How to Program mulitple Craftsman garage door openers?

by DT
(Phoenix, Az)


QUESTION:

We had one opener that was programed. We replaced the battery on the keypad and programed it, then programed one more. None worked!

How do I program my Craftsman 3/4 HP garage door opener, model # 139.53924 to take programing from all three (keypad and 2 remotes)? thanks



ANSWER:

There are two ways to program your hand-held garage door remote and two ways to program your keyless entry keypad. Here are both methods for both units directly from the Craftsman manual.

You can find your manual by visiting Craftsman garage door opener manual and scrolling down to the Craftsman 139.53924 manual link in the screw drive section.

Erase all Garage Door Opener Programming


Since your garage door opener seems to have lost its programming, you should first erase all of the garage door remote codes from the memory in your motor units (the part that mounts to the ceiling). Here's how you do that (you will need a ladder):

1. Find the "Learn" button on the motor unit. It should be located under the light lens cover on the left side of your motor unit (left side as you face the motor unit from the garage door).

To remove the lens cover, you need to press the release tabs on both sides of the lens cover. The cover is hinged, so carefully let the cover swing down and out of the way. You may already know how to do this if you have ever replaced the light bulb(s).

2. Hold the "Learn" button for about 6 seconds. When the learn indicator light goes out all of the old remote codes will be erased. You can now reprogram your Craftsman garage door remotes or keyless entry keypad.

Program Craftsman Garage Door Remote from the Motor Unit


NOTE: To find the "Learn" button, see the Erase all Garage Door Opener Programming instructions above. You will need a ladder.

1. Press and then release the "Learn" button on the motor unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. You now have 30 seconds to program your remote.

2. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote that you want to operate your garage door. NOTE: If you have a 3 button garage door remote, the factory default is to program the largest button to operate your garage door opener. The other two buttons can also be programmed to operate other Craftsman Security+ garage door openers.

3. If you have light bulbs installed in the the motor unit, watch the light as you hold down the button you are programming on the garage door remote. When the motor unit lights blink, your remote has "learned" the code and you can release the button. If you do not have light bulbs installed, you will hear two clicks when the code has been learned.

Program Craftsman Garage Door Remote from the Motion Detecting Control Console (the wall unit that operates your opener)


1. Press and hold the button on the hand-held remote that you want to operate your garage door. NOTE: If you have a 3 button garage door remote, the factory default is to program the largest button to operate your garage door opener.

2. While holding the button on the garage door remote, press and hold the LIGHT button on the Motion Detecting Control Console.

3. Continue holding the button on the garage door remote and LIGHT button on the control console while you also press the push bar on the Motion Detecting Control Console. (the "push bar" is the main button at the top of the control console that operates your garage door opener).

4. To complete the programming, continue holding all three buttons until you see the lights on the motor unit blink or you hear two clicks.

NOTE: There is a misprint in the Craftsman 139.53924 manual. Step 2 in the manual tells you to hold the "ENTER" button while pressing and holding the LIGHT button and push bar on the control console. That is correct for the keyless entry keypad (see below), but not for a garage door remote, as described above.


Program Craftsman Keyless Entry Keypad from the Motor Unit


NOTE: To find the "Learn" button, see the Erase all Garage Door Opener Programming instructions above. You will need a ladder.

1. Press and then release the "Learn" button on the motor unit. The learn indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. You now have 30 seconds to program your remote.

2. Within 30 seconds, enter a 4 digit PIN (personal identification number) using the keypad and then press and hold the ENTER button.

3. Release the ENTER button when the lights on the motor unit blink. If you do not have light bulbs installed, you will hear two clicks when the code has been learned.

Program Craftsman Keyless Entry Keypad from the Motion Detecting Control Console (the wall unit that operates your opener)


1. If your keyless entry keypad is already installed outside the garage you will need a helper.

2. Enter a 4 digit PIN (personal identification number) using the keypad and then press and hold the ENTER button.

3. While the ENTER button on the keyless entry keypad is being held, press and hold the LIGHT button on the Motion Detecting Control Console.

3. Continue holding the ENTER button on the keyless entry keypad and the LIGHT button on the control console while you also press the push bar on the Motion Detecting Control Console. (the "push bar" is the main button at the top of the control console that operates your garage door opener).

4. To complete the programming, continue holding all three buttons until you see the lights on the motor unit blink or you hear two clicks.

Changing a PIN or Setting a Temporary PIN


For future reference, if you need to change the PIN on your Craftsman keyless entry keypad or set up a temporary PIN for a contractor or a guest, here are the instructions:
To Set a New PIN

NOTE: You must know the current PIN to use this method.

1. Using the keyless entry keypad, enter your current PIN and then press and HOLD the Pound (#) button.

2. Release the Pound (#) button when the lights on the motor unit blink 2 times.

3. Enter the new 4 digit PIN using the keypad and then press the ENTER button.

4. The lights on the motor unit will blink 1 time to indicate the new PIN has been programmed.

5. Enter the new 4 digit PIN and press the ENTER button to confirm the new PIN was accepted.

To Set a Temporary PIN

NOTE: This method will set a temporary PIN that expires in a pre-determined amount of time. The temporary PIN will still close the garage door after it expires but it will no longer open the door.

1. Using the keyless entry keypad, enter your current PIN and then press and HOLD the Star (*) button.

2. Release the Star (*) button when the lights on the motor unit blink 3 times.

3. Enter the temporary PIN and press the ENTER button. The lights on the motor unit will blink 4 times.

4. If you want the temporary PIN to last a number of HOURS, enter the number of hours using the keypad and then press the Star (*) button.

5. If you want the temporary PIN to last for a number of TIMES, enter the number of times using the keypad and then press the Pound (#) button.

6. The lights on the motor unit will blink 1 time when the temporary PIN has been programmed.

7. Enter the temporary PIN and press the ENTER button to confirm the programming was set. This will use one TIME if you programmed the PIN to last a number of times.

8. You can clear the temporary PIN by using the instructions above and setting the number of HOURS or number of TIMES to Zero (0).

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