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I have a Sears Model 139.53879 (3-Function Remote Control) garage door opener. It's about 12 years old. The remote controls open the door fine but the remotes do not close the door; it has to be closed by constant pressure on the wall-mount control. I've cleared the remotes and re-programmed them and it still does not close. Any ideas? Thanks, Brad

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  • antikbuff Mar 18, 2015

    sounds like the safety lights need adjusting or something is blocking their conection to each other. Try moving everything away from the garage door by a additional 4 inchs.

  • antikbuff Mar 18, 2015

    Also... the sun could be affecting the reciver lights.

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Sounds like a problem with the safety photocells, to confirm locate the where the safety input is on the opener and bridge out the terminals ( not the supply voltage terminals) if the door then closes the photocells are the problem.

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