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Sears Craftsman Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model and a LiftMaster Chamberlain Professional Garage Door


I have a dilemma with a Sears Craftsman Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model 139.53754-01 (dated 10/06; and has the # 315 MHz), and a LiftMaster Chamberlain Professional Garage Door 1/2 hp opener (model #: 2220, dated 12/02, manufacture date 01/03). The LiftMaster has Reddish or Orange colored Smart Button on the Back of the motor unit. The remote control opener that I keep in my car has these numbers: Canada 102 619, Date 01/03, model 971LM, ID HBW1241.

I cannot figure out how to get the Sears Craftsman Wireless Keypad to work with the LiftMaster Chamberlain Garage Door Motor.

I went to LiftMaster Website and it shows eight or 9 steps to get them working. Well I spent a couple of days and several hours on hold trying to get help from them. I gave up and thought you might be able to help me with your expert advice.

TY in advance for considering my question.


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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I have the exact problem with my Craftsman GDO wireless keypad. I have tried using the motor unit "learn" button to re-program the keypad, to no avail. I have erased all codes and started over, only to experience the same results. The GDO works from the wireless remotes (car) and from the "deluxe" wall mounted control center.

    Any assistance would be helpful and most appreciated.

  • eskjlk Dec 19, 2008

    I followed all of the suggestions. I even put a long wire on the antenna. the openers only work if you are nest to the antenna and will not work away fron the wire. The outside opener will not work and I followed the instructions. It seems I cannot pick up a strong enough signal to the receiver to activate the door opener.Thsi is the second sears unit that we have tried with the 315. Help

  • pmajkowski Jan 09, 2009

    Hello. I have the same problem. I installed the unit about a month ago. Things worked fine. But last week, the outside touch key pad stopped working. The car push buttons still worked. I reset the unit. I tried 10 time or more to hit the learn button and enter the code and wait for the lights to blink ... nothing! It's not a dead battery. Aarrrrggghh!

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Can you reset a pass code if you forgot the old code ?? on a keyless pad

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Driveway sensor is keeping gate open


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I had the same frustrating dilemma with my Craftsman LiftMaster garage door and Keypad, Model 139.53754-01 (dated 10/06; and has the # 315 MHz).

To resolve “the dilemma”, grab your keypad, climb up on a ladder to access the garage door opener’s motor unit. On the right side of the motor unit, remove the white plastic casing by pressing buttons on each side and pulling down. This will expose the programming area, and for our purposes, the “Learn” button.

1. On the motor unit, press and release the “Learn” button. The Learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds.

2. Within 30 seconds, enter a four digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold the ENTER button.

3. Release the ENTER button when the motor unit lights blink. The code has been “learned”/stored/activated.

Good Luck, and I Hope this Helps!
For possible future reference:

How to change an existing, known PIN
(Changing an existing PIN can be done with the wireless remote keypad, and does not require access of the motor unit.)

From the keypad:

1. Enter the four digits of the present PIN, then press and hold the # button. The opener light will blink twice. Release the # button.

2. Enter your new 4-digit PIN and press Enter. The motor unit lights will blink once when the PIN has been “learned”/stored/activated. Test by entering the new PIN, and pressing Enter.

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  • gail lamarra Oct 25, 2008

    What is the make/model number of your Craftsman garage door opener?

    Are you trying to program the wireless keypad (usually) affixed to the outside of the garage door, or a wireless remote control you have/leave in your car?

    If it's a remote control unit you're struggling with, what is its make/model?


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