7 found this review helpful
Try this programming trick before calling it quits...
I have a Craftsman Garage Door Opener that was made in 1999. The programming button on the opener is green.The rep in the store told me that I could program the opener with out ever taking it out of the package (allowing easy return if it didn't work for me). This however was NOT the case. At least not with my garage door opener.You have to open it up because you need to access the program button on the back side of the opener (which later gets covered by the clip). Follow the instructions included with the remote. 1. Press the program button on the remote.2. Press the learn button on the garage door opener.3. STEP FURTHER AWAY FROM THE GARAGE DOOR OPENER4. THEN press the desired button on the remote.5. If the light bulb flashes on the opener, press another button on the remote to exit program mode.I tried this a dozen times without stepping away for step 4. It never worked. When I stepped away, it worked the first time.Hope this is helpful.
3 found this review helpful
This did not work with my '98 Craftsman garage door opener.
Beware that this product may not work with older models even though it says it does.
Here's the low down...
The battery ran out of my old craftsman garage remote ('98 model with a red Learn button on the back of the unit), and after replacing the battery for the remote that originally came with it, it seemed to recognize the unit because the light on the opener clicked as it said it would, but it would not open the garage door when the remote was pressed.
I then bought a non Sears brand universal remote at Home Depot and it didn't work even though it was supposed to be compatible with Craftsman. So I returned that and went to Sears and bought a replacement remote just like the one I had previously. Same as before, it seemed to program after the opener light clicked, but it wouldn't open the door.
I returned this remote and called the Sears tech people to ask which was the right remote for my unit. They said something about the government changing frequencies which is why the older remote model didn't work, and they gave me two model numbers they said would work with it. I bought one online (they didn't have them at the Sears store). When I got the remote and programmed it, it worked sporadically. I would press the button and the door would open, but when I pressed it again the door wouldn't shut, and vice versa. After pressing several times it proved to be a hit or miss proposition, opening/closing maybe once every 20 or so clicks but with no regularity.
So I returned this remote to Sears and bought this more expensive UNIVERSAL REMOTE that works with ALL sears craftsman garage door openers.. Yes, you guessed it. It didn't work either. I really don't believe the problem lies with the receiver on the garage door opener unit, since it worked perfectly before the remote battery went out. What a waste. Terribly frustrating!