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Sears 1/2HP opener: The outside keyless pad works, both remotes work and the sensors activate when you cross the beam but the primary inside switch (the one with the lock feature and light button) does not. Nothing happens when pressed, the led light doesnt even work. How can I test to see if the problem is in the switch or the logic board.

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It could be the wall control or the wiring to it. Easy way to test the wall control is to remove it from the wall and use a screwdriver to temporarily short the 2 terminals together. If it still doesn't work you will need to short terminals #1 and #2 together on the back of the motor unit. You don't have to worry about getting shocked. There isn't enough voltage there.

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