What Battery Does a LiftMaster Remote Use?

Your LiftMaster is more than just a garage door opener.

The product’s unique security features, like the Corner-to-Corner lighting, Video camera, and Automatic Garage Door Lock, protect your family from danger through days and nights.

If you want to enjoy these features for as long as possible, you must ensure that your LiftMaster remote uses the right battery.

In this article, we answer all your questions about the LiftMaster remote battery.

Here is the short answer to the battery LiftMaster remotes use:

Most LiftMaster remotes use the 3V CR2032. That said, a few LiftMaster models like the 892LT and the 895MAX have customized batteries. For instance, the 895MAX LiftMaster remote uses 3V CR2016 batteries.

How Long Does a LiftMaster Remote Battery Last?

LiftMaster remote batteries can last 1-2 years, depending on several factors, including the frequency of use and temperature.

It is advisable to have a back-up battery for your LiftMaster remote control, in case the old one fails suddenly.

What Battery Does a LiftMaster Remote Use

How Do You Change the Batteries for a LiftMaster Remote?

You’ve bought a new battery to replace your faulty LiftMaster remote battery, but you don’t know how to change it.

Before you change the battery, you need to ensure that you have the right battery for your LiftMaster remote model.

All LiftMaster remote controls, apart from the 895MAX, 892LT and 894LT, use the 3V CR2032.

On the other hand, 892LT and 894LT remotes use AAA batteries; and the 895MAX remote uses the 3V CR2016 battery.

Now that you are certain you have the correct battery for your remote, you can begin replacing the battery.

Please note that the method of replacement differs across the various LiftMaster models.

374UT & 895MAX Remote Controls

  1. Unscrew the bolts on the back of the remote case.
  2. Open the case.
  3. Take out the old batteries.
  4. Now, place the new batteries in the case. Ensure you position the side with the positive mark (+) up.
  5. Close the case and replace the screws.

971LM Security+, 371LM, 373LM, & 375UT Remote Controls

  1. Open the remote case with a screwdriver or visor clip.
  2. Take out the faulty batteries and replace them with new ones.
  3. Remember to place the new batteries positive side up.
  4. Replace the case.

892LT & 894LT Remote Controls

  1. Press the remote cover placed above the control buttons firmly to remove it.
  2. Take the old battery out.
  3. Insert the new AAA battery.
  4. Close the cover.

375LM Remote Controls

  1. Remove the cover below the remote control buttons by pressing it.
  2. Change the battery, placing the new battery positive side up.
  3. Replace the cover.

891LM & 893LM Remote Controls

  1. First, pull out the case from the middle with a visor clip.
  2. Next, use the visor clip to pry open the sides of the case.
  3. Change the batteries and close the case.

890MAX Remote Controls

  1. Look for the tiny notch on the long side of the remote.
  2. Insert a flat screwdriver blade in the notch to open the remote control case.
  3. Change the batteries and replace the case.

Best Replacement Batteries for LiftMaster Remotes

Here are the battery brands that work best for LiftMaster remotes:

  • MEOS Lithium Replacement Batteries for LiftMaster 373LM Remote
  • MEOS Lithium Replacement Batteries for LiftMaster 973LM Remote
  • LiftMaster 373P Replacement Battery Set
  • Premium Replacement Batteries for LiftMaster 371LM Garage Door Remote

How Do I Know When to Change My LiftMaster Remote Battery?

Most LiftMaster remote batteries only last for about two years. So, if you’ve used your batteries for more than two years, you may need to replace them.

Also, you should change your battery if you suspect it is faulty.

Here are some of the signs you may notice when your LiftMaster battery is due for replacement:

  1. Poor Response: If your garage door opener does not respond immediately you press a command on your remote, your LiftMaster remote battery might be dead. Dead or weak batteries affect the strength of the transmitter signal in the remote.
  2. Stuck Door: When your batteries are faulty, you might be unable to open or close your garage door by pressing your LiftMaster remote. If this happens, use the controls on the wall of your LiftMaster opener to close or open the garage door.

You should change your LiftMaster remote battery once you observe these problems.

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How to Extend the Life of Your LiftMaster Remote Battery

Keep your remote away from dirt. Exposure to dirt can cause corrosion on your remote.

Eventually, the rust penetrates into the inner parts of the remote and destroys the battery.

Avoid exposing your battery to extremely hot or cold weather.

When a LiftMaster remote battery is exposed to extreme temperatures, the weather stimulates chemical reactions that reduce the battery’s lifespan.

If you are storing the LiftMaster remote battery, ensure that the room is freshly ventilated.

You may also be interested in our article about Wi-Fi router batteries.

Common Problems of LiftMaster Remote

Are you having problems with your LiftMaster remote and wondering what to do about them?

Here’s a list of all the usual issues that occur with LiftMaster remotes and how to fix them:

  1. LiftMaster remote battery dies quickly: Poor maintenance is not the only reason your battery doesn’t last long. Usually, LiftMaster batteries last for two years. However, your battery may die within six months if your Liftmaster remote has some loose wires.

If you have some technical expertise, you can pry open the remote and use a screwdriver to tighten the loose wire. On the other hand, you should call a maintenance specialist if you can’t handle a tool.

  1. Garage door doesn’t open when you press the remote: There are several reasons why your garage door may not respond to your remote.

You may be unable to close the garage door by pressing the LiftMaster remote if you are standing too far away from the garage door.

Your remote signal weakens as you move away from the garage door.

To fix this problem, move closer until you are about 20 feet from the remote.

Now, the garage door should respond when you press the corresponding command on the remote.

A damaged opener receiving antennae may be another reason why you can’t open your garage door with the LiftMaster remote.

Since fixing this requires technical expertise, you should call a repairer. But before you do, check that the antenna is clean and pointed towards the door.

Sometimes, the opener receiving antenna acts up when it faces the wrong direction.

If your remote is not programmed correctly to the opener machine, your garage door won’t respond when you press the remote.

The solution here is to reprogram the remote to the opener machine.

Follow these steps to pair your remote to the opener machine:

  • Press the LEARN button on your LiftMaster opener machine.
  • Wait for 30 minutes. Then press and hold the same button on your remote until the lights on the garage door opener blink.
  • Now, use the remote on the garage door to check that you have successfully programmed your remote to the LiftMaster opener machine.

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Final Words

The LiftMaster remote provides stress-free access to your garage door―you can open the door while sitting in the car.

That’s why most car owners–just like you-want to learn how they can use the remote for the longest time possible.

We hope that this article has provided answers to your questions about the LiftMaster remote. We will update this article as new information becomes available.