How to Code Chamberlain Remote Controls

by Jeff Grundy Google

    While Chamberlain produces other quality access and convenience products such as alert systems and intercoms, many consumers know the company best for its line of garage-door-opening systems that include wireless or keyless entry. Most Chamberlain keyless and wireless remotes work with several garage door openers made by the company. Additionally, Chamberlain produces Clicker universal remotes that enable wireless or keyless access for motorized garage doors from other manufacturers in case you need an extra remote or lose the original.

    Garage Door Openers With Smart/Learn Buttons

    Step 1

    Install batteries in the Clicker remote.

    Step 2

    Refer to the installation guide to determine how many times you must press the "Open" or "Close" button on the Clicker remote to use it with your particular brand of garage door opener. For example, if you have a Genie garage door opener, you must press the "Open" or "Close" button six times to enable learning mode for the opener. If you have a Stanley opener, you must press one of the buttons seven times to enable learning mode.

    Step 3

    Use your thumb to press down on the face cover just below the two buttons on the front of the remote. Slide the face cover downward with your thumb to remove it from the front of the remote.

    Step 4

    Press and hold the programming button in the area exposed when you removed the face cover plate. Hold the programming button until the LED on the remote lights.

    Step 5

    Position the ladder beneath the garage-door-opener motor unit. Climb the ladder until you can reach the rear of the motor unit. Press and release the button on the motor unit labeled “Smart” or “Learn.”

    Step 6

    Press one of the buttons ("Open" or "Close") the number of times specified in the installation guide for the brand of garage door opener you own. Press the button slowly and wait for the LED to light between each button press.

    Step 7

    Press the programming button. Press the "Open" or "Close" button to test the garage door opener and ensure that the remote works. Replace the face cover plate after successfully programming the remote.

    Garage Door Openers With Dip Switches

    Step 1

    Install new batteries in the Clicker remote.

    Step 2

    Refer to the Clicker installation guide and note the number of button presses required for your brand of garage door opener.

    Step 3

    Open the rear or face cover plate on the old remote. Remove the face cover plate from the Chamberlain Clicker remote.

    Step 4

    Note the position of each of the numbered dip switches in the old remote. Set the dip switches on the Clicker remote so that they match the positions in the old one. If you don’t have the old remote, use the ladder to climb up to the motor unit and note the position of the dip switches on the rear or bottom. You can also change the position of the dip switches on the motor unit if you want to use a new opener code with the Clicker remote.

    Step 5

    Press and hold the programming button on the Clicker remote until the LED lights.

    Step 6

    Press the "Close" or "Open" button on the Clicker remote the number of times specified in the installation guide for your brand of garage door opener. Press and release the programming button.

    Step 7

    Replace the face cover plate on the Chamberlain Clicker remote. Press one of the remote buttons to open or close the garage door as needed.

    Required Items

    • Ladder
    • Batteries

    About the Author

    Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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