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The garage door will not close with the remote and you have to hold the button on the wall to close all the way or else it goes back up.

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Check the door sensors. They must be pointed at one another to work properly. They may have been bumped.

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I have a model 139.53672srt1 garage door opener.Door opened fine but will not close from remote or wall switch, light goes on but door does not move or engage.


if you hold down the wall button will the door close? if yes, then the safety photo sensors are the issue==pretty common issue. either they are not aligned or one of the wires to then is lose or broken or shorted out(staples thru the insulation)

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I have a Sears craftsman model 139.53637SRT garage door opener. My remote has not worked in a long time. I use the wall control button and have to hold the button in order to open or close the garage door....


It sounds like your door sensors may be bad or misaligned. Make sure the small light on each sensor is lit and not flickering. That could be the cause of your having to hold the wall button down until the door is closed. You can buy a universal remote but if you only had one remote before it could be the receiver that has quit. A new remote would not fix that but the only way to find out is to try.

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The garage Remote control was working normally at first then for now reason now it just opens the garage door but doesn't close it. I checked the side sensors they look OK & clear, and I...


It could be the garage door motor that is acting up. Try closing it with the button in the garage. If that's not the case, you may need a different garage door opener.

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When I click my remote to close my garage door it just clicks and the light flashes, but it won't close. To close the door I have to hold down the button on the wall unit until it closes. If I stop holding...


Make sure the door sensors are pointed at one another and the small light on each one is lit and not flickering. Tweak them a bit. If you cannot get both lights to come on you have a bad sensor or bad wiring to them.

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Garage door will not open close with remote


Press and hold for 3 seconds the button on the wall control with the lock icon.

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Garage door wont work with remote


If the small light in your wall control is blinking it is in the lock mode. Press and hold for 3 seconds the button with the icon of a lock. This will toggle the lock function off.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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Must hold wall unit to close garage door...


there is an error in the system. most likely The safety beams (mounted on the track near the floor) are out of alignment and the LED light should be blinking. The garage door opener will not let the door close if the beams are misaligned. Realign them and the LEDs on the beam or on the operator will stay on. you should be able close the door now with one push.

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Pressing remotes the door won't go u[


It sounds like you have the lock enguaged. When it is flashing it locks out all remote access. Hold the lock button for 3 seconds. The green light should go solid. On the issue of closing, it is most likely a safety eye issue. Hold down the wall button. If it closes it is the safety eyes. Holding the button overrides the safety eyes. Make sure that thelight on both eyes are both lit.

Jan 27, 2009 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

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My garage door will not stay down when I try to close it.


IF THE DOOR CLOSES ALL THE WAY WHEN HOLDING DOWN THE WALL BUTTON AND REVERSES 6" FROM THE FLOOR WHEN NOT HOLDING THE BUTTON.
I WOULD GUESS THAT THE SAFETY EYES ARE MOUNTED ON THE TRACK.
WHEN THE DOOR CLOSES THE TRACK AT THE BOTTOM IS TOO TIGHT CAUSING IT TO FLEX AS THE DOOR GETS NEAR THE BOTTOM. WHEN THE TRACK FLEXES THE EYES ARE POINTING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE DOOR AND EVENTUALLY THEY ARE TOO FAR OUT OF ALINMENT AND THE LED WILL GO OFF - THE DOOR GOES BACK UP.

SOLUTION: YOU CAN USE THE CLAW END OF A HAMMER TO TAP THE TRACK OUT A LITTLE WIDER - TAP NEXT TO THE WALL ON THE BRACKET THAT HOLDS THE TRACK TO THE WALL. MOVE THEM ABOUT 1/4" EACH SIDE.

OR

YOU CAN MOUNT THE BRACKETS TO THE WALL OR THE FLOOR.

THIS SHOULD SOLVE IT

HAVE A GREAT DAY

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