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Old 02-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Craftsman garage door opener, about 7 yrs old. Keypad stopped working, changed battery, worked for about 2 or 3 times. Took out battery and replaced same battery, it worked 2 or 3 times and stopped. Replaced battery, and it worked 2 or 3x, and it stopped. Not interriment, because when it stops, it stops. Any suggestions?

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Got the electric eyes? They might be mis-aligned.
Does the wall switch work okay and regularly without the stop action?
Have you dropped the remote?

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Answering jl's ?'s will probably solve your problem. If not, re-post and we'll try again. David
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Got the electric eyes? They might be mis-aligned.
Does the wall switch work okay and regularly without the stop action?
Have you dropped the remote?
Electric eyes are fine. Remotes in 3 cars work wonderfully. If I take the battery out, and re-install the same one, it works fine. The next day, it stops working. If I re install the same battery it works fine, then poof. Very frustrating.
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Are you sure the battery is good ?
I've seen some right off the shelf that are almost dead
Other possibility is a short that is draining the battery
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Have you done any remodelling near there? Any chance of astray nail?
Open the keypad to see if it is wet inside.
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It sounds like the keypad is going bad on you. I have never had one do what yours is doing. The fact that it starts working after r & r the battery sounds like a bad connection in the keypad. I am assuming your keypad is a wireless craftsmen made to match up with your opener. If everything else is working fine, try another keypad, not worth screwing with. A liftmaster keypad from the same vintage will work with your sears unit.
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It sounds like the keypad is going bad on you. I have never had one do what yours is doing. The fact that it starts working after r & r the battery sounds like a bad connection in the keypad. I am assuming your keypad is a wireless craftsmen made to match up with your opener. If everything else is working fine, try another keypad, not worth screwing with. A liftmaster keypad from the same vintage will work with your sears unit.
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Battery if fine, checked it out. No remodeling. Not wireless, wired into the jamb outside the garage door. Inside is clean, dry. I suppose I have to replace the keypad. Thank you all for your input.

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