How to program a Chamberlain garage door opener

Before using a Chamberlain garage door, you need to program the garage door opener. Conducting the programming of the Chamberlain garage door opener is very easy, but you need to follow every step to avoid further problems.

Like all other motor doors, Chamberlain garage doors also have a remote control, a learn button or an intelligent control panel.

The user can program a Chamberlain garage door opener by remote control, a learn button, or the intelligent control panel. The whole programming procedure of this Chamberlain garage door opener has been written below for your convenience. I hope that, by reading this article, You can easily program your Chamberlain garage door opener.

Handy Tips: a ladder might be helpful if you don’t have any.

The programming procedure of the Chamberlain garage door opener or Remote programming

programming Chamberlain garage door opener remote

There are three ways you can program your Chamberlain garage door opener. This instruction also solves your quarries such as how to connect your Chamberlain garage door opener and how to pair the Chamberlain garage door opener with remote control. The ways are

  • Program the garage door opener with the LEARN button.
  • Program the door control by using a remote control with a LEARN button.
  • Then, program the garage door opener with the smart control panel by using a remote control.

The description of these three ways will be discussed in this article easily. Follow our full instructions to program your Chamberlain garage door opener.

Program the garage door opener with the LEARN button

  • Firstly, find the LEARN button on your garage door opener.
  • Press firmly on that LEARN button, then release the button quickly.
  • You will find the LED light of the LEARN button show steady
  • Press the button on your remote control that you want to operate. (This pressing work needs to be conducted within 30 seconds after pressing the LEARN button.
  • After that, the garage door opener light will be flashing.
  • The door opener programming work has been done.
Chamberlain programming with learn button

Program the door control by using a remote control with a LEARN button

  • Firstly, you need to find the learn button on the door control.
  • Then press two times on the learn button.
  • You will see the LED light is blinking.
  • Press on your remote control button which you want to operate and release the button immediately.
  • You will see that the LED light will flash and two clicking sounds will be audible.
  • The programming work has been done.

Program the garage door opener with the smart control panel by using a remote control

  • Find the features menu on your smart control panel by using the navigation keypad.
  • Select the PROGRAM option and enter into it
  • Then, select the REMOTE option from the PROGRAM menu.
  • Press on your remote control button which you want to operate and release the button immediately.
  • You will see that the LED light will flash and two clicking sounds will be audible.
  • The programming work has been done.

Using these three ways, you can program your Chamberlain garage door opener easily.

Chamberlain remote compatibility chart

To find out if your compatible Chamberlain remote control and wireless entry keypad matching with the door opener, you need to follow the below-mentioned chart:

Remote type and LEARN button colourChamberlain model noChamberlain Wireless KeypadChamberlain visor remote
8 or 9 DIP switches140, 150, 240, 350, 450, 550, 753CB, 756CB,KLIK2U750 CB
Red or Orange1200, 2200, 2265, 4200, 4620, 4640, 6200, 7320, 7420, 7902, 8200, 9200, 9902, 9950, 9960, 940CB, 950 CB, 953CB, 956CB, CG 40, PD210, PD212, PD420, PD460-2, PD610, PD612K, PD752, PD785S, WD822K, WD822KS, WD912K, WD922K,940CB950CB
Yellow940EV, 953EV, 956EV, HD220, HD220C, HD420EV, HD930EV, LW260C, LW5000EV, PD220, PD222, PD 612EV, PD752KEV, WD832KEV, WD962KEV, WD962KEPV, WD962MLEV953EV, 956EV940EV
Green850CB, 853CB, 856CB, 953EV, 953EVMC, 956EV, CLT1, CLT1B, CLT1C, CLT1D, KLIK5U, MC100, MC100MC940EV-P2, 940EV-P2MC, KLIK3U / KLIK 5U Includes: KLIK3U-BK2, KLIK3U-BL2, KLIK3U-SS, KLIK 5U-BK2, KLIK5U-SS953EV-P2, 953EV-P2MC, 956EV-P2

Programming a Chamberlain garage door opener Keypad

  • Firstly, find the garage door opener’s learn button which usually takes place between the antenna wire and the door opener’s motorhead.
  • you can see a small LED light on the learn button. it tells the type of garage door opener you have.
  • After that, find the opener ID from the LED light by using the user’s manual. It may vary from door to door.
  • Now press the * and # button and hold for a while. Then release the button and it is ready for programming.
  • To program it enter a 4-digit PIN which you can remember and immediately press the # button. Now, enter the opener ID and press the # button again to complete the programming.
  • To pair the keypad with your garage door just press a single time at the LEARN button.

Note: In some door models, you need to add your set PIN again and press the 0 buttons to pair the keypad with the garage door.

program a Chamberlain garage door with a Car

How to program a Chamberlain garage door opener with a Car

The Vehicle’s HomeLink system can help to program a Chamberlain garage door opener with your car. To program it follow the below-mentioned steps one by one.

  • Firstly, identify the outer HomeLink button. Then, press and hold these 2 buttons for a while and release it when the indicator light starts blinking.
  • Keep the handheld transmitter just 1-3 inches away from the surface of HomeLink so that both can be seen from the upper side.
  • Now, at a time press and hold the handheld transmitter button and HomeLink button using both hands.
  • When the indicator light of HomeLink blinks slowly after that fast, release both buttons at a time.
  • After that, test the system whether it is programmed or not. To test it, press and hold the HomeLink trained button and immediately look at the indicator.
  • If the indicator is always on or solid, the programming is done. Otherwise, do the same work again.

Note: To work with the Car2U system, you need to manage a Car2U builder.

How to program a Chamberlain 3-button remote

Chamberlain’s 3-button remote has different models and they have different programming procedures. This programming solution is applicable for ½ HP and ⅓ HP remote controls. The full programming instruction for this remote programming are given below;

To program 953EV and 893MAX remote control

  • Firstly, turn on the remote by pressing and holding the program button which is on the back side of the remote.
  • You will see a LED blinking on the front of the remote.
  • Press and hold the remote button 1 – 4 times as per the color of the learn button.
  • Press any button for exit except which you press just now for programming.
  • Now, press and hold the learn button of the opener. Again press the remote button. If it is blinking, the system is programmed.
  • Test the system.

To program the 956EV & 890MAX remote control

  • Firstly, press the program button of your remote and hold it until the front LED light blinks.
  • Press and hold the remote button 1 – 5 times as per the colors of the learn button.
  • Press any button for exit except which you press just now for programming.
  • Now, press and hold the learn button of the opener. Again press the remote button. If it is blinking, the system is programmed.
  • Test the system.

Note: For the  Yellow color of the learn button press 1 time, for Purple/Brown press 2 times, for Red Learn Button /Orange button press 3 times, for Green press 4, and for Yellow 5 times. You can also follow the user’s manual for more clarification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Liftmaster the same as Chamberlain?

Liftmaster and Chamberlain are from the same parent company named Chamberlain Group (CGI). Both companies work for residential garage door and commercial garage door openers.

The spare parts of Liftmaster and Chamberlain are interchangeable. You can use the spare Liftmaster for the Chamberlain garage door opener. Though they have some differences also. The main difference between Liftmaster and Chamberlain is Chamberlain operates on a split rail system but Liftmaster runs on only one single piece of rail.

Chamberlain Garage door opener remote control won’t work g

Mainly for four reasons your Chamberlain garage door opener won’t work. These are; The lock button may be On. Check the lock button and unlock it by pressing and holding on the lock button.

  • The remote control battery may be depleted. Replace the battery first and you also need to reprogram it as you change the battery.
  • Remote control erases or reprograms are needed.
  • Due to the short circuit at the door control, the remote control also won’t work. Check the 2 wires of your door control and replace them to solve the problem.

Can we use Genie remote control for the  Chamberlain garage door opener?

Genie universal remote will work with the  Chamberlain garage door opener. Genie remotes are pre-programmed. But you need to check it first.

Although you need to check the compatibility list first. Otherwise, you need to reprogram the remote first.

Genie garage door troubleshooting

Connecting myQ Chamberlain garage door opener with home wi-fi

You can connect your myQ Chamberlain garage door opener with your home wi-fi. To do this you just need;

  • A smartphone,
  • Home wi-fi network, and
  • Wi-Fi signal at the garage.

You can connect both iOS and Android mobile devices with the Chamberlain garage door opener.

These are all about Chamberlain garage door opener and programming issues. Hope this article will help you to solve all your problems regarding the Chamberlain garage door opener.

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