Garage Doors/Genie Model 450


I have a genie model 450 opener.I have a keypad attached but I'd like a remote for the car. Went to Home Depot and bought a genie Master Remote but can't figure out how to sync it with this model.I don't see any code switches nor do I see a Learn Code button. How can I get a master remote that will work, for my car, for this old genie opener?

Hi John,

I cut my teeth back in the 70's on the old Geni 401's and 450's. They were good openers 40 years ago. Note here, 40 years ago. There were little to no safety devices built into these units, therefore, replace it. I recommend a Liftmaster 8500w with battery backup and Wi-Fi capabilities.

Yours in doors


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Mike Whitacre


I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors ( and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.


I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years( My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.

International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion

I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!

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I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.

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Cal Ripken

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