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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.

  • The Craftsman Garage Door Opener with Anti-Burglary Coding ensures you a smooth and safe drive into your garage every day
  • With 2 remotes
  • Remotes have anti-burglary technology that sends new codes every time you use them
  • Hardworking 1/2 HP motor with chain system lifts and closes garage doors with ease
  • Sensor technology reverses closing doors if they detect motion from your car
  • Posi-Lock system closes door tight
  • If you lose
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Praise
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.

9 found this review helpful
Criticism
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.

26 found this review helpful
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angikb

Wonderful opener

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This is a very quiet opener. Well worth the purchase.

July 29th via sears.com
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Bergie8

Craftsman garage door opener

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Fairly easy to install with 2 motion senors for safety

July 24th via mobile
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Simba2lp

good product

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I chose this unit because my older unit was outdated but still working. Needed unit with roaming codes

July 21st via sears.com
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Teenuuuh

Okay

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It's an okay garage door opener.
I believe I was missing one part.

July 17th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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James_P

Remotes are not universal

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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.

June 25th via mobile | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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James_P

Works Good But...

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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.

June 15th via sears.com
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Ohiomom22

Works great, no major complaints

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Has sensors which is nice and runs smoothly. Not easy to install! My main complaint is every once in a while the wall button doesn't always want to communicate with the opener for some reason. Temperamental but could just be my specific one. Also, the main light on the opener likes to stay on when the door is open- seems it should shut off after a while and sometimes it will blink on and off for a moment but then stay on. Otherwise, the major function works to open and close the door- what I really care about!

June 7th via sears.com
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kenandbon

Craftsman 1/2 hp Grage door opener

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The Craftsman 1/2 horse power garage door opener works very well. It is quieter than the previous Craftsman opener we had before. My wife and I are very pleased with the way it works. I would recommend this item to a friend.

May 26th via sears.com
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Mrbill123456789100

Garage Door Opener 1/2 hp

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Installation was pretty straight forward and was replacing a similar opener that was about 20 years old. Should have gotten the one with two lights would be my only recommendation.

May 12th via sears.com
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JasonCouts

Awesome Product

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Works great

May 10th via mobile
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JeffinForney

Shaft snapped

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Installed new in 2006, almost 10 years to the date, the motor would run and the door did not move. Upon inspection of the motor housing I found the shaft broken under the chain sprocket, The bushing around the shaft had cracked and over time it eventually ate thru the 1/2 in shaft. Ordered a replacement part, could not expedite.

April 23rd via craftsman.com
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LS2000

Great tool!

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April 19th via sears.com
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newtoSYW

More quiet than expected

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This garage opener was used to replace a screw drive unit. This seems more quite than the older screw drive machine. The 315 Mhz remote is different than the older 390.

April 13th via sears.com
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trckrcr

Easy Peezy

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I replaced my old Sears unit with this one to keep installation to a minimum. Was worried about the final tuning but it eventually worked out ok without having to call in a professional.

April 12th via sears.com
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burkecableguy

Good unit at a reasonable price

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April 11th via sears.com
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1CZuhlke

craftsman door opener

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This was a easy install and works great. But we figured that because we purchased our 1st one in 1991 and lasted until 2016. We are hoping this one lasts and works as good as the old one. Thank you Sears for making quality items for us to buy! Keep up the good work.

April 11th via sears.com
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Dale1234567890

Good

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Easy , follow instructions. Put up by myself!

April 6th via sears.com
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Jesse1115

Great bang for your buck!

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Super great item for its price, installing on a garage door that has never had a door opener before. instructions were easy to follow, and setting up was easy. making adjustments was easy as well.

March 30th via sears.com
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bmacklin

Easy to install

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I was able to install the unit by myself using the bed of my truck as a scaffolding an had no problems replacing my old craftsman unit. Would recommend for any install either new or replacement.

March 14th via mobile
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SWO-DG

Works OK - but programming issues with Homelink and old remotes

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Was assured opener would work with old remotes and keypad, and box indicated it was compatible with Homelink. However, I have not been able to get Homelink programming to work, and cannot get old remotes or keypad to open new door, or new remotes to open a 2nd garage door that still has an old opener.

If I didn't need compatibility with Homelink or older remotes, I would have no issues with this Opener and would give a better rating.

March 10th via sears.com
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