How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Remote

garage door opener remote

If you have lost or damaged your garage door opener, don’t worry! You can easily replace it without having to call a technician. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of replacing your garage door opener remote. We will provide you with a list of the materials that you will need and show you how to complete the replacement process step-by-step. Let’s get started!

Types of garage door openers

-Chain drive garage door opener

-Belt drive garage door opener

-Screw drive garage door opener

Garage door opener remote basics

– garage door opener remote

– garage door opener

What you will need to replace it

– Phillips head screwdriver

– Flathead screwdriver

– Ladder (optional)

How to replace your garage opener remote in five easy steps

  1. Locate the garage door opener unit. This is typically mounted on the ceiling of your garage, near the garage door.
  2. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the cover of the garage door opener unit.
  3. Locate the battery compartment and open it using a flathead screwdriver.
  4. Remove the old one from the garage door opener unit and insert the new one.
  5. Close the battery compartment and replace the cover of the garage door opener unit.

Garage door opener replacement tips

– Always store a backup opener remote in a secure location in case you’re primary remote is misplaced or damaged. 

– You will need to call a garage door expert to repair this remote if your garage door opener unit lacks a battery compartment.

– Before turning off your garage door opener, test your new remote. This will guarantee that it is operating correctly.

How to program a new remote for the garage door opener

It must be programmed before it will operate if your garage door opener employs rolling codes. A generic garage door opener remote cannot be used to open your garage door thanks to this security feature. If you don’t understand anything, then don’t hesitate to call a garage door expert.

Follow these steps to program:


  1. The “Learn” button should be located on your garage door opener. Usually, this button is crimson or purple.
  2. When the indicator light on the garage door opener unit begins to blink, press and hold the “Learn” button.
  3. Press and hold the button on your remote while keeping the “Learn” button pressed.
  4. When the indicator light on the garage door opener unit begins quickly blinking, release both buttons. This proves that the programming was successful.
  5. To ensure appropriate operation, test your new remote.

Need Professional Services? Call KALD GART Doors Expert:

Call KALD GART Doors if you need assistance replacing it or programming a new one. We are specialists in everything garage doors, and we would be pleased to help. Call us right away!

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David Martin

David Martin

Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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