Both of my remotes are no longer working for one of my garage doors but
work fine on the other door. The door that is not working via the
remotes works fine from the hard wired button on the wall. The LED in
the wall button is flashing continuous, and the LED on the back of the
opener flashes when I press the button on the remote (so I assume it is
receiving the signal). From the research I've done in this group it
looks like the door went into a lockout mode while I was at work. The
problem is I only have a single button on the wall switch so I don't
know how to unlock the lock out. I also don't have the manuals for the
openers because they were already installed when I bought the house.
The opener is a craftsman 1/2 HP model # 139.53970SRT any help would
be greatly appreciated.
You can get the manual from Sears. Part number 114A2399 1-800-252-1698
between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm, Central Time, 7 days per week,
to speak to a Sears parts professional. THey were having problems with
the site. I couldn't get the price of the manual.
With the single button wall panel, you have to reprogram the
transmitters to get the op out of lock-out mode. 1st push the "smart"
button on the opener & hold it until the LED goes out, which will erase
all of the memory. 2nd push the smart button momentarily, LED will
light solid, push the button for that door on the remote, LED will
flash & go out. Push smart button again momentarily & push the buttton
on the other remote. If you have a keyless that will also need to be
Or buy a 3-button wall panel for your operator & then you can turn the
lock-out on & off anytime you want from there. It doesn't happen often
but sometimes an operator may automatically go into lock-out on its own
for no apparent reason.
Thank you DoorDoc
You hit the nail on the head. The funny thing is I tried to clear out
the memory and reprogram the remotes before I read your post and I got
the lock out to go away but the remotes were still not working. The
directions you gave me to reprogram the remotes back into the opener
are different then the directions that are on the back of the opener
itself, so I thought I would give it a try. It worked the first time. I
am so glad this worked!
Thank you very much!
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