I moved into a new house and they had a sears craftsman 1/2hp garage door opener. I had 2 existing openers from my previous home which I want to program to this new opener...how do i do this?
With the garage door closed, press the
large button on the remote. While that is pressed, press the "learn"
button (ours is red) on the back of the opener unit. The indicator
light on the panel will begin to blink and the opener light will flash
once. At that point, release all buttons, and try out your remote!
You should be able to program your garage door remote after reading this!
will be talking about Liftmaster and Craftsman garage door openers. The
Chamberlain Corporation makes Craftsman, Chamberlain, and Sears
Craftsman garage door openers. Whether you have a chain drive, a screw
drive, or, a belt drive opener, they all program the same. There is a
"learn" button on the machine that holds the information from the
remote control. The learn button may be located on the side of the
opener but, most models have them on the rear of the machine. How you
can locate the button easily is to find where all of the wires are
running into the machine. The learn button is usually square, but, it
can be round. The colors of the buttons can be white, yellow, green,
red, or the new frequency is purple.
Look at the photo above and
you can see the square (red) button located on the left side of the
"Logic board". The logic board is the computer that tells the opener
whatto do and when to do it. It is also usually the first thing that
lightening will hit in a thunder storm. I basically is a radio
frequency receiver that picks up electrically transmitted signals.
Lightening is an electrical signal, and a very powerful one. The little
wire on the bottom right side of the logic board is the receivers
antenna. DO NOT CUT IT OFF! I have have been to houses that the
homeowners complained about the remote control only working when they
get really close to the door. When you cut the wire you alter the
frequency of the remote control, and have to replace the logic board.
The logic board can cost anywhere from 85.00 up to 100.00 depending on
your area. Oh, the prices i just quoted didn't include labor.
for the programing part you have been waiting for. Hold down the square
or round learn button that is on your opener for about 20 seconds. This
clears any other remote controls that may have been in the machine. NOTE: If you loose your remote control, or, if you are
going thru a divorce, you need the clear the opener so that unwanted
people can no longer have access to your house. Another tip..... when
you go to have your car serviced make sure you keep your remote control
The reason i say this, is not because i am
saying car dealerships or repairmen are crooks, but, there are
exceptions to every rule. When you go to get your vehicle repaired you
give the people your name, address, and your remote control. I know of
one problem where a customer dropped off her Mercedes to be worked on
and the mechanic had her address, and took her remote control, and went
to her house that night and stole her car. Just stick it into your
pocket until you get your car back.
Ok, once cleared, you take
each remote control, and go to the back of the opener where the learn
button is. Hold the remote control button down, and push and release
the learn button. You should hear a click, and the lights on the
machine may come on for a split second. When this happens, the remote
control is programmed. Continue this process until all remotes are
programmed. Note: The opener will only hold five remote controls, or,
four remote controls and one keyless entry.
Jul 09, 2009 |
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