08:19AM | 01/27/07
Member Since: 01/26/07
2 lifetime posts
Craftsman 1/2HP model#139.53753 garage door opener left safety sensor appers to not work. The indicator light on the left is not on and the right side is amber. No matter what adjustments or allingments I make to it the garage door will not operate correctly. I have verified that there is not any obstruction in the path of the 2 safety sensors. The remotes, keypad and wall switch all yeild the same result which is a click followed by the unit light blinking 10 times, but no door action. If I hold the wall mount switch down the door will close and open, but I have to hold the button until the door is closed all the way. Is there anway to bypass the saftey sensors so I can verify that they are indeed the problem before replacing them? Please Help.


10:24AM | 01/27/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
If you look at the manual you will find that the symptoms for bad/obstructed sensor is EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SEEING.

Either the sensor is bad or the wiring to it is bad.

You gave two differne model number.

139.53753 does not show up in the cross reference. So I don't know which series it is.

The other model number (139.)53985 does not either, but it shows as a current model on Sears.

Based on that it uses this this set of sensors.

There is no way of bypassing the sensors.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon