Craftsman GDO keypad problem

seashells18February 26, 2006

I have a circa 1993 Craftsman GDO, model 139.53636SRT.

Recently replaced the battery in the outdoor wireless keypad and then tried to reprogram keypad with the manual instructions which tell me to:

  1. Press selected code on the keypad...then press and hold the "enter" button. Says keypad will light and blink (I only find it will blink after I let up on the enter button) then:

2. Press the smart button (green on my unit) on the opener end panel and indicator light will flash and the door should begin to move.

Nothing happens in my case. I had someone enter the code while I tried the smart button to be sure we were not using up too much time. The keypad worked fine until I replaced this battery. I have also noticed the indicator light on the unit has started blinking erratically recently. Other remotes work fine.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

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Don_

Try it this way. Press and immediately release the smart button on the opener and then walk over and enter your 4 digit PIN and press enter. This should take care of it.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 4:32PM
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seashells18

Thank you Don,
I tried this and nothing happened. I am really puzzled.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 6:29PM
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Don_

I too am puzzled. Some older keypads used a battery that can be installed backwards. I'm sure this is not the problem but I have to mention it. I guess your keypad has died.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 7:21PM
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seashells18

I believe the battery is in correctly as the keypad lights up and there are directional markings for the battery. First problem in 13 years, so I guess I really can't complain. Many other folks seem to have far more serious problems with much newer models. Just frustrating as it seems like it should be such a simple fix. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 7:42PM
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