Older Sears Garage Door Opener

sopermanJune 26, 2006

I recently purchased an older home with a Sears 1/3 HP Model 162L garage door opener with a Sears/Craftsman remote model 139.53778.

The remote has stopped working and I can't find any information on what may be wrong. I replaced the battery and get a red light indication when the buttons are pressed but nothing happens. As far as I can see, there is no "learn" button on or within the motor unit. The 18- year-old sales rep at Sears had absolutely no idea what I was talking about (I'm sure the unit was manufactured way before he was born).

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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There is always the chance that the remote or receiver has quit but we don't know which. The older units had dip switches on both the remote and the logic board. This is a set of miniature switches that have 3 positions and must be set exactly the same for the unit to work. You will find them near the battery in the remote and near all those white wires on the opener.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 12:18PM
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I have a sears 139.53778 transmitter. It has to be early 90's. It has 3 buttons. 1 larger and 2 smaller. Also a red l.e.d. light. Everything worked fine but someone "locked out" the transmitter with the "lock" button on the wired unit from inside the garage. This wouldn't be an issue but that "someone" also locked the only other entrance to the garage from the inside. I don't want to break in so.....Is there any way or sequence of pushing the buttons on the transmitter to reset the opener with the transmitter buttons? P.S. I tripped the power breaker to the garage from the house but that didn't work!!
Thanks for any help!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2009 at 7:34PM
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There is no way to reset the transmitter. Sorry.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 1:34PM
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