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Craftsman 1/2 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener with 2 Remotes
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Craftsman 1/2 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener with 2 Remotes

Item# 00953930000P | Model# 53930 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
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1/2 hp Chain Drive Garage Door Opener Opens by Remote, Inside and from Car
Enjoy a great end to every day by installing the Craftsman Garage Door Opener with Anti-Burglary Coding today. The 1/2 HP motor lifts your garage doors gently and doesn't close until it's sure you've arrived safely inside. You don't have to rush in because advanced sensors will reverse the closing doors if they detect your car's motion. Once you're in, the PosiLock system will make sure the garage doors are closed tight behind you.
You receive two remotes with this 1/2 hp Chain Drive Garage Door Opener. Keep one for yourself and give another to a family member or friend if you have a double garage. If it happens that you lose your remote, you can open from inside the house. Another option is to have a homelink visor installed so you can open it from inside your car. For your safety, it uses top anti-burglary technology that sends a new code every time you use it. This prevents thieves from interfering or activating it when you're not home.Free shipping! Orders $59 or more including this Craftsman Garage Door OpenerLook for 'ship free' to find qualifying products. Applies to mailiable products sold by Sears and Kmart. Excludes Marketplace and delivery items. Additional exclusions apply. Please see offer details on qualifying product pages. Applies to items Sold by Sears AND Kmart. This promotion is not eligible with international orders. FREE ... read more
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9 found this review helpful
by Jarhead2
January 23rd, 2009
1st Time Installer

Our old Craftsmen that was in our home for the 7 1/2 years that we have lived here (and well aged prior to our home purchase) died about a month ago. Being unemployed I was concerned with spending too much and settled for the 953930. I have never installed a garage door opener and was concerned with installing the unit alone. Much to my delight the unit was easy to install and took about 3 hours. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I caution anyone to NOT test the unit until it is completly installed. I "test " ran the unit prior to installing the door stop sensors and attaching the door. It was a mistake and created an additional hour of work to adjust the chain to the correct position. If your replacing your unit and have an existing rail, I suggest that you go ahead and repalce everything... after all you did pay for it and your rail could have some un noticed wear. It really is not much more work and the unit operates much quieter. I believe it was a great value for the money. If you are a Craftsman club member you can receive additional discounts when offerd saving an additional $10, just ask a Slaes Associate about joining, it is free.

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by MikeInDallas
April 18th, 2009
Not as good as past models.

In 2006, replaced a 1980 model Craftsman opener that was already up when we bought the house. Not bad: 26 years of service. New opener worked great. Replaced the controller card because of an electrical surge ($96). April 2009 - less than 3 years service - the chain-drive gear snapped off the gear-train axle. On examination this shaft narrows to less than 1/4-inch (!) at the bearing. I could replace it but now (including the controller board) we're well into the original price. Not pleased. Note that the 4-year warranty is on the MOTOR. The motor still works fine. The rest of the opener - not as good as an equivalent Craftsman model from 26 years ago.

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DeeDeePalacios

1/2 HP Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

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This is a really great buy. The price, for the item purchase is an excellent purchase. It's easy to install, and doesn't take a lot of time

14 days ago via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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fblair61

works good

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15 days ago via sears.com
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mksimpson2

Works good in warm weather...

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Works good in warm weather, but seems to forget its settings when the weather turns cold. Adjusting the up/down switches on back and side have no effect. When the weather warms back up again it resumes working properly. Frustrating.

16 days ago via sears.com
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Ssnyder40

Great product

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22 days ago via mobile
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4trojan

Excelent buy

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I did some pricing around and also at the quality of the product, i definitely like the product and also the warranty as i am a Sears buyers i prefer this as to have any issues.
I definitely recommend this product is very quit and good product.

February 4th via sears.com
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MikeNC

Quality item and Easy to install

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This is the first opener I installed where the rail sections just snap together. It was very quick and easy to install compared to the bolt together type and in the end is just as sturdy! Would by again for another property provided it holds up. Previous opener was a Genie chain drive which only lasted 1.5 years before the gears stripped!

January 28th via sears.com
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ScottWagner

Excellent Sears Garage Door Opener

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It worked the first time I plugged it in. The directions were easy to follow. It would be even better if you could just sell the drive head only, without the chain and drive.

January 26th via sears.com
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jlata66

Simple to install

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January 21st via mobile
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boydmagill

Not the greatest.

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The motor sounds like it is going to stop working at any time

January 19th via sears.com
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danhalen

Lots of Power

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My old garage door opener had a problem as it got older lifting my garage door. So when I saw this one in the store I knew I had to buy it. It is a great garage door opener. It was a simple snap to put together and install. I like how the diagrams in the instruction manual actually made sense unlike other diagrams I have seen in the past. This is a half horse power garage door opener so it will lift most garage doors, like mine. It doesn't struggle to get my garage door up and down. The remote controls are good too. They are responsive and I can easily clip them to my car visors. The home pad is also good because it is just as responsive as the remote controls. There is a good sensor as well that doesn't close too soon. I also really like how cool this garage door opener looks with its cool red and white design. The price was also pretty similar to other garage door openers out there.

January 16th via viewpoints.com
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chewylk

Wasn't impressed

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I was not impressed with this garage door opener. It just sounded loud, was slow, and frankly, I think it was the chain. This garage door opener was in a house we rented once. I think if I owned the house this would have been one of the first things to go. It sounded like it was so loud every time you opened or closed the garage door. This was horrible for us, since we worked different hours and were always waking each other up every day when one of us left in the morning, and then the other coming home late at night. I don't think it is stylish at all. It is seriously lacking in the design department. It was durable though, the stupid thing never did fall apart like I was hopping it would. I was just waiting for the day it died so that we could get the landlord to get a new and better one. Unfortunately that never happened, so I suffered with this one for two years. If you are looking for a loud garage door opener, then this is the one for you!

January 15th via viewpoints.com
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deb93612

great value

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This was purchased as a gift. It was easy to install and works wonderfully. I had confidence in this purchase since it has the Craftsman name.

January 14th via sears.com
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derekjeter

Works Like A Charm

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This garage door opener works just great for me. It wasn't all that difficult to install with some help from the instruction manual. I like how smart it is too. It has a really responsive sensor that makes sure me and my car are safely inside before it can be closed. I also like how responsive the remote control is. I don't have to push the button hard at all like with some cheaper garage door openers. And the burglary code feature is a really nice touch. I've heard of stories of people using similar brand garage door openers and just using it to open random people's garage doors, but with this feature it isn't going to happen to me or my family. And that wasn't really all that hard to figure out how to program. I'm not an expert when it comes to programming things, but I found the instructions to be very friendly to me because I never thought I would be able to figure it out until I looked at the instructions.

January 14th via viewpoints.com
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mscott706

Has trouble in below zero temperatures

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I had to replace my old garage door opener and I'm glad I did. This one works really well. Although it does get stuck sometimes when the temperature is below freezing. This winter we have had some very very cold days and when I hit the button to close it you can hear the motor trying to go but the wheels on the door wouldn't budge. I had to pull on it a little to help it along. It would open still but for some reason closing it in cold cold weather was a little bit of a challenge. I wonder sometimes if it was so cold that the wheels froze a little. That what happens in northeast Ohio. Anyway, when the temperature is above freezing it works great. It even has a sensor so in case one of my kids decides to head into the garage while the door is closing it stops and recedes back up. That is a great safety feature when you have kids and even pets. My dog and cat have gone into the garage while the door was closing many times. It comes with tow remotes so my husband and myself each have one for our car. The light is a motion detector and turns on when you enter the garage. I like that feature at night.

January 14th via viewpoints.com
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ceejar

Very good opener

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The opener was easy to install with good step by step instructions. The unit is quiet and functions exactly as described.

The only complaint is the fact that it would not work with an existing key pad from the previous Craftsman opener

January 12th via sears.com
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Supint

1/2 HP garage opener

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Easy to install, bought 2, first one was no problem but the 2nd one I needed to open up due to the adjustment screw was dislouged. Other than that I am very pleased

January 10th via mobile
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rnppeter

Too Early

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As a gift, I'm not too thrilled. There was no great sale and we already have a Craftsman door opener. Though some in the family wanted a second one, it will occupy a portion of MY weekend to install. Your survey is premature. Remember! YOU asked.

January 8th via sears.com
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skidooguy1

This garage door opener is very easily installed with good instructions.

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The internal mechanisms are tried and true . The same basic solid gears and electrical parts are being used as they have been for years. I have the same basic model that is over 20 years old and still works great.

January 8th via sears.com
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soulshine1129

Great purchase

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This is a great purchase and I love it

January 6th via sears.com
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Altdja

Garage opener

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Quite easy to install. It took me right at one hour to replace my old garage door opener with a new craftsman garage door opener. Works great so far.

January 6th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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March 27th, 2014
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I agree, the website is pitiful. I finally find something I want, put it in my cart, and then it won't show my points or even let me view my cart to complete my purchase. Pretty sad. I love the products, but I'll just wait till I get to the store, if I go.
By Lance Sawyer
March 27th, 2014
Audie Murphy
November 20th, 2011
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Barry Larson
You can view and download the manual for that garage door opener at managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0706250.pdf

The adjustment instructions are on pages 27-29
By Barry Larson
November 20th, 2011