Can a new garage door remote opener be programmed by the homeowner?

I have a non-functioning remote garage door opener. If I buy a new one, can I program it myself to save money over having it professionally done?

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 31, 2017
    Check at your home improvement store with the associate that handles that area. He will be able to help you. My son programmed his new truck to open the garage door in seconds, so it may be a simple thing to do. Our garage door opener is not a new one by a long shot, so perhaps your will be easy to do with their helpful advise. The other way would be to talk to someone in customer service at the manufacturer of the garage door opener.

  • Raymond Dubois Raymond Dubois on Dec 31, 2017
    Yes, but you need to get the codes from either the owners manual or manufacturer.

  • William William on Dec 31, 2017
    If you mean replacing the complete opener there will be intructions with it. If you mean just the remote you will need a universal one that is compatible with your opener or get an OEM one that matches your unit. Owners manual for your opener will have instructions how to program or you can go online with the model number download/ look a manual.