How to Program a LiftMaster Universal Keyless Entry

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Did you recently buy a LiftMaster Universal Keyless Entry pad for your garage door? That’s great! A garage door keypad offers convenience, security, and accessibility. If your wireless garage keypad is new, you’ll need to program it. We can teach you how to program a LiftMaster Universal Keyless Entry keypad in just a few easy steps.

The following steps are for the 387LM and 387LMC models of LiftMaster’s wireless universal keypads. These keypads are compatible with the following residential garage door openers.

  • LiftMaster
  • Chamberlain
  • Sears
  • Craftsman
  • Ryobi
  • Sommer
  • Xtreme Garage
  • Master Mechanic
  • Do It
  • Genie Intellicode
  • Overhead Door
  • Stanley
  • Wayne Dalton
  • Linear

Before You Begin

For your keypad to work, you’ll need to confirm a few things before you begin. 

  1. The door opener is made by one of the compatible brands listed above
  2. This keypad only works with door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993
  3. The garage door opener should have a working light — it’s a programming indicator
  4. Your garage door opener should have a LEARN or SMART button on it

The LEARN button on your garage door opener may look different depending on the model. The programming buttons on the opener should have an LED light and a green, red, orange, purple, or yellow learn button. 

Once you have confirmed the compatibility of your garage door opener all you need to do is select your 4-digit pin number and identify your opener’s ID number. Your pin is the number you’ll use to open your door, for more security avoid using consecutive numbers. 

Garage Door Opener ID Numbers

IDGarage Door Opener BrandManufacturing Dates
1Linear 1997-Preset
2Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, LiftMaster, Master Mechanic, Do It (Orange/Red LEARN button)1997-2004
3Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, LiftMaster, Master Mechanic, Do It (Purple LEARN button)2005-present
4Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, LiftMaster, Master Mechanic, Do It (Green LEARN button)1993-1996
5Genie Intellicode, Overhead Door (315 MHz)2005-present
6Genie Intellicode, Overhead Door (390 MHz)1995-present
8Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, LiftMaster (Yellow LEARN button)2011-present
9Wayne Dalton (372.5 MHz)1999-present
10Xtreme Garage2016-present

Don’t recognize any of the names above? Not a problem. LiftMaster’s keypad really is compatible with most major brands of garage door openers from 1993 to today. Below is a list of the garage door opener model numbers compatible with the 387LM keypad.

Garage Door Opener Manufacture YearLearn Button ColorFrequency CodeModel Numbers
1993-1995Green (Billion Code)390 MHz1245/1255, 1270/1280
1996-2005Orange (Security+)390 MHz1245R/1255R, 1265R, 2220, 2245/2255, 2265, 2280, 2500, 2575, 2585, 2595
2006-2014Purple (Security+)315 MHz1345/1355, 1356, 3220, 3255, 3240, 3265, 3270, 3280, 3800, 3500, 3850, 3585, 3595
2011-2021Yellow (Security+ 2.0)310, 315, 390 MHz87504-267, 87802, 84602, 84501, 85503-267, 8550WLB, 8360WLB, 8160WB, 8500W, WLED, 8550W, 8587W, 8557W, 8360W, 8355W, 8365W-267, 8160W, 8165W, 8155W, 8164W, 8365-267, 8160, 8165, 8155, 8065, 8010, 8550, 8587, 8557, 8360, 8355
2022+Yellow (Security+ 2.0)315 MHz8500, 8500C, 8500W, 8587W, 87504-267, 87802, 84602, 84501, 8365W-267, 8160WB, 8160W, 8165W, 8155W, 8164W, 98022, 85870, 83650-267, 81600, 81602, 81650, 81550, 81640, 84504R, 84505R

How to Program a LiftMaster Universal Keyless Entry Keypad Models 387LM and 387LMC

Programming your new keypad should be relatively easy. Make sure you’ve decided on a pin number and identified your opener ID.

  1. Begin with your keypad, it does not have to be installed before you begin programming. Press the asterisk (*) and hash (#) button on the keypad at the same time, hold until the keypad stops flashing.
  2. While the keypad light is on enter your 4-digit pin and press the hash (#) button. Next enter your opener ID and press the hash (#) button again. You have 10 seconds to complete this step. If the light on the keypad turns off before you finish entering your pin or ID, return to step 1. 
  3. After entering your pin and ID, go to the garage door opener and press and release the LEARN button.
  4. Enter your 4-digit pin on the keypad and press the -0- button (for Genie and Overhead Door openers, press the -0- button twice). At this point your wireless entry keypad should be programmed.
  5. Test your keypad by entering your 4-digit pin and follow by pressing and holding the -0- button until the door begins to operate.

How to Change An Existing Pin

If you’ve changed your mind about the pin you selected all you need to do is enter your pin and press the asterisk (*) button instead of the -0- button. Next, enter your new pin and again press the asterisk (*) button. After you’ve confirmed your pin, enter it one last time and follow the pin by holding the -0- button to confirm that the door operates with the new pin.

How to Reset a Garage Door Keypad Pin

If the keypad you want to program is not new you’ll need to start at the door opener. Press the LEARN button on the opener and return to the keypad quickly. Enter your new 4-digit pin into the keypad followed by -0-. Next verify that the keypad is programmed by entering your pin followed by -0-, if the door begins to open or close you are done. 

LiftMaster Garage Door Keypads

Hopefully these steps were easy to follow and you were able to program or reprogram your garage door opener keypad. If you don’t have a LiftMaster Universal Keyless Entry the programming process will likely be similar but you may want to do some additional research on your system or contact a pro for further assistance. 

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and need additional help or would like to purchase a new garage door or accessories please contact our team at Doorvana

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