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Remove the light cover then remove the colored plastic rectangle strip located underneath. This will reveal a red Learn/Delete? button. 1. Push Learn/Delete button for 2 seconds the lamp will blink continuously to alert you that it is in Learn Mode. 2. Push the big button on your remote for 2 seconds 3.Push the little button on your remote for 2 seconds Minimum of 1 second is required between each action Your remote will now operate with your motor b) Overhead Doors Remove the coloured plastic rectangular strip located next to the Merlin label on the front of the motor. This will reveal a red Learn/Delete button. 1. Push Learn/Delete button for 2 seconds the lamp will blink continuously to alert you that it is in Learn Mode 2. Push the big button on your remote for 2 seconds 3. Push the little button on your remote for 2 seconds *Minimum of 1 second is required between each action Your remote will now operate your unit. Thanks BB

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Aug 30, 2020 | 9,571 views


The button should be on the back of the motor unit. You may have to remove a light lens to find it.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Mar 26, 2020 | 5,153 views


How can I find out the correct settings for this blue relay?
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Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Mar 08, 2020 | 308 views


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I also substituted Floescent Bulbs for the standard bulbs. The bulbs would not light up although the relay was working. It seemed that the Florescent bulbs had a somewhat shorter neck. What I did was unplug the drive system from the outlet and then bend the metal connector in the socket so that it would come out further towards the opening of the socket. I then repluged the drive. The Floercent bulbs now have contact and are working perfectly. Simple problem with a simple solution.

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Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019 | 14,217 views


I had the same problem. Although it appeared to be the logic board, on mine it actually was the connectors between the logic board and the power supply board.
There are 2 connections on the logic board. One white connector with wires going to the main unit, and another set of connectors that plug directly into the smaller circuit board that holds the step-down transformer (120vac - 22vac). These pins were not making good connection between the boards. I simply bent the pins slightly so they would make better contact on the logic board and have not had a problem since. This must be a weak point on these door openers. Purchasing a new logic board would work too, as the connectors are newer and tighter.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on May 28, 2019 | 11,513 views


garage door keypad code... how do I reset it? I have a craftsman

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019 | 31,296 views


One possible reason. (RF) Interference from an ultrasonic humidifier. The radio wave created to create the mist will cancel out a garage door opener I learned it the hard way I almost replace two garage door opener's but I turned off humidifier and everything worked in my Internet works better now too. Just passing this tip on hope I helped.
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Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018 | 298 views


One possible reason. (RF) Interference from an ultrasonic humidifier. The radio wave created to create the mist will cancel out a garage door opener I learned it the hard way I almost replace two garage door opener’s but I turned off humidifier and everything worked in my Internet works better now too. Just passing this tip on hope I helped.
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Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018 | 300 views


Pull the logic board and check it for burnt or missing traces on the printed circuit. Thunderstorms love logic boards.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Nov 19, 2018 | 1,572 views


mikey-moore's advice helped me figure out what to do but it's not exactly what I had to do. Manually open the garage door all the way. Then hit the automatic button you normally would use to open and close your garage door. The bracket slides back and locks into place. Hit the automatic button again and the garage door should automatically close.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Oct 04, 2018 | 1,337 views


the craftman george door opener will not close the light blinks five time. what is that?

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Jul 17, 2018 | 2,007 views


There hasn't been a manual for that opener for over 20 years. Sounds like you have a door problem if it won't stay up.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Jul 12, 2018 | 328 views


If you can not open the door sounds like you might have a broken spring. Call a professional do not try to repair the spring yourself.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Jul 11, 2018 | 912 views


Remove the eye wiring from the opener entirely and try it that way.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018 | 226 views


I can't tell if you're question is accurate, are you saying that the key pad will only open the door and never closes it or that it will only do one direction then you have to use the remote? If you're saying the keypad will not close the door at all, that may be a safety issue since closing doors can potentially damage property or worse, if your saying the remote works both ways then you probably need to reset your opener and keypad. Cut the power to the opener, leave it disconnected for five minutes. Reconnect and try keypad again. If this doesn't resolve the problem them you may have a bad circuit and will have to call a pro.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Dec 22, 2017 | 155 views


The so called experts are really not experts at all and have all diagnosed this problem incorrectly! The problem with your motor is that the Limit switch has either one of the contacts that shut the motor off ..came off the plastic housing ! These adjustable nylon screws clip to the housing that they are secured to sometimes the nylon adjusting screw pops off or it,s copper stop contact has popped off ! This contact or screw whichever has popped off can be snapped back on and in order to do this you would have to take the cover off , Note if your machine is older then 4-5 years it will have these adjustment screws that are called up limit and down limit adjustments on the side of the steel outer casing , anything newer then that has automatic sensing adjustments and will not have these turn screws for manual adjustment !Once the case is removed inspect the limit switch for eithe the contact coming off or the screw itself , simply snap it back in place and with the cover off do your adjustment for the limit of how high or low you want your door to be set at , This adjustment can also be found in the owners manual as well as on line ! Hope this helps you and yes this is the correct diagnosis for your problem , a stripped gear would have absolutely nothing to do with a motor that constantly runs since the sensor that makes contact with the machine when it hits it,s limit automatically stops the motor and since yours keeps running your problem is 100% positive with the limit switch!

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017 | 188 views


Check this it may be your problem.
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Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017 | 629 views


Check the spring above the door, mine would go up a couple of inches and we found that the spring had broke.

Sears Craftsman... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017 | 421 views

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