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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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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.

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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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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!

22 days ago 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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alwaysakid

Replaced a craftsman with a craftsman

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had the old on since '98. Logical choice was another craftsman!??

March 8th via sears.com
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LongtimeHandyDIY

Quality is not what it used to be

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Bought a new one after gear drive for chain broke on old model # 53910. They don't mention that the new model 53930 doesn't work on older model wireless outdoor remotes or wireless controllers. Don't know why they changed to 315mhz frequency. Now I have to buy additional pad. Customer service seemed clueless and disconnected me after additional questions. Called back and the new person sounded even more confused. At least they spoke clear english but sounded like a person from a retirement home. Installation was quick since it was basically the same opener, just newer model. Not having high expectations for durability. This is my third one, first one lasted over 10 years, second one under 10. I'll be happy if it last as long, since most of their stuff is made in China these days. Quality is not what it used to be.

March 5th via sears.com
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Russs909

Craftsman Garage Door Opener

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The first craftsman garage door opener i purchased 32 years ago. That lasted a very long time, the new one was an easy change and was even better quality than the original. I always buy craftsman products because of the quality and the people behind the name who ensure satisfaction

February 29th via mobile
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NewFamily

Comes with everything you will need!

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Very Easy setup- from my point of view! It was my husband first time putting one up and he did awesome! It took him no more than 3 hours after he read all directions and laid all the pieces out. Great Buy!!

February 29th via sears.com
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Daniel Madore
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February 1st
2007ginger

Garage door opener

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Works great

January 28th via mobile
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