Sensors turn on lights, disable it

selvan777May 26, 2007


I have a Craftsman 1/2 horse model 139.53962SRT

Question, this opener has a feature whereby the door sensors turn on the lights if the beam is broken, whether day or night, when the door is open. Is there a way to disable it, temporarily or permanently?

Interestingly enough, I just changed the drive gear yesterday and noticed that the door sensors stopped turning on the lights when the cover was removed. I looked to see if there were any wire(s) disconnected in the process and there were none, the lights just stopped coming on mysteriously. Sadly though, after reassembling the opener the lights are now back to functioning as normal.



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Hold the light button in on your wall control for 10 seconds. This will toggle this function on and off.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 2:52PM
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Hi Don,

Man, even the GDO tech of Sears couldn't tell of a way to disable or change that feature.

You're the best

Thanks a bunch
P.S. I will definitely post an update to the mirror trick for the sensors if and when I get around to it.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 1:51AM
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