6 found this review helpful
Solved HomeLink Remote Problem
I purchased this garage door opener and really love it. With the belt drive, it is so quiet compared to my old chain drive. It does work on the internet but you have to download the app for iPhones and Androids onlyso you can open and close your garage door from anywhere.. The Blackberry does not offer this app but you can use your home computer to still access your garage door. The one problem with the app is it doesn't have a 'remember me.' So you constantly have to log in with your email address and your password. I am not the best typer on my iPhone.
Now regarding the HomeLink Remote problem, I called HomeLink because I too couldn't get my car's homelink button to work. Sears, LiftMaster, and Chamerlain have changed their internal security to a new security feature called + 2.0. It will not work on most cars. But, if you call HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515, they will UPS you out a 'repeater kit' for free. You only have to pay $7 for shipping.
You plug the repeater into an electrical outlet in your garage. The repeater comes with a remote controller which is separate from the repeater. You program the remote controller by using the Lean Button off your garage door opener head, just like you would program any remote. Once the remote has learned the code, go to your car, make sure you DELETE your old code first. Then you can program the new controller that was sent with the repeater kit to your car. Then it should work fine. Also now you have an extra remote which is nice. You will not need that remote anymore for your own car. You must always leave the repeater plug in and that will remain in your garage.
I hope this is helped. Also, if someone from Craftsman is reading this, please add a 'remember me' so when I log into the internet I don't have to keep typing in my email address and password all the time. That's a PAIN!!!
5 found this review helpful
Assure LInk has little to no value.
Despite paying the extra $50, I'm finding the Assure link has little value. The I-Phone application requires you sign in with a password and user name every time you want to use it, which makes it quite a hassel. Then find out that it is only free for the 1st year and there will be a continuing charge after that. As of now, Assure link only has one thing it will control, the garage door, so why would anyone pay $20 a year for just that. I feel that SEARS should have disclosed this "fee" upfront. The fee is not in the product description or disclosed by salesperson, so I feel I was deceived, and I expected better from SEARS.
The door does not want to connect to the homelink system in my car, nor learn other remotes. If it was not already installed, I would return it.
The only reason I'm giving it 2 STARS is the garage door goes up and down. Very disappointing product from a store that was known its quality.