How to Program Top the 6 Merlin Garage Door Remote Control

merlin garage door remote control

An automatic garage door is preferred in many Australian homes today. You can open and close it with just the press of a button, saving you the hassle of manually operating your garage door. Besides, this door is smoother and silent than the manual ones. For your garage door to work effectively, you’ll have to program its remote. In this article, we’ll look at how you can program your Merlin garage door remote control. But before that, make sure that you have:

  • Identified your garage door opener model
  • Located the instructions for your model
  • Encrypted your remote by following the provided instructions

1. Merlin M802 Instructions

The M802 remotes have two buttons, allowing you to code the remote into two different door or gate openers. The remote uses a dip switch code system, but how do you set it up?

How To Set Up Merlin M802

  • Position the dip switch on the garage door opener;
  • Detach the front cover from the remote;
  • Copy the dip switch location onto the remote handset;
  • Try out your remote;
  • Restore the cover on the handset and opener.

2. Merlin M832 Instructions

Merlin M832 partially updated the remote control—to the primary circuit board inside the opener. However, this has caused some confusion for many people trying to find the learn button on their door openers. However, the position of this button depends on the type of opener:

  • If your opener has five terminal screws at the rear, the LEARN button is under the black cover on the right side of the terminal;
  • If your opener has four terminal screws at the rear, the LEARN button is under the green or red control panel cover;
  • And finally, if your opener has terminal screws at the rear and a Merlin wired wall switch, the LEARN button is the one on the Merlin wall switch.

How To Set Up Merlin M832

  • Position the learn button under the black port cover;
  • Hold the learn button for about three seconds, then release it;
  • Simultaneously press and release the remote button twice;
  • Test out the remote set.

3. Merlin M842 Instructions

The Merlin M842 comes with an A0842 remote control with four buttons, allowing you to code this remote into two different gate and door openers. Moreover, the AO842 remote has hopping encryption, which randomly sets a new code when you press the remote.

How To Set Up Merlin M842

  • Find and remove the green cover strip and belt from the opener;
  • Now find the red learn button on the programming panel;
  • Long-press the learn button for about three seconds, then release it (the courtesy light on the opener should flash repeatedly);
  • Simultaneously press and release the button on the remote control twice (the courtesy light should now stop flashing).

4. Merlin MR1000

The Merlin MR1000 is an excellent technology for both single and double door operations. It comes with tons of features such as the Courtesy light system, 12V 100mA Accessory Output and Auto Close feature—so how do you set it up?

How To Set Up Merlin Mr1000

  • Find and remove the green cover belt on the opener;
  • Now find the red learn button on the programming panel;
  • Long-press your preferred button on your remote control;
  • Press and release the learn button on the door opener once (the courtesy light should flash once);
  • Try out the button on your remote control handset.

5. Merlin MR550 EVO Weatherdrive

The Merlin MR550 EVO WeatherDrive is a slimline motor that uses security +2.0 technology, allowing the remote to operate in several frequencies.

How To Set Up Merlin Mr550 Evo Weatherdrive

  • Find the control panel under the opener;
  • Long-press your preferred button on the remote handset, then release it;
  • Simultaneously press and release the ‘S’ button on the opener control panel;
  • Release the button on the remote handset when the courtesy light flashes thrice;
  • Test your remote control.

6. Merlin MR 650

The Merlin MR 650 has a super-fast opening speed of about 13 seconds. Besides, it has a powerful DC motor and adaptive technology that ensures it works in harmony with your roller door regardless of the size or brand. Other features include courtesy light and quiet motors, two remote controls and a wireless wall button.

How To Set Up Merlin Mr 650

  • Long-press the button on the remote control with one hand;
  • Simultaneously press and release the LRN button on the front of your opener with your other hand;
  • Release the button on the remote control once the lights on the motor flashes;
  • Test by pressing and releasing the button on your remote handset.

Bottom Line

For more than 25 years, Eastern Garage Doors has been servicing all garage door types and our team knows everything there is to know about a Merlin garage door remote control. Furthermore, we care about our esteemed customers, and our friendly team members will try and help with any issue. If you need any help with any garage door service or looking for a garage door opener, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on our website today.

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