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I have a Craftsman garage door opener Model #139.53664SRT that has worked great until recently. When I leave my garage & try to use the keypad or remote after opening the garage door from the inside of my garage, it will not allow me to unless I first turn off the opener lights & step over the sensors without turning the lights back on. Is this opener fixable or do I need to buy a new one? Also my car no longer will open the opener period..

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From the description about the lights which does have a slight affect on their sensitivity suggests the sensor adjustment. The sensors that detects obstructions appear to be out of adjustment.

Check the alignment for proper operation. It may be dust that is obstruction the sensor.


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Check the eyes, located at ankle height on either side of the door and compare them to the other door.
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