Liftmaster 1280 Opener Manual cover
| |

LiftMaster Opener Model 1280 Manual, Remotes and Parts

Overview of the LiftMaster Opener Model 1280

The Liftmaster opener model 1280 detailed operator manual, is crucial for installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and finding the correct replacement parts. The manual provides comprehensive instructions and safety information to ensure the proper functioning of your garage door opener. It includes a variety of topics ranging from planning, assembly, installation, adjustment, operation, and programming, to repair parts and warranty information. You can also find schematics of the operator and replacement parts on the last few pages of the manual.

The 1280 Lifmtaster model has a 1/2 hp motor and a main belt that drives the unit. The operator has a built-in radio receiver that works with on the the 390MHz Security+ frequency. Compatible replacement parts including the drive gear, belt, remotes, and keypads are still available as of this writing.

Liftmaster 1280 Manual

Powered By EmbedPress

Download the Liftmaster 1280 Operator Manual

How to Program a Remote

Programming your LiftMaster remote is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through it and program a remote to the Liftmaster 1280 garage door operator:

Liftmaster orange Learn Button
  1. Locate the Learn Button: Open the light lens on your garage door opener to access the Learn button.
  2. Press and Release the Learn Button: Press and release the Learn button. The LED next to it will light up.
  3. Press the Remote Button: Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on your remote control that you wish to program.
  4. Wait for the Click: Release the button when the garage door opener motor unit lights blink. It is a sign that the remote control has been programmed.

Compatible Remotes

The compatible remotes and keypad for the Liftmaster 1200 series of garage door operators with the red/orange Learn button are the 971LM 1-Button Remote, 973LM 3-Button Remote, 970LM Keychain Remote and the 977LM Wireless Keyless Entry. As of this writing, the 971LM Remote is still being produced and is available but the others have been discontinued. If you want a 3-button remote, a keychain remote or a wireless keypad then you should use the 893MAX Liftmaster 3-Button Remote, 890MAX Liftmaster Keychain Remote and the 878MAX Liftmaster Wireless Keyless Entry respectively.

Want to see how the 971LM Remote is programmed? Check out this 971LM Programming Video

Common Replacement Remotes and Parts





971LM Liftmaster Remote

  • 1-Button Remote

893MAX Liftmaster Remote

  • 3-Button Remote

890MAX Liftmaster Remote

  • 3-Button Keychain Remote

878MAX Liftmaster Keyless Entry

  • Wireless Keyless Entry





41C4220A Gear Assembly

  • Replacement Gear Assembly

374UT Liftmaster Universal Remote

  • Universal 2-Button Remote

041-0136 Liftmaster Safety Sensors

  • Replacement Safety Sensors

Replacement Belts for the Liftmaster 1280 Garage Door Opener

Liftmaster 41a3589 Opener Belt

Over time the garage door operator belt can stretch, fray or even break. The replacement belts for the Liftmaster 1280 garage door operator are available to keep your door up and running. You can get belts for 7′ openers, 8′ openers and 10′ openers. You can find replacement belts here at the Garage Door Zone.

Upgrading Your Garage Door Operator

Thinking about upgrading to a new garage door operator? Read more about the Liftmaster 85870 3/4HP Garage Door Opener

Similar Posts