My Old Sears Garage Door Opener: Anyone Can Open it now

rnunezMay 16, 2008

I bought a townhouse with an older Craftsman Garage Door Opener. I bought a Universal Remote and programmed it to open and it did. Now several of my neighbors can open my garage door. I tried reprograming the original remote by moving the dip switches and it worked. The universal doesn't open it, but my neighbors still can.

The garage door opener works fine, so I don't think buying a new one is the solution, but I am at a loss at this point.

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There are a number of after market rolling code remotes available.
Hooking the receiver up to the opener is very easy, and then a new code is used every time the door is opened.
The old dip switch remotes only had 256 codes (8 switches) and were never really very secure.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 4:38PM
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