Question about Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model 976LM Security+

1 Answer

Hi, My 10 years old plus Craftsmen garage door opener will open OK from any of the buttons, but will only go all the way down when I press and hold the wired button by the door. If I hit the button by the door just a quick once (and do not continue to hold it down until the door almost touches the floor) the door only goes a few inches before the light blinks and it clicks. The outside remote (also wired) does not work if I hold it down or just touch it once. Also, the car remote does not work if I hold it down or just touch it once. I tried changed the downward pressure to the max and it did no good. I have also closely examined the track to make sure there are no obstructions and the lights on the safety are both on and appear to look at each other correctly. Any ideas on what the problem might be?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,197 Answers

If the main light flashes 10 times when the door reverses it is a door sensor problem. Make sure the small light on each sensor is not flickering ever so slightly. Tweak them a bit.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks. The lights looked good, but I'll give them another look and tweak them a bit just to make sure. Thanks."

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

About a remote for a garage door opener, how to program it.Bought a new remote and programmed it and now the old one don't work. How do you reprogram the old one?


The same way you programed the second one.
DO NOT hold the learn button down, just press it once and release it. Then press the button on the garage door remote and it will program to the garage door opener. Do the same for anything else you want to program to the garage door opener. When you hold the learn button down it erases all of the learned codes and you have to start over.

Feb 19, 2015 | Building Materials

1 Answer

Why won't my old Craftsmen keyless entry work with my new craftsmen opener? I have tried all the methods in my new directions.


The old keypad is probably not compatible with the new opener. They may operate on different frequencies. Look for the color of the "learn" button on your new opener. It may be on the back of the opener or under a light cover. Your manual should show you where to find it. In my case, my new opener has a purple button and my old one had an orange one. You'll need to find the keypad that works with your new "learn" button color.

Sep 17, 2011 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

I am trying to install a chamberlain wireless keypad opener. I have a Craftsmen door opener. In the instructions, I thought it told me to change on my car remote the DIP Switch for #1 to "-". My...


If you held the smart button in too long it erases the memory and none of the remotes will work. To program it press and hold the button on your remote and then press and immediately release the smart button.

Feb 13, 2011 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

I have a Craftsman opener with security plus (18 months old-blak transmitter button) and the wireless keypad will open the door by simply hitting enter (no code required). I would assume it had to be the...




Opener can be closed by pressing only the ENTER button if the One Button Close feature has been activated. This feature has been activated at the factory. To activate or deactivate this feature press and hold buttons 1 and 9 for 10 seconds. The keypad will blink twice when the One Button Close is activated. The keypad will blink 4 times when One Button Close is deactivated.


Aug 02, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

HAVE A 1/3 HP CRAFTSMEN OPENER THAT WILL OPEN WITH THE REMOTE BUT NOT CLOSE MUST HOLD THE HARD WIRE BUTTON TO CLOSE. GREEN LIGHT IS FLASHING.


If the main light flashes 10 times and the door reverses to the open position you have a door sensor problem. Make sure they are pointed at one another and the small lights on each one is lit and not flickering. Tweak them to see if you can get the lights on. If not you have a sensor that has failed.

Mar 19, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

Where to buy remote control and reset My garage door opener also


To erase the memory of the opener so that your old remote will no longer work you need to locate the smart/learn button on the rear of the motor unit. Press and hold this button for 6 seconds. No remotes will now work.

To program the new remote when you get it, hold the button down on the remote and then press and immediately release the smart/learn button.

Call any local door opener repair company from the yellow pages and you should be able to buy a remote from them.

Feb 08, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

Two codes open door


You must hold that red button in for 6 seconds to erase the memory. Just remember you will have to program your hand remotes plus the wireless keypad.

Aug 21, 2009 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

Door openers gone haywire


do not understand what you mean by can't reprogram openers, How old, Dip switches inside. Security plus. Need more info.

Sep 05, 2008 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model 976LM Security+ Logo

104 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sears Building Materials Experts

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5101 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Are you a Sears Building Material Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...