Craftsman remote stopped working after replacing battery

cjwrightFebruary 10, 2008

I have a craftsman 1/2 HP garage door the remote model # is 139.53879 visor clip the other 139.53859 key chain both are 3 button controls.

I replaced the battery in the visor clip and now I can not program it. The key chain one works fine. I have done several things to try and fix this:

Bought new remote Still NO luck

cleared all memory in opener and remotes

no new electric items have been plugged in recently and now new wi-fi in the house.

I can program the key chain remote to work with both doors.

Please help! I have been all over the internet for help....

Very frustrated

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This may sound silly but why did you replace the battery? Had it stopped working? You say you bought a new remote. Is your new remote the same exact model number as the old one? When you try to program the new remote does the other one still work?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:13PM
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yes it had stopped working.
Yes it is the exact same model number.
Yes when I try to program the new remote the other one still works.


    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 6:12PM
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Okay thanks. If you aren't using this method to program give it a try. While holding the button down on your remote press and immediately release the smart/learn button on the back of the motor unit. If this doesn't work I am at a total loss why this remote will not work with either door.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 6:42PM
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Did not work???
any other advice

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 6:24PM
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Defective battery?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 1:23PM
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btty upside down.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 10:35PM
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I realize this is an old post but I am having the same problem, hoping someone can help. I replaced the battery because I was having to push the button several times to get it to work. After I put in a fresh battery (not upside down) it won't work at all. So I went to Sears and bought a new remote today (yes the correct model) and it won't program.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 8:24PM
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The problem here is it could always be the receiver. We are only talking about having 1 remote so we can't eliminate anything. If you have 2 remotes and one works and one doesn't it is the remote. If you have 2 remotes and neither works it is the receiver. The receiver is part of the logic board.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 10:41AM
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