I'm trying to get an owners manual for an old Sears garage door opener
(model 139.653000), but Sears doesn't seem to have any means for acquiring
one. Any suggestions? I'm specifically interested in finding out how to
recode the external touchpad. It seems to be coded manually by switching
wires on a wire block on the inside wall from the touchpad.
i got a sears gar.door opener, mod. 139.66380, 1/3 hp.. about 20 yrs old
or so... if you talking about the reciever on the wall that you push the
buttons on to open if from inside the garage and matching the code
numbers with the remote, let me know that is the kind i have....
hope this helps.. reply here is you need any more info from me as my
email is no good.. over 200 spams per day due to email add. out on the
Sounds very similar and about the right age. On the inside of the keypad are
a bunch of colored wires, each with two letters and a number tagged on it.
The block has a place for "First", "Second", "Third", "Fourth", and
"Common", and a bunch of other holes that can accept wires. But after much
messing with it, I couldn't get it to work consistently. If you have any
directions, I'd sure appreciate it.
Sounds like you have an older "Domino Keypad" (brand name) which is
black w/ white buttons and is a separate part from your Sears opener.
Therefore a Sears manual would not help. Doing a search for "domino
keypad" I found the instructions for the newer style but not for the
type you have, but the programming is very basic.
I believe the common wire is white & marked & goes in the common
block. You simply pick the numbered wires by the code you want to use
& place them in order of the numbered blocks. Hence if you want code
2965, wire #2 goes in 1st block, w #9 2nd blk, w #6 3rd blk, & wire #5
in the 4th block. Certainly not rocket science but some thought they
were as revolutionary as sliced bread when they were introduced.
The wire going from the keypad inside the garage should be connected
to the wire going to the opener w/ aliigator clips only & not
connected securely. Therefore if someone took the keypad off of the
wall the wires will disconnect & disable the keypad. Otherwise they
could simply "read" your code & open the door.
You might want to get a new style keypad or get a new receiver &
wireless keypad that doesn't have this security issue.
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