Programming a Sears garage door opener w/learn button and LED

Old 07-23-12, 12:34 PM
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Programming a Sears garage door opener w/learn button and LED

Have a Sears GDO with a learn button and red LED. How do you program it to DIP switch transmitters.
Have pressed and held learn button on opener and red LED next to it lights. Pressed button again and pressed transmitter. LED goes out as it recognizes transmitter.
Pressing transmitter button again does nothing.
Also tried pressing learn button and transmitter button simultaneously but still won't activate opener. One time the GDO ran when I repeated above steps but just for about one second. What is the method to learn a transmitter?
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Do you have the manual for the operator? Typically, the process is to press the learn button, press the remote's button and then maybe the learn button again (though it also may go off on its own).

That said, is this a rolling code operator? I'm not certain it will work with a DIP remote.
Old 07-23-12, 12:38 PM
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What remote do you have? If it doesn't say it will work with rolling code GDOs...then you need a new remote.

The newer universal remotes will work with either learn button or dip switch openers. Normally you set the switches to match the opener you the learn on the opener...then press the buttons on the remote as needed.
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The best way to get everyone on the same page is to furnish model numbers.
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The Sears opener with Red Learn program button is a 390MHz Security+ receiver while the remote (if it's a 61 series model) is a 390MHz fixed frequency. The remote should program into the unit BUT you can't mix the 61 series remote with Security + type of remote. You can program one type or the other but not both.

First clear out the memory of the receiver...hold down the program button for about 10 seconds. This will clear out all remotes or keyless entry that is programmed into it. Next, press & RELEASE the program button then press & HOLD the remote button. The LED light next to the program button should flicker & go out when it learns the code.

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