How to Program A Universal Garage Door Opener


Using a universal garage opener can be very convenient for you and your family. Your garage is one of most commonly used appliances in your home and it is worthwhile to make using it as easy and convenient as possible. A universal garage door opener is a device that has the specific purpose of opening and closing your garage door with the touch of a button. An automatic remote is actually safer for your home. The door will have universal sensors that will stop the door from moving when someone or something is under it, keeping you, your friends and family, your pets, and your cars, safe from harm.

You may be surprised to learn that a universally programmed remote is something that you can program yourself, without the assistance of a professional. Since you may not know exactly how to accomplish this task, Sears Garage Doors has put the instructions into simple words that you can easily follow.

Programming your garage door can be completed in three simply steps. To make the programming as simple as possible, it is recommended to make sure that there is a working light bulb in the motor unit.

First, hold down the “smart” button on the garage door motor unit, which is the larger machine that operates your garage. A light on the unit should glow for about 30 seconds.

Next, within 30 seconds, hold down the button on the hand-held remote. This is the remote that you will likely keep inside of your car and use when you leave and return to your home.

Finally, when you see the light on the motor unit blink, you will know that your remote is programmed.

Meanwhile, apart from the traditional universal garage door remote that has been around for a few decades, smart garage door openers are becoming increasingly popular. Smart garage door openers allow you to control your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. How convenient!

You will love your universal garage door, whether you choose to use the traditional remote or an app on your phone or tablet. When the weather is bad, you will be able to stay in the comfort of your car until reaching the safe coverage of your garage. If you end up having any issues with programming your universal garage door, be sure to call Sears and a professionally trained technician will be able to resolve the problem for you quickly.