Craftsman Garage Door Opener 1/2 hp Belt Drive, Motion-Detecting ControlItem# 00953915000 | Model# 53915
Specifications & Dimensions
|Door Opener Type:||Belt Drive|
|General Warranty:||10 Year Limited on Motor, 3 Year Limited on parts|
|Battery Backup Function:||No|
|Motor Power Type:||AC|
|Has Doorbell Operation:||Yes|
|Number of Lights:||2|
|Number of Remotes Included:||2|
|Safety Sensor Type:||Contact and non-contact|
|Has Emergency Release:||Yes|
|Safety Sensor Beam Technology:||Yes|
|Wall Control Type:||Motion detecting wall control|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman Belt Drive Garage Door Opener: Power, Safety and Quiet Operation
The Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener delivers smooth, quiet operation and safety in any weather. Whether it’s pouring rain, snow’s piled high against the door or it’s hot and humid, this opener packs the power to open any garage door. With a potent ½ horse power motor and smooth rolling belt drive, this opener reduces noise and energy wasted on vibration.
If thoughts of burglary take the fun out of your vacation, this Craftsman Belt Drive Garage Door Opener help’s you rest easy. Featuring a rolling Security®+ Anti-Burglary Coding system, the convenient pin code operated opener switches code with the touch of a button, and built with a manual lock-out button, when you’re away all remotes are disabled, so no matter who’s hands they fall into, your garage will stay locked-up tight. And when you’re looking for superior safety features, this opener delivers up to 200 watts of lighting and a motion sensor system that instantly reverses the closure of the door, protecting cars, toys and children every time you use it. A dependable, safe and secure opener, install this machine at home today and bring the best to your household.
- Includes power unit, two remotes, control console, wireless keyless entry pad, safety sensors, rail, hardware, operators manual
- The Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener is powerful enough to get any garage door open
- 1/2 HP heavy duty motor offers steady performance for years
- Belt drive for ultra-quiet, strong and dependable performance
- 2 Security+® 3-function remotes are perfect for multi-car families
- Illuminated Motion-detecting Control Console opens and closes door from inside garage and senses your presence and turns on opener lights automatically
- Wireless keyless entry pad allows entry into garage without a key or remote using a secure 4-digit programmable PIN
- 200 watts of lighting, two lights (up to 100W) turn on automatically whenever door opens or closes or safety reversing sensors are obstructed
- Security®+ Anti-Burglary Coding rolling code changes every time button on the remote is pushed
- PosiLock® System securely locks door when it is down preventing intruders from entering garage
- Manual Release Capability allows you to manually open or close garage door
- Safety reversing sensors create an invisible beam that senses any obstruction in the way of the closing door and automatically reverses door before contact is made
- Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) eliminates power head vibration for reduced noise
- HomeLink® with QuickTrain™ Technology
- Light delay feature turns lights off after a maximum of 4-1/2 minutes
- Lock button blocks remote control signals for extra security while on vacation
- Extension kits to complete installation for 8 ft. and 10 ft. doors are available
- Professional installation available
- Weight: 42.2 lbs.
- Warranty: 10 year motor; 3 year parts
Added on April 15, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Purchased 3 openers and had them professionally installed. So far everything has worked out perfectly including the appt. time/show-up for the installer.
Spring Valley, IL
Great opener Installation went well. Instructions were a little confusing but taking your time and reading them carefully you should have no problems.I installed this opener by myself,worked first time. I really like the fact that a remote keypad is included with the battery installed.The opener is very quiet.
This is the third Sears opener I have installed but the previous two were chain drive. I liked the idea of a belt because it would be quiet and should be less maintenance. Installation directions of the Spring Trolley nut could be much better and there is no information on making a final adjustment to the tension on the belt using the spring trolley. This needs to be done to avoid the belt from hanging loosely while operating.
Glen Allen, VA
Quiet, quick, and the automatic light is pretty neat. Really no reason for us ever to turn on the garage light again. Time will tell, but I don't think I'd ever get a chain opener again.
Silver Spring, PA
Seal Beach, CA
I had a Genie screw-drive opener that lasted 35 years. It was the first appliance we got when we purchased our house, which came with a pre-sectional, heavy plywood tilt-up 16 X 8 ft door. After 20 yrs of lifting that monster, which sometimes bowed the screw-drive / carriage, we got a well balanced / lubricated steel sectional door. After another 15 years the motor finally wore out. I always assumed I'd get another Genie, but after reading many customer reviews, I decided the mechanical stuff probably was as strong as ever, but the electronics that have become a controlling part of openers haven't kept up in terms of reliability and durability. So I read a lot of reviews for Sears / Craftsman models. Decided to let go of thinking the screw-drive was the only way to go, especially for well balanced doors, and got over my initial aversion to a belt drive. What the heck, all cars / trucks now rely on serpintine belts to operate all kinds of essential equipment for years on end, including alternators, AC compressors, etc. This technology has proved its merit it seems to me. Most likely quieter than a chain drive and many fewer moving parts. Also I figured if the belt wears out, should be relatively easy to replace. There did seem to be a worrisome number of people complaining that the electronics conked out just after the 90 day warranty ended, so I decided to spring for the extended warranty. Anyway, long story getting longer, I got this unit and followed the directions very carefully. Some of the bad reviews I read seemed to come from people not paying attention that closely. Everything works as it's supposed to. Didn't even need to make any adjustments to the electric eyes. The down door pressure needed two 1/4 turns to pass the safety reverse test. I was a little confused about the light situation, in that they seemed to come on at different times when I wasn't expecting it, but I eventually figured out both the motion-detector in the control panel and the electric eye units near the floor will trigger the lights. I like the fact the lights come on when I enter the garage from the house. The remotes are pre-programmed and stronger than the Genie's (should be after 35 years of evolution) and the receiver in the unit also is more sensitive to the HomeLink unit in my 2000 Lexus. All in all, for $200 bucks with free delivery (and it even came next day!), I think it's a good product. And if it conks out, I have the extended warranty, which wasn't very expensive. (One caveat: I don't plan on using the exterior, wall-mounted keypad that needs to be programmed, so I can't report on that item.)
New Prague, MN
Installed two of these openers. The first was great, very quiet and easy set up. The second was louder than the chain drive it replaced. After trying to deal with the noise, I had to call in for warranty repair and got a 4 hour window for the tech to stop by. When they got here, they found that the motor mount was loose, causing the terrible grinding noise. The replacement part would need to be mailed to my house, and they set up a future appointment with an 8! hour window two weeks from the fix. If it would not have been covered by the warranty, the cost plus labor would have been twice the overall cost of the opener!! I can't really recommend this garage door opener based on the experience I've had.
I purchased a belt-driven opener because it was supposed to be less noisy. The motor is what produces noise not the belt. I previously owned a Craftsman chain-driven opener which did not produce any more noise than the new opener. I wasted my money thinking I purchased a quieter opener. There is no difference in the performance of either type of opener just a substantial difference in price.
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