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.
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.
I bought two over the last year. Easy to install takes a couple of hours. Nice and quiet operation. Chain adjusts easily. I had trouble getting the closing pressure and travel distance adjusted.
Cant go wrong with a Craftsman G Door Opener!
This is a very quiet opener. Well worth the purchase.
Fairly easy to install with 2 motion senors for safety
I chose this unit because my older unit was outdated but still working. Needed unit with roaming codes
It's an okay garage door opener.
I believe I was missing one part.
This is a generic value priced opener and for the price it works well. The opener and remotes work on the 315 MHz frequency. Meaning the remotes may not work with other openers unless they too transmit on the 315 MHz frequency. This should be clearly noted in the product description.
This is a great opener for the price. Inexpensive and easy to install. (5) stars for the opener. My concern is related to information not listed in the product description. Meaning, somewhere in the description it should mention that this opener works with 315 MHz remotes and wireless keypads. Is is NOT compatible with older or other openers (even Craftsman) openers unless you purchase the "universal" remotes and/or keypads listed in the manual under accessories. So just be aware of this and you will be fine. Of course, if you don't need/want this compatibility then there is no issue either. Bottom line... this is a very good opener. Also... Sears please update the product descriptions for all of your openers to clearly state remote and keypad compatibility.