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Quick install. Very quiet. iPhone access is awesome, Would not work with existing sensor wiring, took a little work there, Overall quite happy.
This opener works perfectly. Easy to install with detailed directions and I would highly recommend the AssureLink. I had some reservations on it as I was reading reviews with some saying that it is only free for the first year. This is definitely not true. And it works great. People complaining about it probably are new to smart phones.
Great purchase. Good technology. The garage door op energy is easy to install and a quiet belt. Barely hear the door open from room above. Assure link is user friendly and easy to access online. Love the 'forget to close the door feature. Puts ur mind at ease to know u can simply go online and check to the statuse
Works great, super quiet and now I know when the door is open from anywhere. The only thing I am not happy with is that they changed the Homelink technology and now I can't use the Homelink buttons in my 2012 cars. I would suggest to Sears that a disclaimer be added to the box that states the opener may require an optional Homelink device to enable your car's remote to work.
I really can't complain about this opener. I replaced 2 very aged Craftsman chain drive units with these. They are very quiet. Assurelink gateway setup took no time at all. I'm pleased. Since I have 2 wall switches since I installed 2 openers, I set one to show temperature and the other to show the time.
I installed this myself. I am an engineer, I admit, but I did not find this hard to do at all. I also ran an Ethernet cable out to the garage ceiling to mount the Assurelink. Having said that, I have not had any trouble with the unit at all. Door does up and down like it should. Only cons (both of which are nits): * The unit on the wall does not adjust to daylight savings time. Since the unit is attached to the Internet, I wish that it would adjust its own time. * My in-car remotes have not had good range since I replaced the original set of batteries. I assume that this is because the batteries were old and not fully charged (hence not Craftsman's fault). Wish list: * I wish I didn't need the remotes at all. My car has an Internet connection and GPS, so why isn't there an app *on the car* that senses my location and opens/closes the garage door automatically? Why do I need the 70s-vintage battery powered remotes?
very quiet when it close and open. I don't need turn on light as soon as walk in garage. use smartphone to open the door instead bring remote with us. can check it close or open when at work. just installed it within one week, already feel best about it! I suggest my friends to change garage door opener like mine.
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This opener really was pretty easy to install. I replaced an existing Craftsman opener so I was able to re-use some of the existing mounting points. That saved me a good deal of time in measuring clearances, etc. This opener is almost silent! The motor starts and stops very gently so there are no sudden loud jolts, keeping the noise level way down. Programming the up and down travel distances couldn't be any easier. Also, adding remotes/keypads/accessories to the system is quite easy. The menu system on the LCD control pad is very simple to navigate, and is the easiest way to add devices in my opinion. I'm going to be adding my outside floodlights to the system using the AssureLink wire-in light switch. My wife will love being able to switch on the floodlights using her garage door remote or smartphone while driving up. I've been using/testing this product for about 2 weeks now with absolutely no issues. Very happy customer!
I bought this Sears garage door opener with Assurelink specifically for the 'link' system, as it was for our second house and I wanted to be able to monitor the garage door status. While the opener works fine, the Assurelink system is just trash. Most of the time I have to wait HOURS for an event the register on my smartphone, even if I am at home and connected to WIFI. Then there are MANY times where, with only one open/close cycle, it tells me that it did it 3-5 times. Other times, I am told it opened as soon as I log in, but it didn't. The PC website is even worse - 90% of the time I get an error message saying there is a server error and try again later. I don't believe it is the software but rather Sears' (Chamberlain's) TERRIBLE implementation and support of the 'system' to record/broadcast the information. Bottom line is DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY buying this SEARS / CHAMBERLAIN garage door opener with ASSURELINK. Do buy the other belt drive model if you want a nice, quiet opener with emergency backup (open/close) battery especially if you are in an area where power outages occur - it is a lot cheaper.
When purchasing this item get ready to trash your- Old remotes. Doorbell Style Push Buttons. (Wired) And the Home Link in your car. It's not compatible with even a simple two wire bell button. Home link offers a "Repeater" kit for the same cost as an additional remote. (Makes sense huh?) Also this 2 piece "Kit" requires one part to be plugged in near the opener and get this "Another generic opener" (2nd part) to communicate with the built in opener in your car. Once your built in opener "Learned" from holding the button in your car with your right hand at the same time holding the button on the generic opener with your left they recommend putting this additional opener in the glove box "Just in case" What's good?...It's quite with the belt drive. Back up battery is nice, but manual states 2 year life on the battery. Of course you will realize all this after purchase and when your sifting through the manual wondering why nothing is working.
Fall River, MA
After 2.5 years of owing this garage door the Logic board burned out. it cost me $99 to fix it under warranty. I was asked by craftsman to redo my review because it had to much focus on customer service which I belive that it is part of the product satisfaction. On that note, the opener does open and close the door efficiently, but if you're looking for longevity, don't bother with it.
The opener was an easy swap out for my old Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. I was missing several install pieces and was able to reuse pieces from my old opener, so I recommend to do a complete inventory of everything prior to starting the installation. Also, it will not work with any older Craftsman accessories. The opener is very quiet compared to my chain drive. IMPORTANT!!!!!! The AssureLink upgrade is not connected with the opener itself, but has to be directly connected to your internet router via an Ethernet cable (6 inches long) and needs it's own power supply. It is a stand alone upgrade that I do not think is worth the extra $50. Registration is frustrating, confusing, and not user friendly. I uploaded the app to my smart phone and my password would not work and I was locked out after making 4 attempts. I do have to admit, I did not call customer support for help. I have decided to delete my account and trash the AssureLink all together. I would recommend buying the 3/4 HP belt drive without the AssureLink and save the $50.
This has everything you need and then some. I can open and close it from my phone or just check to make sure it is closed. It alerts me when the doors are opened and closed. I cant be any happier with this opener!! Way to go Sears/Craftsman!!!!
Good product, works well most of the time but... I really wish this garage door was compatible with the Wink hub and the wink app. The craftsman app is a standalone app that is an island and can not link into your Wink automation systems.
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West Chester, PA
One of the quietest belt-driven openers. So many good features, very reliable. Works great with my 2013 Flex homelink in car system. Definitely recommend this product.
Very quiet with excellent features. Been just over a year since I installed it and no issues at all. Fairly easy setup. Would have been easier if I had not completely scrapped my old unit, sensors, struts and all. I did the wiring my way and struts more elegant than the previous installer did. My son repairs garage doors for a living in another state and said these are similar to the premium units he sells (Lift master and Marantec).
This opener is everything I expected. It was pretty easy to install with just a few of the right tools. Battery back up is great to have because the electricity goes out often where I live. The smart phone app is easy to install and use. The time to close feature is important to me because I have kids who often leave the door open. The belt drive is very quiet and does not disturb anyone upstairs. It's also great to be able to use the smart phone to check when the kids get home from school. This opener has everything I could want and I would recommend it to everyone.
We bought 2 of these for our garage and they have made the world of differnce. The units in the house weve just bought were noisy, clanky, not smooth, very slow and worked intermittantly. We had Sears fit them for us and our doors now work like a dream and are so quite that we can hardly hear them. We choose these ones as they had the battery backup, this gives peace of mind incase of a storm and they also have the easy manual opening. Another reason for the choice was the connection to our moile phones, letting us know if they had been left open or were being opened in our absence and the facility to close them remotely. It was well worth the extra money of getting Sears to fit them as they really do know what they are doing. We had Hector fit ours and he was exceptionally good. He worked non-stop until our door were running smoothly and quietly and then he explained everything about the systems and the options that we had and advantages of one option over the other. Great openers, especially as they were on sale! Even greater fitter in Hector!