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Sears Wireless keypad will close door but will not open

I have a Sears wireless wall mounted keypad model 139.53684. When the door is open and key in the code, the door will close. When the door is closed and you key in the code, the door will not open. Wired wall mount and units in car can open and close door. I have replaced battery and changed codes, but all the wireless wall unit will do is close the door.

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  • luv2getpar Jul 20, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and really appreciate any help I can get to fix this.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    The same problem occurs for me every winter. In the warmer weather the opener works beautifully. I have no solution, however.

  • charodon Jan 15, 2009

    We are having the same problem right now. The temperature just shot down to around zero when it happened. Swapping out the battery does nothing.



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If you are sure the battery is good than it sound like the keypad is bad and needs to be replaced. With a 6+ year old operator I would suggest a wired keyless entry (Donino GD-1) so if the operator has to be replaced you can use the same keyless entry.

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