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Sears garage door keypad/remote programming problem

I need a little help with a Sears garage door opener and it's devices.

For years I had a functioning keypad and remote door opener. A few months ago I added a button in my car and now the keypad doesn't work - but it's more bizarre than that.

If I clear out all the codes from the opener (hold SRT button for about 6 seconds), I can get either the keypad or the remote to work, whichever I do first. But the other one seems to get locked out.

I can get the car button programmed using the remote, but not with the keypad (which I took off the wall to work with).

I've tried all combinations of programming sequences and the one in the manual (hold device button and push SRT button simultaneously) works for the first attempt (after deleting all the codes), but not subsequent attempts.

All the devices seem to work, but not simultaneously. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Steve I have a Model 139.53615SR Vintage (7/91) and need re-programmng instructions. No manual available from the previous homeowner and don't know the previous keypad code. Can anyone help me?

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  • Mr Gas Can Apr 23, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, i can only program one thing in, the car one or the keypad one. I cant find anything on this topic

  • AFowler May 17, 2009

    I too have this problem. It was working fine until I changed the keypad code today. Now, only the keypad works. I can't get the remote to work on this door, but it still works on mydoor that doesn't have akeypad.

  • mez760 May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem I can only get my remote to work on its own, once I try to program the keypad it won't let me. I clear the codes and link the keypad that works but then the remote doesn't, is there a special pattern or order they should be programed I've tried it every which way and nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem - remotes work, then the keypad does not! I am going in circles. Need help.



    Robert

  • Run Run May 24, 2009

    I program my remotes but then I cannot program my keypad. Is there something I need to do first?

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The button you added in your car is an earlier technology that is not compatible with the rolling code technology.

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I hope this will help you with your problem. Let me know if it's not clear. Cheers!

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