of your Liftmaster garage door opener. While some might be green in color, some learn buttons might be red or black in color. It largely depends on the model of the Liftmaster garage door opener you use. A learn inscription is usually written on the learn button. The inscription gives you the necessary confirmation that you have located the learn button.

2. Erase the previous Code on the Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

Once you have successfully located the learn button, the next thing you must do is take your time to erase the previous or existing code on your garage door opener. Doing this is pretty important as it allows you to successfully pair the new genie remote with the Liftmaster garage door opener. The previous code must be erased if you want to pair the genie remote with your Liftmaster garage door opener.

Erasing the previous code is pretty simple. All you need to do is press the learn button at the back of the garage door opener. Ensure you hold the button down for at least 10 seconds. Once you do this, the previous or existing data and settings on the garage door opener will be immediately erased.

You should see a blinking led light on the garage door opener which indicates that you have successfully erased or formatted the garage door opener.

3. Wait for Several Seconds and Press the Learn Button on the Garage Door Opener to Begin Reprogramming

This is the next thing you must do once you have successfully erased the existing data or settings on your Liftmaster garage door opener. You must wait a couple of seconds (at least 20 to 30 seconds) before you begin the reprogramming process.

Once you have waited for 30 seconds, you can go ahead and press the learn button on your Liftmaster garage door opener. Hold the button down for at least 5 seconds to begin the reprogramming process.

Once the process begins, an led light on your garage door opener should blink. Once the led light blinks, it means your garage door opener is ready to be programmed to another remote.

4. Press the Large Button on your Genie Remote Control to Program It with your Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

This is the last thing you need to do if you want to open or close your Liftmaster garage door opener using your genie remote control. You must take your time to press the large button on your genie remote once the Liftmaster is ready for reprogramming.

Since they operate on the same frequency, the Liftmaster should recognize and pair with your genie remote control. Once the pairing is successful, the led light on your garage door opener should blink. The moment it means, it means the pairing has been successful.

You can go ahead and press the opener/close button on your genie remote to open your Liftmaster garage door opener once the pairing is successful. Your garage door should open once you press the remote.

Which Remotes Are Compatible with the Liftmaster Garage Door Opener?

There are a lot of remotes that are compatible with the Liftmaster garage door opener. These remotes, which range from chamberlain remotes to genie remotes and a lot more, can be used to replace your Liftmaster garage door opener remote. Here is a list of remotes that are compatible with the Liftmaster garage door opener.

1. Universal Remote 374YT

This is the first type of remote you should consider getting if you are looking for a universal remote that is compatible with your Liftmaster. The 374UT remote is compatible with almost every garage door opener you will find in the market today. 

These remotes are compatible with garage door openers like the Liftmaster, craftsman, mega mechanic, chamberlain, and a lot more. This remote is also incredibly affordable as you can get them for as low as $50.

2. Universal Remote 380UT

Like the 374YT, the universal remote 389YT is another remote you can use to operate your Liftmaster garage door opener and other types of garage door openers on the market today. This remote is compatible with almost every garage door opener you will find.

The 380UT works with garage door openers like the master mechanic, genie, Wayne Dalton, Liftmaster, craftsman, and a lot more. It also has universal keypad features that are compatible with almost any garage door opener. You can get this remote for as low as $70.

3. Univerasal Remote 321

Although the compatibility of these remotes is not as wide as the other two, you can still use this remote to open or close your Liftmaster garage door opener as long as it is paired successfully. The 321 remote works with your Liftmaster garage door opener and other openers such as Stanley, chamberlain, genie, and a lot more.

Although this remote is currently not being manufactured anymore, you can still get the previous models in the market. You also do not need to stress your pocket to afford one as they cost less than $40.

4. Universal Remote 893MAX

This is another remote that will come in handy if you are looking for remotes you can use to operate your Liftmaster garage door opener. The universal remote 893MAX can work with any type of Liftmaster garage door opener. It can also work with other brands like chamberlain and genie garage door openers.

Although this remote is not as cheap as the previous ones listed, this remote is still definitely worth the price. You can get this remote for as low as $80.

Why Is my Remote not Working with the Liftmaster Garage Door Opener?

There are different things that can prevent your remote from working with the Liftmaster garage door opener. Here is a list of those things below.

1. Worn-out Batteries

This is basically the most common reason why your remote isn’t working with your Liftmaster garage door opener. If your remote batteries are bad or worn out, it will be practically impossible for your Liftmaster to respond to the commands from your remote.

Typically, a battery lasts between 6 months to 1 year. Once you have been using the battery for a while and you notice your remote isn’t as efficient as before, check if the remote batteries are still in good shape.

2. Lens Is Blocked

If the lens of your Liftmaster remote is blocked, there is no way it will be able to respond to the commands from your remote control. There are different things that can cause a blockage of the lens. One of the most popular things is pathway obstruction.

Apart from pathway obstruction, the accumulation of dirt or moisture is another thing that can cause blockage to the lens of your garage door opener or remote. take your time to check if there is any obstruction regularly.

3. Remote Isn’t Configured

If your Liftmaster garage door opener is already configured to another remote, it will be practically impossible to use a new remote to operate the garage door opener. The previous configuration has to be erased before you can use another remote to operate the Liftmaster remote.

Solutions to Remote not Working with Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

Just as there are different things that can make your Liftmaster garage door opener nonresponsive to remote controls, there are also things you can do to fix the problem of your remote not working. Here are some of the things you can do below.

1. Change the Remote Batteries

This is basically the quickest and easiest thing to do when it comes to fixing the remote problems of your garage door opener. You can easily change the batteries of your Liftmaster garage door opener remote.

Once you do this, your remote should begin to work smoothly if it was a battery problem that was affecting it.

2. Remove the Blockage on the Lens

Removing the blockage on the lens is another thing you can do to get your remote working again. If there is any form of blockage on the lens of your remote or Liftmaster garage door opener, it will affect the ability of your remote to work smoothly.

Take your time to check and change the lens of your remote. Once you are done, also check the lens of the garage door opener.

3. Reconfigure the Remote

You must reconfigure the remote to the garage door opener once you notice that the remote isn’t working with your garage door opener. You must take your time to reconfigure the garage door opener ad erase its previous settings. Once you do this, you can easily pair the remote with the garage door opener and open your garage door with ease.


Conclusion

You can actually operate the Liftmaster garage door opener using a genie remote. However, you must ensure you erase the previous configuration and pair the genie remote before you can do this. 

There are different types of remotes that can work with your Liftmaster garage door opener. There are also different things that can prevent the remote from working efficiently. We have discussed all of these things and more in this article. Read through to get all the details you need. 

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Written by Timothy Amin

Timothy is a seasoned expert when it comes to garage doors. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, John has installed, repaired, and maintained countless garage doors of various types and styles.