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craftsman keyless entry touchpad

Posted by dpduren (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 07 at 23:41

Hi,

I am having trouble with a Craftsman Wireless Keyless Entry Touch Pad (#53876) opening my Sears garage door opener. The keypad works fine if the door is open to close it. However if the door is closed, it does not work. I have tried changing the battery and have tried reprogramming it. It is frustrating since the door closes fine with the four digit security code if it is open, but it will not open with the same code. It seems to be having problems transmitting to the GDO through the closed door. Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Thank you.


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RE: craftsman keyless entry touchpad

Are your hand units working okay? If yes, your keypad may just be getting weak. I assume you also have a metal door which cuts down some of the distance but usually isn't a factor when everything is working correctly.


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RE: craftsman keyless entry touchpad

Don_1,

Thanks for the help. Yes, my hand units are working OK. I have a fiberglass door. When you say that the keypad is getting weak, what does that mean? It was replaced on 6/13/04. Thanks again.....


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RE: craftsman keyless entry touchpad

It is just a way of saying it is going bad. For some reason like you and don said the key pad is not transmitting through the closed door.

You can buy a new keypad or take a small gauge wire and cut and splice it into the end of the antenna on the opener and run the wire along the ceiling all the way to the front of the garage and see if it works then.

Seems odd but for some reason when I install external recievers the remotes work fine and the keypad does not until this is done.


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RE: craftsman keyless entry touchpad

Hi Doorguy,

Thanks for the suggestion. I will let you know if it works or not.


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