How to Program a Genie 3-Button Remote

A question we get asked a lot is “how do I program my Genie 3-button remote?” Check out the video below or read along for a step-by-step tutorial!

Step 1: Putting Opener into Programming Mode

First, you’ll want to press and hold the program button on the opener until the round LED turns blue, then release.

Next, the round LED will go out and the long LED will begin flashing purple.

At this point, you’ll want to know how old your Genie Opener is. If it was manufactured between 1995-2011, you’ll want to read the notes here.

Step 2: Program your Remote to the Opener

NOTE: Once you put the Opener in programming mode, you will have 30 seconds to perform this step.

First, make sure you pull the protective battery tab from your remote and stand at least 5 feet away from the opener to ensure proper communication between the devices.

Next, slowly press and release the remote button of your choice two times. The opener LEDs will flash and go off, letting you know you have successfully programmed your remote.

You’ll then want to press and release the same button a third time and your door should open!

Program a Genie 3-Button Remote

Programming a Genie 3-Button Remote can be very easy! But if you’re in the Springfield, MO area and you’re still having trouble, please don’t hesitate to reach out! It might be time to join our Garage Door Guy Membership Plan which includes professional service and tune-ups, discounted service rates on big jobs (e.g. installing a new Garage Door), priority scheduling, and more!

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