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Keypad garage door opener will not operate

Have had a craftsman keypad on craftsman garage door for several years. The keypad stopped working - replaced the battery, still didn't work. Tried to reset the master code on opener and then remote openers wouldn't work. Replaced the keypad, and still didn't work. Replaced the garage door opener itself. The remotes work, but we cannot get the keypad to communicate with the opener and cannot get the opener to "learn" the new code. Any suggestions?

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  • citygrl19k92 Dec 29, 2008

    The keypad will close the garage door but will not open it.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Neither remote works nor the keypad. We replaced the battery on one remote and it still did not open the door. Clicking the remote while in the garage makes a light flash on the central system so I know they are trying to communicate with each other. The wall mount door opener inside the garage is the only way to get the door open and closed.

  • cziegler Jan 15, 2009

    Actually, the problem was not in coding the openers. The board on the first opener went bad, which is why it couldn't be coded. We replaced the entire garage door opener, and the new keypad, bought for the old opener (both Craftsman openers) was not compatible with the new opener. We exchanged the keypad for a compatible one, and now it all works. Thanks.

  • aregee12 Apr 14, 2009

    My opener that is built into my gm car stopped working. my handhelds stopped working and cannot be reset

  • marty metzger May 11, 2010

    read manual. you are not coding remotes and keypads correctly.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Programming car remote garage door opener

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    reprogram my remote



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What keypad are you using with new opener? Frequency has changed. can't use old one. you probably never needed to change things; just needed to follow proper coding procedures.

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