Question about Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Wireless Keypad Model 976LM Security+
I have an older Sears garage door opener (came with the house) model # 139.655000. I have the old (big) remote that come with the opener and a small 3 button (newer style) remote that I have used for years (8) with this opener. The 3 button remote has quit working. I have 2 other remotes that still work. I replaced the battery but it still doesn't work. Now here's the problem. The new remote I just bought has the same model # but says it works with garage door openers that have an orange learn button. My opener has no learn button that I can find and I have looked everywhere. It does have a red "reset" button but that is all. I cannot find anything online concerning this opener. Can anyone shed any light on how I can program this new opener to work since I don't have a learn button?
I just found the solution for my 'ancient' Sears garage door opener, model # 139.655000, and I figured I'd share it.
There's a separate radio module, wired to the main opener. This module is small, has a short wire/antenna, and plugs directly into an outlet.
There's a manual open/close button on this module (I didn't realize this until I got up on a ladder). This button is also a removable cover; underneath it is a "smart actuate" button -- this is your learn button.
What I did was: unplug the radio module. Pry off the cover. Plug the radio module back in. Hold down the button on the remote. Press the "smart actuate" button. This programmed my remote successfully!
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
Here is a VERY inexpensive way to fix any sort of issues like this. My issue happened to be that i purchased a forclosure and of course they didnt have a garage door opener remote (much less keys) for the house. my opener model is ancient as well... model 139.664953. It has NO learn button and from what i can tell, is from the early 90s. anyway, skylink (www.skylinkhome.com) has awesome gadgets that allow you to (in my case) just take the two wires from your existing push button inside your garage and wire nut those wires to the skylink push button (http://www.skylinkhome.com/us/products/ut/g6vr.html) which has a built in transformer allowing your door to now be opened by the included universal remote. Plus, this system has rolling code technology...which eliminates your dip switches all together. the greatest part about it is that if you already have an existing system and like it, you can simply put this system in tandem and use them both at the same time.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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