How to Sync the Remote to a Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Garage door remote openers allow you to control your garage motor from as far away as 200 feet. They give remote access to your door from inside your car and house, and provide safety and convenience for the automatic opening system. You can program your Craftsman door and remote from inside your garage in just minutes. You can also reprogram your remote if it happens to lose its signal or if you lose your remote and are forced to buy a new one.

Garage door fitted with remote opener

Step 1

Enter your garage with your remote opener in hand and locate the smart button on your garage motor. The button is located near the antenna wire and light lens.

Step 2

Push the smart button on the motor and release when the red indicator light glows solid.

Step 3

Press the open button on your Craftsman remote and wait for the indicator light on the motor to blink once. You must program your remote within 30 seconds of pressing the smart button on the motor.

Step 4

Repeat Step 3 for any additional remotes, and your remotes will be programmed and ready to use once the red indicator light on the motor goes out.