How to Program a LiftMaster Remote for an Elite Gate

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Repeat the process to program additional remote controls for your Liftmaster Elite gate opener.


Remote programming instructions may vary by remote or gate opener model. Contact Liftmaster customer service to obtain model-specific programming instructions, if needed.

Operating as a subsidiary of the Chamberlain Group, Liftmaster is a popular manufacturer of automatic garage door openers and gate operators for residential and commercial customers. Liftmaster Elite series gate operators are controlled by Chamberlain-Liftmaster Security Plus remote controls. Before your remote can be used to operate the gate operator, the operator must be programmed to accept commands from the remote transmitter. Programming a Liftmaster remote to your Elite series gate operator can be done in seconds.


Step 1

Examine your Liftmaster Elite gate operator to locate the "Learn Xmitter" button.

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Step 2

Press and release the "Learn Xmitter" button; the adjacent LED indicator will illuminate.

Step 3

Press the remote control button that you want to use to control your Liftmaster gate operator; the LED indicator will flash and the gate operator alarm will chirp twice to confirm successful programming.

Step 4

Program a keyless entry PIN for your gate operator. Press the "Learn Xmitter" button once; the adjacent LED indicator will turn on.


Step 5

Choose a four-digit personal identification number and enter it into the gate opener's wireless keyless entry keypad. Press the "Enter" button to save the PIN into the keypad's memory; the gate operator alarm will chirp twice if the PIN has been programmed correctly.


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