Craftsman  Garage Door Opener  Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Craftsman garage door opener.  For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for garage door openers, major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find garage door opener replacement parts.

Craftsman garage door openers flash the LED next to the Learn button to indicate a component failure.

Check out our garage door opener error code charts for information on a different Craftsman model or another brand of garage door opener.

Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
1 flash Sensors are completely misaligned or sensor wires are broken Realign the safety reversing sensors so that the LED on the receiving sensor glows steadily. Reconnect any loose wires between the safety reversing sensors and the logic board. Replace the safety reversing sensor wires if damaged.
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Safety reversing sensor wires
2 flashes Safety reversing sensor wires are shorted or the safety reversing sensor wires are reversed on the logic board Repair or replace any damaged wires between the logic board and the safety reversing sensors. Connect the safety reversing sensor wires on the logic board following the guidelines in your owner's manual.
Safety reversing sensor wires
3 flashes Wall mounted door control wires are shorted Repair or replace any damaged wires between the logic board and the wall mounted door control.
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Wall mounted door control wires
4 flashes Safety reversing sensors are slightly misaligned Realign the safety reversing sensors so that the LED on the receiving sensor glows steadily.
5 flashes Motor overheated The motor can overheat if the door is opened and closed several times in a row. Unplug the garage door opener to reset the logic board. Allow the motor to cool for about 15 minutes before restoring power and using the garage door opener. Pull the emergency door release and check the up-and-down travel of the garage door for binding. Repair the garage door if it doesn’t travel smoothly. If it overheats after a single use and the garage door travel is smooth, replace the motor.
Motor, Garage door components
6 flashes Motor circuit failure Replace the logic board.
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Logic board
Rapid flashing Signal is being received from a compatible remote transmitter The logic board is receiving the signal from a compatible remote transmitter. Program the remote transmitter device to link to the logic board. Following the instructions in your owner's manual.