Changing the Battery In Your Garage-Door Remote

Changing the batteries in a LiftMaster or Chamberlain remote is fairly straightforward.

Here’s how:

  1. Remove the visor clip from the remote. Simply place a finger through the loop at the top and slide the clip up and off the device.
  2. Locate the round indentations on each side of the remote- there should be two or three around the edges.
  3. Open the remote. Taking the rounded edge of the visor clip, insert it into the indentation on the long edge of the remote. Carefully twist until the case begins to separate. Move around to the other sides of the remote to all the indentations and do the same thing. Eventually you’ll hear a snap, and the case should split apart.
  4. Replace the batteries (most can be found in your local drugstore). As with any electrical device, note the proper polarity of the batteries before removing them (the direction of the plus and minus signs on each battery’s head).
  5. Put the remote case back together by aligning its edges and applying pressure around all sides. Make sure you align the buttons on the remote case with the small buttons on the circuit board.
  6. Test the remote. Before opening or closing your garage door, be sure the area around your door is clear. Then press the remote button and check that the door opens and closes properly.

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