Craftsman 1/2 hp garage opener

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Old 06-30-19, 05:53 PM
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Craftsman 1/2 hp garage opener

Hello Everyone!
I have Craftsman garage door opener Mod # 139.5398511
Opener itself works fine minus one small detail. When in use the lights on the unit fail to light. Can be a little scary coming home after dark.
I do not have a manual as it came with the house that we bought last year. Changed the bulbs twice so I've ruled that out.
Anyone have an idea of what the problem might be? Is there a circuit board inside?
Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 06-30-19, 06:41 PM
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First, unplug the opener, remove the bulb and take a small screwdriver and carefully bend the middle tab of the socket out. Sometimes that tab gets pushed in too far and doesn't make contact with the light bulb base. Plug in the opener again and see if that fixes it.
 
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Thanks TI. Did that. No luck.
 
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