Confused about garage door opener remotes or which garage door opener product you need?
1)What brand is it? Liftmaster, Genie, Linear, Multicode, Allstar, Stanley, etc.
2)What frequency does it operate on? (300mhz, 310mhz, 315mhz, 318mhz, 390mhz are the most common and can sometimes be found printed on the back of the remote or on the garage door motor itself.)
3)Does your remote use dip switches? (uhhh what's a dip switch you say...?)
Once you have answered the following questions click on the brand name you need and then find the frequency. Now you can click on the type of garage door opener remotes or products you need that are listed to see if that product has compatibles such as a mini keychain sized remote or other variables such as two button or three button capabilities.
- Dip switches are the little tiny toggle buttons found usually inside the battery compartment of a remote that are used to set the code for your garage door opener.
- There is a matching set of dip switches found in your garage door operator's receiver.
- If there are no dip switches, and its made after 1997 (in most cases) then you're using rolling code technology!
(illustration of common Dip Switches)
1) Who made/makes the product (brand) you need replacing?
(If your brand name garage door opener product is not listed anywhere on our site, and you cannot find it using our search feature, call us and we will track it down) There may be compatible products listed once you find the original Genie, Liftmaster, Multicode, Stanley, Linear remote or product etc.
2) What is the frequency setting on your remote or garage door opener receiver you need?
Is it 300mhz 310mhz 318mhz 390mhz etc. This is crucial!!! It should say on the remote itself or on the garage door operator that's overhead. If you cannot find it but can answer question 3, by default you will know which remotes will work.
3) Does the remote or gated community garage door opener use DIP SWITCH SETTINGS?
(See the picture above for clarification) If you are sure no dip switches are used and its made after 1997, it is using what is called Rolling Code Technology. Meaning, the code changes each time the garage door opener remote is pressed. In this case shop by selecting the brand name or your garage door opener and then search for those remotes using code rotating technology, like security + for the Liftmaster brand or Intellicode for Genie.