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I have a liftmaster garage door opener - the door opens fine but I have to hold the enter key or wall button until the door closes.

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By holding down the wall button you are bypassing the photo sensing safety eyes. Look at them at the bottom of the track. Both should have an led light on them and both should be lit. If not try to realign them. If this does not work look at the actual sensors and the wiring for damage. You can test these with a 9v battery. If they are not good you can get replacement units at chamberlain.com, they are sold in pairs. Thanks. BB

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WHEN HOLDING IT DOWN MAKES THE DOOR CLOSE PROPERLY THE PROBLEM IS IN THE SAFETY EYES.

ARE BOTH LEDS ON? - CHECK FOR A LOOSE OR BROKEN WIRE.
ARE THE EYES WIRED CORRECTLY?
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Now press the remote button once until you hear the garage door opener click, now press the remote button once again and the remote should be programmed to work for that garage door opener.

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it works but it is annoying: you will have to hold down the button on wired wall unit. hold it until the door closes. also if you have the keypad outside it also works the same way, type code and hold the enter button

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