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Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Posted by kayB222 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 4, 05 at 15:41

I move into a house which has Craftsman Garage Door Opener 4 months ago. All of a sudden my Garage Door will not open or close with my remote. Except when I hold the panel on the wall to close or open it from inside the garage, then only is when it opens only 1/3 of the way up and stop. I replace the battery in the remote and it did not help. I have also notice that the door sometimes opens only when the light on the wall panel blinks.... Please HELP!!


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

If you have the wall panel that has 3 buttons, press and hold in the one that has the icon of a padlock for about 5 seconds. The light should stop blinking and your remote should work. If your door continues to stop 1/3 of the way up, increase the "up force" on the back of your motor unit near where all those white wires go. It will say "up force" there. Do not adjust the "down force". Please let us know if this works for you.


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Just purchased a home that has a Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener model 139.53615SR mfg. 07/1991 and a wireless keyless entry on the door model Sears 41A3625 K711. I am trying to program the keyless entry and have not been able to figure it out. We are still using the former owners program. Can anyone help me?


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On the back of the motor unit near where all those white wires go you will find a button. Press and immediately release that and then walk over to your keypad and enter a four digit code of your choice and press enter. You should be good to go.


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Don - I just got over to the house and your instructions were so simple that I could not believe it would work. It
did. Thanks - I must be getting old. --- Much appreciated.


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I have a 15 year old 1/2hp Craftsman Garage Door Opener. It works fine from the wall 3-button control, but I don't know what the 3 buttons are for. One has a symbol of a padlock, one says "light" and the other is wide and controls the open-close feature. Can anyone explain what the small buttons do? Also, the light will not go off once the door is cycled up or down. I have to unplug the unit to get it to go off.
Thanks,
jtmilazzo


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The little button with a padlock is a "vacation" lockout feature that disables the remotes. There should be a small LED on the wall control that is always on steady. When the padlock button is pressed and released the LED should be constantly blinking (indicating the vacation lockout mode is active) and your remotes should be disabled. The wall control will still operate the door. Pushing the padlock button again should make the LED stop blinking and restore the door to normal operation.

The light button should act just like a light switch and turn the light on the opener on and off.

If neither of these features work:

Are you sure that the wall control is the original one for the unit? It may be possible that somwhere along the line someone replaced the original wall switch with a newer style control and your opener doesn't have these features.

Also, the light should be on a timer and go out automatically sometime after (5-10 minutes or so) the unit is operated. If it stays on constantly there is something amiss. Did it ever go out correctly? This might be connectd to having the wrong wall control also.

Don or GarageDoorSpecialist should be able to help diagnose the problem.

Good luck


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Thanks! I am pretty sure the wall unit is original, and I may have had the "light" button on, or I may not have waited long enough for the light to go out. I'll recheck everything you suggested.
jt


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The newer Chamberlain Garage Door Openers (which the Sears machine is,,,,) has an anti theft system built into it.
When the door is in the open position, and somebody walks into the garage (day or night), the light bulbs on the motor unit will imediately come on and stay on for the standard four and a half minutes. The purpose of this is so that anybody that decides to run into your open door after sundown and steal your mountain bike, will be bathed in light the moment they step foot into the garage and hopefully they will panic and run away.

Some people are gardeners and are in and out of their garage twenty times an hour and these are the people who should disable that feature if they feel it is a waste of electricity. It's extremely simple and takes about 6 seconds to disable it. It's in the owners manual.

I had one old fellow call me up at supertime the next day after I installed his Sears opener. He complained that the light bulbs on his motor unit had not gone off since he opened the door that morning. Because it was daylight, he didn't notice that every time he walked into the open garage, the lights came on. When he looked up, all he saw was the lights on, and thought they had never gone out. Tripping the photo eye beam is what turns them on.
Unfortunately, Chamberlain have not hooked this system up to a photo sensor so that they only come on at night. However, they are such a R&D dedicated company, I wouldn't be surprised that is on the drawing board.

On the newer machines, the length of time the light stays on is adjustable. Yours may be set longer than the standard four and a half minutes. Check out your owners manual.


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My remotes for the craftsman garage door opener will not work. I tried the padlock button and the led light is on steady. The remotes worked fine for 9 months. Any other suggestions?


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I assume that you've tried the obvious i.e. replacing the batteries and/or trying to reprogram them?


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I have an older model Craftsman garage door opener - model 139.53515. The problem I am having is the need to disable the Vacation Feature. My connection to my wall control is only 2 wires with the RED and White connected. With this connected my remotes sometimes get locked out due to I think the yellow and black wires not being connected. I am able to do the necessary wiring changes but not add the extra wires between the unit and control. What should I do to the Yellow and Black terminals? Short them together?


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I think you may have the wrong wall control button.
The older models required 4 wires, as you suggested but, the wall switch also had 4 screws on the back, each labeled with the correct wire color. I take it you have a wall switch that only has two screws on the back? If so, it needs to be replaced with the older style switch. Go to a local Garage door company and ask if they have any old wall switches with the four screws on the back. I'll bet you get if for five bucks or less.
Do not touch the black and yellow together.


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We have two 1/2 HP Craftsman Garage door openers. We lost power in an electrical storm the other night (no direct hit, it happened to the whole neighborhood). Now, one door works fine but the other does not work by either the remote or hard-wired buttons. The light on the opener goes on but the motor does not budge. Not even a sound. The wall mounted button does not flash at all. Any ideas?

Dave


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I've had a Craftsman for 7 years. The first remote quit working after 3 years and the other remote just quit. I've changed the batteries, reprogrammed, etc... The cost to replace these two is half the cost of an opener. That is so frustrating! Any suggestions on programming or other trouble shooting ideas? Does this sound reasonable that these didn't last long at all?!


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brownflys it does sound like you have had some bad luck but as anyone who has ever worked on electronics can tell you they are as fickle as women.


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And that's when the fight started Your Honor !!


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GDS you are right. I hesitated several seconds before using that term. But it really does fit. Guilty Sir!


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Hey GDS, while I have your attention. I read somewhere the main light on the new Craftsman openers is adjustable from 1 to 4 minutes. How is this done? Thanks, Don


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It's been so long since I've had to do it, I had to go look it up. If it sounds like I took it out of a manual,,, I did.
It can only be done with the premium, 3 function wall switch.
The 4.5 minute light timer can be changed to, 1.5, 2.5, or 3.5 minute intervals.
Press and hold the Lock Button for about 10 seconds and the green light on the wall switch will flash once. A single blink will indicate the timer is reset to 1.5 minutes. Repeat the procedure and the light will blink twice, indicating it's set for 2.5 minutes. Repeat again for 3.5 minutes etc. etc. etc. up to a maximum of 4 blinks for the factory setting of 4.5 minutes.

My keypad doesn't have fractions on it. How do I get "one half" "three quarters" and other various fractions?
Is it there but hidden?


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GDS thanks for the reply. You can go here:

http://www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/midlschl/ascii.htm

Print the page Math, Currency and Other Symbols. It has the instructions. Just hold down the ALT key and type the numbers.


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Good evening. I own a Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. The identification for it is below. I'm having a simple problem with the exterior wireless battery-operated keypad that operates it. Please tell me if you can help. I couldn't find an online manual for it and don't have my paper copy anylonger.

When I punch the 4-digit code into the keypad and hit Enter, the door will not open or close. The only action I get is the lighted keypad rapidly blinks for about 10 or 15 seconds. I checked the 9volt battery and it is good. The door still opens/closes fine with the car remote or interior one-button panel. I haven't tried resetting the unit with the square red button on the rear of the unit because the small print only states its for resetting the remotes (which work fine). The details of the opener are below.

Thanks a billion!

Manuf date: 8/97
P/N: 41A5021-3B
Model#: 139.53674SRT1
S/N: 33171C00562
1/2 HP, chain driven


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SandW I would try reprogramming that keypad. Press and immediately release the red button on the rear of the motor unit and walk over to your keypad and punch in the 4 digit code and enter. The fact that it is working with your remotes indicates a problem with the keypad itself.


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Help! Just moved into a new house that is prewired for the garage door opener. here is teh set up. 1 wire(contains red, blue, green, and white) comes from right side sensor. There are two wires on left side of garage at sensor. Two wires out at motor, and one out at control button near house entry. I got the sensors working, assuming the right wire went to the left, and then one came back to unit. But I can't get the motor to run. It did once when I shorted two of the wires near the left sensor. Thoughts?


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I have 41a5021-3b opener (Craftsman 1/2 HP) which I can't seem to successfully program my car's homelink. I don't have the opener's manual and need to put it into program mode for an opener which uses a rolling code. Can anyone help with the instructions?


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I think the easiest way to do this is to go to their web site. You can print the instructions for yourself if you like.

www.homelink.com


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I have a 1/2 HP Craftsman (41A5021-3B) and I cannot figure a way to program both of my transmitter units. Using the terse printed instructions on the rear of the opener, I can not seem to get the opener to accept both transmitter units - I seem to enable one remote or the other but not both. Since I don't have the instruction sheet, is there some more involved steps that I must perform to program BOTH units?

There are two sets of instructions on the rear of the unit.

One set describes how to erase the memory - and that appears to work. When I erase memory, both transmitter units cause the LED on the rear of the opener unit to flash when I depress the transmit buttons, but neither unit causes the opener to activate.

The second set of instructions list how to program the transmitters. When I follow those steps, I can get the first transmitter to reister and operate the opener. However, when I try to use the same sequence for the second transmitter, the transmitter will not register.

I can register/program both transmitter units, but only one at at time - the other unit will not register!

What am I doing wrong?


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It's not you. If these are your original remotes, one of them has reverted to an earlier technology. You will need to take your model number off the motor unit and purchase a new remote. Two of these three remotes will program and work properly and the other will not. Toss it. The model number looks like: 139.xxxxxSRTx. That number you gave is a part number not the model number.


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I have a 1/2 hp craftsman garage door opener, it's been working just fine for a year but today it will only move the door an inch or so and back then the light begins to blink and the cycle repeats , I had to manually shut the door, there are no obstructions that I can see,, any idea what could cause this and what's the cure?


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Any time the 60 watt light bulb on the motor unit flashes 10 times, there is a problem with the Photo-eyes down near the floor. This is the only thing that will cause the lights to flash.
One of them is the transmitter (gun) and the other is the receiver (target) Both must be aimed directly at each other in order for the motor to close the door. Make sure they are perfectly aligned and not knocked crooked. If it looks crooked (tilted down or out slightly) just adjust them by turning them straight with your fingers.

If this happens again, and you don't have the time to fool with the photo eyes, then just push the button on the wall, and HOLD it until the door closes and comes to a complete stop. That is the manual overide for defective photo eyes.


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HELP!, I just moved into my house with a Craftsman 41A4315-6 door opener. It worked fine for a few weeks. Just recently the unit is not responding to any controls, light or opener, from the wall panel or remote. We haven't had any electric issues, so I am baffled. It does work sometimes,however, if I unplug the unit and plug it back in, it works for like 10 minutes then stops.


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RE: More Problems Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Can anyone tell me what it means when the green light on the main unit blinks 3 times repeatedly? I'm hoping it will help me figure out why my (wired) wall unit stopped working.

Everything was fine until last week when it, alone, stopped functioning. I have two remotes and a car unit that are all still working fine.

The wires connecting the wall unit to the opener all look good.

This 1/2 hp opener was in the house when I bought it and I don't have any instructions on what the blinking codes might be.

Can anyone please advise?


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The blinking 3 times indicates a shorted wall button. If it is the 3 button type you will need to purchase a new one to retain all the features. If it is the single button type you can use a common doorbell button to replace it.


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It IS a single button type. Thanks for the amazing FAST response.


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One thing you might want to make sure of is that there isn't a staple cutting through the wires from the opener to the wall button. You can check this by removing the two wires from the wall button and momentarily shorting them together. If it still doesn't work then it is the wiring. There is no danger of shock.


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Thanks, Don. I'm very appreciative of your advice!


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I recently purchased a vacation property with a Craftsman door opener model # 139.186006 and nothing seems to work. Not the wall unit or the remote or even the light on the main unit. Can anyone tell me if the unit is toast or is it salvageable? I have checked the power source and there is power to the unit.


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Unplug the unit. Remove the logic board from the motor unit. Its usually the entire rear of the motor unit where the thin white wires are attatched to. Take the logic board into your local garage door dealer and see if they have any used boards. You should be able to get one for 10-20 bucks. Make sure the pin configuration is identical. (where the wires plug onto the board) It's the cheapest way to get back up and running. The logic board controls absolutely everything in there, and if everything is dead, then it's the board. Spending any more than that on this unit is not in your best intrest.


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Thanks GDS I will try to remove it the next time I go to whistler. I thought it was probably too old to bother spending much money on.


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I have a 1/2 hp Craftsmen garage door opener (41A4315) that was here when I bought the house. I am installing a wired keypad - it has 2 wires to connect to the garage door opener. When I go to the back of the garage door opener there are three terminals that I could connect these wires to. I don't know how to connect the two wires I have. there are 6 wires coming down from the ceiling, and I can't trace back to the wall switch.

I tried looking on the craftsman site, but all their product manuals are for newer models with 4 terminals to connect to. The keypad I cought says the default is terminals 1 and 2, but I don't want to assume anything.


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Connect the two wires to terminals 1 and 2. If one of the wires has a red tracer connect it to #1 and the other to #2.


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I need to reprogram my Craftsman Remote Control, 3-Function. Do you know how I can do that?


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Well there are several different models out there but I will assume you have one of the newer types. On the back of the motor unit near where all those white wires go you will find a button. First press and hold the button on your remote and then press and release the button on the back of your motor unit and then release the button on your remote. Should do the trick. May I ask why you need to reprogram it?


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I have a Craftsman garage door opener that is a year old. The door goes up and down just fine. However, the light has been flakey and now it doesn't work at all. It had been staying on far beyond the timer limit, but then last week it stopped coming on at all. First, I checked the light bulbs. Both bulbs were burned out. So, I replaced both bulbs (I verified both new bulbs were working). The light still does not come on. I double checked the new bulbs. The old bulbs came out fairly easily, so I don't think I damaged the sockets. I can hear the relay clicking, but no light.

Any insight?


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How do you change the battery on the wall mounted keypad? Where is the battery located and how do you get to it? If I replace the battery the old 4 digit code should work right? I have a 4 year old Genie Series Liftmaster Pulsar 318 Stanley 310, but its a Sears Craftsman. I need a new keychain remote and visor remote because I dropped and broke the keychain one and the visor one was demolished in an auto accident. I am hoping I can buy new universal ones at Sears, right? Clueless in San Diego.


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I think what you need to do is drop the names and get a model number off the motor unit. If in fact it is a Sears Craftsman the number will look something like 139.XXXXX. If you have a wireless keypad there is a small phillips screw that you need to remove to get to the battery. If the keypad has wires running to it you don't need a battery. You can get the remotes from Sears but only if you have the correct model number. You are saying "I have a Ford, Dodge, Pontiac" and need a part.


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Yes I know - I was reading the back of the old universal keychain opener. I got a ladder and looked at the unit itself, all I could read was Sears 1/2 hp and then the back of the unit has all kinds of numbers but I couldn't read them due to bad eyesight and darkness. I will try again Saturday when there should be some daylight in the garage. Yes, I found the battery on the outside keypad and I will replace it tonight, hoping the old code will work once I replace the battery. So I should be looking for a Sears model number 139.XXXXX right?


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Yes the model number should look like 139.XXXXX. It may have SRT1 or 2 after the last number. The keypad should still work okay. If not post back and we will work on that. If you still have the keychain remote I would take that to Sears just so they can see it. They should be able to match the other one okay.


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I have moved into a new home that has a Craftsmen garage door opener wits a Smart learning button. Everytime I try programing one the other two don't work. I have managed to program both the side code panel and one remote but i cannot program the 2nd remote without the other two losing the code. Why can't ou program one at a time. It was difficult enough to program the two, I keep forgetting one pattern I did it in. PLEASE HELP!


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I recently was training a new remote to my GDO when a neighbor drove by and is now opening and closing my door when he comes and goes. I've tried holding the learn button for 6, 10, 15, 30, 60 & 90 seconds, but the light never goes out until 30 seconds after I release it. My remote (and my neighbors) continue to work without any additional learning modes... It is a craftsman 139.53615SR (41A3625) from 1991. Any other tricks to force this thing to dump the memory? Thanks.


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Craig it gets frustrating and complicated. Program the 2 that work together and then take the battery out of the other one. Now take the hand unit that is working and get a duplicate from Sears. You should be able to program it and have 3 working units. Throw the one without a battery away.


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adammy I think you stumbled into a bad logic board through no fault of your own. Try calling 1-800-528-5236 with your model number. Try to be at the opener when you call. They will help you if at all possible.


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Don, from another persons problem, you helped me identify my problem is my garage door sensors need re-alignment. Is there an easy way to align the "gun" with the "target"?


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Bill it's a hit or miss situation but it's really not that exact. The light on the sending unit is on all the time. The receiving units light comes on when they are aligned. Have someone stand next to the receiving unit and let you know when the light comes on.


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Craftsman Garage Door Opener Dislikes Cold Weather

Hello, I have a Craftsman garage door opener that won't work properly when it gets below freezing outside. The door will open fine, but not close properly. For example, when I push the button to close, the door moves down a couple feet, hesitates, then returns to the up position and the lights flash. It acts as though something is blocking the electric eye except the door is several feet higher (more open) than the sensors, which are about ground level.
Thanks in advance to someone who can help.

Dot


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I have a Sears Craftsman door opener model 139.186006 that I am having an issue with. Came back from vacation to find the outside keypad not working, battery died in the one button wall panel.

Replaced the battery and it still didn't work with the number when entered. Popped the front cover of the one button panel and flipped the switch to program, entered a new 4 digit, flipped the switch back to operate.

Enter the 4 digit code, door goes down, push just one number, door goes up. If I close the door with a wall pad or the remote, you need the 4 digit number to open the door, but pushing a single digit will close the door.

Is this normal? Or am I missing a step?

Thanks in advance.
Rod


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The system is designed so that when you push the 4 button code on your digital keypad to close (or open) the door, the keypad stays alive for about 30 seconds. Thats so if you are closing the door and say, "oh shoot, I forgot something", you don't have to push all the keys in the correct sequence in order to get the door to open again. Just hit any key and it will open. This ability is supposed to shut down after 20-30 seconds. You don't say how long your keypad stays alive after you last use it. If you open the door with the keypad and try it 60 seconds later,and it closes, then the brains of the system which is inside the garage where the battery is, is defective.


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I moved into a 42 yr. old Levitt Ranch July 2005. I'm in New Jersey and the weather is starting to dip below the 40 degree mark on a regular basis. My Sears/Craftsman 1/3 HP door opener is acting up. I have no manual for the opener and would like to get access to one. And, if anyone can help with the flakey actions of my opener, I'd apprediate it.

The opener is old. Both remotes work as well as the single button switch on the wall. When opening or closing the door, it stops and reverses-either way it's going. The only action I ccan do is press remote or wall switch just as it reverses, causing the door to stop right there. I then have to repeat this process several times to get the door to its desired location. There are two limit adjustments on one side, and two force adjustments at the rear. There are also dip switches at the rear of the main motor assembly.

Any help concerning this would be greatly appreciated. My wife is getting to be a real pain about it, and not very receptive about the button pressing to stop the reversal action.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener additional

The model # is 139.53210 sn#2694K02389 and model# on back is 41A3066. Thought this might be helpful.


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Hi,

All of a sudden my Craftsman 13-53990SRT will not work with the remotes (will not close, but will open). The wall unit will only close the door if I continually hold the wall button down during the entire close process until it is completely closed (the Open button works fine on the wall unit). Any ideas? Any tips are appreciated!


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Mr Miller
The garage door opener is designed to reverse if it is closing and comes in contact with any stiffness or unusual friction during the closing sequence. If the door is moving towards the open position and it meets undue friction, it is designed to stop.
Both the open and close sensitivity buttons are located on the rear of the motor unit, and are somewhat teardrop shaped with a slot in them. If the knob was the hour hand of a clock, turn it one hour. In other words, if it's presently set to the six o'clock position, turn it to the seven o'clock position. Do this for both up and down knobs, one hour each. Do not push it anymore than that because you start affecting the safety reverse.
Lubricate with oil, or spray lubricant, all the rollers, hinges and springs on your door to try to eliminate unwanted friction on the door.

JASON
It appears your photo eyes down near the floor are not quite aligned properly. You have discovered the factory manual over-ride for malfunctioning photo eyes, and that is to hold the button until the door comes to a complete stop.
Tweak the photo eyes in their holders until they are perfectly aligned with a strong glowing light on each one.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener and Cold Weather

My Craftsman 1/2 HP opener stopped closing this morning. We had a similar problem when the temperature dipped last year. This is our first sub 30 degree day this year and lo and behold, its out again. On the photo sensors, I get a green light on one (the send unit) but no eye on the other.

Could this be caused by the weather? Can I just replace one of the sensors, or both?

And on another note, is there anywhere online I can find a PDF version of the manual?


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Tweak those sensors so that they are pointed directly at each other. If they are not, the light on the receiving sensor will go out.

The sensors are available as a pair and I don't think the manual is available for download.

It really helps if you start your own post rather than adding onto one that has been around this long.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

for a short time. Sears was including opener owners manuals in the spec or info section of there GDO ads. go to sears.com and look around for a similar opener, might provide some insight.

HTH


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I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP Chain Drive opener with Security+. Thanks to this forum (and 1-2 others at gardenweb) I have had no trouble reprogramming my "blue button" remotes nor my keyless entry system. Thanks for all those helpful posts!

HOWEVER--I am having trouble programming the HomeLink system in my '96 Nissan Pathfinder. I have visited the Homelink website and followed the instructions posted (but they don't work).

I'm wondering if I have a compatibility issue (not addressed on the HomeLink website). Is it possible that the HomeLink system built into my 1996 Pathfinder doesn't have "rolling code" capability? This isn't mentioned on HomeLink's site (nor in their instructions). According to them, all should work fine.

Can anyone help me? Thanks.


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I have a queston I have a chamberlain 1/2 H.p garage door opener. I just bought the house and moved in a few days ago and the remote ( 3 button craftsmen) worked fine when I first got here, but I think I accidently hit the wrong button because the remote stopped working. Door works fine, just the remote.

I came into this forum and seen how to reset it, well I think I did it the right way. Hold down the big button on the remote, push the button on the reciever and than let go of the button on the remote.

But the green light on the reciever would just stay lit for 10 seconds no matter how long I held it, the first time I just tapped it and it stayed on. So than I went ahead and held it for the six seconds which should erase the codes.
I guess before I have sears come out and fix this piece I would check here to see if there was anything else I could do to get this thing working again, oh yeah I did replace the battery before I messed with the reciever as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Part# 41A4252-7
D.O.C k1027
date 04/93
fcc ID HBwo777
132c1995-3


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Make sure you haven't inadvertantly locked the door opener. If the light on your wall button is blinking, press and hold the button with the padlock icon for 3 seconds and release. Try your remotes and let us know.


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I only have one remote and the button have nothing on them at all so not sure which one is the padlock one, but I held each button for 3 secs and no lights blinked on either the wall or the reciever. If I erased the code from the reciever by holding the button on the back for 6 secs, would someone have to come out and reprogram it, not really sure how it works but this remote just seems dead. The cause of the problem sounds like it was that padlock feature in the beginning but now nothing seems to get it right.


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If you held that button in for 6 seconds you erased the memory but we can fix that. First hold the button on your remote and then press and immediately release the button on the back of your motor unit. This will get you reprogrammed.


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I have done that as well. The problem is that when I touch the button on the back of the reciever(even though I just touch it for a split second) the green light stays on for about 10 seconds and the remote still doesn't work.. It just seems like it's not getting any input from the remote.. when I changed the batteries the remote worked for a split second but hasn't worked since.


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I'm sorry I didn't pick that up in your first post. I think you have a bad logic board which is pretty expensive. I suggest you get a new opener.


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OK , well thanks for your help regardless, just wanted to check before I spent the money.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

I have a question regarding my craftsmen 1/2hp garage door opener. We recently moved into a house and neither of the two garage remotes work. The button in the gargage and the keypad on the outside both work. I have replaced the batteries but to no avail. I also read the thread on the top of this forum about the lock button and holding it down for 5 seconds which didn't work for me. The previous owners didn't leave the manual (at least we can't find it if they did). Any ideas on what else I could try?


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I have a Sears model 139.53985 1/2 HP garage door opener that will open and close from the wall switch or remotes as long as I am on the inside of the garage.
When I'm outside I can sometimes close the door or open it with the remotes but most of the tim it won't open.
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Craftsman garage door opener. Belt drive

I just got a belt drive opener and after installing it, it only wants to go up about 18" Did what the insruction manual said to do and nothing worked. Disconnected the release and tried it and it would still only go up about 18" Tried the force up and turning it up max, it wouldn't change it. The door is easy to pull up and no binding or bad springs. Any ideas?? Thanks


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I just bought a house with a 139.53615SR hooked to a doorbell switch. The opener works fine with the switch, but will not dump the memory nor accept the remote. It doesn't blink at all when I hold down the reset button. Is the procedure different than the more recent models?

-Mark


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I have a Craftsman garage door opener, model 139.53965srt that will not open or close properly once the temperature drops below 32. When I try to close it, it will go down about 6-8 inches and stop and return to the up position. No flashing lights or anything to indicate that the sensors are blocked. The only way to get the door down is to continually hit the button every time it stops. It is the same trying to get the door to go up. It will only move about 6 inches at a time. I have turned the up and down force to the max setting, checked the alignment of the sensors, and tightened the spring. Everything checks out fine. Does anyone have any ideas, other than to buy another opener? This only happens when it is cold outside. It works fine in the summer. Thanks.


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I'll offer the following:
"The only way to get the door down is to continually hit the button every time it stops."
Once it 'catches' will it close on its own all the way or are you holding the button for the full run? This is significant because the wall button will override the sensors and close the door even with a fault condition at the sensors.

"It will only move about 6 inches at a time. I have turned the up and down force to the max setting"
Are you sure that you are at the max and not at the least? Remember these settings only have <1 revolution of the screw. Multiple turns can potentially damage the unit.

"checked the alignment of the sensors"
have you verified that there is no flickering of the LEDs especially at the colder temperatures. The cold could be affecting the brackets and misaligning them enough to cause the problem. Also check for staples piercing the leads that might be causing a short.

"tightened the spring"
Have you disconnected the opener trolley and manually worked the door up and down? In addition to spring tension any tendency of the door to rack in the frame will cause an abrupt impact or shimmy which may reverse the door.

Does the trolley move normally without the door attached?

Hope this helps
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Craftsman Garage Door Opener & Cold weather

I have the same problem as described by bschumac below. If there is play in the spring latch bracket which connects the door to the trolley could this be a partial cause?? If so how do I tighten this up? Like bschumac this only happens to me in cold weather. We use our garage door quite a bit everyday and this condition is getting a bit frustrating!!! Help!!

Posted by: bschumac (My Page) on Mon, Dec 19, 05 at 15:03

I have a Craftsman garage door opener, model 139.53965srt that will not open or close properly once the temperature drops below 32. When I try to close it, it will go down about 6-8 inches and stop and return to the up position. No flashing lights or anything to indicate that the sensors are blocked. The only way to get the door down is to continually hit the button every time it stops. It is the same trying to get the door to go up. It will only move about 6 inches at a time. I have turned the up and down force to the max setting, checked the alignment of the sensors, and tightened the spring. Everything checks out fine. Does anyone have any ideas, other than to buy another opener? This only happens when it is cold outside. It works fine in the summer. Thanks.


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I have a craftmen Model# 139.53674SRT1. I replaced my lost remote with a Liftmaster model# 970L remote. My other remote is a craftmen Model# 139.53681B After erasing all codes from memory, one or the other works but not both at the same time.Any suggestions?


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You most likely got the wrong remote for your opener. There are 2 different technologies and you cannot mix them. You need to match your original remote.


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Clicks but no action? Limit to Remotes?

I have the 41A5021-4F? model Sears 1/2 HP belot drive. I was working on the door guides due to mis alignment and was opening/closing the door repeatedly via one of the original remotes. Al of the sudden, it positioned the door at the half-way mark and stopped working. The opener clicks when I press the remote, the wall control, or any other controller; but does not move. I have tried to "reboot" it by unpluging it. No luck. I cleared the memory and then reprogrammed the remotes. A little luck... But when I get to the last remote, it locks up again. Could there be a limit or security feature that is triggered by repeated use within a time threshold? Or is there a limit to the number of remotes that it can handle (2 original remotes, the wall remote, a wireless keypad remote, and the homelink in the car)?


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

The motor has an internal switch that opens to keep the motor from overheating. It normally resets after about 15 minutes.


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RE: The motor has an internal switch...

That must have been it. It works fine now... Regards.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

I have recently moved into a house that has a Chamberlain Garage door opener on it It worked fine for a few weeks now when i raise or lower it it doesnt want to stop ! I looked for something mechanical to set the stopping point but couldnt find anything what should i do ? why is this happening? what can i do to adjust the stops? Thanks Jeff Mayer Jr


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I have a Craftman 1/2 door openner model 139.536159R.
When I came home last night the door was about 1/3 - 1/2 opened. I pushed the button to close it and it went down and back up about 1 - 2 feet. The slider only goes back and forth about 1 -2 feet on the track. I tried a couple of times and there was no change. I also notice that one of the wires at the box was dis-connect. I reconnected the wire and there was no change. The wire was black (I think) and it is the 2 one from the right or 3rd from the left.
Any help would be great!!
Charlie Jones


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

chjaz it sounds like you have a broken spring. Most likely you have 1 or 2 springs directly above the door. Take a close look at them. You will need to close the door manually.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Got a Craftsman 3/4hp screwdrive garage door opener #952924 as a gift. But it did not include a manual! Anybody have any idea how I could get one?


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Chamberlain 1/2 horse chain drive (41A5483) ~ 3 yrs old. The up limit suddenly stopped working (without any adjustments). When it reaches the top the motor keeps running and clicking (slipping?) until I push the remote. It did that about 3 times in a row (I couldn't look at it right away), now it's started slipping about 1' after opening so the door no longer opens - as if the original problem broke some gear mechanism. I opened the door manually and the travel was normal so the springs and rails are ok. The opener still travels the entire track if I disconnect the door so there's no weight, but still keeps running at the top. I decreased the up travel as much as possible but that didn't help. Thoughts? Thanks ...


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Ramon:
Here's a link to a 1/2 HP Craftsman screw drive. Click on the owners manaul (I suspect it's pretty similar). HTH

Here is a link that might be useful: screw drive opener manual


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Take the cover off the motor unit and check the drive gear. It a white nylon gear on the door side of the motor. Probably stripped.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

I have a model 41a4315-7d garage door opener. The unit will not open or close. When I hit the wall mount or the car remote, the unit clicks. What's wrong?


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Is the door stuck in the up position? If so, the trolley is probably jammed against the bolt right in front of the motor unit. Remove that bolt and then the door should close. On the side of the motor unit you will find a small hole that is labeled 'up limit'. Take a small screwdriver and turn the control inside this hole about 4 turns in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on the cover. Be sure to replace the bolt.


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Please help! I have a very very old garage door opener, I am not even sure if it is Craftsman- but I have a craftsman remote, so I think it is. Anywyas, the unit itself does not have a "learn" button on it, because it has a red and white wire running to a slate gray box which is plugged into the wall. It seems my garage door opener is so old that it does not have remove capability. Anyways, I was trying to program the Audi Homelink in my car and I have erased all my codes or something because neither my regular remotes or keypad work now. If I remove the cover to this box (attached to the unit) I can press a button which makes a orange light glow steady. The inside cover to my keypad says it should do this), then within 30 seconds i walk over to the keypad and press my new code. For some reason this is not working- what is worse is the little remote control does not have any instructions so I am having a very hard time. Does anyone know how to fix this, or if Craftsman has a manual online on what to do?? I have searched everywhere! I am starting to wish that I had never tried programming the homelink to begin with!

Thanks,
Sonia


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Sonia try this. take one of your remotes over to that box with the orange light. Press and hold the button on the remote and then press and immediately release the button in the box and then release the button on the remote. Post back and let me know if this fixed anything.


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Don or Anyone Else,

I have read all the threads RE: Wireless Keypads. I have problems with my Security + also and followed all of your advice (reprogramming, etc.). Mostly have no problems lowering the garage door with keypad, but intermittently (sometimes very often) keypad does not raise doors. Usually works after several attempts, but not always. Could this be caused by need to adjust "force"; if so, what would you recommend? Other thoughts/suggestions appreciated, as always.


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It is most probably the up force needing adjusting. This adjustment is not critical like the down force adjustment is. I would turn it a quarter turn and go from there. I notice in your post you used the plural when you said "does not raise doors". I hope that was a typo and you are not raising 2 doors with 1 opener. That is really dangerous.


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HELP!!
I have a Craftsmen 1/2 hp garage door opener and just recently all of my remotes stopped working to include the keyless pad. I have changed the batteries and now the remotes will only work when they are right next to the motor unit but I can not get them to work when I am outside the garage with the door up or down. It almost seems to be an antenna or receiver. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I have a Craftsman 1/2hp dated 1994. The other day, upon hitting the garage door button, the motor engaged, but the chain was not moving. I have tried it after releasing the door and it still will not move the chain even without the door attached. There are springs on both sides of the door and they appear intact. Any help is much appreciated!!
Dave


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

You probably have a stripped drive gear. Take the cover off and look at the door side of the motor. The gear is white nylon.


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Hi Folks,

Have two symtoms, one I thought was just my GDO, but it seems others have the same problem. "Freeze point frustration" Door does not close normally when temp outside is below 32 (or so) degrees. Did someone have a solution to it? With hardwire button, can override (so it is something causing a return) and opening is fine. Can't wait for warmer weather (9 months of the year) for it to return to normal.

I have done everything, from looking at infared sensors, grease (bearing, white, etc) (and plenty), oil rollers, even put new door last summer (wife forgot to open door before backing), still happening this winter.

Symtom two, just started a few days ago. Hard wire single button (door bell style) is blinking, and not one of the three remotes are working. ?????? Any ideas?

??? Perplexed


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Problem 2 first. On the back of your motor unit near where all those white wires go you will find a button. Press and hold it for 6 seconds. The door bell style button should no longer be blinking. Now you will need to program your remotes. Hold down the button on each remote as you press and immediately release that button on the motor unit. That should get your remotes working again.

Problem number 1. I think what is happening here is whatever the door sensors are attached to is warping, shrinking or doing something when it's cold to cause those two sensors to no longer be aimed at one another. It could be very minor. Each of those sensors has a small light and both must be on and not blinking for the opener to close the door. Check this out very closely.


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Cold Weather and Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Like a few other posts I've seen here, my 12 yr old craftsman GDO does not like to close when the temp drops below freezing. Light blinks like there is something blocking the sensor when I try to close the door. This behavior is erratic - sometimes it does work.

What I have noticed is that the green lights on both safety sensors are ON and neither goes out when I block the beam. Could this be some kind of hint to what is going on?


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John, I think you have a component on your logic board that is being affected by the cold weather. The board is expensive. I would replace a 12 year old opener.


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Glad I found this forum.... I have a model 139.53646SRT1 (of course, with no manual). I came home tonight and opened the door using my Homelink as I always do. I walked through the garage and pressed the hard wired button to close my door, but it wouldn't budge.. It hummed a couple of times (not a tune I recognized...) The green LED on the back of the unit blinked 5x, stopped, blinked 5x, stopped, etc, etc... Any suggestions on the problem and cure?

Thanks!


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I have read all the posts and have not found a problem similar to mine. I recently moved into a house with a 1/2 craftsman opener that is probably the original (1993). Just yesterday the wall mount began to act up on me. (Wouldn't consistently operate the opener) (The red light seems to be dim as well). The remotes seem to work, including Homelink. The results are sporadic. Sometimes the door opens all the way, sometimes 1/4, or 3/4 of the way. It even opens and closes all by itself!

Is it time to buy a new one? Or is there a fix?

Thanks for any help.


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I have a 1/2 model 139.53635srt. Can't remember how to reprogram hard-wired external pass code. I have done it before and can't seem to figure it out again. Thanks for any help. Peter


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If you mean hard wired keypad it is:

First unplug the garage door opener from the electrical outlet. Next, remove the nameplate from the console that the keypad plugs into and locate the program/operate switch. Flip the switch to program. Next, enter your desired four-digit PIN number in the the keypad. Slide the switch back to operate, and plug the garage door opener back in. The keypad should be programmed.


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My family recently purchased a home with a 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door opener. No keypad- just the remotes. it has the 3 buttons: the large one with the LED, vacation, and light. We had no idea how it worked, as hte family who left it behind left no instruction manual. After reading this thread, we now know how to work the buttons- but we didn't before. we were trying to get it open- even when we pressed the inside button, it wouldn't open more than 1/3 of the way. It won't open now without extreme amounts of help (i.e. lifting it ourselves while pressing the button) it won't open on it's own, and it sounds like the chain is jumping the teeth of the gear. We popped off the cap on top and observed it in motion, and this is exactly what was happening, but internally or externally is unkown. "Yeah, the gears are shredded" is what my dad just said. No idea if he just looked at it or not... but still, we need help. Diagnosis would be just fine though...


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Sorry to post this so soon afterwards, but we found the problem- after removing hte shell, the plastic gear to the main chain rotator is comletely stripped- shredded to bits. will call professional. Sorry to waste your time...


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Hello all. I'm about as far from a handyman as one could get, much to the frustration of my better half... Our GDO has been acting up lately, most likely b/c of the heavy rains we've had here in Seattle for more than a month straight now. I *think* the door became so saturated that it wouldn't open all the way - I looked at my unit and increased the Up Force. That worked fine for a day or two... but now the motor activates but the chain doesn't move and the door doesnt open. I've seen up above here that it could be the white nylon gear being stripped - so I'm about to go outside and check that if I can get the unit open. I also read it could be a blown capacitor... where's that at? I seriously have no idea what I'm doing, and I don't want to break it anymore than it already may be. The garage was built in 2000, so the opener couldn't be more than 6 years old now. We've only lived here for about 3 years. Please help!! Could it be the white gear too? What in the world should I do?


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I think you are going to need a service technician. If the rain did increase the weight of your door to cause the nylon drive gear to strip you have door problems plus the gear problem. It will not be the capacitor.


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Please help. Can you provide instructions for programming Craftsman model 139.53681B remotes. My last working remote stopped working this weekend. I replaced the batteries, but that did not help. THANKS


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On the rear of the motor unit you will find a button near where all those white wires go. First press the button on your remote and then press and release the button on the motor unit. This will program your remote if you have no other problems.


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I have a Craftsman unit newly installed. We bought the unit "new" out of the classifieds. The unit works great from the wired button, wireless remote, but will not work with either remote. I have reset the memory and tried reprograming but I cannot get them to work. Do I need to new remotes?


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

ryancccc, find the model number on your motor unit and the model numbers of your remotes They should look like this: 139.XXXXX. Then call this number 1-800-528-5236. This will get you to the manufacturers technical support representative for Craftsman openers. They can verify that you have the correct remotes for your opener. If may also help if you can be near the opener with your remotes when you call.

Please make sure the batteries are good and properly installed in your remotes.


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Wondering if somone might be able to help me. Craftsman 3/4 HP garage door opener... 2.5 years old. Has been working great since installed.. Suddenly both remotes and the keypad stopped working. Replaced the lithium batteries in the remotes and 9v in keypad. The 2 remotes only work when I am within about 4-5 feet of the receiver. if I move back about 6 feet they won't work. Key pad won't work at all. Antenna is fully extended. Almost like the receiver in the Unit is only capable of receiving the signal from a very close range... Any possible ideas as to what is wrong. I also erased all logic and reprogrammed both remotes... Still the same...


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one of my remotes quit working. I changed the battery, it worked for a few days and quit again. Tried another battery, same thing. Tested new battery with a voltmeter, if left in remote, it is drawn down from 3.1V new to 2.1V in a few hours. A week later, another remote quit working. I replaced the battery and will only work if I hold the remote next to the antenna. I have two other remotes that work fine ( still on original batteries from three years ago ) and my wall mounted remotes work fine as well. They have never been dropped and the three buttons are clicking freely. help?


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Disable Remote Function?

I have an older model Craftsman garage door opener - model 139.53515. I have installed a newer reciever with rolling codes and would like to disable the factory receiver. Does anyone have a suggestion? Is there a dip-switch setting that will do this?


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There is no dipswitch setting that will disable the receiver. This opener is at the age that I wouldn't worry about it.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener sensors

My sensors get out of sync too often and I have to align them at least once a week.
Is there any way to eliminate (or bypass) the sensors?
I do not have little kids nor pets so I do not think that the sensors are a real need for me.
Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance


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There is no way to bypass or eliminate the sensors.


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I had a power outage. I was able to reprogram all the hand-held remotes. The door control constantly blinks green and will not open the garage door but will turn on the light. Also, the keyless entry does not work. Can I reprogram it if the old number doesn't work? I lost the user manual. Thanks!


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Sounds like the lock function on your wall control has been turned on. Press and hold the button with the icon of a padlock for three seconds and then release. Your remotes should work now. Your keypad is another problem. The lock function doesn't lock it out. You may need to program it. Press and immediately release the learn button on the operator and then walk over to your keypad and enter your four digig number and press enter.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Hello. I have two 1/2 hp belt driven Craftsman garage door openers, that are about 9 months old. Last night we had some sevre thunderstorms. We never lost power, but neither opener now works. I've tried the interior button, exterior keypad, and car remotes, and nothing. I turned the circuit breaker off and on, and still nothing. The green LED light is on the interior button. I can't even get the light bulbs on the openers to go on. The garage doors open fine manually. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


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I have a feeling your logic boards are fried. I would unplug the openers for 10 or 15 minutes and retry but I'm doubtful. It may be time to contact your home owners insurance agent.


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Hi Jlederer ,
Do you still have this problem ? I have the same issue and even after adjusting all the little plastic knobs, does not work. When opening, My door bangs to the bolt sitting next to the engine and stops there ... when closing, the door forces to the ground and then reverse the cycle to open the door. Looks like there is no stop control anymore, neither going down nor going up.


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Hello Don - One of my remotes quit working. I changed the battery, it worked for a few days and quit again. Tried another battery, same thing. Tested new battery with a voltmeter, if left in remote, it is drawn down from 3.1V new to 2.1V in a few hours. A week later, another remote quit working. I replaced the battery and will only work if I hold the remote next to the antenna. I have two other remotes that work fine ( still on original batteries from three years ago ) and my wall mounted remotes work fine as well. They have never been dropped and the three buttons are clicking freely. help?


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I just can't help but think you got some bad batteries. Occasionally a remote will develop a short and draw down the battery but to have two do it is too rare. Three years on your original batteries is exceptional.


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Hi Don, after adjusting all the little plastic knobs for door going down or up, When opening, My door bangs to the bolt sitting next to the engine and stops there ... when closing, the door forces to the ground and then reverse the cycle to open the door. Looks like there is no stop control anymore, neither going down or going up.


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I think you need to remove the cover and take a look at the up and down limits. Sounds like you have royally misadjusted them. Turn them both in the opposite direction of the arrows printed on the cover several turns and then go from there.


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I have a craftsman 1/2 hp and can't seem to program both openers. I can only get one or the other but never both. What should I do?


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Hi Don,

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work. I pressed and held the button with the icon of a padlock for three seconds and then released several times but it did not work. Any other suggestions? My handheld remotes all work fine. My old keypad number doesn't work. Any way to reprogram it without the number? Thanks a lot.


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Hi - Please help! I have a 6 year old Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener - model# 139.53962SRT with 2 remotes. The battery quit in my remote and I replaced it and reprogrammed it - no problem (or so I thought). My husband's remote would not work that evening, so I replaced the battery and reprogrammed his remote. It worked fine but then my remote would not work. So, basically, we cannot get both remotes programmed and working at the same time - currently when we reprogram one, the other stops working and vice versa. We have had success in the past, I think I just must have forgotten something - it can't be that hard can it? I appreciate any help.

Thanks so much!!

Dawn


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Your remote has reverted to an earlier technology. You need to purchase a new remote. Your remote quit because it reverted. If you check that old battery I am sure you will find it is still okay. Make sure you take your model number with you when you get the new one. Sorry for the bad news.


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I know this may sound crazy, but can the sun have an effect on a garage door closing? If I leave my house between 4-6 p.m. my garage door will not go down. When I try again around 6 p.m. it closes. It has done this several times and the only thing I can tie it to is the sun is directly on the front of my house at the times it does not work. If it is cloudy outside it works fine during those times. Any advice that you could give would be greatly appreciated.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

carissa, although I have never personally run into this there have been complaints of sunshine on the sensors in the doorway causing a problem. You can try moving the sensors so they are less exposed, using the tube from toilet tissue over the lens to shade them or changing sides of the sensors. Changing sides is the most difficult and would be my last choice in trying to find a cure. Good luck.


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I have two Craftsman GDOs model # 139.53648SRT1, approx 7 years old. One has the anti-theft (light) feature enabled, the other is disabled. The owners manual does not mention how to enable/disable the feature. Can you help??


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What is the anti-theft feature you are referring to?


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Hi there!

I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP 139.53663SRT1. I think I hit the "Lock" button on the wall unit yesterday, because neither of my (2) remotes would work today. However, I didn't realize this could be the problem until I read this forum today, and I have already erased the codes from the motor unit memory.

My problem is this - the wall unit does not have an indicator light, or the indicator light is burnt out, so I have no idea if the remotes are locked out or not at this point.

The motor unit was manufactured in 09/97, and the instructions on it to reprogram the remotes state:

1. Press and HOLD the transmitter button.
2. Press receiver code button.
3. When opener light flashes, release both push buttons.

HOWEVER, the remotes were manufactured more recently. (02/05 & 09/04). (They worked fine until today.)

The remote instructions are different - to reprogram the remotes state:

1. Press and release the "learn" button on the motor unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds.
2. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote.
3. Release the button when the motor unit light blinks. It has learned the code.

I have hit so many buttons trying at this point to reprogram the remotes that I don't know the current status. Nothing has worked so far.

The wall unit works fine - (garage door opens and closes, light switch works) except there is no light to indicate "Lock" status.

I also checked the sensor alignment - and both green lights are on and appear to be fine.

Can you help?

Thanks!


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I need help. I have a standard 1/2 HP Craftsman Garage Opener which works great with the two remotes. I have recently bought a Craftsman keyless entry and have followed the programming instructions to the "T", but are having problems. It seems that if i get the keyless to work with the garage opener, the remotes no longer work. Then when i reprogramm the remotes, the keyless stops working.

I have heard the rumors that there is a coding thing with the controls vs. keypad that will not allow them to work together. I hope there is a solution out there that someone knows about. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.


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You bought the wrong keypad. Simple as that. Hope you didn't get it at e-bay.


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I wondered if someone could help me with the error blink codes of a Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO Model# 139.53675 SRT.

The unit was made in 1997 and I unfortunately have no manual. It came with the house and has worked fine for 8 months but no longer opens or closes the door. The yellow LED on the motor unit blinks either 4 or 5 times.

The unit is getting power and the green LEDs on the wall switch work. The electric eye is aligned and seems to be work as the green LED on each glows unless an obstruction is present. When the wall switch is pressed to open the door, a relay clicks but the motor and the courtesy lights do not come on.

Is the unit toast, or is there some kind of fuse inside that might be blown? I hope the blink codes hold the answer but would appreciate any thoughtful advice.

-Andy Madsen


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is the unit stuck in the up or down position? If it is "up" make sure the trolley is not jammed up tight against the stop bolt.

If it is then you need to unplug the unit and free it.

Hope this helps.

FWIW: I believe that the 5 blinks indicates a problem with the RPM sensor.


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Don--Reference my previous message: "Anti-theft" is what Sears calls the feature that turns the opener light on when the door is up (light off), and then the beam is broken. Supposedly deters would-be thieves from entering your garage when the light comes on. It is a useful feature when I am working in the yard and it is getting late and enter the garage. The manual does not tell me how to enable or disable the feature. Thanks


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I have a liftmaster opener and just purchased a craftsman keyless entry model number 53876. I can hold the red button on the opener and after entering code hold the enter button on the keyless and it is programmed and works fine. But my two remotes no longer work. They I go in and hold the remotes and the red button on the lift and they work again, but the keyless doesn't. Any ideas?


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You bought the wrong keypad. Take the model number off your opener to a Liftmaster dealer. They will sell you the correct one.


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Light control

dougmat - on the wall control there is a button with an icon of a lightbulb that turns the light off and on. Hold that in for 10 seconds. This will toggle that function.


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Button inside of garage works on my Craftsman garage door opener. both remotes with three buttons do not work.


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jaybrmac:
sounds like someone has inadvertently set it into "vacation" or "lock" mode. Does your wall switch have three buttons? One big one for the door and two smaller ones; one labeled "light" and the other "lock"? If so, preess and hold the lock button for 5-10 seconds. This should cancel "lock" mode.

Also, is there an LED on the wall switch that normally lights steady and is it now blinking? The blinking indicates that lock mode is set.

HTH


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The main drive unit appears to be a K1027 with the date of 10/94. The wall unit is only one button and the light is not blinking. The remotes have 3 buttons and there is no detail on any of the buttons. The unit works properly when the garage unit is pressed but nothing happens when the remotes are pushed.


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I have a 1/2 hp craftsman, don't recall model, but it isn't more than 2 years bought.
At 2 am. after being closed for 5 hours, the garage door opened by itself and 30 seconds later closed and 30 seconds later opened. I flipped the outside lights on and it stopped doing it. the green light on the pad was steady green.

What are the chances of a Thief being able to descramble my code or someone new in the neighborhood driving by and having the same code all of a sudden? I promise, I looked outside when I heard it and no cars in site.

The manaual says it may open and close by itself but what exactly does that mean. Out of no where it will just open and close a few times and stop and not do it again?


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We have two 1/2 HP Craftsman Garage door openers (10 year old). Both openers have been working fine. All of sudden one door works fine but the other does not work by either the remote or hard-wired buttons. The light on the opener goes on but the motor does not budge. Not even a sound. The wall mounted button does not flash at all. Please help~


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Don,
Thanks so much for the instructions on re-setting the remote keypad. Can't believe it's that easy!

* Posted by: Don_ (My Page) on Tue, Jun 7, 05 at 14:19

On the back of the motor unit near where all those white wires go you will find a button. Press and immediately release that and then walk over to your keypad and enter a four digit code of your choice and press enter. You should be good to go.


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I have a Craftsmad 1/2 HP garage door opener. One of the two remotes began to stop working at times, and then failed completely. I figured it was the battery and replaced it. It still does not work and I have mislayed the owner's manual. I figure it needs to be reprogrammed. Am I correct? Can you help?
Cheers,
Harold


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Hello,
I recently purchased a home that came with a Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO. It has a wall unit and 2 remotes. My question is how can I close the door without holding down the big button on the wall unit until the door is completely closed? Is it possible to use a remote to close the door? If I hit the big button on the remopte to close it just makes the light on the GDO blink. Any suggestions?


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I have a 139.186006. Not knowing anything about it, can anyone tell me a few things? What model year is it, with reference to it being a security code rolling model or not? What remotes do I need to get to add onto it and/or replace missing ones, including keypad?
"Be Good All Day"
Paul


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I have a Craftsman 1/2 horse model 41A3516-2. I can not reprogram the outside wall pad. The problem that I have is that the keypad does not have a enter buttom. It is a Sears model that was added after the fact and has only the numbers 1-0. I have tried the previous answer of press the yellow button on the unit and key in your new number. No enter to finish the sequence thou.


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener won't open when cold

I have a 12+ yr old Craftsman GDO, and the receiver sensor is now refusing to work when it's below freezing. The green light is off when it's cold (as others have posted here), the GDO light flases 10 times when trying to close, I've re-aimed it, checked the wires, etc. I tried warming the whole sensor on a 40w light bulb for a few minutes, and it worked temporarily, so I'm pretty sure it's the sensor. Has anyone tried to repair one? I've found the sensor pair for about $35 locally, but I can't believe the couple of transistors, capacitors, and the photosensor could wear out, could they? My best guess is maybe a bad solder joint?

Here's a tip I tried for checking the beam sensors: Most cell phone cameras and some digital cameras can 'see' infrared (to some degree), so you can use them to find out which black box is the transmitter, and if it's working. In a fairly dark garage, I was able to see a pinpoint of light, coming from the transmitter, on my cell phone screen at about 10-12 feet, probably would have worked better if it had been completely dark. At 1 ft, it was clear it was transmitting. It probably does nothing for aiming the beam, but at least you can see if it's working or not.


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I purchased a used craftsman 1/2 hp door GDO, model 139.186006

Can anyone provide assistance with this?

After the door opener is used, after 4 minutes or so the light on the motor turns off... and so does the dimmley lit LED on the keypad. Then nothing works until I unplug/replug the power cord on the motor.

The wired pad has black, white, yellow and red wires only. The motor has an extra orange wire. Do I have the wrong keypad?

Thanks for any help!!
Mike


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I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP thats about 12 years old. When I press the wall mount button the lights come on and it makes a Humming noise but the garage door doesn't move. Whats the problem?


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Craftsman Garage Door Opener model 41A4315-7A

Please help this two wire system only want to go down when I hold the wall control all the way to the bottom. All three controls will open with one press but none of them will put it down except like I said by holding the wall control. The other cobtrols just tick tick tick then it kicks out ???
Thanks in adavance for any help you might be able to give me.
Cheers
Brian


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Love this collection of wisdom! I now know how to fix all kinds of issues that I don't currently have with my GDO.

I recently bought (for an obscene amount of money, but the owners tossed in a free house) a 16-year-old Craftsman 139.655400 (76LE). Works like a CHAMP. Trouble is the receiver, 139.652021. No manuals, of course, and none available online or for the ordering. There are two wireless remotes - they were both working but only when very close. Replaced batteries. Now they are strong, but they no longer work. Batteries test fine, and remote LED lights up when I press a button.

Receiver has 9 DIPswitches. Remotes have 9 DIPswitches. I would think these have to do with the code and should be all the same. They were all three slightly different! I have tried setting numerous codes on the receiver and matching (or even mirror-imaging) on the remotes ... no dice.

Is there a reset procedure I need to go through when I set up a new DIPswitch setting, or is it immediately active? What else am I doing wrong?

Two wires from the opener to the receiver.
One red RESET button on the opener.
One button on the receiver (it works fine, although it doesn't stop the door partway when hit mid-lift, as the remote used to when it worked).

TIA ... Clayton


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I got the 1/2 Craftsman GDO back in 1997. Both remotes and the keypad worked with no problem, until last year, when I had to replace the battery on one of my remotes. Mind you, I've replaced it before with no problems. What happened next was that when I programmed the this remote, the other stopped working, and vice versa. I tried the following:

Removed all codes, then programmed the remotes first. Both worked, but the keypad now does not.

Removed all codes, then programmed the keypad first. It works, but the remotes does not register at all.

Did various combinations but bottomline is, if put in the any of the remotes first, the keypad does not work. Same thing with the remotes, the keypad does not program at all.

This morning, since I'm staying home from work, I tried to address the keypad/remote issue with my GDO. No success still, same thing happening.
Help please!!!


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Chad,

I have the same problem and Sears just had me replace the logic board, but it made no difference. If you find out the answer let me know....


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I have an old Craftsman Model 139.535155R Garage Door Opener.
I am trying to install a 3rd party (Clicker) Wireless Entry that will open the garage door with a 4 digit password. My problem is that the Clicker instructions specify that the first dip switch setting has to be -. That's fine, but it means I have to change my garage door opener dip switch setting to a -. I can find the dip switches in my garage door opener in my car, but I can't find the dip switches on the garage door opener itself. Can you tell me where to find the dip switches?
Thanks,


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My neighbor's 1/2 HP Craftsman garage door opener opened and ran the door all the way back to the bolt located on the track right in front of the motor. The door is opened as far as it can go. When you hit the button to close the door, it makes a noise like it's attempting to continue opening the door, but it doesn't try to close the door.

I've tried unplugging the garage door opener for 30 seconds hoping that would reset it. I also pushed and held the button on the wall with no success too.

The light doesn't blink after pushing the button, but a green LED on the back of the unit blinks. Pushing the reset button next to the green LED stops the green LED from blinking.

Is there a way to reset the opener so it'll attempt to close the door? I'd also like to reset where the door stops when opening.

Thanks,
Ken


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My roommate moved out and took one of the garage door openers with her. I still have one of the originals that works but would like to change the frequency so that the remote she has will no longer work. I do not have the original documentation and cannot seem to find any manuals online.


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My 3/4 hp GDO lights come on, but the unit does not operate (i.e., opens the door). Lightening struck really close to my house and burnt out my television and this GDO.

Any suggestions as to getting the GDO to work again? Unit is 3 years old.


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i have a craftsman 41a5021-3b and i need someone to email me a copy of the wiring instructions to bigdplapjack@aol.com asap. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I have a Craftsman 1/2 hp. I have noticed that when I open and close the garage door that the light bulb flickers and then will go off. Does this mean that my light bulb is getting ready to go or is there something wrong with the unit. It just started doing this in the last few days. We haven't had any storms or anything.

Thanks,

Toni


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Craftsman Garage Door Opener

Hi there I have a Craftsman 1/2 horse model 41A3516-2. My problem is whenever someone opens or closes their car door with the remote or turns the car alarm on or off with the remote my door opens.

Need help
Thank you


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Craftsman Garage Door Opener Wheel

I have an older Craftsman Garage Door Opener 1/2 hp. There is only one larger button on the wall, but three on the remote, though only one seems to work. The other day, I opened it with the wall button and it only opened about half-way before it started to grind. I rushed to the door and helped it up the rest of the way. When I tried to close it to leave, I had to help it again. When I returned, it would not work. When the case was taken off, it looked like the big plastic wheel inside was worn out... a bunch of it had been turned into a plastic snow. Can I get a replacement wheel for cheap? Is it easy to replace?

Thank you!


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I have a Model#: 139.53674SRT. I just replaced the external keypad unit (old one broke) and am having trouble programing the remote openers and the keypad at the same time. I followed the instructions to program the keypad - nothing happened. I cleared the memory on the opener and then was able to program the keypad - but the remotes wouldn't work. I then cleared the memory on the opener and was able to program the remotes but not the keypad. How do I program the remotes and the keypad?


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I just read thru this whole discussion today. Pretty neat. Looks like Don, the guy who answered most posts, gave it up back in 2006.

Early on it answered one of my questions: about the flashing light on the wired control and pressing the Lock button to turn off the flashing and enable the wireless remotes to work (the Lock button is for when you go on vacation and might have been inadvertantly pressed).

My 2nd problem is trying to get my Chrysler Town & Country's ceiling console buttons to open the GDO. Apparently I have "rolling codes" or a Canadian system which needs additional procedures followed -- which I have but it still doesn't work. I am reading www.homelink.com but still don't have it solved.

Bernie


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If you stripped the white gear, instructions are here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1347192/lifter/liftmaster_repair.html

Here is a link that might be useful: gear replacement for sears craftsman garage door opener


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I accidentally pushed the vacation lock button on one of my Craftsman 1/2 horsepower garage-door openers, and have tried pushing it for 5+ seconds several times (even took a clock with a second hand out there to make sure I wasn't rushing it). The green light on the wall control is still flashing and the remotes aren't working. My other half is due home soon & is not likely to have received my phone message telling him to use the other door (car not there right now) when he tries to ride in on his motorcycle & that won't be a happy moment. :-)

Need help asap, please.

Thanks,

Shelley


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I accidentally pushed the vacation lock button on one of my Craftsman 1/2 horsepower garage-door openers, and have tried pushing it for 5+ seconds several times (even took a clock with a second hand out there to make sure I wasn't rushing it). The green light on the wall control is still flashing and the remotes aren't working. My other half is due home soon & is not likely to have received my phone message telling him to use the other door (car not there right now) when he tries to ride in on his motorcycle & that won't be a happy moment. :-)

Need help asap, please.

Thanks,

Shelley


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Is there any way to disable the photo sensors altogether? One of mine has stopped working. I got the info from one of the posts above about pushing the wall button and that being the manual overide for the photo sensors. I just want to take them out of the equation completely, but still use my GDO with the remote, keypad and wall button...is this doable?


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Model 139.53637SRT Light will not shut off. Short of replacing the logic board, what else should I try?


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Hi,

I installed a Craftsman Garage opener about 2 years ago.
Suddenly, yesterday it stopped working.
I pressed the remote and the machine closed the door; however, I tried to re-open the door to get my car out, but it wouldnt open.
I can hear the motor working but it just not turning the gears for the chain.
The motor runs for about 1 minute but nothing happens.
I now have to close and open it manually.
Thanks very much for any help.


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My son bought a house with a craftsman 1/2 horse opener. It won't go down. The motor turns on, starts to move the door down then stops, backs up & flashes. The sensors seem to be working fine & we disconnected the door to see if it had a catch which would set off the safety stop. It still barely moves. We adjusted the up & down force both directions but it still won't operate. Any ideas? It seems like the sensitivity is too high but I can't find an adjustment for that. All the sprockets & gears seem fine & the chain & cable seem good too.


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Model no. 139 53966srt I just replaced the plastic gear on my opener an now all it will do is move about 10" and then reverse the same amount. I think I got everything back together right


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I have a newer (within the past 3 years) sears 1/2 hp garage door opener. Yesterday it started to open again once it was closed. I have adjusted all the tension/open/close adjustment screws and cannot get it to stay closed. I have cleaned and adjusted the safety eyes at the base of the door and the green lights indicate they are aligned. Any suggestions?


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A relative drove off with my remote. Now I would like to reprogram my remaining remote and vehicle so that the remote the relative has would not work. I've been told by sears that if the remote the relative has is not damage it will still be able to open the garage. I was also told that if a neighbor has a remote with the 3 blue buttons that they could also open my garage. Please assist. I have a 41AC150-2 Craftman 1/2 power


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Hello,

I have recently moved into a house with a Sears Carftsman 1/2 hp grage door opener, I don't know excatly the year but it looks fairly new (5 years max). I've resided in the house now for a little over 4 months, and my kids were playing outside with a ball, and apperently the ball hit one of the sensors and the light has gone out. The other sensor has a orange light (always been like that). Now I have great difficultly trying to close the door, it seems only when the sensor's (that was hit) light flashes green (for brief periods) only then the door will go down, sometimes the light gives out in mid closing and the system pulls the door back up.

Is there any way to fix this or do I need to buy new parts?


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I have new model #139-18453dm garage door opener.
I have an older keyless entry pad model # 139.18795 which I cannot make operate the new garage door opener.
Is this model # too old. do I need to purchase a new one.
Why do they not work on newre and newer openers.
Thanks.


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We had a power outage today and I needed the car out of the garage....so my husband pulled the chain and we opened the door....now that the power is back on we can't get the garage door opener to ingage...is there a button we push or does it need a service man...thought all we had to do was start the opener and it would start itself...HELP


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My Sears Craftsman garage door opener will not open the garage door with the reomote. The remote "will" open the door. When I press and hold the control button on the wall the door will go down. I cleaned and tested the electric eyes, both are green, I remade the connections at the opener. What next


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I also disconected the door frrom the trolly and have the same issue.


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My craftsman garage door opener is about 13-14 years old now. Yesterday it worked fine. This morning, it opened, but would not close all the way down when leaving for work. It stops about a foot from the ground, above the sensors. Tried opening and closing it a couple times with the remote, wall button and manually, all with the same result. There's nothting obvious in the tracks that blocks the door. What else can I check, adjust or self repair before the repairman shows up in another week?


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i HAVE CRAFTSMAN GARAGE DOOR OPENER IT HAS A WALL PANEL WITH THREE BUTTONS. IT IS ACTING CRAZY. NOW THE UNIT WITH GO GREEN ON THE WALL PANEL NOW IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING. ALSO, I HAVE ALREADY DID THE LOCK UNLOCK FEATURE WITHOUT SUCCESS. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. ALSO CHECKED POWER TO THE WALL PANEL LINE AND THERE IS ZERO.


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I have a Sear Garage door opener with inside wall control; outside keypad entry, two Sears car openers properly programmed and my Honda car opener properly programmed. Until roughly six months ago everything worked properly I could open the garage door from 75 to 0 feet away from the door and all parts in between. It is now almost impossible to open the garage door from any distance. I have to pull up and away from the garage door before I can find a spot where it will open. It works this way regardless of which 2 sears remote openers or the Honda car opener that I use; so it should not be a battery problem. The wall remote and keypad entry work fine. Could I be getting some type of RF interference and need to change my RF code?


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I have a really big problem with my garage door, it open and close whenever likes by it self. I am very concern because me and my wife working day time and when we come back from work, we find it open.

Is there any way i can fix this?

thanks


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RE: Craftsman Garage Door Opener

I have a really big problem with my garage door, it open and close whenever likes by it self. I am very concern because me and my wife working day time and when we come back from work, we find it open.

Is there any way i can fix this?
the model is craftsman 139,53985

thanks


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