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A Guide for Sears Garage Door Remotes with LiftMaster

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A Brief History of Sears and LiftMaster Remotes

Sears Craftsman and LiftMaster are both product lines of the Chamberlain group (CGI). CGI is the corporate parent company that designs and engineers garage door openers for households, commercial door operators, and gate entry systems. Alongside Sears and LiftMaster are other product lines such as Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, Raynor, and Clicker. Each of these product lines are responsible for a different rail of business. Furthermore, CGI is the parent company of the Controlled Products Systems Group which is the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the United States.

Sears Craftsman are re-branded Chamberlain models or garage door openers. Their products are those that have “139” model prefix which denotes that the Chamberlain Group made the products for Sears. Sears has been a leading name in the field of garage door openers since the late 1970s. LiftMaster, on the other hand, is the number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers. It is the industry’s most innovative, dependable, and trusted manufacturer. It was established way back in 1967 and since then, it helped transform garage door openers into a fundamental access solution people can rely on for a convenient daily life. Until now, the companies have been serving people high-quality products.

Sears Remote’s Compatibility with your Garage Door Operator

Generally, the remotes provided by both Sears and LiftMaster continue to improve through the years. With that, it is known that not all their remotes are always compatible to any type of garage door operator you might have in your homes. Thus, in order for you to know whether the remote you bought is compatible to your garage door is to refer to the specifications listed on the product description of the garage door remote. You can also compare products by searching the model of the motor e.g. 139.#####, part number of the motor e.g. 41A####, the color of the learn button or number of dip switches on the motor, and the model of your current remote control.

Furthermore, you can refer to the Sears Craftsman Compatibility Chart to see if Sears Craftsman garage door accessories are compatible with LiftMaster products. This chart lists all Sears Craftsman and LiftMaster transmitters, logic boards, remotes and keyless entry keypads to help you see which products you can use. It is very useful for both beginner buyers and for those finding replacements. It gives you an idea which model is compatible with which and it also helps you save more money because you can easily find replacements instead of scraping your whole garage door system.

How to Program a Sears Remote

Programming garage door openers are quite simple, and it follows a few steps only. It will not even take you up five minutes to do so. when following the steps below, keep in mind that all models have their own specific set of steps but the guide that will be listed are for general use.

1. Press and release the “smart” button on your garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for at most 30 seconds. For example, the 971LM and 973LM remotes have a corresponding amber or red, square, learn button. Some models have the purple, square learn button like the 371Lm and 373Lm remotes. Take note that these learn buttons are located on the motor head near the terminal strip for wire connections.

2. After that, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote control within 30 seconds.

3. Finally, release the button when the motor unit light blinks. If it blinks, it means it has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, you will hear two clicking sound.

This article serves as a guide for everybody on how to use the Sears garage door remotes with LiftMaster. At the start, it was explained how both Sears Craftsman and LiftMaster are enormous names when it comes to providing promising, high-tech, and authentic garage door remote openers, wireless keypads, operators, and many other accessories for your residential and commercial garage doors. The Chamberlain Group of companies may have a lot of product lines, but all are aiming to serve you high-quality products and help you live a more convenient lifestyle.
We have also explained in this article how many Sears Craftsman and LiftMaster models are compatible with one another for your garage door operator. Simply check out the specifications and features stated in the product description, or search the internet the Craftman Compatibility Chart, or check the brand’s website for more information to help you know which model can be compatible with your current product. Finally, the simple guide on how to program your garage door operator remote control or wireless keypad. Simply follow the steps and you’re good to go!