Craftsman Garage Door Remotes will not program

TChristopherMarch 8, 2011

Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener; 10 years old

Background: I have been having trouble with the vacation lock turning itself on lately, causing me to be locked out of the garage. I have to enter through the front door, turn the vacation lock off, then open the garage door to pull my car in. Additionally, the lights on the motor turn themselves on periodically (and we do not have it programmed on a sensor to turn them on if someone walks through). They're even turning themselves on in the middle of the night and staying on until I turn them off in the morning.

Now, this is probably completely unrelated, but my new problem is that as of two days ago, neither my nor my husbands car remotes will open or close the garage door. We have tried reprogramming using the smart/learn button on the unit itself, tried the series of buttons that you can program with on the wall mounted remote, everything! They just aren't reprogramming. My exterior keypad isn't working either. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how I can fix it?

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don_1_2006

The first thing I would do is eliminate the wall control. You can do this by removing the wire from terminal #1 on the rear of the motor unit. If this doesn't improve things you have a bad logic board. Replacement of the opener is the cure for 10 years and a bad logic board.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 9:25AM
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TChristopher

Will I be able to reprogram the wall control? I'm concerned that I'll disconnect the wall control then have no options for getting the door open.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 2:44PM
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don_1_2006

The wall control doesn't need programming. It is like a door bell button.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 4:24PM
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