How to program your garage door remote control

You should be able to program your garage door remote after reading this!

I 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 thunderstorm. 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.

Now, 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 with you!

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.

I hope this helped. Keep checking my hubs, my next one will deal with programing your car remote control to the opener.

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Sweeps Luck 10 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Don give me a call on my cell phone tomorrow. I will try to walk you thru it. Leave a message if i dont answer i will call back. 864-979-9965. Joe


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Don Showers 10 months ago

I have 2 remotes 139.53681B and the batteries died, I replaced the batteries and they're not reprogramming. I have a craftsman motor 41A5021-3H and it's still working. I have followed the rules on the motor and searched for the manual and followed the directions to the best of my abilities. The directions are greek to me so I don't know if I am doing right, can someone explain in the simplest and stupidest of terms? Which is the transmitter, and which is the receiver? Do i hold the opener button or just press it, because I've heard both answers. I am lost and confused please help ASAP.


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kathleen hoover 21 months ago

I figured it out. To help others, this is what I did. The 315 receiver WILL accept the 371LM remote. Couldn't believe it!

First time doing it and now have second remote. I ordered the 371LM from a website and the guy told me to pop of receiver front panel. Press the only button in front on receiver, light comes on then press 371LM remote. It was that easy. My husband couldn't believe it when he came home in the car and was able to use older 315 remote too in opening garage door. Now we have 2 working remotes for and OLDER garage door opener.


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Sweeps Luck 22 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

What color is the learn button on the machine.?


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kathleen hoover 22 months ago

I would like to add second remote to GDO Sears #139.655. The first remote is a Sears 315. There is a 3x 3 receiver plugged into outlet. I ordered a 371LM remote and the guy online said I should pop cover off receiver box ,press small button, red light will come on , then press button on remote. So I do not have to get up on a ladder and press red square button at the motor at all? On the outside of garage a key is needed to open garage door and I want to open door with second remote from inside house. Thanks for you help.


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Sweeps Luck 23 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

John hold down the learn button for about 20 seconds. This clears the board. Then try to reprogram the remotes. Push and release the learn button dont hold it down when programming. If the machine will still only accept one or two you have a bad board and needs to be replaced


John Chitty 23 months ago

We have a Craftman's 315. We want to program two remotes. When one is programmed the other stops working. What can we do?


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

A universal remote can be programmed to your machine the same way . Its a little tricky but if you read the instructions it walks you thru it


Mindy 2 years ago

I have a dumb question. If car visor remotes can be programmed just by holding down the button and then pressing the button on the original remote control, why don't they make universal remotes that work this way? (or do they work that way but just don't tell you in the manual?)


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

if you have the correct remote control...it may be the logic board. The remote may be not working either. what color is the learn button on your machine?


fady 2 years ago

hello i have a lift master the clicker is not working so i tried to reset it and still not working its not recognizing the lift master what is the next step thanks


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

My cell is ok to send 864 979-9965


Roger 3 years ago

I took a pic. But I don't know how to send it to u. But to answer your comment above. No red green or purple square button.


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

The learn button is square. Could be red green or purple. It is located where the wires come into the machine


Roger 3 years ago

Went to the unit. Looked everywhere for the learn button. Nothing. Took off the rear panel to see if it's in the rear of the unit. Nothing but a giant circuit board and not one button on there to press or anything that says learn? Took ok the light cover and nothing.. I'm lost


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Roger. Go to the machine and press and release the square learn button then go to the keypad and enter your 4 digit number and press and hold the enter button down. You should hesr a click on the machine and the lightbulb should flash. Let me know if you have problems


RogerM 3 years ago

I have the old liftmaster 1055 model and it has a wireless keypad that is attached to the door. I remover the wireless key pad, cleaned it and replaced the battery. It looks brand new and it lights up. It has the numbers 1 thru nine and the number zero next to the enter button. So how in the world do I program this keypad to open and close the door? Please help


Trish 3 years ago

I want to program my remote to open the gate to our community. How is this done.


Jack 3 years ago

This helped me big time. Thanks.


Bob Schmo 3 years ago

Hey Luck,

Not having much luck myself looking for information on an old Craftman 1/2 HP opener, model: HBW0777 and finding out how my remotes it will handle. I'm trying to implement 5 Clicker brand KLIK1u s and a remote keypad. Can ya point me in the right direction for info on that or persuade me outright of how many it can handle?

Thanks,

-Bob


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jonathan, you will need to replace the remote. Marantec is a great machine but, the remote controls and keypads arent as good as i think they should. Sorry but something is loose on the inside..Joe


Jonathan bowden 3 years ago

Hello, I have a marantec system with a 2 button m3-2312 remote. The wall control always works, but Some days the remote works and some days it doesn't. Marantech troubleshooting says that if the led light doesn't light up when you push the remote button, that I should change the battery. The problem is that there are two buttons, a large and small. The led lights up when I press the small bottom button, but no led light up when I press the large button. Also, I tried to reprogram per the instructions, to no avail. Please help!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Bj...you probably have a machine that has dip switches..they are small switches that are located where the wires go into the machine. Let me know...if it does..you will need an 61LM remote..Joe


bj10 4 years ago

I have a very old Sears Craftsman garage door; the control panel on the wall has two buttons that you have to push at same time to either open or close. I checked the overheard and it is model 139.664300. it does not appear to have a learn button. how can I program two new remotes? I do not have the instructions. Please help. Thanks


hena 4 years ago

Yes I can. The door open from the interior button only. It can open with one touch . I hear the click when I re-plug the machine. I don't hear it when I try to program the remote. I stood on a ladder pressing on holding the remote then pressing on the square button but didn't hear a click.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hena..do you have to hold the wall button down to get the door to go up or down? Oe, can you press and release the button and the door will work?


hena 4 years ago

My garage door opener works only from the interior button. It stopped working from a remote control nor the cars. I don't see a clear button to reprogram the machine. It's Craftsman Model 139.53648SRT1

Serial # 45575c00277. Help me please. I'm tired of waking back and forth since my garage doesn't have an access to the house.

Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ok its a new machine.. does both of the remotes work? If so, the logic board is bad and needs to be replaced.


Kevin 4 years ago

It's purple


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kevin if the machine is only recognizing one remote or the other..you have a bad logic board..what color learn button does it have?


Kevin 4 years ago

Thanks for all of your help.

Having trouble with a chamberlain remote. The remote that I have will operate a second opener fine but I can't it to recognize my first opener. I do have a homelink opener in my car that works fine with the first opener. I tried clearing the codes and it didn't seem to help. Any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Angela...the mschine will only accept 5 remotes total..4 remotes and one keypad in other words..or visa versa..first clear the codes by holding the red learn button in for about 20 seconds..then press and release the learn button and enter your 4 digit number into the keypad..press the enter key down and hold it down til you see the lightbulb on the machine flash and you hear a click. The keypad is in there now. Now the remotes..the remotes must be learned by the car first..program the remote to the car..after the car has accepted the code..press and release the red learn button and then press and hold the cars homelink button. You should see the lightbulb flash again and hear the click. If you can get only one or two remotes to program or they will program one and not the other..it has a bad logic board and needs replacing..hope this helps..Joe


Angela 4 years ago

We have a craftsman overhead opener with the red square button. Our keypad went bad so we purchased a new one. When we programmed the key pad we had to reset all of the codes so the cars remotes then would not work. How can we get all of them to work together. We tried resetting all the codes and programming the cars remotes first then we can't get the keypad to program. We also tried the other way around. Can always get one to program but not the second. PLEASE HELP SUPER FRUSTRATED!!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Joanne..the yellow button is the learn button..ok now that i know that...press the yellow learn button for about 15 to 20 seconds...this erases ALL of the remote controls. Next make sure all remotes hoe the dip switches in the same position...then take one of the remote controls...and press and hold down the button on the remote...then press and release the learn button..it should be programmed then...then do the same for the other remotes if you have more


Joanne 4 years ago

Hi. Thanks for the speedy reply. No, no learn button at all. After reading through the internet ....I have come to that conclusion. I believe I have a Fixed Code Setting. After removing the light cover on the front and the back of the motor unit on the ceiling, all I can see is the antenna, the 2 knobs for regulating the speed/force of the door, there is one small yellow push button with an L.E.D. beside it.........that's all.

It is a 1/2 HP Steelcraft Model 1160SC . Could maybe the code be under some panel I have to unscrew on the housing of the motor unit????

I know the unit works because I held that yellow button down while holding down the remote control in the other hand with the L.E.D. even lighting up.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Joanne..yours may have a learn button on the machine...if it does..all you have to do is set the dip switches where you want them and then press and hold the remote control button down and then press and release the learn button. If the machine has dip switches they will be located where the wires are going into the machine..let me know if you have questions...Joe


joanne 4 years ago

Hi....it's so nice to see you helping so many people.

Can you help me. We have a 1993 Steelcraft Remote....someone has knocked change the pin settings in the remote (when all they should have done was just put in a new battery lol)I have looked everywhere on the ceiling mounted motor unit, and on the small manual controller (mounted on the wall)....and I cannot find the switch settings so I can change the remote back to what it should be. They won't look like the same switches in the remote I assume....are they written in code perhaps....I cannot find any switches on this unit...Can you help please????


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marie..no sorry the frequencies are different


marie 4 years ago

is it possible to program an older 8 dip switch chamberlain remote to work with a newer genie screw drive garage door operator system?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Niloo..you have a bad logic board..it has taken a power surge..you will need to replace the board or the complete opener.


Niloo 4 years ago

Thx. Very helpful, but when I program one remote, the 2nd remote stops working! The cycle goes on no matter how many times I do it. What do I do? One of the /2 remotes don't work?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

You need another logic board..it has taken a power surge..sorry


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Spencestan..yes it sounds like it has taken a power surge...once they take a surge, the machine will do crazy things. How old is the machine? What color learn button does it have?


spencestan 4 years ago

I have the Liftmaster 1265 security+ unit on my rental. Only 1 (of the original 2) remote works, I reset the unit and also can't program the renter's new Jeep to the working remote. Reading the many posts above implies the control board is bad, time for a new one.

But my question is the working remote previously would stop the garage door from opening/closing if I pressed the remote button again, now I have to wait for it to fully open/close before changing the direction.

Is this another symptom of a failing control board?

Yes, the hard-wired unit works normally to change direction.

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jair..a green learn button uses a 81LM remote..sorry the 97LM is for a red button..Totally different frequencys.


jair 4 years ago

can i open the garage with a 971LM control in a garage with green light learn button?, is there someway?


Brenda 4 years ago

Thanks a lot. Much appreciated!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Brenda you need the 61LM remote is what i was told today..hope this helps..they are about to be phased out soon


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Alexis...you will need to get a 61LM remote..which is a dipswitch remote..take the back of the remote off where the battery goes, and you will see the dipswitches..match the dipswithes on the reeiver and it should work for ya


alexis 4 years ago

we have no learn button. There is only a dipswitch in the receiver and not the motor.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Alexis..some of them work and some dont..i personally dont suggest people getting them..what color is your learn button, and i will let you know which remote you can use


alexis 4 years ago

hi I have an old craftsman 139664020. I just purchased a chamberlain klik1u and am having trouble programming it. Does this remote not work with this old garage door opener?


Brenda 4 years ago

Thx a lot for your trouble!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Brenda..i will check tomorrow andmake sure which remote works that one..i think its a 61lm and you will have to buy that one from a door distributor....of whick i also am..but they also can be bought on ebay


Brenda 4 years ago

OK....in the light of day, I looked at the machine and see that there is a yellow learn button. I held it down for 20 secs and heard a click. I then pressed the button on the remote and held it down while I pushed and released the learn button. If I've done all that correctly then I am going to assume that the remotes don't work on my opener. As I said....they were freebies so it was a shot in the dark! Let me know if I've done anything incorrectly otherwise I guess I'll have to see if I can find a compatible remote for my opener. I don't see the model number on the opener but it is 1/2 HP and the model# on the back for the circuit board is 41A3493-1. Do you know if it's possible to still get compatible remotes for such an old model? I'm selling the house which is why I want to get at least one remote but don't want to invest in a new opener! thx again!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Brenda..if your machine has dip switches..they will be on the motor on the ceiling. Look at the machine and where you see the wires coming into it..look and see if you see dip switches or a learn button...let me know and i can help ya..Joe


Brenda 4 years ago

I have a old craftsman garage door opener (circa 1983). It works with the keypad that is screwed into the garage wall but I lost the remotes ages ago. Someone gave me 2 craftsman remotes from the same time period. I opened one of the remotes and it has the dip switches so I thought I just had to open the stationary keypad and match the remote switches to what was inside. Now...bear in mind I have NO idea of what I'm doing beyond that! I unscrewed the cover of the box on the wall (yes I disconnected the power) and I can see the circuit board but no dip switches. I don't want to break it so rather than do anything further I decided to google. Can you steer me in the right direction? Awesome thread here btw. thx!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Don..it could have been a close lightening strike or power surge.


Don C 4 years ago

Thanks. I think the logic board must be bad


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Godsgirl..yes you will need a remote that works with the Legacy


Godsgirl 4 years ago

The remote was for another garage door opener I don't think I will be able to get it to work, its an RCS 318T and the garage opener is an Overhead Door Legacy. I will have to just go purchase a new remote.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mig..look to see if the wall button is flashing..if it is..it is in vacation mode..or locked out..if the wall button is flashing the remotes will not work. Let me know..Joe


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Don..this may work or may not..unplug the machine for a few minutes..then plug it back in and clear the machine and then try to reprogram the remotes..if it wont accept them after this..the logic board is bad


Don C 4 years ago

Hi, I have a 99 lift master security + w/ a red learn button. I recently got a key chain garage door remote. After my kid lost 1 of our remotes. So I cleared out all the old codes. I can get 1 remote or the other to program but not both. Thanks for any help you can give.


Mig 4 years ago

Hi, I have two Chamberlain Liftmaster Professionals. I have not used the remotes in a few years. I just replaced the batteries in each (3) remotes and cleared all old remotes. I followed the instructions to reprogram the remotes. When I press the buttons on the remotes , the program light next to the learn button blinks indicating it is receiving a signal (I think) but the door is not opening. They only open and close with the wall mounted switches. Any idea what is wrong?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Viral..you need to erase all of the doors and start over..Go to each machine and hold the learn button in about 15 seconds..then release the learn button and pick up the remote you want to program to the door. Press and relase the learn button, and then press and hold the remote button down until you hear a click..its programmed..do the rest the same way.. Let me know if you have problems....Joe


Viral 4 years ago

Hi, i have 3 garage doors. My garage remotes and keypad (craftsman) stopped working out of the blue. I hit the learn button on the first two doors and somehow programmed all the remotes to open both doors at once. HOw do i get them to open each one separately (one remote for one door). all the remotes open two doors at once. It is very frustrating. i tried your advice about resetting and pressing the learn button and remote button but they continue to open and close both doors together. What can i do?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Cliff..you will have to loosen the chain on the machine. Where you loosen the chain in on the traveler..where the red release cord is. Once you loosen the chain a little..take the bolt out of the rail that the traveler is jammed against. Now, before you turn the machine back on..turn your up limit screw to open less. Id say turn it at least a full turn..thentighten the chain back up put the bolt back in and then reset your limits. If it continues to hit the stop bolt..you either have a problem with the limit assembly r logic board..check the limit assembly first tho..hope this helps..Joe


Cliff 4 years ago

Good day...

I hav the liftmaster (chamberlain) professiona 41A5021-1H-315 and i cant use it anymore.

First it will just have clicking noise and u will see only 5 flashing lights, then the holder for the garage door hit the bolt that stopping it. Its so tight and i cant move it or do anything.

What im doing now is just manually lower garage door.

What do you think is the problem and how can i repair it?

Thanks and god bless...


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Godsgirl..did this remote work on this door previously?


Godsgirl 4 years ago

Hi, First off thank you for this site, you are very kind. I have Overhead Door Legacy garage door opener and a remote that doesn't say what brand it is. I followed your instructions and held the button in on the remote, it only stayed lit for about 10 seconds while it was blinking I hit the learn button on the Legacy and it blinked for about 25 seconds but nothing. Any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Steve it will be on the machine where all of the wires are coming in..look at the picture at the top here and the learn button is the red square button..what kind of machine do you have?


steve connolly 4 years ago

I cant get my Clicker keyless entry to work. I enter the passcose,, and I D AND IT ASK ME TO HIT THE Smart / Learn button which i just can't seem to find anywhere ...any ideas ???


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Desperate..try unplugging the machine..wait about 15 seconds and then plug it back in. Erase the board again, and try to reprogram..if it wont accept the remotes...you have a bad logic board..maybe a power surge or lightening strike


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

wmtancre..i am sorry i am not familiar with that machine,,never heard of it


Desperate 4 years ago

Both my car garage opener and my hand held opener stopped working at the same time. I programmed them both before with ease and now after they both stopped working no matter what I do they are not working. What should I do?


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wmtancre 4 years ago

I have a Merik Security Plus 511M-FS2 1/2hp garage door opener. I need to program a new remote but the problem is that there is no learn button. The only button on the back of the opener says "Erase". The remote that came with the opener is a "973-315MK". I live in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and I bought the only remote available he which is a "950-315CB" Will this remote work? How to I program without a "learn button" Thanks for your help. Neil


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

I get lucky sometimes lol..Glad it worked out for ya!


San Antonio 4 years ago

Programmed the keypad exactly the way you said. Perfecto! Bought a new opener for my car and it is working, too. Yay!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

San Antonio...you have the latest frequency logic board available. The remote yon need is the 371LM. I think the remote you are using now is for the red button logic board..Im not familiar with craftsman codes. Check with a sears close by..sorry


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

San Antonio... to program the keypad.. press and release the square leanr button on your machine..then walk over to the keypad push the 4 digit number you want and press and hold the enter button on the kepyad..you will see the light bulb on the machine turn on and then go off,,,its done!


San Antonio 4 years ago

I also seem to have de-programmed the wall-mounted keypad that is on the outside of the garage, through all my punching of the learn button. I hope you have some ideas to help me...thanks so much!


San Antonio 4 years ago

I have an old Sears Craftsman 1/2 horse opener. It has a purple learn button, with a yellow light that comes on when you push the learn button. I have a gray craftsman 315 controller, with one black button. I tried to push the learn button for 20 seconds to clear, then push my black button and the learn button again. No click...and it doesn't work to control the door. Can you help me? Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Brandon, the stanley remotes will not work on the craftsman opener..totally different frequencys..sorry


Brandon 4 years ago

I have a secure ode stanley garsge door opener and two sears/craftsman remotes which are 139.53778. Is there a way I could program those remotes to work with the garsge opener? Thank you!


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Micheal if the smart button is red..you need to use the 971,,,if its green..you use the 81lm..a new logic board is about 90.00..so a remote is a cheaper fix..hope this helps..Joe


Michael 4 years ago

Joe - should i return the 971LM and purchas another 81LM so they are both workning the freq? is there any smart learning remotes on the market that are universal to all modules? we are only renting the property and don't wish to spend to much in order to have two remotes,logic board sounds expensive.

- Michael


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Micheal..Yes the 971lm is for the red smart button. Im surprised the 61lm is working at all on that machine. If you have problems programming both the 971lms..you have a problem with the logic board.....Joe


Michael 4 years ago

Hi Sweeps,

We have just moved into our new house and only recieved on remote for our lift master unit. After following the steps on the net I purchased the 971LM due to the fact that I had RED programming button on the unit, in saying that the original remote was a 81LM (according to the sticker on the back) I am now having difficulties programming both remotes, I can get them to work one at a time but not together, is this a frequency issue? should I have both remotes with the same model number? I think it was strange that the 81LM was able to work with the red programming button, where the remote should be for the green button.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi What color is the learn button on your machine red, green or purple?


chrispy 4 years ago

Hey Sweeps. I've been going crazy trying to syn my wireless keypad to my opener. I can never get the learn light to blink. My keypad# is 139.18795 and my opener is a Craftsman 139.1847D. Any ideas?? Thx


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jason, i hate to say this but you have a bad logic board. If you replace the board you are about half of the cost of a new machine...You should just replace the unit. Sorry but oneremote is all you will get it to program..Joe


Jason 4 years ago

I have tried all the tactics I could find all over online. I have 2 remotes one stopped working when I washed it. Also I have 2 brand new remotes. All are 64LM remotes. I can not get the new remotes to program at all. I did set the 9 dip switches. On my 2 existing remotes, I did get the washed one to program again. However no mater what procedure I try I can only get one remote to program to the door. I wiped the opener clean by pressing button for 6 seconds. All remotes were cleared. I then held transmitter, saw led in opener blinking, hit learn button for 1 second. That one works. When I add the second remote in the same way door open or door closed it will erase the first remote. So no mater what the only remote that works is the last one programed. I have 2 doors and it is the same on both. I am at the point of purchasing new units. These are a little older but I believe they are more current than the 1997 that everyone refers to.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kewon..no sorry they wont work with each other..Both have different frequencys..if it has a red square button..it uses a 971LM remote..the new machines have a purple square button and it uses a 371LM


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kewon 5 years ago

Hey Joe is it possible to program old remotes to a newer opener? I tried to program without any success the weird thing is that after programming the old one, when i try to use it the light blinks as if its getting the signal but the door does not move...


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sam..no sorry..it has to use the 315 mhz remote.


Sam 5 years ago

Can 971ML(390MHz) remote be programmed with Chamberlain 248730 opener (it uses remote 950D 315MHz)? Thanmks


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Paul try reprogramming the remotes..sometimes a power surge will cause the machine to lose the programs


Paul 5 years ago

So, after replacing the batteries on both remotes, my GDO (Craftsman) is iffy at best. I havent tried to reprogram the remotes yet and was wondering if that would fix my problem. The remotes dont work at this point-


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Raphael... You need a 387LM key pad..it is the one before the security plus keypad. Hope this helps....Joe


Raphael 5 years ago

What model of wireless/keyless entry do I get for my Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Model 5100 (Manufactured 1/97) with a GREEN learn button? I checked the manual and it doesn't say what frequency (315 MHz, 390 MHz ?) it operates with. Any help will be appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Eddie..the keypad need is the 376LM..but if you get it at Lowes..it will have a little design on ot the looks like this (*) The security plus keypad will not work on that machine. Differnet frequency.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Is it the same color as the one you took out?


Eddie 5 years ago

Ok, im not at the house where the opener is but I told them how to program it and they said it still doesnt work. Is the 139.53754 compatible with 139.53920dm?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Steve, is the smart button the same color as the last board? Oh, by the way, do you happen to be the same Steve that works at Oconee?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Eddie..no, you dont need a wall button to program the keypad. Just follow the innstructions on the keypad and then press and release the purple learn button, and then push the four digit code into your keypad and hold down the enter button until the lightbulb on the maachine flashes. Let me know if this works. Joe


Eddie 5 years ago

Ive got a brand new Craftsman opener with the purple learn button (315mhz). I just bought a new keypad for it and it still wont program. I only have one remote and the homelink in the car programme to it. I dont have the wired wall remote though. Do I need that for the keypad to work?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sorry Elle.. Genie in my opinion (Being nice here) is a POS! Of course by now you have the same feeling lol...Joe


Elle, again 5 years ago

Hello again. Well, after looking at the black box and the parts, and reading the instructions, we returned it. It's too complicated!!! At this moment we are operating our door manually, darn it.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Elle, the new Chamberlain machine has already changed the frequency to keep from getting interference. They were getting interference from Military bands, and were changed by the FCC. Im not saying you will not have any problems with a Chamberlain machine..but, it is rare. Im not sure what the cost of the board is for a Genie, or the cost of the black box to change the frequency, but, here in SC..a new machine from Sears is around $149.00 and it has a warranty... Just a thought.. :-) Joe


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Elle, the new Chamberlain machine has already changed the frequency to keep from getting interference. They were getting interference from Military bands, and were changed by the FCC. Im not saying you will not have any problems with a Chamberlain machine..but, it is rare. Im not sure what the cost of the board is for a Genie, or the cost of the black box to change the frequency, but, here in SC..a new machine from Sears is around $149.00 and it has a warranty... Just a thought.. :-) Joe


Elle 5 years ago

Wow! Thanks for answering about my ISD995 board problem. Didn't mention this originally, but a Genie person told me on phone that it could possibly be due to interference w/signal due to either military testing in the area and/or neighbors with new wireless technology that interferes with the frequency. They suggest buying a black box from Home Depot that operates at both 390 and a higher frequency, and which also contains a board. That's why I said 'internal or external'. Like, I can buy a new board from Genie, or go to HD and buy the box. The box would solve a frequency and/or board problem, but a new board alone won't solve a frequency problem. They also say that if it's a frequency problem, it may clear up on its own when the source of interference is gone, in which case we just operate it manually for awhile and try the remotes again later. I hope I'm making sense trying to explain something I barely understand! What do you think about all of this? What a pain, anyway.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Elle...it is a board that is the problem. I was unaware that a Genie had two boards. I usually dont mess with genies due to the fact that they are hard to work with. I have taken brand new Genies out of the box only to find that they had bad boards. I do NOT even install them any more. I use Liftmaster, Chamberlain,Craftsman..they all are made by the Chamberlain Corp. and are easy to work on, and 90% of the Door Companys in the U.S. carry parts and can fix them. Hope this helps you decide...Joe


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jack, ive never had that problem..i will have to contact tech at Chamberlain, and see what they say about it. It usally works after you replace the board. I hope you didnt get a bad board..i have replaced a board only to find out the new board was bad too. I will get back with ya..Joe


Jack 5 years ago

Hi, we have a LiftMaster garage door opener. A few months ago, my mom lost one of the remotes. So I went to the store and bought the same kind(Security Plus). After clearing the codes, I am only able to get one remote working at a time. The second remote cannot be programed to work. No matter what I did, only one of the remotes works. I even tried to switch the order of which remotes gets programmed first. However, after programming the first one, the second one is not accepted by the garage door opener. After reading your blog, I figured the logic board is bad. I replaced it and it's still doing the same thing. Only one remote would work at a time. Can you please help me? Any advice is greatly appreciated!


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mswj4..Hold down the learn button for about 20 seconds..this will clear the board...thentake the remote control hold down the button on the remote, and prtess and release the learn button..if the machine does not accept the program..you will need to buy another remote control..if it does accept it..you may have to try several times to get the car programmed...after the car is programmed..hold down the cars remote button and press and release the learn button.


MSWJ4 5 years ago

I have a three-button liftmaster remote. It was left out in the rain, but I used it after that and it worked. Then I tried to program my built-in car opener with it. Since then it hasn't worked. I tried to use the learn button. I followed the direction on the garage door opener to erase all codes and then tried to re-program the remote and it still doesn't work. Do you have any ideas on what the problem could be? Is it the rain or something with trying to program it to my car?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Chrystal.... i am not sure about stanley openers..they arent made any longer. There may be a dip switch system on that machine...sorry


Chrystal 5 years ago

Hi, we bought a KLICK2U today because an old roommate lost the original remote. The opener is a very old Stanley model #2563-03 I believe. We cannot find a "learn" button, or dip switch anywhere on or around the unit. Any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Geoff, Great..i failed to ask you if it was not working in the afternoon, or early morning. That could have given us a clue. If the sun is shining on the receiving eye just right usually early morning or late afternoon..the opener will not work..but, will work fine during mid day. Talk about driving people crazy lol.., Anyway glad you got it taken care of.. Joe


Geoff 5 years ago

Joe- ready for this?

It was led bulbs that I put in the opener, but just not any led bulbs, bright, nourish 8000k led bulbs.

That's why they would open but not close. Approaching the house, the lights were off. No interference. When I was in the garage, lights were on. Interference.

Curious and not wanting to go back to money eating invandescents, I put amber 3000k led lights in, and everything works fine.

Thanks fit your guidance troubleshooting. Figured I would post the answer should google ever need to find it!


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Geoff..that being the case. You have a bad logic board..it may have been hit by lightening, or had a power surge. You can find them online for sale or i can get you one..sorry i thought it would be a simple fix.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Geoff..ok..you told me the problem..now that you have both lights on...i know u are gonna think im nuts..get down and look very closely..the light that goes out when you block the beam..will be flickering very very slightly..you will have to look hard to see it..move that eye just a little so that it doesnt go out and re-tigten the wingnut.. It is making enough contact to make the light come on, but not good enough to stop the reversing system. Move the light and try the remote..it should work.


Geoff 5 years ago

Joe, my problems are never that easy!

I checked again, And the sensors are aligned and the green light is lit in the far sensor and I can make it go out waving my hand in front of it.

The other reason I don't think that is it is because the unit will blink the lights if it is told to close and there is an obstruction and this is not happening here.

It Is as if thecontrols are only somehow programmed to open but not close.

Again, all remotes (keypad, homelink visor, own remote) can open the door butnot close it. Only the wired wall button will close.

This phenomenononly started after programming my newest homelink visor.

Appreciate any further theories.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Geoff..Yes either you have something blocking the photo eyes, or, you dont have them aligned. Look at them..one should have a light on..its the sending eye..if the other one is off..it needs to be movoed around a little til the light comes on too. Then the door will go down..let me know if u have problems...Joe


Geoff 5 years ago

Sweeps,

I have programmed remotes and homelink buttons for my chamberlain whisper drive and theywill only open the door, not close it. The only way to close it is the wall mounted switch. There is nothing obstructing the sensors. Any idea?

Thanks.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Janet..you will have to take the remotes to the gate, and find the learn button on the gate to program the remotes. Push and release the learn button while holding down the remote controls button. Do the same with the other remote. You may have to get the maintenace man to gain access to the learn button. Hope this helps.


Janet 5 years ago

And now the original one can not be used with the garage. What happened? :(


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

David..if you have replaced the board..it has to be the remotes..remotes wlll go bad from time to time..let me know if i can help....Joe


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mark..im not sure what is going on with that thing.. Honestly, as old as that machine is..i would just replace it, It doesnt have the secuirty protection that that the code can be copied from an outside source..the new ones do..sorry i couldnt help more..Joe


Mark McDonnell 5 years ago

Hi, Joe,

I tried that on my first attempt and tried it again but to no avail.

I also tried changing the switches to a new configuration while keeping the 9th switch in the middle '0' position but that didn't work either.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but the panel with the switches on the motor is stamped 'AMP' while the transmitter has 'ETD'.

I'm guessing, at this stage, that I'm just plain out of luck and I'll have to get a new motor to replace what's currently in place IF I want to use a remote.

Thanks.

Mark M


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mark..set the dip switches like the one that you have..for the 9th dip switch set it to the middle position..it should work then..it set it to use only 8 of the switches instead of 9..hope this does it for you....joe


Mark McDonnell 5 years ago

Hi, Joe,

Well, I finally got around to picking up a 61LM remote and tried to get it to work. Once I looked at the DIN switches in the remote, there were 9 of them. However, the opener's motor only has 8. I set the 1st 8 switches on the remote to match those of the opener but nothing worked.

Do I have to pick up a remote that only has 8 switches? Or, is there some way to configure the one that I have now?

If a new remote is required, would you happen to know, from your vast knowledge (not joking!!!!), what that would be?

Many thanks.

Mark M


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Deirde..Erase the board..Press and hold dowm the learn button on the mschine for about 20 seconds..then takeeach remote and press and release the learn button on the machine..while holding down the button on the remote..you will hear a click on the machine..it is programed..do the same to the other remote...now to program the keyless..press and release the learn button, then walk to the keyless..entery the four digit number into the keyless and hold the enter button down to you hear a click. If you csnt get all three to program..you need a new logic board..hope this helps...Joe


deirdre  5 years ago

We just installed the liftmaster keyless entry pad on the garage and now the car remotes wont work - I dont know what to do to fix them - should i call the tech to come look at it or are the steps above the same on the car remotes. Will i have to then reprogram the keyless entry pad?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Erika..yes after 5 havr brrn entered into the machine..it starts to drop the first ones entered..sorry to tell you that..Joe


erika 5 years ago

hello i just have we have a problem with our liftmaster garage door i was reding ur programing if i understood correct i can only program 5 controls what will happen if i need more 11 to be programed. we are able to program the controls but they stop working the next day the disprogram... is that because were programing more controls than the machine can take...


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Linda..sorry, but the the remote wont work on the dip switch machine.


Linda 5 years ago

I have a promax garage door opener and have a spare craftsman 315 remote - can i program the remote to work with my promax opener. the promax is a dip switch and the remote is not? Please help - thanks


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mike..i am not sure on that one. Usually if the dip switches on the machine and remote match up..they will work. If not there is usually a problem with the logic board. Try to change the dip switches to another code and see if it will accept it then.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Disney..you will have to hold down he learn button for about 15 seconds..and that will erase all of the codes. Then press and release the learn button while holding down the remote to reprogram


Disney 5 years ago

i just bought a house and i receive just the keyless for the garage door opener ,but we dont know the code ,,,,How i can remove the old code and install a new one? is a Genie brand


JustDoobwa 5 years ago

Thanks for the great information.

I had my opener working in a snap after reading through your informative instructions.


Mike 5 years ago

I appreciate the work you do on here Joe!

I recently purchased a universal Clicker garage door remote. I changed the dip switches on my old Sears Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener to match the dip switches on my old sears remote and I made sure my new universal clicker remote was the same on the positions of the dip switches as well.

My old sears remote works like a charm. Opens and closes my garage door. During the process when I'm programming the new universal remote, I press the putton inside by the battery that lights up the led, I then press the number of times it says to match up with the type of garage door opener. When I press the button about eleven times, it opens the garage door. I press the button that keeps the program in my remote, but then press the button that opened my garage door to close it, but it won't close my garage door.

Not sure what to do. Everytime when I get to the point of pressing the button, it opens the garage door, but won't close it. My old remote opens and closes it no matter how I position the dip switches just as long as they are on + or - and not on zero. Your thoughts?


Marc 5 years ago

Hi Joe - Understood. Thank you again for your help.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marc..Sorry, there isnt anything else that you can do. You might get it to clear, and a week later it will be going up by itself.


Marc 5 years ago

Hi Joe - actually the KLIK remote does work, but that is not important now. It is intriguing that the codes cannot be cleared despite my attempts to de-energize the receiver. Is there any other way to force the unit to loose the codes?

If nothing else can be done, I agree that it is wiser to invest in a new machine. Thanks again! Marc


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marc.. Ok, that tells me something. You have a bad logic board. That is also the reason why the klik remote will not work. The logic board is the brain of the machine. You can find one for about 89.00 or so online, or i can get one for you. But, by the time you pay for the logic board, and the pain to install it, and reprogramming..there still may be another problem. I would suggest buying a new machine. Lowes and Home depot carry the chamberlain brand machines. Hate to break the bad news to ya. If the logic board is bad..it will do ALL kinds of crazy crap. lol Let me know if i can help... Joe


Marc 6 years ago

Hi Joe - Thank you for the lightning-fast response. I held the learn button down for 15 seconds and the car remote continues to trigger it. The KLIK also continues to trigger it. I repeated this for, holding down for 20 with the same result. Same thing for 25 seconds. The unit certainly resists being erased.

Late yesterday, after realizing multiple devices open the garage door, I unplugged the unit for a while. I even completely removed the receiver (disconnecting the wire harness and 4 bell wires), it still remembers the codes. Is there a battery hidden in it somewhere?

I don't mind if I have to give up on the KLIK. Most important right now is to stop the door from opening from other devices.

Again, thank you so much for your help.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marc..i am not a fan of the klik remotes..They are usually more trouble than not. If you hold the learn button down for about 15 seconds..it will erase all codes. Try to reprogram and see if the machine will accept it. Sometimes they will sometimes they wont.


Marc 6 years ago

Hi Joe - it is clear you have helped many people with garage door opener problems! I just moved into a house with a very old Steel Craft GDO. It had 1 working remote. I bought a KLIK1C universal remote and was able to program it thru use of the yellow learn button on the GDO receiver. However, now the car remote for unlocking the car doors triggers the GDO and apparently some other device does so as well (the garage door is often found open). Pushing the yellow button for 6 seconds (or for a minute) does not clear the codes. Do you have any suggestions? Many thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ethan..when a machine will only accept one remote..it is usually the logic board (brain) of the machine. I have gotten Genie machines. straight out of the box and they would not work. If you have the reciept, take it back. Maybe the next one will work. I have found out over the yrs that i have had a lot of problems with Genies. I usually use Chamberlains, Craftsman, as these pearts are easily interchanged in the machines. They are such a pain, that i usually charge more to install them. I stayed on the phone for 40 mins last week with their tech advice only to find out that after i did all of the troubleshooting..i had bad logic boards. I had already hung the machines and had to take them down an box them back up. The customer wasnt happy. I told him to go buy chamberlains, and i would reistall them at the same cost. The bad thing is..i had warned him about the Genies before he bought them. Not trying to bad mouth a commpany, just explaining what prtoblems i have seen with them over 25 yrs or so....Joe


Ethan in MI 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps! I recently purchased a Genie (model 2022) garage door opener. After installing it, I tried to program the switch on one our vehicle's rearview mirrors to open the door and was successful, only to find out that the two remotes that came with the unit no longer worked. I tried to reprogram the units back to the remotes but could only get the unit to work with a single remote at any one time (they would each work when programmed individually, only to have the other one not work anymore) At this point I would be happy just to have the two remotes working at the same time like they were when I bought the unit. Any suggestions? Your expertise is greatly appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Dave.. I have found that the universal clickers will work, and sometimes will not. The frequency of each opener manufacturer is different. It could be the frequency is so different it wont accept it.


Dave in Ca 6 years ago

I have two garage doors, one opens with a Marantec M4700e and the other with a Chamberlain. I am trying to create one remote that opens both doors. I have the Marantec two button remote and cant figure out how to get it to learn the Chamberlain door, and bought a Clicker that quickly paired with the Chamberlain door, but won't work with the Marantec. Any suggestions or is the Marantec somehow the problem (ie can only use their remotes with their doors). Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Benzo..you will have to find the learn button on the gate operator, and press and hold the button down for about 20 seconds. Then to reprogram your remote you will have to press and release the learn button while holding down the remote button. That should do it for ya unless it has dip switches..If it does..let me know i will work you thru that..Joe


Benzo 6 years ago

Hi, I worked on my friend's remote for his gate (Super 500 G8Z gatez motor). Installed a new transmitter, now the neighbours are controlling their gate. I would like to cancel all the programmes for the remotes and reprogramme them again exclusively for their remotes only, how do I go about this? Thanks hope you can help because I was looking for the operating manual on the internet with no luck.


Larry 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck, I am going to replace my old Genie GDO (H4000 series) with a Chamberlain (PD752D). My questions are 1) can I pair the safety sensors from the Genie with the Chamberlain? I don't want to change them since it would mean to fish the wire up the attic. 2) Can I use the Genie wall control panel with the Chamberlain? Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kate..the problem is the photo eyes at the bottom of the door. There is something in the path of the beam, or they have been bumped. There should be a green light on one and a yellowish light on the other. If they are both aligned..both light will be on. If only one light is on, move the other light a little until you see that light come on. Let me know if that doesnt work...Joe


GLB360 6 years ago

I did all of the steps and still my remote would not work. I discovered the cause to be an LED strip light (think under cabinet) plugged into the same outlet that was interfering with the signal. I unplugged the LED strip and now the remote works great!


Kate 6 years ago

My remote will open the garage door but it won't close the door. When I try to close it, the light just flashes on and off several times. Any suggestions on how to fix this?


Greg 6 years ago

Thanks Joe. I managed to find out how to program the Homelink on my GM truck using the already working remote. You hold the button down on the remote at the same time you hold down the button on the remote. It will start flashing slow; then when the Homelink starts flashing faster, you let off on both buttons and wait for the Homelink to shut off.......then the Homelink is programmed.

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Greg..you should erase the boards on the machines. To do that, push down and hold the sqaure learn button for about 20 seconds. This erases all programs. You will have to find out how to program the remote to the vehicle. Once the vehicle has accepted the code..all you have to do is have someone press and release the learn button, while someone is holding down the button on the vehicles Homelink system. I am sorry i cant tell you how to program the remote to the car, as each vehicle manufacture is different. Let me know if you have problems... Joe


Greg 6 years ago

Hi. I am having problems again with my two openers and getting them programmed to the opener buttons on my GM pickup. They both worked fine until last week and I cannot get them to work again. I am relatively sure that in trying to re-program the main garage, I messed up the second garage code.....as it worked until I had the problems with the main garage.

I have two openers:

1) Main garage is a Litmaster Professional Line Formula One Whisper Drive - dated 08/1993

2) the second garage has a Chamberlain Liftmaster The Professional Line 1/2 HP - dated 01/2004

I have a remote that works for the main opener #1 above. I had the problem before of my buttons in my GM truck quit working. I found somewhere that you could program the vehicle by using an already programmed remote, but I cannot find the information now. Can you tell me how to program my truck buttons using an already programmed and working remote?

Will likely have additional questions, as I do NOT have a working remote for the 2nd garage, although I DO have a remote, but cannot seem to get it to work.

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Terry, no you wont have to reprpgram anything except the new remote. All of the other remotes and keypads should still be programmed into the machine.. Joe


terry 6 years ago

sorry for the repeat question!!!!if i have to get new remote and reprogram will that mean i will have to reprogram the key pad entry box that is attached to garage???


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Terry, open the remote up like you are going to change the battery. Let it sit for a while or take a hair dryer to it and get all of the water out of it. Then try a new battery and see if it will prgram to the opener. If it does not, then you will have to get a new remote. It may be ok after it drys out.


terry 6 years ago

i dropped my lift master remote in the snow...model 971lm...now remote not working...should i try changing battery or is remote history?????


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Chris, the 61LM should work the machine. Make sure that the dip switches on the machine and the remote should match. If they match there may be a problem with your logic board.


Chris 6 years ago

Hi, I have an old Chamberlain Garage Door opener that I need another remote for. Opener doesn't have a learn button. The reciever has 10 dip switches and I have an old Chamberlain remote with 12 dip switches that works. I have tried the LM 61 and the LM 375 universal remotes and neither worked. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kim ,,,You will have to find out how to program the remote to the car. Then once the car has accepted the remote..you then have to press and release the learn button on the machine, and hoave someone press the button on the car. This teaches the car to the machine.


Kim 6 years ago

Thanks for the info. My car opener quit working and i havent been able to figure out how to program the button. From your information i was able to program the opener to open the other side of the garage i need to enter but I cant find directions to program car button to Liftmaster Formula I.? Do you know how i would do that or where i can find the info, i dont have car manual. Thanks.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daizy..ok it should program just like the other one did. If it will only accept one remote..that means the logic board is bad and needs to be replaced. How old is the machine? It will have a date on the logic board.


daizycrazy 6 years ago

Ive only got the one programmed to it. When I programmed that first one, I followed your steps to reset it because the previous owner took the remotes with him. So just the one. The one that I am trying to program to it now would be 2.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Paris..what color is the learn button on the nuew machine? If it is purple it will not work.


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parisboy 6 years ago

i am not sure of the color of the old button, the previous owner of the house just replaced it before i moved in , i have the model number of the old one and it is 139.18315sr and the new one is 139.18473d


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daizy..how many remotes/keypads do u have programmed to the machine? It will only hold a total of five, after that it starts to drop some of the others.


daizycrazy 6 years ago

Hi again Sweeps. I have a question for you. I bought another remote for my garage door opener, the exact same one I bought and programmed just the other day. Well, it's being difficult and wont work. Im afraid to try resetting the garage door opener because the other remote works. Any ideas??


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Paris..if the learn buttons are different colors, they will not work..In other words a red button logic board keypad will not work on a logic board that has a purple button. Check that and see and get back with me.


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parisboy 6 years ago

i have a new garage door opener from sears that came with a new remote and not the keypad, i have an existing one from my previous opener which is also from sears, the problem is the old keypad will not operate my new opener, do i need to buy a new keypad or am i doing something wrong


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

CZ..you may have to get into the gate opener to program the remote.Sometimes the learn button is inside of the gate opener. You may need to take the remote to the maintenance person to be able to program the remote.


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CZ in SoCal 6 years ago

Please help so I can get back into my garage :-)

Our complex has a Ramset sliding gate. My roommate uses a Clicker remote to open it. I bought the same one (KLIK1U), set the dip switches properly, but can't find any info on how to program the Ramset brand.

The instructions give details for Genie, Chamberlain, etc, but I can't find anything on how many times to press the programming button for the Ramset. I've searched online to no avail... Any ideas? Thanks.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Lisa..The remote has to be accepted by the car. Follow the instructions from the car manufacturer, and once the car has accepted your remote, then you program the car to the machine. To do this press and release the learn button on the garage door opener and then have someone press and hold the button in the car...the lightbulbs on the machine will flash on and off once it has been accepted..you may have to do this a couple of times..Joe


Lisa 6 years ago

I am having trouble programming the garage door opener button installed on the rearview mirror of my car with my craftsman 315mhz garage door opener. How do I resolve this problem?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daiycrazy...Are'nt i wonderful? lol Just kidding..the instructions can be confusing..just wait til you try to program a car to it lol


daizycrazy 6 years ago

You are the best!!! After fighting with the remote for 2 hours, following the instructions that it came with...I nearly threw the thing away. But I found your site, and tried it. I almost fell off the ladder when the garage door opened because it literally took me 2 seconds to do it and the garage door OPENED!! Thank you so much!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daniel..Your machine will only hold 5 remotes or keypad entries..after 5..the machine will start to drop some of the remotes programmed. It is easy to program again. Just follow the instructions on the previous email i sent to you. You should be able to install five into the machine unless there is a problem with the logic board.


Daniel 6 years ago

I got the new remote fresh batteries, and i think it works because when i press it, the indicator light on the motor shows some activity, what i think the problem may be, is that, it already has all the controls the motor it can handle. I'm afraid to erase the motor's memory, because I do have 2 working controls(that came with the motor), and don't want to loose them in case the "learn" thing doesn't work. Any advice? or should I go for it? And the fact, that when I press and release the learn botton on the motor the indicator light doesn't stay on (only when I'm pressing it) should worry me?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daniel..Do this first...press the red button down for about 15 to 20 seconds..then release it. Take one of the remote controls and hold the button on the remote down..then press and release the red button..you should hear a click on the machine, and the lightbulb on the machine should come on and go right off..when it does this it is programed. Do the same with the other remote. If you dont hear a click when you press and release the red button..check the batteries in the remotes. I have gotten dead batteries with brand new remotes before. Also i have gotten bad remotes straight out of the box..hope this helps.. Joe


Daniel 6 years ago

Hi, i have a Liftmaster 1215EM FS2, i'm trying to program a 970LM remote. The instructions read: "Press and release the learn button(red in my case) on th emotor unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds" the pres de remote etc... but when i do this the yellow light dosen't glow steadil. I tried pessing the remote control's botton and then, pres the "learn" but no click sound. I have no lighted door control nor multi-funtion door control, just two hand-held that came with it.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tom.. I agree with you on the remotes. The remote sells for around 35.00 whereas a logic board can be 85.-- to 130.00 depending on the model of machine.. Let me know how it turns out.


Tom 6 years ago

I will buy a new remote today. I just have trouble thinking that all 4 remotes went bad and all 4 openers have a bad logic board when I do have one remote that will open any door and until last week when I lost the other remote we used everyday, then I had 2 remotes that would open any door.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tom..It sounds like you either have bad remotes..or a bad logic board. Try to get a new remote, erase all of the codes, and then program the remote that you know for a fact works, then program the new one. If it will not program..your logic board has taken a power spike and needs to be replaced. Let me know if the new remote works it...Joe


Tom 6 years ago

I have a chamberlain unit and a 373W remote with 4 doors. I lost one of the remotes. I have four others that I made sure the battery works, but I can't get them to program. I can take the remote that works and do the learn button and the bulb flashes and it connects the remote to the unit. But for all 4 of my other remotes, I get nothing. I tried erasing the codes and starting over and the one remote works and all others I get no connecting the remote to the unit. I have tried this on all 4 doors and no connection. SO the unit learn works (but only with one remote) the batteries are good, I can't believe that all 4 remotes would be bad. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Bern...No sorry they are different frequencies. O know they are 315mhz but, they usually wont work on other manufactures.


Bern 6 years ago

Joe, you seem to be the best... i have one question, i have a chamberlain opener with a frequency of 315mhz, can i open it with a Marantec 315mhz?

Really thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Linda..take the cover off of the remote where the battery is stored. The dip switches for the remote are in the compartment. Match the ones on the machine to the ones on the remote.. Joe


Linda 6 years ago

I am trying to program a replacement remote. The opener is 20 years old. The brand name is Electronic Command. We purchased a universal remote control that looks identical to the last remote. I have read the directions and am clueless where to start. From the directions it looks like I have a dip switch. I am barely able to see something that looks like a code on the back of the machine. The directions do not tell me but am I suppose to open up the remote and match something up with the numbers on the motor? I am so confused.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Diane..have you tried programming the remote that works on the other machine? The other remote may be bad. If the remote that works wont program to the other machine..it then means the logic board on the machine is bad. Hope i didnt confuse you. Let me know if you have any questions...Joe


diane 6 years ago

i have a genie pro and 2 separate garage doors. it works fine if i push the button to open it by the door. the remote isn't programmed. i can't get the learn indicator light to come on to program the remote. i've programed the right door, so i know how to do it, and on the left door i have tried unplugging the unit and plugging it back in, programming without the led light on (hoping it was just burned out) and nothing works. i'd really like a remote for that side of the garage. thanks for any help!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi NC.. Sorry the old remotes will not work on the new machine. They are a totally different frequency. You will have to get another remote a 371, 372, or 373LM.


NC-DH 6 years ago

Happy New Year!!

Iust installed a new Chamberlain Belt Drive to replace my 12 year old model. You may have answered this question a million times already but how do I program my old Chamberlain remote to open the new door? The two remotes I received work fine but I cannot get the old one to program? Do I need to clear the new ones first? Thanks in advance for your help.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mark..yea, you will have to get a remote control that has dip switches, and match them to the ones on the machine or vise versa..it will be a 61LM remote i think.. let me know if you have any questions.. Joe


Mark McDonnell 6 years ago

Hello, Sweeps,

I've been desperately searching for information on my fiancee's garage door opener and remotes. Your site seems to have ALL the answers so I thought that I would ask you.

Her opener is an older (10+) Sears model 139.186006. The remote that came with it doesn't work any longer. The contacts on the inside will not work and a remote control repair person said that it would be better to purchase a replacement rather than pay for the repair.

The opener does not have a 'learn' button; it has 8 dip switches. However, the new remote control does not have dip switches inside of it. So, I do not know how to tell each device about the other!

Can you help?

Mark M


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

One for two.. Yes it should be able to program both the gate and the door. You will have to use a seperate number for each though.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Preet..it sounds like you may have a bad logic board. It should not be opening by itself. Try this..take the wires off of the door bell button. Sometimes the door bell button mounted on the wall will short out and cause all kinds of malfunctions. The wires are low voltage so dont worry about shocks :-) If this corrects the problems with it opeing randomly then just buy another door beel button at Lowes or Home Depot.. Let me know if it was the problem.. Joe


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

George..I am sorry i am not familiar with a stinger remote. I have found from my yrs of working with these machines..it is better to stick with original Mfgrs. remotes. The Klic2u remotes sometimes work and sometimes not..sorry i couldnt give you a better answer..Joe


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jim..You will have to clear the logic board..and reprogram all of your remotes. It is the only way to program a keyless entry and to be able to remove the old code from the keyless. Clear the board by holding the smart button down for about 15 seconds. Then press and release the learn button and enter the code into the keyless and press and hold down the enter button til you hear a click and the light on the opener flashes. It is now programmed. Then to program the remotes press and release the learn button on the opener while holding down the button on the remote control..wait for the click and the light flash.. then program the other remotes the same way..it will hold up to five total.


OneforTwo 6 years ago

I have a Chamberlain garage door opener and a Chamberlain gate opener (Liftmaster). I have one clicker with 2 buttons, and it works fine to open both the garage and the gate (one button for garage and one button for the gate). My question is about the keypad (KLIK2): can one key pad work for both (with 2 different PINs: one for the garage door and one for the gate), similar to the remote clicker. Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Igor..i was told by the factory to use the zero button as the enter button. Sorry i havent been on for a while..took some time with family. Hope this helps


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Angus, yes both eyes should be on. Try to adjust them again. I use a tape measure to measure off of the floor to the center of the lens, and then from the wall to the center of the lens..and then make the other eye the same dimension. If they are the same you have a bad set of eyes or, your logic board could be bad.


Angus 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps - excellent page here. You're a blessing to us all. I've a similar problem with my remote opening the door but NOT closing the door (Liftmaster Pro Whisper - year 2000). I just read through your advice and I'll try re-adjusting the photo eyes. Just to clarify, both eyes should have a light on? One is off and the other yellow at the moment. If repositioning doesn't work. Would you suggest putting up a new unit or purchasing new photo eyes?

I actually bought a Craftsman 3/4 Belt Drive two days ago because I thought the system was old and shot. Hopefully, I can return that if the eyes are in proper working position!


JIM 6 years ago

How do I reprogram my keypad that is located on the front of the garage?


Preet 6 years ago

Hi there,

I have a Sears craftsman GDO with yellow smart learnobutton. I had lost one remote so I got a universal remote 375LM online. I have tried programming it, it works but my garage door opens randomly on its own now ever since. I have tried using different combinations on the dip switches on the remote without any help. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks


George Dessev 6 years ago

I have 3 61ML remote controls, all of them working. Then I bought another one (Stinger, 61ML compatible). When I program the Stinger it cancels out the other three. When I reprogram any of the others, that cancels out the Stinger. The code bars of all 4 remotes are set identical. That happens even after I erase all previous codes from the opener.

How can I get all of them (not either -or) to work at the same time?


Igor Jankovich 6 years ago

Hi,

Just curious you never did respond to my question and just wanted to try one more time. My Chamberline Whisper Drive...Model 182665D keyless pad does not have an "ENTER' button to program...only 0-9 and "*" and "#"...what do i use instead of the enter button!

thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jeff if everything else is working ok..just replace the keypad. They do go bad from time to time..Joe


Jeff 6 years ago

Hey

Great tips on here thanks

Have a bad keypad- Craftsman model 139.18876

the keypad was working intermittanly , Thought it might need a new battery. Now nothing. Have tried pushing the learn button and entering code on keypad- nothing

tried to reset entire thing- unplugged etc. still not working. Unit about 12 years old.

Is it time for a new entire unit ? or do I just need a new keypad. The other remotes and the opener seem to work fine.

Thanks for your help


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Yea..it is better to buy a new machine...than replace the logic board.


rsquared 6 years ago

Sweeps Luck, yes, that's exactly how I programmed the new remotes, just pressed and released the learn button. I only held it down to clear the board. Signs pointing towards a bad logic board :(. I guess it wouldn't mean anything that the two older remotes were working, since they were probably programmed a long time ago?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

rsquared..I know said you cleared the board..when programming the remote.just press and release the learn button..dont hold it down at all unless you are clearing the board. If it still will only take one remote..the logic board is bad..let me know if i can help..Joe


rsquared 6 years ago

Moved into a house with an older Chamberlain Liftmaster opener, model 1160LMC manufactured in April 1993. While the previous owner left behind two original remotes (model 61), they were pretty banged up and only worked half the time. Ended up picking up a set of Chamberlain 750 single-button remotes off ebay. Tried setting up both remotes but can't get both to work at the same time. First I wanted to clear whatever codes existed for the previous remotes, so I pressed and held the yellow learn button on the opener for over 30 secs. Tested the old remotes and they no longer worked. Now time to activate the new remotes! I held down the button of one of the new remotes while pressing the learn button. Garage door opened and closed with the new remote perfectly. Then I tried activating the second new remote using the same method, and it worked as well. Then I tested new remote #1 again and it didn't work. I tried waiting 5 minutes between activating each remote and still the same problem. So while I was able to get each remote to work individually, I can't get them to work at the same time. I should also note that I have two wired button openers, one inside the house and one in the garage. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mike it should work. Sometimes they take several times to program. Unless the new cars homelink wont accept the older remote system. I dont think its a problem with the machine..it is the car not wanting to accept it


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marty ..sounds like the botton may be bad or a wire is off or broken. Taje the door bell button off of the wall, and touch the two wires together..the door should work...dont worry about getting shocked..its just 24 volts. If the door doesnt work, check the wires at the machine. Red striped wire goes on the screw to the far lefy and the white wire goes beside that. Let me know if you have problems after that.


Marty 6 years ago

Joe, My do it security plus gdo button on the wall won't open the door. The button looks like a doorbell button with a wire that looks like speaker wire. the remote works fine. Thanks Marty


Mike 6 years ago

Hi Joe,

I have a Promax PMX75 opener. I think it is the original one from when the house was built in 1993. I do not see any learn button on the opener but I do see a set of dip switches. I purchased a new 2011 Camry and tried to use the remote to program the Homelink system in the car but it wouldn't work. Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks.

Mike


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Daddee..sorry man..i asked liftmaster today and they said that you must have a bad logic board. If you dont have a deluxe wall station..the logic board has gone bad. Sorry, they just back with me on this.


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daddee 6 years ago

Hi joe, just wanted to know what you can tell me about my last 2 posts, i need work on my Garage door opener soon, in order for me to do that it would be nice to be advised, i'll be waiting for your response, thanks again


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Myrtle Beach...No sorry..the remotes will not work on the newer logic board. You will have to use the remotes for the new board..Howdy neighbor....we are in Gville :-)


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ash..That is an old machine. It sounds like the logic board is no good. You can get another logic board but, the cost is almost as much as a new machine.


Ash 6 years ago

I have an older Craftsman door open ( I think it is pre 1993)It s a yellow learn button on the back. I also have a GM vehicle that when I press the unlock the garage door opens. I have changed the codes in the remotes by changing the dip switches and re-programing them to the motor. But the car door remote still opens the door. How do I clear the codes on the motor so this doesn't happen I tried holding the yellow button for 30 sec but the little led doesn't go out? any help is appreciated


Myrtle Beach 6 years ago

JOE, My 1/2 HP 1995 mod Craftsman opener is dying. It has a round green learn button. Remotes rails etc are still good - - I found later mod with RED LEARN button on eBay, motor ONLY - - will remotes etc work I.e. Reprogram between 1995 to 2000 versions - - NOTE UNITS LOOK IDENTICAL. THANKS, Myrtle Beach


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Gator...You may have some bad remotes..or the board may still be bad. Sometimes it will only alloow one or two remotes to be programmed.. That is a sign that it is going bad. It should allow you to program 5 remotes into the machine..Get a new 971LM remote and try to program it and see if it will work. Let me know what happens.. Joe


Gator7 6 years ago

I am no dummy, but this thing is not responding to the normal procedure. I am buying a house with 2 circa 2001 1/2 hp GDOs. Current owner uses built in car remotes (prius and some other car). He gave me the original remotes, but they don't work. No problem, I have reprogrammed my liftmaster several times. These have the red buttons. First, let me say that I checked the batteries (3.25v by volt meter and correct orientation). I tried all options: 1. reset by holding button approx 20 then tried reprogram 2. press and hold remote button then press learn button 3. press and release learn button the press and hold remote button. In all cases, the yellow learn LED comes on solid, but never flashes - times out after about 30 sec. I believe the board to be good since it was working with car built in remotes (until I reset the unit). Any thoughts?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rob..i dont understand what you mean about unlock? If you mean the remotes dont work, and the wall button works..look on the wall button and see if you see a light flashing. If it is..hold down the lock button on the wall button for a few seconds and it will quit flashing..and the remotes will work then. Let me know if you need anything else..Joe


Rob 6 years ago

Hi Joe

Is it possible that I can unlock the GDO with the Remote? It is a Security+ 3 function 139.53753. It's what came with the Door. This is driving me nuts. I don't want to call service if it's something so simple.

thanks again

Rob


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

daddee...You cant upgrade the system by replacing the logic board. Sometimes the machine and the logic board arent compatible. The frequency numbers you gave me doesnt do me much good. The logic boards have different frequencys on them. I need to know the color of the learn button on the original machine. As far as the marantec logic board..it will not work on the Liftmaster. I am not familiar with the easy entry keypads. I gues they program like the normal keypads. Let me know the color of your learn button and i will find out about the keypads for ya...Joe


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daddee 6 years ago

Joe, You seem to be the GDO GOD =)...I am in need of assistance...

I have 2 Craftsman "EntryEase" Biometrics keypads, It says it is compatible with Remotes that have black buttons, and has a '315'(I am assuming that is the mhz) on the remote. you did mention in an earlier thread here that the Purple Learn/ Smart Button has a 413 mhz.

The EntryEase manual states that the remote is compatible to the '315' remote (black buttons), and powerheads/motors with a "Purple" learning/smart button...but that is 413 mhz, not '315'...confused...

I have an existing system, I have a Craftsman 139.18096 and 2 remotes(3 buttons and blue-green buttons:139.18791B).

3 questions

1-what is the frequency on my 139.18096 system?

2-Do I just get a 315 mhz receiver(btw I might need instructions with switching to the 315 mhz receiver) and just get new '315' remotes just to keep my EntryEase keypads?

and lastly, 3-If I get a 315 mhz receiver, where do I buy one Locally?

I live in Alberta, Edmonton, in Canada. I saw one, Amazon sells it for $29.99 +s/h, it's a "Marantec 61340 - 315 MHz Gate Opener 2 Wire Receiver"... thanks a bunch


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rob..they were closed today when i called..i will get back with ya for sure..sorry


Rob 6 years ago

Joe

I don't know who you are, but thank you sooooo much

Rob


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rob..I had that happen to me once before. If you dont have a lock button..i will have to call the factory and talk with a tech to tell me how to tell you how to correct the problem. If the green light is flashing..it has locked out the remotes. I will let you know something tomorrow..Joe


Rob 6 years ago

Hi Joe

Thanks for your reply. I'm glad you're "out there" helping people such as myself.

There is not a lock button on the wall mounted door control. It is only an illuminated doorbell type button. Is there another way the remotes could be locked out? Both of my hand held units and the unit built into my car fail to work. I tried holding the wall button for a few seconds but it only opens and closes the door and continues to flash rapidly. The light on the motor flashes twice when I try to use the remotes but does not operate the door. The instructions say the light flashing twice is indicative of a short or reversed black/white wires. The safety sensors are both glowing solid (one amber one green) so I don't think it's a short in the sensor wires. And it had been operating just fine for five years so I don't believe it's reversed wires.

wadda ya think?

Rob


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rob..your machine did not lose the programming..you have the remotes locked out. The light on the wall button should be solid and not flashing. To unlock the remotes..hold down the lock button on the wall button for a few seconds..and release it..it should be solid green..then the remotes will work. ....Joe


Rob 6 years ago

Hi

Found your site while trying to figure out what's going on with my GDO. Seems like you've got the best info out there!

I have a craftsman 1/2 HP GDO model 139.53910D with a logic board 41A5021-3H-315. It was installed 11/2005. The remotes stopped working overnight. The door control button works but is flashing green. It is a key entry and that also works. When I push the remote the light on the main unit flashes but fails to either open or close the door. It seems to me as if the unit is receiving the signal but failing to perform. Do you think reprogramming will work or does this sound like a logic board

thanks in advance for your advice and help

Rob


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Dianna..that isnt a very old machine..Lift is 10 to 12 yrs old. So you still have few yrs on this one..if you can get it to accept the programs.


Dianna 6 years ago

stock number is 1021499A and date is 7-05


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Dianna..you dont need to wait for the light to come on..just press and release the learn button and the hold down the remote control button until you hear a click. Dont worry about the light coming on..it will program without the light coming on..Do you see a date on the machine? It should be on a sticker where the logic board is..it should have the model number on it and a MFGR date.


Dianna 6 years ago

Joe the light is solid on the wall button. We were only holding the learn button down long enough to get the light to turn on.. just push then release. I'm afraid its the logic board UUGHHHH!!!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Dianna..press and release the learn button..DONT hold it down. If you hold the learn button in to long it erases the programs. The other thing is..the wall button you say works..is the light on the wall button flashing by chance? If it is..you have locked out the remotes even tho they may have been programed. To unlock the remotes if the light is flashing..is hold the lock button down a few seconds and release it..when the light goes solid (not blinking) it should work. If this isnt the case ..either the remotes are bad or the logic board needs replacing..let me know what its doing.. Joe


Dianna 6 years ago

Hello, Me and my hubby both spent about an hr. trying to program our brand new remote with no luck. We did the hold the learn button down till the light comes on then push the controller button down until the light flashes...Didn't work...so we did the clearing of the remotes to just start over and that didn't help,then I climbed into the attic-to un-plug it and it is hard wired into the house. We even put new batteries in the brand new remote....any other suggestions?(the remote that is mounted to the wall still works but the 2 smaller ones wont)


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

No sorry..after five remotes..it starts to drop one of the first added.


Alifah 6 years ago

Hello,

Thank you for the advice. Our Craftsman Residential Door Opener has 5 clickers programmed to it. The door opener is pretty new and was installed two years ago. I recently replaced the battery in one of the clickers, and now I have to program it to the gate.

Is it possible to program my remote control to the door opener, without having to completely erase/reset the codes for all five clickers? If I don't clear the device, and then go ahead and press the learn button to program my own clicker, will I risk "kicking off" one the current remote controls?

I just wanted to see because in my apartment complex, the five clickers belong to five different adults with different full-time jobs and so it would be a challenge to reprogram all of the remote controls at the same time. I'm trying to see if there is any easier way to get my clicker programmed to the door opener. Thank you!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Eric..try to erase the machines programs. Hold down the orange learn button for about 15 seconds..then wait a few seconda and then try to program the remote control to the machine by pressing and releasing the learn button. The remote should be a 971LM remote. Try another remote before replacing the logic board. A logic borad is around 89.00 or so. If the machine is older it may be better to replace the entire machine..let me know..Joe


Eric 6 years ago

I just bought a house with a Craftsman opener, but no remotes. The logic board has the square "learn" button and an orange/yellowish light. I've tried to program two universal remotes and one craftsman remote to work using your instructions, and the instructions in the package. Nada. Is it possible that the receiver goes bad? And if that's the case, is it just better to just replace the whole opener?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

LLoyd.....have you taught the car to the machine? After you teach the remote to the car..you have to teach the car to the machine. Press and release the learn button on the machine while someone is pressing the homelink in the car..let me know if this works...Joe


lloyd 6 years ago

I have a liftmaster 41A3626 the remote only works from a few inches away. I know it isn't the antenna as our VW with homelink works fine. I need the remote to program our other car. I can get the remote to work at 3" away and the code is accepted by our new car but it will not open or close it, any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Charles..you need to clear the programs out of the machine. It will only accept 5 remotes and then it will start to drop the ones previously entered. Hold down the learn button for about 20 seconds and then wait a few seconds and then start to program the remotes back inot the machine..thea should fix you up...Joe


charles  6 years ago

I have a really ancient touch n go opener and it was working fine with two craftsmen remotes. Now I can only program each separately. the learn button is under the receiver cover and both remotes work. they simply erase the previous program unless there is a trick I am missing?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Cdantuono...Sorry, but you will have to erase all of the remotes from the machine and then program the remotes you want to work each door. I know its a pain, but,its the only way to do it.


cdantuono 6 years ago

We have two Lift Master professional openers, one a double car one a single car. We have the Cad EXT programed (3 button auto remote) to open/close either door correctly. We just figured out how to reprogram the clicker keyless entry correctly. One of our hand held remotes works fine to open and close the double door, and not the single, as we wanted, but the other hand held remote for 3rd car opens and closes both the double and single doors but not in unison...very frustrating! I want to reprogram hand held #2 to only open/close the double door, thus leaving no remote to open the single as it storage only. how do I do this with out clearing all of the other remotes that are working fine and fix only the one that opens both doors?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mehr...If you press and release the green button it will not affect the other rmeotes..unless you have entered a total of five already. The learn button will accept the dip switch as long as you hold down the remote button and press and release the green learn button. If you hold the green button down..it erases ALL of the programs in the GDO. Hope this helps..Joe


Mehr 6 years ago

Hey buddy,

I have a Craftsman garage door opener with 2 remotes (one in each car) and a keypad. One of the two remotes is a Skylink G5 however it recently stopped working. I have tried to change the battery however that made no difference.

If I hold the green 'learn' button on the Craftsman GDO, will I have to input a new code on my keypad and re-train other remote as well?

Also I'm not sure if the Craftsman 139.18876 model of GDO has a DIP switch. I can see the grey antenna cable, the white wires and the green learn button. I do not see a DIP switch anywhere however my Skylink G5 remote has the option to set it up manually. Do you know if that model GDO has a DIP switch and if so, where would I find it?

Thanks - M.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sam, the liftmaster remote will not program to the Genie or vise versa..sorry..


sam 6 years ago

I'm going crazy I've followed your directions, the direction on the unit and directions on a Genie website. I'm trying to program a Liftmaster Professional Formula I with Geniw Intellicode remotes...am I doing something wrong or are these 2 not compatible?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sam..the Marantec is a good machine..kinda aggravating to get parts for tho...It sounds like the remotes have gone bad..and when you get the new remotes..you will need to get a programing wire to program the two remotes. You can program one to the machine and then attach the connector to program the other..If you get the new remotes..lety me know..i can walk you thru it..it can be a pain the the buttocks lol...Joe


Sam W 6 years ago

Need to clarify, I have the mini 2 button remotes. When I press the smaller bottom button, the light is bright and stays on. When I press the larger top button (that previously opened the garage), the light flashes dimly and then does not stay on. It seems to me that I might need a new remote to program the unit and then transfer this code to the 2 old remotes and the car...but don't want to spend $30 on a remote if that isn't the answer.

Thanks again,

-Sam


Sam W 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps...hoping you can help me out. I have a Marantec 4500 that is about 3 yrs old. I programmed my car's homelink when I first moved in and also had 2 remotes that worked. Around the same time, both remotes stopped opening the garage, but the homelink will still work. I tried new batteries and had a garage repairman come to the house and he was no help at all. Any ideas on how to tell if the remotes went bad? They both still light up when I press the button and I can't see both going bad at the same time. Can I program the remotes like with the Sears brands from the unit? Thanks in advance for any help.

-Sam


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Felipe..if you have cleared the board and tried to reprogram your remotes..and it will only accept one or a few of the remotes..you have a bad logic board and it needs to be replaced.


Felipe 6 years ago

Hi: I got 2 remote control openers and I did exactly what you are describing below with one remote:

"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"

Problem is, after I program my second remote, the first one (already programmed) doesn't work anymore but the second one works. Basically, it is only letting me program one remote. It appears that the second remote overrides the first one. Thanks for any hints.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Darren, it should work. Check the batteries in the keypad and remote..then retry to program them..if they dont work after that..i would say find another remote and try it. The keypads and remotes go bad after a while...Joe


Darren 6 years ago

I have a Genie Intellicode about five years old. My remote got stolen so I bought a replacement remote. The new remote is a Skylink G5. I successfully programmed the new remote. However, now the other original remote does not work. Nor does the keypad (original). Advice?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sue..yes looks like its time for new board..If the machine is 7 yrs or older..i would replace the entire machine. By the time you buy the board..89.95 or so, and have to pay to install it..you are over the cost of a new one....Joe


Sue 6 years ago

Thanks... but it won't take the new code for the wireless keypad and it won't remove the old codes from the remotes from the cars, either, so I'm guessing the learn button isn't working at all. In that case, is the only solution to replace the board?

Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sue..i wouldnt worry about the light on the logic board flashing. As long as the machine is accepting the remotes and working properly..who cares! lol Seriously, if it works dont fix it.. A new logic board is around 85.00 or so plus installation..of course..i can walk you thru the installation :-)..Let me know if i can help ya...Joe


Sue 6 years ago

I am hoping you've experienced this before: I press the learn button on my Liftmaster 1000sdr, but no indicator light comes on. The indicator light flashes when I enter the code on my new wireless keypad, and the garage door still opens with our two cars and our two remotes. When I press the learn button to try to reset all remotes, no light comes on then either.

any ideas? Liftmaster help line was not helpful...

Thanks!!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Richard..the 61LM remotes will work fine on your machine :-)


RIchard  6 years ago

Forgot to mention it has a round/white button on the back of the motor, I think the remotes where DIP remotes but I can not see any switches on the back of the drive motor-just the white button and a red light- am I missing something?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Reeses....you will have to find the learn button on the gate. It will be inside of the cover usually. Press and release the learn button while holding down the button on the remote. It is easy to do once you find the learn button on the machine. It may look like a little round button the size of a straw protruding about a quarter of an inch.


Reeses 6 years ago

How do you program the genie remote to a gate?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kris..Yes you will have to erase the entire board to reset the keyless entry..it is easy tho...do this..press and hold down the red learn button for about 20 seconds...then get one of your remote controls..press and release (dont hold down) the red learn button, and then press the button you want programmed on the remote. You will hear a click and the light bulb should come on and go off...that remote is now programmed..then do the next remote the same way. To program the keyless..press and release the red learn button, and walk over to the keyless and enter your four digit code and hold the enter button down..you will again hear the click on the machine and the light bulb will come on and go off...yippee youre through. :-)...Hope this helps..Joe


Kris 6 years ago

I have a Liftmaster older model garage door opener, it looks like from 1998. I would like to reset my keypad but don't know how. If I press the red button (only one button on this model and it is round and red) and then reset the 4-number code on the keypad and then press enter, will it also erase my remote openers? Right now both the keypad and remotes work great and I am afriad to mess with it but really need to reset the keypad. I would appreciate any help.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Judy.. A liftmaster will hold a total of 5 remotes/keyless entries. Clear the board, and start over...Hold down your learn button for about 15 seconds..then take a remote hold the button down on the remote, and press and release the learn buttton. Keep doing this for all remotes. For the keyless..make sure the 9 volt battery is good in it..then press and release the learn button..then enter the 4 digit code into the keyless entry and hold the enter button down...you will hear a click, and the the keyless should be programmed. Let me know if you have any problems..Joe


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Liftmaster..you will need a 971LM 972 LM or 973LM remote. Any of the three will work that machine


Judy 6 years ago

We recently purchased a third vehicle, I purchase a remote from Home depot and it programmed just fine. Only to find out now that keypad on the outside doesn't work and my huisbands remote doesn't work, When I reprogrammed his remote, now my remote wont work, the keypad still will not work... How many remotes can you have one a lifmaster. Our opener is about 15 yrs old..


Liftmaster Remote keys 6 years ago

My garage opener color button is orange

Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Richard..i am sorry i dont know anything about that brand of opener.


Richard 6 years ago

hi my garage door machine is a merik 511m fs2, and it just have one orange button called erase button, my question is.

it is the same button that you celled as learn button?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Liftmaster..Let me contact the factory on monday and tell them what is going on. What color learn button do you have..orange or purple? I had this happen only one time before and i had to call the factory to get them to walk me thru it...It is something rare that happens to the programming...Joe


Liftmaster Remote keys 6 years ago

My wall switch has only one switch. I tried the steps provided by you (for which I am very thankful), still my remotes keys are locked out.

Any more ideas how to unlock my garage remote keys.

Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Liftmaster..it is located on the wall switch. It wikk have three buttons on it. The big white button to open or close the door, and two others below it..one will have light on it, and the other will have lock on it.


Liftmaster Remote keys 6 years ago

What is a lock switch? Is it located on the wall switch, remote key or main board where the learn switch is located?

Thanks for your reply


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Liftmaster..it sounds like you have the remotes locked out. Look on the wall switch in the garage. See if the light is flashing. If the light is flashing..hold down the lock button for about 10 seconds and release it. The light now should be solid. Your remotes should work after that.. Let me know...Joe


Liftmaster Remote keys 6 years ago

I can open/close my garage door using the door control push button located inside my garage. However both my remote controls keys does not work. I changed the batteries and tried to reprogram but the remote controls are not syncing up with the learn switch. I don't see the light flashing, it remains solid. What should I do?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Murfkins..yep sounds like it is going out on you. It should be able to hold a total of five remotes/keyless entries. You must have had an electrical spike at some time in the past....Joe


murfkins 6 years ago

Joe, I have read all of you previous posts and it sounds like my logic board might be going bad. I have an Aviator garage door opener and the learn button is orange. I have a 970LM keyfob remote and a keyless entry pad. I can get my receiver to learn 1 keyfob and the keyless entry pad, but it will not learn both keyfob. I have cleared the memory numerous times and it will work with either keyfob, but not both. Is my logic board going bad? Thank you.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Granny..follow the instructions to program your remotes to the car. Once the car accepts the code..you then need to teach the car to the machine. Have someone press and release the learn button on the machine and thenpress and hold the button on the car. You should see the lightbulb on the machine flash on then off. When it does flash on and then off it is programmed. The car manufacturers always leave this step out of the intstructions...hope this helps... Joe


Granny60 6 years ago

I have a Chrysler car that has the garage door buttons on the visor and I followed the instructions in the book and I can't get them to work. The remotes that I programed following your instructions work GREAT! Help!!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Andrew..does the door want to go down and then goes back up? Or, does it just click and the light bulb flash? If it does either of these..it is caused by the photo eyes that are at the bottom of the tracks on the door. They are not aligned. If they are aligned..both lights will be on..if one light is on..it means the other photo eye..is not lined up. You can loosen the little wing nut on the photo eye and move it around until they both are lit up. Hope this helps....Joe


andrew 6 years ago

hi, thanks for ur post. it really helped me setting up my remote for the garage. my problem is, the remote opens the garage but i have no idea why it does not shut it down.

i really appreciate your help.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Joe...if the remotes are working correctly, and the logic board is fine..you should be able to press and release the remote button, and the door should work. Also, the remote controls do have a 3 second response time. It usually can take up to three seconds for the signal to be received by the logic board. The logic borad may have taken an electrical spike from lightening or a power surge on the power line. This will affect the functions of the logic board and remotes. How old is the machine? If you are not sure..what color is the smart button on the logic board where the wires go into the machine. It should be a sqaure button..either green, orange, or purple...Joe


Joe 6 years ago

Hey, Great info but I have one remote that will not work. I have changed batteries and even used the one from the remotet that works, any suggestions? Also, the remote that does work, sometimes if I press it the light on the garage door opener will blink and then I have to press and hold the button down, the one on the remote, until the door opens or closes all the way. thanks for any help


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Elkgrove///if you erased the board before you programmed your remote, the other remotes will no longer work :-)


Elkgrove 6 years ago

Thanks for the step by step manual, one question, after I am done with this process, will another person who holds the remote control (old one, not being re programed) open the garage door? I am going through a seperation and the guy has a remote but refuse to leave my place.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Trish ..send me your email address, and i will send you a picture of the remote that you need. I took the picture at Lowes in SC..if there is a Garage door company close or if you want me to i can sell you one as well. I do accept paypal. My email is Dixiesweep@aol.com....Joe


Trish 6 years ago

Joe,

We talked a couple months back...here's our convo:

Hey Joe!

I bought a house a few weeks ago that has a REALLY old Sears Craftsman button and remote control. The house was built in 1993. It looks like the actual opener has been replaced more recently - it's a Chamberlain 1/2H.P. and it also says 41AC050-1M on it. The learn button is purple.

You told me I need to get either the 371, 372 or 373LM. You also mentioned that it shouldn't be security plus? I can't find these at any Lowe's, but I've located them at gatehousesupplies.com. The only problem there is that they're all security plus? What to do now? The garage is a 2door but it only has one big door, so I really only need one button. Just don't want to buy the wrong one.

Let me know please sir! :)

Trish


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mel..if you get another remote..it will have to be programmed to the gate. There is a smart button for the gate too i am sure. Getting access to the learn button on the gate is the problem. You will have to check with the management to see if they will program another one for you. Some places are funny about allowing more than they give out for security reasons....Joe


Mel 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps - what a knowledgable man about garage doors! Now i don't really have any specific information for you as i'm at work at the moment but we've just moved into a new house that has an electronic gate as well as garage door. We have one of the little blue remotes with the four buttons, one opens the gate and one opens the garage. We were only supplied with one remote tho and its one of the gates that you can't open/close unless you have a remote. Do you know if the process can be duplicated for a gate remote also? I don't need to be able to access the garage on the new remote as we only have one car and the garage isn't internal access, i just need to be able to get out the gate to go to work when my husband shuts it behind him when he leaves for work! Thank you sweeps i look forward to your reply.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Cager..it sounds like you have a bad logic board. When they start acting stupid like that, it is usually the problem. The ca remote has to be taught to the car, and then while you are pressing the built in remote in the car..someone has to push and release the red learn button. Hope this helps!


Cager 6 years ago

ust moved to a new home. I have a Chamberlain Security Plus opener with an old beat up Sears craftsman remote that works great. I purchased a brand new Chamberlain brand remote. Here is the issue. I can only get one of the remotes to program at any one time. I clear out the opener by holding down the red square button for 15 seconds. I then program either remote, works immediately. The second will not program. The strange thing is, either remote will work as long as it is the first one to ne programmed. I hope this makles sense. It is driving me crazy. I also could ont get my car remote to work either but I have not tried it first yet. Any suggestions? Anyway to completely reset the door opener. I tried to unplug, but it did not do anything either. Thanks.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Newhome..To erase the previos remotes go to the machine..you will see the lights in a round circle. There will be a button on there with the letter P on it. It means Program..hold that button down for about 15 seconds..this wil erase ALL remotes..then you can program your new remotes to the machine..let me know if you have questions..Joe


newhome 6 years ago

I just bought a forclosed house with a marantec 4500 garage door opener, but the original remotes were not provided. I have found information about how to make the opener learn a new remote, but I can't seem to find anything about how to make the opener forget/delete the old remotes. I don't want to think that somebody out there can get into my garage. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tan..A genie can accept more remotes than a chamberlain. A chamberlain will only accept five....Joe


TAn 6 years ago

Just got a small question. YOu said that only 5 remote can be install? but I program 5 cars 4 remote and my chamberlain.....is it just for chamberlain i can do that for


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Scott..yea those are probably LM81, and they are different frequencys. Look on the back of the remote and it should tell you if the sticker is still on it. Good luck with it..Joe


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theruckman 6 years ago

Joe, the only remote that says Security+ is the Liftmaster, the other 2 do not say Security+ at all, they only say Liftmaster OR Chamberlain

Still different frequencies for those 2?

Assuming YES, since they wont work!

thx

Scott


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Scott...No sorry the security plus remotes will not work on the new machine..totally different frequencys. Save them for a friend that has a red learn button.


Scott 6 years ago

Sweeps, great info! Listen I just bought a brand new (Lowes) 1/2HP Chamberlain, purple learning button type. I have 3 older remotes: a Liftmaster Security+ (3 buttons), a single button Liftmaster, and a single button that only says Chamberlain. Should I expect any/all of these remotes to work with my new sys? Just messin around I could not get them programmed but the new one does fine of course

thx!

Scott


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Angela...check the battery in the remote and make sure it is good. If it is...you may want to try to program another remote. If another remote wont program to it you probably have a bad board. You can find the boards on ebay and can change them out yourself. It isn't hard..let me know if i can help..Joe


Angela 6 years ago

My remote started by working some times to not working at all. I tried following instructions by press & hold red button to clear and then pressing again while I'm holding down the remote button to reprogram. But when I do this the light does not go on and off but stays on for about 15 seconds. No matter how many time I try this its same way. I even tried unplugging from the outlet.

Does this mean the board is bad. I just want to cry because I can not afford a new one right now. Help? :(


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Larry..It sounds like a bad logic board. You should be able to program up to five remote/keypads without any problems. Have you had a power surge or lightening strike recently? That may be the proble, Let me know if i can help..Joe


Larry 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps, I have a 1/2 HP Craftsman Garage Door opener and I was trying to program my remote control and my keypad. I started off my holding down the learn button to erase all the data. The problem is that when I program my remote control my keypad doesn't seem to work and when I erase the data again using the learn button and start with the keypad, then my remote control does not work. I am using a Craftsman remote that came with the opener and a universal chamberlain keypad wireless entry. Can you please help me


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ricky..it sounds like you need to have a new logic board. It may have gotten a power surge..let me know if i can help.. Joe


ricky 6 years ago

i have a lift master professional 1/3 horse power made in canada. I cant program my remote control. I have been following your instructions and no results. I never heard the click after I pushed both buttons. Can you please help me out?


Erin 6 years ago

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your clear and detailed instructions! I am a renter, and I believe that the former tenants still had access to my garage. I followed the steps you noted above to clear the old remotes, and feel much better (and safer) now.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Doug..sorry i just saw this post.. You need to clear the board. Hold the purple button down for about 15 seconds. Then program the remote control to the machine..then program the remote to the car, and then program the car to the machine. The machine will only hold five programs, then will stop dropping one of the others..Let me know if you have problems...Joe


Farhi 6 years ago

I have a garage master 1/3 HP security+ opener, lost the remote, bought a marantec remote, programmed my opener, worked great for 10 months. i am trying to do the same now but no luck. any reason why?


doug 6 years ago

Sweeps, We moved into a newer home and there is a liftmaster model 3255 opener there. we managed to re-program our old opener to match the unit and added a Klik2u remote. We can get the Klik2u to work but the car remotes stop working. When we got the car remotes to work again the Klik unit quits. Right now the klik unit opens the door using any button and the car units don't work at all. I've read every post here and am at my wits ends any suggestions would be helpful. The motor has a Purple button and the light on the back is amber, FWIW...doug


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Troy..i hate to say this but, a lot of people have problems with the universal remotes. If i were you i would get another remote from craftsman or liftmaster. You need the 971LM, 972LM, or 973LM. The number after the nine means the number of buttons on the remote..i.e..a 972LM will operate two doors..Joe


Troy D. 6 years ago

I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP GDO with a red learn button. I purchased a KLIK1U universal remote because I thought my original remote stopped working. Now that I've tried programming the remote several times I feel like the opener and the remotes do not have a code installed. Is this possible. If so, how do I remedy the problem and get the devices communicating again. Thanks in advance!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kenny..i am not sure if a new machine has the same frequency as your older one.. Look on craigslist and see if you can find one like yours..Someitmes you can get them for 50.00.. Sorry i couldn't be of more help..Joe


Kenny 6 years ago

Thanks again. If I buy a newer Genie model will I be able to just replace the main part using all the same wires and everything? I'm hoping to be able to do this on my own without paying tons to replace it. I wish I knew more about garage door openers, but before now I just knew to push the remote and the door opened!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kenny..it sounds like lightening may have hit either the logic board,,or the motor starting capacitior. The starting capacitor is the cheapest thing to try first.. If it hit the board..it would be best to replace the entire machine if the machine is older than 5 or so yrs. Sorry for the bad news.


Kenny 6 years ago

I have a Genie Chain Glide Garage door operator Series GCG & PCG that stopped working after a storm. I've tried unplugging it for a day, but this didn't help. I reset the remote using your instructions... when i push the remote it clicks - then hums for a second - then clicks back off.... the door doesn't move at all. Any suggestions? Thanks ahead of time for your help.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

jbushko..does your Genie opener have a learn button on it, or dip switches like the remote has? If it has a learn button, a newer remote may work on it. If it has dip switches you will need to get another Genie dip switch remote.. Hope this helps...Joe


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Jbushko 6 years ago

I tried to find the answer in previous posts but im still unsure. anyone know the answer to this? i have an old genie garage opener, the remote is a 390 freq (i assume Megahertz), 9 position dip switch model. I found replacement clickers on ebay for dirt cheap but they are learnable and do not have dip switches. anyone know if they will work? what info will i need to determine compatibility? my remote reads "FCC ID b8q gt100- model at85t."


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Scott if it is of the same frequency of your working remote, it will work on that machine. The remotes pretty much look the same but the frequency that they use is different from model to model. You can try it and see..worse that will happen is that it wont work. Let me know the color of your learn button and i can tell you which one will work with that machine....Joe


Scott 6 years ago

I have Craftsman opener but only have one remote that works. However, I found another craftsman remote from my old house and it looks just like the one that works. Can I program my old remote from my old house to work with the new opener?

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad it worked out for ya. Sometimes its just a dead battery. And, i have put new batteries in to find that they were dead too. It can drive you crazy. :-)


Joseph 6 years ago

Update on my post. The remote that I thought just needed replacement battery was defective. Problem solved with the purchase of a new remote. Remote had a manufacturer date of 03/99, which is 11 years old.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

John..you may haver a bad remote or the logic board (computer) may be bad. The remote control that you need is a LM971 or the security plus chamberlain remote. Try to program one of those..If it wont learn either remotes..the logic board is bad and needs to be switched out. It could have gotten a power surge or lightening strike.


John P 6 years ago

Here is the model # 511M-F52 The serial# 051413100082 after following instructions when I press the remote button the light above the Learn (erase)button flashes but does not open the door. Hope this helps

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

John..i have never heard of a Merik..i have been doing this for 25 yrs. Do you know what color the learn button is?


John P 6 years ago

I have gone through all steps to program remotes on my garage door opner (Merik made by Chamberlain)I managed to erase the code and now I can´t program my remotes.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

CB3..i am not sure, I would think it would cost more to repair, than to replace with new ones.


cb3 6 years ago

I have a Craftsman 315 remote(s) which have stopped working. I've replaced the battery, tried to reprogram them as indicated in the owners manual. I've bought new ones that were easy to program and they work fine. Is ther some place I can send the oder ones to to have them checked out and reparied?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Trish..ok that is a newer machine..you need to get a 371, 372 or 373LM remote. You can also get these remote controls at Lowes where they sell the Chamberlain openers. Do not get the security plus remotes..the remote you want will have this symbol on it..(0). Then you will be able to program it to your machine. Let me know if you have any problems...Joe


Trish 6 years ago

Me again! :) The learn button is purple...


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Trish..what color is the learn button on your machine? A genie remote control will not work on the Chamberlain machine. Let me know what color the learn button is and i can tell you what remotes will work on your machine.


Trish 6 years ago

Hey Joe!

I bought a house a few weeks ago that has a REALLY old Sears Craftsman button and remote control. The house was built in 1993. It looks like the actual opener has been replaced more recently - it's a Chamberlain 1/2H.P. and it also says 41AC050-1M on it. My man is trying to program the remotes (the old craftsman and a "Genie" remote) but to no avail. We've followed your instructions step by step but can't get it to "click" ?! Any other suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Raj..the learn button or dip switches are located where the wires come into the machine. If you look at the picture ath the top of this page you will see the logic board..the red swuare button is the logic board..if it doesn't have a sqaure or round button..it will have little dip switches..should be around ten of them..if you cant seem to find them send me a picture of the back of the machine where the wirs come in do i can figure out what remotes you will need...Joe


Raj 6 years ago

Hi, Simply amazing when I saw your post has been helping people for over 2 years and is still alive.

Great job. Now my proble, I have a Sears 1/2 hp motor, very old, i replaced the door opener motor but kept the same remotes and main switch. Its 139.185750 , none of the two remotes work, there are no 'learn buttons' and I could not locate any dip swithces. batteries seem good, there is only one button on remotes and main open/close switch. Can you please help. Thanks.


mark 6 years ago

thanks, so more than likely ill have to buy a new remote?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mark..i am not sure if the clicker model will work with the purple button openers. They are toatally different frequencys. I do know that the 371 373 or 372 remotes will work with them . Also, Lowes sells chamberlain remotes for this machine...it has this symbol on it (0). The security plus remotes will not work on this machine.. Hope this helps..Joe


mark 6 years ago

I guess I should have mentioned, my Clicker remote model is CLT1 rev B.


mark 6 years ago

Hey joe you seem to be very helpful so if you could figure this out that would be great! I have a newer Chamberlain 1/2 hp garage door opener with a purple learn button. I have a Clicker garage door opener that's a few years old. I have "Brand" switches and dip switches. All dip switches are in the off position.

My Brand switches are OFF ON ON OFF. I tried to program the remote but it wont work?? Once I press the learn button it has never blinked only solid color for 30 seconds, any advice?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Robin..ok, you have the right remote controls...im afraid you have a bad logic board. If neither will program..the board is bad. You can find one on ebay..and you just plug them in. Let me know if i can help... Joe


Robin 6 years ago

The learn button is red. The wall button is not flashing, and the two remotes are a 973LM and a 971 LM.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Robin..what color is the learn button on the machine? If it is green..you need an 81LM.. if it is red/orange you will need a 971 LM..if it is purple..you need a 371LM..You can locck out the remote controls but it has to be a deluxe wall switch. If the remotes are locked out..the wall button switch will be flassing. Hope this helps


Robin 6 years ago

I am trying to add a remote to my parents LiftMaster Professional Security+ garage door opener. It did not have a remote when they bought the house, and it only has one button, hard wired to the wall to open it.

I have tried and tried to program a remote. I have a “LiftMaster” and “Lift-Master Security+” remote from another house. Both make the light next to the learn button blink. I have held down the learn button to clear it but it never gives a steady glow.

Is there a way to lock out the remotes with a single wall mounted button? The wall-mounted button light is solid red. I have held it down and pushed it repeatedly to see if it changed anything. But I still can’t get the opener to learn a remote.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kiosey.. the Genie remote will only work on a Genie machine..sorry all of the manufauctures have different frequencys


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Rob..i am not sure if the new remote will work on the older machines receiver. Sometimes they will not work. If the receiver box on the wall has little dip switches..you will have to use a remote that has dip switches..and the dip switches on the remote have to match the dip switches on the machine. Hope this helps ya..Joe


Rob 6 years ago

Sweeps, I really need your help...I am replacing an old cigarette-sized remote control with a chamberlain remote clicker...the inside of the garage also has a small box with an antenna on the wall that I use to open the garage door by pressing the button...if I follow your instructions to program the remote (chamberlain), won't it affect the box on the wall afterwards where it won't be able to communicate with the garage door opener...does that also have to be reprogrammed...I'm confused...thanks...


Kiosy 6 years ago

Can I use Craftsman's remote control to open Genie garage door opener? And how?

Thanks a lot.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Al...i feel your pain man! Maybe the new car is throwing a wrench in the system. Sometimes change is not the answer. Progress either lol.


Al 6 years ago

I put my daughter's built in remote into the garage memory and it worked. I then tried to add a second remote from my wife's car and it did not work. I then erased the memory and put my wife's remote in 1st and tried to add my daughter's but it would not work. I then cleared the memory again and added my remote and my wife's remote and it took them both and they worked. Conclusion is that my daughter's system is a digital system and both mine and my wife's are analog so the two systems are not compatible with the memory on the Liftmaster. i.e. I can program 2 remotes but not from different systems of analog and digital. My solution will be to buy 2 new digital remotes for my wife and I or tell my daughter to buy her own house. HaHa. I think I'll be smart and take option one as my wife and daughter are ganging up on me. Thanks for listening.


Von 6 years ago

I have two remotes. One works perfectly, the other opens but won't close the door. I've tried reprogramming. Does this mean I have a bad remote?

Thanks


Al 6 years ago

Thanks Sweeps Luck. I will try and program a 3rd remote as you suggest. I will let you know what happens. (Now whos' remote can I borrow....ah my neighbour will never know haha)


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Marcelo82 6 years ago

How do I erase the board? you mean unplugging the motor for a minute and then plug it back in ? btw, when I click the remote buttons, I can see the led blinking receiving signal...


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Marcelo, have you erased the board and started over? If you have erased the board, and it still wont program..you have a bad remote control. Even though you have a new one..it could still be bad. I cant tell you how many bad remotes i took out of the box that were new. Try another remote, and see if it will program..if another remote wont program you have a bad board.


Marcelo 6 years ago

I have a liftmaster 1215EM-FS2 with a 973LM remote, i followed your instructions plus the ones found in the user manual but nothing happens. :( ... I'm frustrated and it looks you have some good answers... help me pls. FYI. I've program other liftmaster and works like a charm excep with this one. Thanks in andvance.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Al..it should work...there may be something going wrong with your board. It should be able to hold five remotes without any trouble. There may be something going on with her car..they can be a pain sometimes. Try getting another remote control and programming it to the machine and see if it will accept all three remote controls. If it wont accept another remote after clearing the board..that means the board is going bad. Let me know how it works...Joe


Al 6 years ago

I have a Chamberlain Liftmaster programed for my car and my wife's car remotes. My daughter just bought a 2nd hand Lexus (she's rich) and it has built in garage door opener. I can either get hers to work or I can get ours to work but not all three at the same time. Is this something to do with hers being a different system? I clear all codes and then I can get either just hers or just ours. Any ideas?


Jay 6 years ago

Thanks for all this great info Sweeps luck...my garage remote opened both garage door when one button was pressed. i was able to clear the codes by pressing the learn button for 20 seconds as you stated in one of your messages....many many thanks for all this great information.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Josh..sorry i dont have a schematic for the baords. It is easier just to swap them out. I too know electronics fairly well. I am an amatuer radio operator, and to me it isn't worth the time and aggravation to try to re configure the boards.


Josh Uselman 6 years ago

Hi There,

I posted above about 2 months ago and have been pretty busy. I have one door that is a red button and one that is a purple. Im fairly handy with electronics and you stated swapping the board. If it really were that simple, wouldn't a swap of a few components on the board be able to change the frequency at which it operates? Do you possibly have a schematic for the purple board so I dont have to take the other door apart too and just see which components are different?

Thanks!


Thanks! 6 years ago

Worked the first time!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Andy..you can program your new remote. You will have to have access to the learn button on the gate and the garage door opener. You will have to hold down the button that you want programmed for the garage opener, and then press and release the learn buttom. You will hear a click and it will be programed. You will have to the same for the gate. Hope u can get to the learn buttons..lots of times the owner makes it impossible for tenants to get to it.


Andy 6 years ago

I just moved into an apartment complex in which I have a 2 button lift master remote. They will only give me one remote and I have 2 vehicles. One button controls the front gate and the other controls my garage door. If I buy a new remote is there a way I can program the remote to work on both the gate and the garage? I'm sure since I have access to the garage motor I can program the reomote but was not sure about the gate? Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Shany..you can only use 9 digits on the remote..you can try using the first 9 dipswitches on the remotes and then setting the other remaining switches to zero. If it doesn't work then set the first three switches to zero and then set the other nine. Hope this does it for you..Joe


shany3913 6 years ago

Hi,

We have a Genie old garage door (about 40 years old) that works great without any problem. The problem is with the remote. It is a 9 switches remote that is broken. I went to Genie's agency and bought new remote (that has 12 switches) which supposed to work as the old remote. The agent adjusted the switches as on the old remote, to the new one.

When I tried to open the door, it didn't work. Is there any way or instruction of how to adjust the switches correctly from 9 switches to 12 switches?

Thank you for quick response,

shany


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi No Luck..you will have to use another security plus remote. The dip switch remote will not work on your machine. If the learn button is red/orange, you will need a 971LM remote..if it is green you will need a 81LM remote..if it is purple you will need a 371LM remote. Let me know what color of your learn button is if you have any more problems...Joe


No Luck 6 years ago

I have a 1/2 hp chamberlain. I have one Security+ 950CB remote that works just find. Bought a new remote because we needed one for the kids, but it's a 750 CB with dipswitches. I had an old remote that looked EXACTLY the same, but the model number has faded so I can't tell if it IS the same. When I opened the old remote up, it didn't have dipswitches though. The new remote has dipswitches, but the garage opener only has a learn button. Is there a way I can figure out the dipswitch code?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Phatz..No the Marantec has a totally different frequency than the Genie has. Sorry it will not work it.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Tammy...That's about all you can do for a Stanley. Make sure that they have the same number of dip switches on both remotes. If not, the last ones need to be set at zero. You may have gotten a bad remote. I have gotten several straight out of a new package. Hope this helps....Joe


TammyR 6 years ago

I have a Stanley opener. Coffee got dumped in the remote so it doesn't work. I got an identical remote. Opened the back and flipped all the switches to match the one that used to work. Still doesn't work. Is there another step I don't know about. There is no learn switch on my opener.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Twaggers..yep sounds like the sun messing with ya. It will also act differently in the summer, and not have problems with it in the fall and winter due to the angle of the sun. See, being a door guy is complicated huh? lol You should see what all is involved with chimneys.. I am also a chimney sweep. Look and see i bet its the sun causing the problems..Good luck..let me know..curiousity killed the cat you know? lol


twaggers 6 years ago

Hi Joe - Since I'm sitting in the car when I engage the remote, I really don't know but will check it out tomorrow morning and will let you know. I have no problems with it coming and going in the evenings. Would that make a difference?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Twaggers..does the lightbulb flash when the door starts down in the mornings? A possible problem could be that the morning sun will hit the photo eyes in the morning at the right angle, and block the infrared light beam. As the sun moves up, the angle changes, the door will work. Look and see if this is a problem. If you go out in the morning, raise the door and then try to lower it, if it wont go down ..cast a shadow over the photo eye without blocking the beam, and press the remote again. If this is the problem..you can reverse the two eyes..in other words put the eye on the left side, and switch it to the right side. The two wires only have 24 volts on them..so they wont hurt you. One wire will have a black stripe on it..just make sure black stripe is to black stripe.. Let me know if this fixies it...Joe


twaggers 6 years ago

My garage remote has been giving me problems so I changed out the batteries and that did not do the trick. I'm in and out a lot, so when I leave in the morning, it doesn't work, however, an hour later when coming home, it starts working and works just fine in the afternoons. It's nine years old and a craftsman. Any thoughts?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Joegh..yep sounds like you do need a new board. They are about 85.00..if the opener is over 10 yrs old, i would replace the entire machine..you can get them on ebay or Lowes/Home Depot..


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joegh 6 years ago

one of my remotes stopped working after many years. I replaced the battery and reprogramed using the above directions. I also reprogramed the key pad. But I could not reprogram the 2nd remote. I could get both of them to work but not at the same time. When trying to reset the 2nd remote, the receiver light just stays on but doesnt flash and the opener light does not click on like when programming the first remote. It appears it will not accept a 2nd remote code even though it will accept one remote and the key pad. Do I need a new logic board?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Josue..ok, unplug the machine from the outlet..wait a few seconds and plug it back in..this resets the machine..if you try to program it after this and it wont take the remotes..it means you have a bad logic board.. Hope this fixes it


JosuĂ© 6 years ago

Thanks for your time and for your answer. Well I've tried a lot of times, the same procces you mentioned there, but still nothing. The problem is that when I press the orange button and I hold the remote button nothing happens, the light doesn't turn on, the little light above the learn button just blink one time and that's all, it doesn't do anything else, and then it just keep blinking, like receiving the remote signal, but the door won't open...is there anything else that I can do? Thanks for your time,


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Josue..The square orange button is the learn button..it will also erase the codes. First do this..hold down the orange learn button for about 10 seconds or so. This will erase all of the codes in the machine. After doing this..get one of the remotes..hold the button down on the remote control..then press and release the orange button..the lightbulb on the machine should come on and then go off..once it does that it is programmed. I understand that you were holding doen the orange button to long which erases the last remote that you tried to program. You do the rest of the remotes the same way.. You can program 5 remotes into the machine.. let me know if this works.. Joe


JOSUE 6 years ago

Greetigns Sweep Luck, I have a problem. I've just moved to a new house, and there's a Chamberlain LiftMaster Security+ door opener,1/2 Hp, part #: 41A5629-2A, there's a number below the "logic Board", wich is: 132B2261-2 (If it helps you in anything). I don't have a lot of knowledge about this machines. I found something diferent in my door opener, the squeare orange button, it doesn't say "Learn" button, it says ERASE button. Anyways I asumed it was the same button you were talking about. The problem is that I already had two working security plus 971LM remote controls, and I was given an old one (security+ 971LM remote),so I wanted to program it with my door opener. So I followed the instructions, first I erased the existing codes, and then when I try to reprogram it, there's the problem. None of the work. I press and hold the remote control button, and press and release the door opener orange button, but nothing happens. Then I tried to press and hold the remote control and press and hold the orange button, and the machine light blinked three times and it remained turn on, so I continue to program the other two remote controls. It did the same thing than the first one. I thougt They were configured, but when I tried them, nothing happens, and I've repeated the process for several times and with the same results. Another thing I think you must know, is that after erasing the existing codes, and trying to configure the new ones, when I press and release the ERASE (in this case) button nothing happens. I have to press and hold both of them to do something. Please I need your soon help, and sorry because I took to long to tell you my problem. Thanks in advanced, I'll be waiting for your answer.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Not a problem Lorraine..dinner is on you!! :-) Just kidding...Joe


Lorraine 6 years ago

Thank you so much...I looked at the lights and one of them was loose and hanging down. I reatached it and now it works!!!! I love your hints thank you sooooooooo much!!!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Lorraine..if it opens the door it will close the door. The reason it isn't going down is because there is a problem with your photo eyes..the little lights at the bottom of the door. They both have lights on them, one should be green the other yellow.. If one is on, and the other isn't..it means that they arent looking at each other, or, there is something blocking the beam. When you push the remote to make the door go down..does the lightbulb flash on and off?


Lorraine  6 years ago

have a Cahmberlain Liftmaster professional 1/2 hp with an orange learn button and amber ligh. No remote except hard wired one by interior door. I bought the clicker model klik1u and followed the directions for the remote. It works to opne the gaage but does not close it. What am I doing wrong?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Karebear..On the community gate..if it is chamberlain/craftsman product..you will have to find the learn button on the gate operator. It is inside the unit. It will program just like the one on you house. Hold down the button you want to use on the 973LM..then press and release the button on the gate opener. If it isn't a chamberlain gate opener. i doubt the 973 lm will work. The frequencys of different manufacturers are usually different. Hope this helps..let me know.


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Akluthier 6 years ago

Hi, I have a Chamberlain Security system and Security+ remotes. Im trying to program one for my #1 door. When I finish the Learn on #1 it opens #1 and door #2. The other remotes are fine. Also the Honda built in remote works fine for both doors. Is there a way to reset the remote control unit? Maybe a reset on the board inside the remote control? Thanks.. Great site... Rick


Karebear 6 years ago

Hi! We just bought new remotes,they are 973LM's. I can follow your directions for the garage but we have a community gate into our complex and I do not have a clue how to program this. Can you help us out?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Trina..its easy..make sure the battery in the keyless pad is good. If it is...on the back of the garage door opener..there is a square button..it could be red or orange..push and release the sqaure button and then walk over to the keyless pad and enter your four digit number and push the enter button on the pad. You should hear a click on the opener, and the lightbulb should come on and go back off. If it does..you are finished. Let me know if this doesn't work....Joe :-)


Trina Boddie 6 years ago

Hey...I am trying to program a keyless entry pad...When we bought the house, the people said they didn't have the code...can you help me with this please....I am pulling my hair out..only have a couple strands left...LOL..I have a craftsman unit and a liftmaster keyless entry pad....HELP !!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ginger, the learn button should be on the front of the machine under the light cover. It is a round button that sticks out. It should be black in color. Hope u find it..Joe


Ginger 6 years ago

OK....I consider myself fairly handy, however I am stumped. I have a Genie 1/2 HP screw drive door opener that came with the house when I purchased it (looks to be an older model). I cannot find the model number anywhere-(I took off the light cover and look on top and back). There is also isn't a learn button. Is this possible? I am racking my brain...I don't see any switches either.... HELP!!!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi george..it shouldn't but, if it does let me know and i can walk you thru it. ,...Joe :-)


George 6 years ago

If the battery is removed will the opener loose it's program?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Not a problem David. I am wanting to tell people how to replace the gear kit in an opener. Just haven't had the time to video it. I have been helped on the net, and thought i would return the favor. :-)


David Walker 6 years ago

Dude, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you THANK YOU for going through the effort to post this information. It's exactly what I was looking for. I have to say that it's folks like you who are willing to chate their knowledge and expertiece freely that make the internet worthwile.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Bill, i am afraid that it is your control board. If it isn't an old machine..you can find one on ebay. If it is about 10 yrs old..just replace the entire openere..sorry


Bill C 6 years ago

I have a Sears GDO Security + system with an outside wireless keypad and two remotes. One remote came with the unit purchased in 1998, the other remote purchased 2 years ago to replace one stolen from my car.

Suddenly the oldest of the two remotes stopped working. Thinking it was the battery in the remote I put in a new battery and tried to reprogram the remote. When it wouldn't allow me to reprogrammed I cleared all codes and reprogrammed the remote with the new battery. When I tried to reprogram the second remote I, like others above, found that I could only have one of the two remotes programmed at a time. I can reprogram the wireless keypad and one remote but not the other. It doesn't matter which remote is programmed, each one works when it is programmed but it just won't let me program a second remote.

So my question is whether it is more likely to be a problem with the remote or a problem with the control board in the GDO unit?

Bill C


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Josh, you cant get both machines to work using one remote control. The purple button is 413Mhz and the red button is 315 mhz. Different frequencys totally. The Homelink system in your car will accept either or both. You can change the logic board to a purple button, but, you are looking at roughly 89.00 for the board. The purple button logic board was added because the red button logic boards were close to military used frequencys, and they were being disrupted when military radio waves were being used. Hope this helps..Joe


Josh Uselman 6 years ago

I didn't hear anything before, so i cut and pasted from above.

I have 2 doors, one is brand new and has a purple button and the other is 10 years old and has a red button. Both Chamberlain style. I cannot program either remote to work both doors, however I can program the homelink in my car to do both. Is there a way to actually program the doors to use one remote to control both, although they have different colors? How about if i modify the board to accept a different frequency? is that a possibility? The insides of the 2 remotes look identical.

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ron. check online for a remote..you should be able to get them a little cheaper..remember 971 972 or 973LM. It sounds like the logic board if that didn't do it.. Let me know if the new remote will work it'..good luck man!


Ron 6 years ago

Joe, same results with the door button disconnected. I have 2 remotes and tried to program both with no problems. No luck with the keypad. I erased the memory and programmed the keyless with no problems, still unable to then program the remote(s). Maybe I should buy a new remote too. What's another $40, right? Sledgehammer is at the ready. Thanx very much, Joe. Type at ya' later......Ron


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ron, the remote that is used on that machine is the 971LM or 972LM or 973LM..the last numbers..1,2,3, designate the numbers of buttons on the remote..a 971 has one large button etc...The keyless entry you should be using is the 976LM ..You machine should be able to store a total of 5 remotes/keyless entries..Disconeect the button at the door, and try to program the remotes again. Sometimes the door button will have a short causing the machine to not program. Let me know if this fixies it..Joe


Ron 6 years ago

Thanx for the reply, Joe. The unit is nearly 7 years old. The learn button is red. I cleared the memory (again) with the same results. Whichever I store first works fine. Are there units designed to only store 1 code. Thanx again, Joe. Take care.........Ron


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ron, if one of the two will program, the other one should as well. There may be a problem with the logic board. The logic board is the pice that has the learn button on it. Try to erase the board again..hold it down for about 20 seconds and then try to program the keyless and the remote. How old is the machine? and what color is the learn button? Red or purple, green? Thanks.. Joe


Ron 6 years ago

I have a Craftsman Model #139.53954 opener. I bought a Craftsman keyless pad. I've cleared the memory in the machine. It appears that I can only program either the remote or the keyless pad. I can't get the machine to store both codes. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

It really sounds like u may have the wrong remote control. If you have a red square learn button on the machine..you should be using a 971LM remote or a security plus remote. Check the remote and see what you have and let me know..thanks. Joe


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triciacal 6 years ago

Thanks for the reply..tried yor suggestion but Nothing happens..the light on the remote lights up and the yellow light stays solid for roughly 6 seconds on the gdo then starts to blink. No clicks, no light comes on..sooo frustrated..


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Tricia..holding down the red button for 15 seconds clears the board..you now need to program the remote.. To do that, hold down the button on the remote control, and then press and release the red learn button on the machine. The lightbulb on the garage door opener will come on and go out when it is programed..Let me know if this works..Joe :-)


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triciacal 6 years ago

Hi,

I have been reading previous posts and running out to try to set my new remote. I just got the remote today from sears. based on the information i sent them they picked the model I needed. (I never had one when I moved into this house)

I have pressed the red learn button for 15 seconds -followed your instructions exactly and I hear no click and no lights flash. The wall (wired) switch works perfectly.

The model of the opener is 953778(based on what information I gave them)

The manual says models for my GDO can be:

139. 536671 srt3

139.53671 srt3

139.536672, 673 674 677 srt3

The model number of the keypad is 139.53684

It is a crafstsman..

HELP!!! any ideas what I am doing wrong...

Thank you


Tricia 6 years ago

Hi,

I have been reading previous posts and running out to try to set my new remote. I just got the remote today from sears. based on the information i sent them they picked the model I needed. (I never had one when I moved into this house)

I have pressed the red learn button for 15 seconds -followed your instructions exactly and I hear no click and no lights flash. The wall (wired) switch works perfectly.

The model of the opener is 953778(based on what information I gave them)

The manual says models for my GDO can be:

139. 536671 srt3

139.53671 srt3

139.536672, 673 674 677 srt3

The model number of the keypad is 139.53684

It is a crafstsman..

HELP!!! any ideas what I am doing wrong...

Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rory, there is three positions on the remote..only use the first 10..make them the same as the other one..for the last 2 numbers..you will see three positions..put the two in the middle position..it is the off position.


Rory 6 years ago

Hey there. I have a KLIK1U and I have reprogrammed it to the garage door. Unfortunately, the main gate to our complex isn't as easy. There are no visible dip switches and no accessible "smart switch" points. They say that it is easy to program, but I am stuck at the moment. We have a dip-switch list but it is only for 10 digits and not 12. I have tried every combination with the info I have, but to no avail. Please help!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Johnny..hmmm if you erased the board and tried to program the old remote...it just may be bad. I would think it would work if the clicker is working it too. If the dip switches match of the remotes , the learn button should accept it. It is an older system so hopefully the logic board isn't going bad. If the board is bad, you are better off buying a new machine. Good luck with it..sorry i couldn't do more.


johnnykatz 6 years ago

added an additional klik1u (clicker) remote to my liftmaster 61LM remote(this one has dip switches. i think this was a replacement remote.) on my liftmaster opener i think the model is k710 it has a yellow learn button and no dip switches. The new clicker i can program, but now the old one doesnt work. tried resetting and no luck. the clicker has dips available. tried matching dip's from the two remotes but still cannot get the old one to work anymore. it was working fine before. battery is good. I am trying to avoid buying another clicker, but am considering that it may be my only option.

thank you so much for yor help


Ray 7 years ago

Thanks for the helpful post. I had two remotes that suddenly went out and I couldn't reprogram them. Within 30 seconds I had the two working by following your recommendations. Thanks again!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jon, what color is the learn button on the back? If the learn button is purple you need to use the 371LM..if it is orange it uses the 971LM. If the new remote has a little round insignia like a radio wave on it, it is a 371LM remote, and it will only work on a purple button learn code. Sounds like you have a a new and old remote and trying to use them both. Clear the board and retry..using only the right remote. If you tried several times you have jmabed the board. Dont try to use the multi code remote..they usually wont work..let me know how it does...Joe


jon 7 years ago

ok im so lost i consider myself fairly tech savvy and competent in most things i installed a chamberlain 248730 model yesterday after some initial confusion in making the adjustments in the up/down limits and forces i got it installed and working great......until i went to program an additional remote i have two spare chamberlain security + remotes one is brand new just bought at the same time as the opener and one is older came with a friends car when he bought it i have tried programing them both neither will work i tried clearing out the codes using the procedure listed here still wont work i cant tell you if i can still program the one that came with it as it isn't here at the moment i will let you know tomorrow some time nothing seems to be working i am thinking about getting a multi-function control box to try programing it with that using the secondary programing instructions i hope not to have to do that as i would consider it a waste of money the door bell button works fine lol please help im about to tear my hair out over this also dont know if it is relevent but the l.e.d light is flashing an error code 5 flashes signifying motor overheating or bad RPM sensor cant see any relevence to my problem but what do i know than k you for your time.

jon


Rob 7 years ago

Thanks for your quick response. That's all we need is to open/close the door. I just wasn't sure if there was something different about being able to do more things with the original button and I didn't want to short out the controller. Thanks again, Rob


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Rob..yes you can. It is just two wires and they are low voltage..24v.. Just connect the two wires to the new button and it should work. If you had another button like you have now it would work as well. I have the same set-up on my barn..i just cant turn the light on and off..no big deal to me as i just want to open or close the door from that position. Hope this helps..Joe


Rob 7 years ago

I have a non-remote question. My friend has a Liftmaster 1/2 hp security + model# 41A5021-D. It has a wall control with three buttons: up/down, light and remote on/off. He would like to add another button by a different service door. Can we use a regular door bell type push button in parallel with the main controller? Thanks for your help.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Bonnie, you will need to get a 61 lm remote for your machine. The 971 and 973 remotes have a different frequency....sorry


Bonnie 7 years ago

I just moved into a new place with a Liftmaster garage door unit that receives the 61LM opener. There are the switches on the motor and in the receiver. I happen to have 2 liftmaster sercurity plus 971LM and 973LM openers. Are these programmable to my current unit? If so, how?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Edgar, i hate to tell you this but, the Linear remotes will not work on the Liftmaster...they are totally different frequencys.. You will need to get a 971 LM if you have a red learn button, or a 371lm if you have a purple learn button..hope this helps...Joe


Edgar 7 years ago

Hi, I have a Lift master Formula I and i was using my remote until my wife lost it, after a year a bought two remotes, Linear MCT-11, and i tried to program them but i could not get them to work, I cleared the logic board and followed your instruction but nothing, also i unplugged the unit then plugged back in and cleared the logic board and program them again but both wont work. Is there any way to find out if the logic board is bad? or What can i do? Thanks for your help.


Jay 7 years ago

Hey Sweeps Luck!! Thanks for the tip--all is well! The remotes and keypad are coexisting happily.


Donna 7 years ago

Thank you Sweeps Luck. This site was very informative and helpful. I am anxiously waiting for programing your car remote control to the opener.


Laura C 7 years ago

My garage door opener hasn't worked for a while. I found your site and followed the directions. It works now!

thank you so much.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jay, try cleaing the logic board..do that by holding down the learn button for about 15 seconds. Then program your remote and then program your keyless entry. If you enter more than 5 items, it will drop the last one entered. That sounds like what it is doing now. Let me know if this works..Joe


Jay 7 years ago

Perhaps someone can help. I can program the remote just fine on my Chamberlain opener. But when I program the keypad it wipes out the remote connectivity. When I reprogram the remote it wipes out the keypad. I'm spinning in a circle here--any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Chris, yes u can program both doors with one remote control. First you have to clear both boards. To do this, you pres down the learn button on the first machine for about 15 seconds. Then press and relase the learn button and then choose a button on the remote that you want to program for that door, and hold that button down until you har a click and the lightbulb flashes once. It is then programmed. You can do the rest the same way. I sometimes will program the large button t raise both doors when the one button iss pressed. Let me know if you have any problems. Note you can only program a total of five remotes in each machine..after that, you will start dropping programs.


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calanr8 7 years ago

Hi John!

I have two garage doors and three remote openers. All remote openers open one door. Can I program one of the remotes to open the "other" door? Can I do this without buying a new remote and just have two remotes work one door and the third remote work the other door?

Thanks for all your help!

Chris


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Susan, if you replacedd the old machine with a new one..the old remote will not work on the new one. The new machine is a different frequency from the old one. sorry


Susan 7 years ago

is the Craftsman 139.53753 compatible with an older model remote control opener 139.53681B. I have two garage doors and I am unable to program the older model remote control opener to the new unit. They are both Craftsman and are like for like.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Doug..nope a Stanley will not work on a craftsman. The frequencys are different. It can possibly be used to turn on lights..you will have to check the instruction manual for the machine..most dont have that capability though. The mulitple buttons are used to open more than one door typically.


Doug 7 years ago

Two questions.

1. Just to be clear, a Stanley "secure code" keypad will not operate a Lift Master "security plus" opener? No way no how?

2. I understand my 3 button security plus remote can be programed to open 3 different doors. Is that the only purpose for multiple buttons, or can I program the remote to turn on and off the light. If so how? (Has a red learn button on opener)

Thanks.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Johnny, yes you can program three doors to the one remote control. What you have to do is push and release the learn button on the machine you want to program, and then push the remote control button you want to work for that door. You will hear a click and the machines lightbulb will come on and then go off..the remote is then programmed to that do. Just continue to do the other doors. Note: The remote control must be for the same type of machine..in other words a Genie will not work on a Craftsman opener..hope this helps.. Joe


Johnny 7 years ago

Hey, I'm just wondering...is it possible to program my two garage machines listen to the same remote? I have a 3-button remote btw, 1 big button and 2 other smalls. And I'm not sure what are those 2 small buttons does.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Wendy..follow the cars instructions to program the remote to the car..then have someone press and release the learn button on the opener, while pushing the button on the car.. the light on the opener will flash when it has accepted the program..hope this helps..Joe


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Chris..no u dont have to clear the board again..just press and release the learn button while holding down the button on the remote control.


Wendy 7 years ago

We just moved into a home with a Liftmaster opener. Your comments were really helpful to program the keypad. Now..

How do I program the opener to my car?


Richard 7 years ago

Thanks for your help! That's what I figured, but I wanted to get confirmation.


Chris 7 years ago

ok I just tried clearing the board by holding down the button for 15 seconds and holding the button on one remote and I got the click. Now that I have one remote done when I try and just press and release the learn button with the second it is not getting the second. The thing that is not clear is how do you do the second the same way. I cant wipe it out again because than it would drop the first which is what I am doing. Am I just pressing and releaseing the learn button while holding down the second remote button?

Chris.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Chris clear the board..do that by holding down the learn button for about 15 seconds..release the button after 15 seconds and then get one of your remote controls...hold the button down on the remote control..then press and release the learn button..when u hear the click, it is programmed. Then add the other one the same way. If you are holding the learn button down it erases the remote controls. Just remember when programming push and release the learn button..when erasing..hold the button down....It sounds like you tried to program the remotes to many times, and it was starting to drop the last one programmed. A craftsman can only hold five remote controls..hope this fixes it for ya..if not, you have a bad logic board.


Chris 7 years ago

Hey..hopefully you respond to this. I have a 1/2 craftsmen garage opener that came with the house. The remote control is a green button one. I bought a white button one not realizing that it was a green button because my wife had the green remote with her while she was at work. I programmed the white remote and it can operate the door. My problem is that I cant get both of them to work together. When you program both of the remotes do you hold the button of each at the same time? Or am I missing something? Sorry if you posted the answer to this before. Hopefully you can save me a trip to Sears. Each remote can operate individually but not in sync...any suggestions?

Thanks

Chris.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

i dont think the klick2u will work on this machine. You will need to use the 81LM remote control. The dip switch remote is a 61LM.


Richard 7 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck,

I'm having a real hard time trying to figure out how to program my Klik2U remote with my Chamberlain garage opener. Its a really old one. I believe it might be a 41a3626, but I'm not sure. I do not have the original remote or the dip switch sequence. I looked in the back and the Smart/Learn button is grey, but are no dip switches in the back. The instructions tell me to enter the Dip Switch Sequence, but I don't have it. Is there a way I can program this? Thanks for all your help!


Chris 7 years ago

Thanks! Useful info here.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Grover..it should hold five since you have cleared the board. Now, since it is holding two or three..it means the logic board is bad and needs replacing. It must have gotten power surge or a lightening strike. At the age of your machine, it would be best to replace the machine. Cost of a new board is around 90.00...the remotes on the old machine will not work on the new machine.


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Grover25 7 years ago

I have two Craftsman garage door openers (about 12 yrs old)and three remotes with blue keys. Each has one large rectangular key, one medium round, and one small round. I can get two remotes programmed but the third will not sync up with the opener. I have held the button on the opener in and cleared everything. The first two I program work and the third won't. Not specific to any of the remotes. Whichever the third one is won't work. I've heard you say up to 5 should work. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Ernie, the stanley will not work with the craftsman. The frequencys are different..sorry


Ernie 7 years ago

Thank you for your previous post. Lets try anew. I have a Stanley 3220.15 dip switch type GDO and a Craftsman 139.52684 keypad wireless remote control. Is it possible for me to make the keypad work with with the GDO without throwing off my existing handheld and in-car remotes?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kees, ok lets try this..erase the board..do this by holding down the square red button for about 15 seconds. Then wait a few seconds and the press and release the red button, walk over to the keypad and enter your four digit number,and then hold the enter button down on the keypad. You should hear a click on the garage door opener and the lightbulb should flash. When this happens the keypad is programed. Then pree and release the red button and press a remote control and hold it down. And you should hear the click again. Then all you do then is to program the rest of your remotes. You can only put five remotes/keypads into the opener. I hope this fixes it.


Kees 7 years ago

The keypad lights up, so the battery is okay. I pressed the red button on the motor unit, and held it down until the indicator light went out, which per the manual should have cleared all previous codes. I pressed the learn button again, and entered a new code on the keypad, after which I held down the "0" key (acting as an enter key). After five seconds or so, the keypad lights flash a few times and then turn off, leading me to believe the new code has been learned. However, when I try to enter the new code nothing happens. I have the sense that I am really close to figuring this out, but I am still doing something wrong.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ok press the buttons on the keypad and see if the buttons light up. If not the battery is bad. If the battery is good, the keypad will need to be replaced. I just had to replace my brothers..his was doing the same thing.


Kees 7 years ago

The system is the Security+ Chamberlain LiftMaster Model 1265LMC, but the guide shows a keypad with an ENTER button. Our keypad looks generic, it has no brand name and no model number.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kees, what is the name on the keypad? What is the name of the garage door opener? I need to know this before i can try to figure out what the problem is..thanks.. Joe


Kees 7 years ago

I have been able to program the remotes, but there is a problem with the keypad. The instructions say to select four digits and then hold the enter button until the code is learned. But my keypad does not have an "enter" button, so what do I press instead? I have tried a few things, but none of them worked. Please help!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ernie, the new GDO more than likely has a purple learn button. If the keypad is older it may require the red button board. Look and see if the model is a 976lm..you need a 376lm for your unit. Also, the keypad you need will have a symbol on it that kinda looks like a circle with brackets..the older keypad will have security plus on it. If you have the security plus keypad..you will need to buy the newer keypad. Hope this works...Joe


ErnieS 7 years ago

I have a 6 month old Chamberlan 1/3 hp 3245 GDO and was recently given a Craftsman 139.52684 keypad. I do not know the 4 digit securty code of the Craftsman keypad. I've press the square program button on the back of the GDO, than enterd my four-digit number into the keypad, and then pressed enter and held the enter button down for as much as 2 minutes. The little light next to the square blinks but the light on my machine does nothing.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Abdul..no a Genie remote will not work on a craftsman..They are different frequencys. If the door wont go down all the way..the sensitivity needs to be adjusted more. It is hard for me to tell you where to look to adjust it without seeing the machine. Genie has several diiferent ways tro adjust, and they are located in different areas.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Cheryl..sounds like your logic board is bad. It happens over time, or, if you have had a power surge. You can buy another board on ebay, but, they are about 89.00 or so. Let me know if you need any further help


abdul 7 years ago

Question-1 Can I use Genie remote with Craftsman door opener? Question-2 my Genie door opener has a problem to open the door. Most of the time remote/key-less button doesn't work and sometimes when I press button, door goes down half way than its come back up. I don't know what's wrong.


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cherylshurl 7 years ago

tried it but didn't work. any other suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Cheryl...clear the board by holding down the orange button for about 15 seconds, then try to enter the two remotes, and then the keypad. You may have had to many stored in the machine, and it was starting to drop the first ones entered. The machine can only hold a total of 5 remotes/keypads. Let me know if this fixes it.


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cherylshurl 7 years ago

i have a similar problem to andres. i just bought a Chamberlain Universal Keyless entry key pad. Myproblem is that i can have the key pad work or the remotes. I cant seem to have them both work at the same time. I'v tried one remote & pad and 2 remotes and pad. I even have a chamberlain clicker universal remote and it wont work with the key pad either. Am i doing something wrong? program keypad then go back and hit the orange learn button while pushing down the remote botton and nothing happens. I need help please. =)


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad i could help..hope you have a Merry Christmas!


Maggie 7 years ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I asked for a garage door opener for Christmas, because I was tired of running out of the garage as the door was closing and jumping over the sensor :)

we had a tough time programming it until I found your site. THANKS A BUNCH!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Sam, you have an old dipswitch model. On the back of the machine where the wires are..you will see the dipswitched on the machine. Each dipswitch hasa three settings. They are up, middle and down. Make sure that the switches on the remote match the switches on the machine. You can use a pencil point or pen point to adjust the dipswitches. Hope this helps..let me know if you have problems with it...Joe


sam 7 years ago

I'm trying to program a remote for my Mom's old (1994)GDO. There is no learn button. There is no instruction manual. It's a Sears model 139.53640. I went to a sears parts store - they looked up our address and sold me the right remote. One problem, the instructions told me to adjust the switches in the new remote the same as the old remote - there is no old remote - they're lost. How do I program an old switch remote without knowing the correct switch sequence?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Lisa try to clear the board again, and then try to program the remote that you said wouldn't program before. If it still wont program, the remote control is bad, and you need another one. If it does program and the other one wont, the board is bad and needs to be replaced. Hope the remote is bad, they are much cheaper to buy. Let me know what happens...Joe


Lisa 7 years ago

Sweeps Luck, question: I've reprogrammed hubby's remote #1, but I can't get both remotes programmed at the same time. I went back and cleared the board, programmed remote #2 and it works. But I then cannot program remote #1. I remember you saying the board usually can program up to 5 remotes, right? Any suggestions?


Lisa 7 years ago

Wow! I'm so impressed!! I was able to simply reprogram my husband's remote with your extra easy to follow steps. I then held my chest out and bragged to hubby that I was able to do what he couldn't seem to even think about. :) Thanks so much!!!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

You can do a search on ebay for the logic board. That is about the right price for one. Sometimes, you can find them cheaper on there. If the opener is just afew yrs old then i would geet a new logic board. If not, get a new opener. The life of a machine is 10 or so yrs depending on the use that it gets. Hope this helps...Joe


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blantonshea 7 years ago

Thanks; I think you may be right. The part number is 41A5021-2G. Any suggestions on where to find a cheap one or what else would be compatible w/ it? I found a new one for 79.99 on sears' website. Would it almost be better to just buy a new opener?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Sounds like u have lost the logic board...You can find a replacement online,and install it yourself. What u will need is the model number on the back to make sure u get the right one. The number will be something like this..41A54 yadda yadda ..not the other numbers...Unplug the machine, take the four screws out of the logic board, and then unplug the plug on the back of the logic board. Installation is the reverse order..then prgram your remotes. Hope this helps..if not let me know..Joe


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blantonshea 7 years ago

I have a craftsman 1/2 hp grage door opener. yesterday BOTH remotes stopped working; however wall switch works fine. I changed the batteries and it did not change anything. I then tried to use the LEARN button and reprogram the remotes. I was only able to reprogram them when I held the remote up to the logic board and then it recogized the remote. Howver when moved several inches away from the logic board it will not work. I would assume this is an internal issue w/ the unit and not remote issue. Is this an issue with the antenna or Logic board? Any help tips or advice would be appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Pat..It sounds like the remote could be bad. If you have totally erased the board..it is a bad remote. Have u tried just programming the remote that isn't working? It sounds like it is dropping the other remote. Let me know what it does..Joe


Pat 7 years ago

Sweeps Luck, you are the best!

I followed your instructions above, and while both remotes were working individually before, after resetting (and putting in new batteries) only one of the remotes will make the unit light blink off and program. Do you think the other remote is just kaput? I try to program #2, nothing happens, but when I click #1, no problem. Try again with #2, and no dice, tried another battery and same issue. If I could give awards for helpful advice on the internet, I'd nominate you! Thanks in advance for any additional tips :-)


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

No sorry, you will have to find a remote for that model of marantec opener. Got marantecamerica.com and let them know what model you have..good luck.. Joe


Texan 7 years ago

Hello! I just moved into a new house and the previous homeowner left a Liftmaster opener but the garage door unit is a Marantec. Can I program the remote to work with the unit? Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Anthony, the remote for the garage door, has to be a purple button as well. If the garage door is red the frequencys are different. Otherwise, the remote should work for the door and the gate. Let me know how it works out for you.


anthony 7 years ago

hey im loosing my mind can you help? i have a remote one with the line one one side that is suppose to be for the gate{community} however when i hold down the purple learn button,that's the only side that seems to open the door or the only one i can program,the other side wont open the door but it does send some sort of signal cuz i see a yelloow light blinking on the unit any advice?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad it worked out for you Bryan :-)


Bryan 7 years ago

Hey there, I am from Tinidad and Tobago, that's in the Caribbean, and I accidently got my only remote wet. I was about to call the repair guy from the company where I bought the garage door, but now I got the solution and it worked. Today, I bought another remote from the local hardware in which i programmed it. I now have a spare remote. Thank you for posting this simple yet effective solution


John 7 years ago

Hi Joe, Thanks.


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