Asked on Jan 13, 2013

HOW to set a SEARS/Craftsman Garage Door Remote (139.53779) for a LIFTMASTER 1/2 HP Security + Garage Door Opener?

Jim Ginas
by Jim Ginas
I have a LIFTMASTER 1/2 HP Security+ Garage Door Opener in the house I bought, BUT my previous house had SEARS/CRAFTSMAN Garage Door openers and my remotes are SEARS/Craftsman. ?? How do I set my SEARS/Craftsman garage door remotes (139.53779) to work on the LIFTMASTER garage door opener?
  13 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Jan 13, 2013
    Have you tried contacting Liftmaster directly for this?

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 14, 2013
    I did. A gentleman told me he could help and I sent the opener and remotes info he asked for, so hopefully he'll respond. Resent again yesterday. but to-date, no response.

  • Are you sure your wife is not locking you out?

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 15, 2013
    She would, if she could! beingI always find a way in, she just gives me anti-freeze in my gatorade.... says it helps to cool me down faster... that and that new arsenic spice she puts only in MY food that is apparently good for my heart!

  • LandlightS LandlightS on Jan 15, 2013
    Unless Lifmaster makes a door system for Sears....I would suggest you send the Sears remotes to the buyer of your old home and purchase Lifmaster remotes for the door in your new home......just my smartass opinion Good luck in your quest....Gary

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 25, 2013
    Is the LIFTMASTER the SAME company that makes the SEARS Garage Door Openers? IF SO, I imagine I should just be able to program the SEARS Remote. (I do have a remote I use and my wife's car has the remote built in (like my car did before I leased this Buick Verano. not thrilled with it, but never drive it either!)

  • You can program the kids to open it for you. But that might be against the law. There are lots of universal openers on the market. Heck my Envoy has one built in that not only opens the door, but can be programed to turn on the lights in the house.

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 26, 2013
    My 2 oldest are in the desert... uggghhhh, youngest (23 Yr old daughter), she gets confused just trying to figure out how to press the button! We actually have the remotes set now for both cars, so now its just a factor of I KNOW there must be a way to do it! Having garage company in Wednesday to do a "maintenance" and will ask them. My car had that, and I have ADT Pulse so lights are set on the Z Wave tech, though I never spent time to figure out how to set the lights. Wife's car does also.

  • I am amazed that you can even use your garage. Most are filled with toys, bikes, man toys and projects that never really ever get done. You need more to do Jim G to fill the garage.

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 27, 2013
    Yup.... I have ALWAYS parked BOTH are cars in our garages. KEY is use of the walls and overhead storage to keep the floor clear! Work tools hung up, shelves for storage, work bench is kept pretty organized, grandsons toys in one corner, beach chairs hung up, (I have a 3 car now, but even in my homes with 2 car garages, I always used shelves and in one garage, built my own overhead hanging shelves above the cars to store lots in and save floor and wall space.... (I also use a separate shed in the back for pool and yard equipment.)

  • You do not have enough to do. If you did the garage would be packed. lol

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Jan 27, 2013
    this is TRUE! I spend most of my time working my job and most of that time, not even getting paid! Used to coach football/ softball, but work is killing me.

  • Jim Ginas Jim Ginas on Feb 11, 2013
    wound up just getting a new one. had garage maintenance done (ripped off for SURE!) neighbors kids kick their soccer ball into the garage at times ad I'm sure affected the door going up & down - off balance. Garage door people charged $618 for changing out what they stated was springs, roller and wheels needed replacing for SAFETY. Nice enough guy, but of course when you are charging $618 for a $65 advertised inspection for repair price! He told me I also will need a new garage door opener soon, that typical life is 7-9 years and ours is approx 12 years old. BUT for only another $418, they install it and the whole system is guaranteed for life! ripped off big time, huh!?? I'll get the door this summer and shouldn't have a problem till I sell the house AND its supposedly good for any owners of the house..... soooooooooooo, he gave me at no cost another remote! worked out good, huh??