An easy guide to locate the model & serial number of any garage door opener

If you need support, a replacement remote, or service for your garage door opener, knowing its model number is crucial. To find your garage door opener's model number, you'll need to look for a sticker on the overhead unit. Many openers have stickers on their exteriors containing both the model and serial numbers. On some units, you'll need to lift the light cover. This wikiHow article will show you where to find the model number of any garage door opener.

Things You Should Know

  • On Liftmaster, Chamberlain, and Craftsman garage door openers, you'll find the model number on the exterior of the power unit or under the light panel.
  • If you have a Genie door opener, the sticker may be on the bottom and visible from the ground. If not, you'll find it on the back panel of the power unit.
  • Many older garage door openers, including those made by Stanley, Sommer, and Linear, have their model and serial numbers on their rear panels.

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    • On many newer Genie models, you'll find a sticker with the model number, serial number, and other information on the outer cover of the unit itself. The sticker faces downward, which makes it easier to read from below.[3]
    • On other Genie models, check the front page of your garage door opener manual, if you still have it, to find the model number.
    • If you don't have the manual, you'll need to check the back panel of the unit, which will likely require a ladder. If you don't see a sticker with the model number there, remove the light bulb cover to find the sticker beneath it.
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Other Models

  1. If you don't see your garage door manufacturer listed here or are unsure who makes your door opener, don't worry—the model number location is pretty standard across brands, including Sommer, Stanley, and Linear.
    • In most cases, you'll find the model number on a sticker or plate on the rear panel of the power unit.
    • If you don't see it there, inspect the rest of the power unit's exterior (the back, front, sides, and bottom) for a sticker or plate, and you'll usually find it.
    • If there's no sticker on the exterior, you'll find it under the light cover. Simply lift or pull the light cover away from the overhead unit to find the model and serial number beneath it.

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This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies. Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions. This article has been viewed 3,048 times.
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