Craftsman Garage Door Opener
I purchased and self installed a Craftsman 1/2 HP model 53985DM GDO on 01/19/09. It worked fine for a week and then would not open the door from the outside, using either remote, when the door was closed. If the door was open, the remotes worked fine from a short distance down the drive. If you got to far away, they would not work.
A Sears technician came out, replaced the main board and everything worked fine for a couple of days then the same thing happened again. Another technician came out, ordered another board and installed it a couple of days later. Again, everything worked fine for a few days and then the remotes quit working. Sears came out again, ordered and replaced the board and the story goes on.
They have replaced the board 4 times now and on the last replacement in March, I thought it had been fixed. It went for about 6 months with some intermittent problems but mostly worked fine. It would work without incident for several weeks and then quit working for two or three days, then begin working again for several weeks. After all I had been through, I decided just to put up with it, since it worked most of the time. Now it's back to it's same old self again and won't open unless I hold the remote right up to the top of the garage door, almost touching the door from the outside
The last Sears Tech. out in March said I was getting some sort of RF interference from somewhere and it wasn't Sears problem. He recommended I purchase another make of door opener, if the problem continued.
I have owned Craftsman garage door openers for thirty some years and never had a problem. I'm beginning to believe this one is possessed. Any idea's?