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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Finding A Compatible Remote For Your Raynor Garage Door Opener

Finding a compatible replacement remote for your Raynor garage door opener can be tricky sometimes. There are different styles, button configurations and models that seem to come and go every couple of years. And with those changes there are also differences in radio frequencies that the remotes use so matching up the correct remote to your Raynor opener can be confusing.

Finding the right remote to work with your opener no longer has to be confusing though with the introduction of the Liftmaster 893MAX Remote a few years ago. The 893MAX is a 3-button remote
that can work on 390MHz and 315MHz frequencies and be programmed to work three garage door openers. It is backwards compatible which means it can replace all of the previous models of remotes of which many have been discontinued.
https://www.garagedoorzone.com/893MAX-893RGX-Liftmaster-3-button-Garage-Door-Opener-Remote-893MAX.htm
893MAX Liftmaster Remote

As far as a compatible replacement for Raynor garage door openers it will work on all Raynor garage door openers manufactured since 2000. There's a list below of all of the Raynor openers that the 893MAX Remote will work with. If you have an older Raynor Flitestar or R-Series garage door opener then please read our other blog post: Raynor Remotes Part II - Flitestar and R-Series Openers. We cover the different remotes that have been used over the years and how you can find the correct one for your opener.

As mentioned above the 893MAX Remote replaces all of the previous remotes that have been used with the Raynor garage door openers manufactured since 2000. Here is a list of the remotes that the 893MAX remote replaces.

893MAX Remote replaces these models:
81RGD, 83RGD, 971RGD, 972RGD, 973RGD, 974RGD, 371RGD, 372RGD, 373RGD, 374RGD

And here is a list of all of the Raynor garage door openers that the 893MAX Remote is compatible with:

893MAX Remote compatible with these Raynor openers:
  • Admiral (3850RGD), Admiral II (8550RGD), Admiral II WiFi (8550WRGD)
  • Airman (3270RGD), Airman II (8155RGD)
  • Aviator (1280RGD/2280RGD/3280RGD), Aviator II (8355RGD/8355WRGD)
  • Corporal (3255RGD), Corporal II (8165RGD/8165WRGD)
  • Commander (2220RGD/3220RGD), Commander II (3240RGD)
  • Endeavor (2585RGD/3585RGD)
  • General II (WLEDRGD)
  • Pilot (1265RGD/2265RGD/3265RGD), Pilot II (8365RGD/8365WRGD-267)
  • Navigator (1245RGD/2245RGD/3245RGD)
  • Prodigy (3800RGD), Prodigy II (8500RGD/8500WRGD)
  • Sergeant II (8160WRGD)
  • Ultra (2595RGD/3595RGD), Ultra II (8587RGD/8587WRGD)
So if you have an older Raynor garage door opener and you need a compatible replacement remote you can use the 893MAX Remote found here at the Garage Door Zone Store. And if you want a key chain remote then the 890MAX Key Chain Remote can be used or the 877MAX Keyless Entry if you're looking for an outside keypad.

Have a question about a remote or your garage door opener? Feel free to email us at: Blog@GarageDoorZone.com and we'll do our best to answer your questions. You can also leave a comment below.


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Raynor Remotes Part II - Flitestar & R-Series Openers

Finally, I can address the other Raynor remotes that people ask about. A month or so ago I addressed remote controls for the newer style of Raynor operators (Pilot, Aviator, Commander, etc.). Now I'm going to cover the remotes for the Raynor Flitestar and R-Series (R110/210, R120/220, R130/230, R150/250, R160/260 and R170/270) garage door operators.

First, the radio receiver for the Flitestar and R-Series of operators is not built into the units like the current operators. This means that the installation company or distributor you got the operator from added the receiver when it was installed. This can cause some problems when trying to help customers because there were many different radio receivers on the market 10 or 20 years ago that the installer could have used so I can't cover them all. I will cover the one's we've used and are still available. If you don't see yours below then the receiver & remotes may or may not still be available. The best thing to do is to email us at: store@garagedoorzone.com and I'll try to help you. Please include the make and model number of the radio receiver attached to the opener (you will probably have to remove the receiver and look on the back for this information).

You can also watch the video below that will help explain what information is needed to locate the correct remote for your garage door opener.



Linear Garage Door Opener Remote
Linear - very common in the 1980's to early 90's. This equipment is still being manufactured. If you have a Linear Delta-3 radio receiver then the Linear DT-1 Remote is what you need. There are 8 DIP switches in the remote that are matched up to the 8 switches on the back of the radio receiver. This was good reliable radio equipment and is still being used by some.
Raynor 971RGD Garage Door Opener RemoteRaynor 973RGD Garage Door Opener RemoteRaynor 63RGD Garage Door Opener Remote
Liftmaster - in the late 80's this equipment started to become popular and is probably the most popular radio equipment on the market today. If you have a model #500RGD (500LM) radio receiver then you'll probably have the #61RGD 1-button remote or #63RGD 3-button remote. These remotes are easy to distinguish by the red LED light on them and the 9 trinary DIP switches in the battery compartment. The 61RGD Remotes are no longer available but you can use the 61LM Remote which is the same. The 63RGD also is no longer available but the 33LM Remote is a compatible replacement.
The next model of remotes by Liftmaster to come out were the #81RGD 1-button and #83LM 3-button remotes. These are the 390MHz "Billion Code" style remotes and worked with the #520RGD and #540RGD radio receivers. They eliminated the DIP switches and incorporated the "Smart Button" technology into the #8xx series of remotes making the programming even easier. The 81RGD and 83LM Remotes are no longer available but a compatible replacement remote would be the 893MAX Remote.
The last Liftmaster model that may have been used on the Raynor R-series or Flitestar operators is the #971RGD 1-button or #973RGD 3-button 390MHz Security + rolling code remotes. These were used for a number of years until the 315MHz frequency remote controls came into use. The 971LM Remote can be used as a replacement for the 971RGD Remote and the 893MAX Remote can be used to replace the 973RGD Remote.


There's a few other makes of radio equipment still being manufactured and may have been used on the older Raynor openers. The Multi-Code #308911 1-button 300MHz remote is made by Linear and is compatible with #109920 Multi-Code radio receiver. The Linear GT-30 Remote is a Genie compatible unit that will work with the 390MHz Genie Pro Intellicode radio receivers from 1996 or newer. The GT30 is also compatible with Overhead Door CodeDodger and Linear AM-RGR access control receivers.

This is by no means all of the radio equipment that's was or is available. Some of the older stuff is discontinued and some of it is still manufactured but isn't that popular. If you don't see your remote control then send us an email (store@garagedoorzone.com) with a description of what you are looking for and include some pictures if you can and we'll try and track it down for you or give you some options.

https://www.garagedoorzone.com/Remote-Controls_c4.htm
 Published 09/12/08 Updated 06/22/19

Adjustable Opener Reinforcement Bracket

Having trouble attaching the garage door operator arm to the top section of the garage door? Is the top section starting to crack from the stress of the garage door operator? Then a reinforcement bracket may be the answer. An adjustable opener reinforcement bracket works great for attaching the garage door opener arm to the top section of the garage door. The added strength of the bracket helps keep the top sections of steel doors from cracking over extended use.


Adjustable Garage Door Opener Reinforcement Bracket
They can be adjusted to fit section heights of 18" up to 24". They're only 2" wide so in most cases the bracket can be mounted between windows if need be. With the use of the reinforcement bracket the mounting bracket that's supplied by the opener manufacturer can be eliminated.

Prolong the life of your garage door and your garage door opener by installing an opener reinforcing bracket to your garage door. You can view or purchase the bracket at the Garage Door Zone Store.

https://www.garagedoorzone.com/18-24-Adjustable-Garage-Door-Operator-Reinforcing-Bracket-903ADJORBX.htm
 Orig. published 08/26/09 Updated 06/22/19

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Magnetic House Numbers For Your Garage


Do you have a steel garage door but don't want to drill holes in it to put your house numbers on? Do you live in a development where all the condos or homes look similar? Using magnetic house numbers is a perfect solution!

https://www.garagedoorzone.com/HA104-Magnetic-House-Numbers-5-Black-HA104.htm?productId=215

No drilling. No glue. No worries about rust.

5" Black Vinyl Numbers with a hammered look help to distinguish your home from the others around you and also help emergency personnel and delivery people find your home or try the 5" Brass Vinyl Numbers for a sharp look.


5" Brass Vinyl Magnetic Numbers
5" Brass Vinyl Magnetic Numbers  
Shop today at the Garage Door Zone and get your individual magnetic house numbers.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Marantec M3-631 Keyless Entry Programming Instructions

We've had a lot of requests for various programming instructions and I've emailed tons of people with the instructions but it's getting a little overwhelming. So we're going to start publishing some of the most requested instructions on the blog. If you're still confused or have questions feel free to email us at: store@garagedoorzone.com and we'll be happy to help you the best we can.

Update: You can now view and download the instructions by going to the Garage Door Zone Support Manuals site.



UPDATE 03/01/14: The M3-631 Keyless Entry has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the M13-631 Keyless Entry. You can see the new M13-631 Wireless Keypad here at the Garage Door Zone Store and see how much they've improved the keyless entry. 

Below are the programming instructions for the Marantec M3-631 Wireless Keyless Entry