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Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

Posted by harleysweetie4 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 13, 07 at 14:06

We have a Craftsman 1/2 HP gdo, model number 139.53663SRT2. Does anyone know if there is a limit on the number or remotes that can be used on this model? We've called the number on the unit and they couldn't even tell us. We now have 5 remotes, but can only get 4 remotes to work at a time. Reading other messages I've found that each system has memory slots...are there only 4 memory slots?? I would really prefer to not go back to opening and closing the door by the keypad (especially in the rain!)!!! HELP!!!!


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

There is a limit to the number of remotes you can program. I am curious. Why do you need 5 remotes to open 1 door?


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Because there are 5 people with cars that live here and a sneaky cat that won't let you leave through the front door. Do you happen to know the limit?


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

I am trying to find the answer. I will post back as soon as I can.


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

I contacted the manufacturer and they have an agreement with Sears that they will only help with problems on openers that are less than 90 days old. I can't get the answer you need.


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If there is a limit, this one totally baffles me. The remote communicates to the opener. The opener does not communicate back to the remote. If my remote breaks and I buy a new one, the opener does not 'know' the other one is out of commission. I have had two remotes fail and am on my second two remotes now. I also have a keyless entry pad, which is essentially a remote. That now makes number 5. Now that I think of it, I no longer use one of the remotes because I programmed the internal remote that is built into the car, so now I'm at number 6. Maybe it is a Craftsman thing, but my Stanley garage door opener continues to work just fine, even though I am 'over the limit.'


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There a limit to the number of remotes???

Okay, I stand corrected. My opener is about 12 years old, so it must not have this security 'feature' built into it. I saw a Frequently Asked Questions section for Westinghouse Garage Door Openers ('didn't even know Westinghouse made GDO's) and they have a limit of 15 openers that can be programmed at any one time.


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This is absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe that they won't answer a simple question like this! I don't have a problem with my remote or my opener...I only want to know how many I can use with it at once and they can't even answer that. Ridiculous. Never again will I buy a GDO from Craftsman. Thank you for trying to help guys.


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

harleysweete4,

I too do not know exactly how many you can program, I know it is more than four because I have had to program five plus a key pad to an opener once. Try erasing your memory by holding in the learn button until the little light goes out next to it. Then try reprogramming everthing and see if it works.

By the way every opener you buy today is going to have limit on how many remotes can be programed.


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We've tried erasing the memory....we've programmed all the remotes from scratch at the same time and 1 always gets kicked off. I know that every opener has a limit, but you would think that that kind of information would be made more readily available if someone needed to know. They want to give me a song and dance about sending out a technician when all I want is a numerical answer. sad... Thanks though :)


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

5 cars to one house??
Have you ever heard of car pooling?
No wonder why we have such bad air polution because of people like you!


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RE: Is there a limit to the number of remotes???

Posted by none(someone@yahoo.com) on Thu, Feb 15, 07 at 12:53

5 cars to one house??
Have you ever heard of car pooling?
No wonder why we have such bad air polution because of people like you!

Go back in your bubble and keep your mouth shut.

Doorguy


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