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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?

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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.

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Entrance light on Lift Master garage door opener won't stay on when door is opened ?


Light Feature
Activate the Light Feature
  1. Close the garage door.
  2. Start with the garage door opener lights "ON".
  3. Press and hold the light button for 10 seconds. (Upon pressing the light button, the lights will immediately turn off and come on 10 seconds later.)
Deactivate the Light Feature
  1. Close the garage door.
  2. Start with the garage door opener lights "OFF".
  3. Press and hold the light button for 10 seconds. (Upon pressing the light button, the lights will immediately turn on and go off 10 seconds later.)
Light Timer
Press the Light button to turn the opener light on or off. It will not control the opener lights when the door is in motion. If you turn it on and then activate the opener, the light will remain on for 4-1/2 minutes. Press again to turn it off sooner. The 4-1/2 minute interval can be changed to 1-1/2, 2-1/2, or 3-1/2 minutes as follows:
  1. Press and hold the Lock button until the light blinks (about 10 seconds).
  2. A single blink indicates that the timer is reset to 1-1/2 minutes.
  3. Repeat the procedure and the light will blink twice, resetting the timer to 2-1/2 minutes.
  4. Repeat again for a 3-1/2 minute interval, etc., up to a maximum of four blinks and 4-1/2 minutes.

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2010 BMW 528XI Garage Door Opener Homelink Setup


**** >>> This setup I performed with my new 2010 BMW 528XI Garage Door Homelink and Chamberlain Garage Door Opener <<< ****

Chamberlain:
01. Power off or unplug the garage door opener motor power supply (which is mounted on ceiling of the garage) ;;;

02. keep the garage door opener transmitter in your hand (do not press any button at this time) ;;;

03. In your 2010 BMW 528XI Homelink button (which resides under rear view mirror) press the 1st and 3rd homelink button together for about 30-40 seconds (i.e., until the yellow light blinks fast) and when the yellow light next to the homelink button blinks fast release from pressing the (homelink) buttons ;;;

04. now hold the garage door opener transmitter closer (means within 2-4 inches) to the homelink button (either 1st or 2nd or 3rd) whichever you are planning to program to open the garage door ;;;

05. now press the garage door opener transmitter button and chosen homelink button (either 1st or 2nd or 3rd whatever you need) together ;;;

06. the yellow light (next to homelink button) initially may blink slowly but after few seconds (may be 10-20 seconds) will blink fast; once it started blinking fast release from pressing both garage door opener transmitter and homelink button ;;;

07. Now plug or power on the main garage door opener motor (which is mounted on garage ceiling) ;;;

08. On the main garage door opener motor (which is mounted on garage ceiling) press the "LEARN" button (once you press it may have yellow/orange color light; make sure the light is on) ; then within 30 seconds do the next steps #9, #10, #11 very carefully ;;;

09. go to your car and press the homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 1st iteration ;;;

10. again hold the same homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 2nd iteration ;;;

11. again hold the same homelink button you programmed and hold it for 4 seconds and then release it --> 3rd iteration ** important note; generally three iterations are not necessary; and steps #9, #10, #11 must be performed within 30 seconds ** ;;;

12. during one of the iteration you will hear "CLICK" sound one-time from Garage door motor (which is mounted on ceiling) and if you have light attached with it; it will blink once (** if you hear the CLICK sound and/or light blinks once**) then the particular homelink button is programmed ;;;

13. now press the programmed homelink button; the garage door will open or close (but always it will take 3 or 4 blinks in yellow light or 2-3 seconds before the garage door opens or closes and which is normal) ;;;

** Thats it, your 2010 BMW 528XI Garage Door Opener Homelink setup is complete ** ;;;

You can program rest of the homelink button the same way but following from the steps between #4 and #13 ;;;

Hope this steps will help you to program chamberlain Garage door opener in 2010 BMW 528XI Homelink. ;;;


** possibly the above same steps may work with other BMW 5-series cars homelink too (but I'm not sure) **

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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