Sears 1/2 HP garage door opener remote problem

mattl001October 15, 2009

Hello. I have a Sears 1/2 HP garage door opener (model 139.53615sr)that was installed when I moved in. The keypad and the hard wired remote work fine. I didn't have a remote for the car, so I purchased a 81LM remote which says it's compatible. I found the manual online and proceeded to try to add the remote. I hit the green learn button on the back of the opener and a red learning light came on. I pressed the button on the remote and held it, but nothing happened. I tried holding the learn button to reset all codes, and the red light came on and stayed on for about 30 seconds before going off. I also tried changing the battery in the new remote, just in case. Any other suggestions?

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mattl001

One other detail. Their doesn't seem to be a vacation or lock feature. I have read that some people have had that as an issue. My keypad only has numbers and an enter button. The wired remote by the door is a single up/down button.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 3:08PM
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don_1_2006

Try programming it this way. Press and hold the button on the remote while you press and immediately release the smart/learn button. If this doesn't work and your opener was manufactured between 1993 and 1997 you have a bad logic board.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 4:45PM
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