Learn more about this light duty Liftmaster Garage Door Opener
The LiftMaster Model 1345 is an entry level contractor grade chain drive garage door opener powered by a 1/3 HP motor. Builders often install this model on new homes due to its low cost, but it is not a popular consumer option.
This light duty model uses a chain drive lifting mechanism and is part of LiftMaster’s Contractor Series. Despite its relative popularity, the Model 1345 does not receive very good consumer reviews. Stepping up to a more powerful model is worth the extra money as Liftmaster is an excellent brand.
LiftMaster Model 1345 – Standard Features and Warranty
The LiftMaster Model 1345 is suitable for light weight garage doors and comes with a basic set of standard features, including a single bulb, 75 Watt (max.) light with automatic time delay, a 1 Button garage door remote and a lighted (doorbell-like) control button.
LiftMaster’s Smart Garage Door Opener® feature is also including, which lets the user program security codes from the control panel (if you add one) or from the powerhead (the motor part that mounts to the ceiling). It is also possible to program the 1 Button remote control not only for opening and closing one garage door (or gate) but as a remote to power other house lights and appliances.
The Model 1345 has a 2 year motor warranty and 1 year on parts. All residential-grade LiftMaster garage door openers have the Good Housekeeping seal of approval which is further assurance that any defective product under 2 years old will be replaced or refunded accordingly.
LiftMaster Model 1345 – Safety and Security Features
|Lift Master Model 1345
1/3 HP Chain Drive
Garage Door Opener
The Model 1345 is equipped with the following security and safety features afforded by LiftMaster:
- Protector System® safety sensors
- Security+® rolling code technology
- PosiLock® anti-theft system
- Manual release handle in case of power failure
The Protector System® safety features offer security for consumers as they prevent unintentional closing of the garage door. This is possible as a safety sensor emits an invisible infrared beam of light across the bottom of garage door opening.
Any interruption on the steady infrared light will automatically reverse the door motion as it is going down. A light will automatically turn on when the infrared beam is broken. In addition to the infrared sensors, the opener also features sensing technology to stop the door from closing if the door comes in contact with an object or a person.
Unauthorized entry or use of remote control security code is also protected under LiftMaster’s Security+® rolling code technology. The program sends out a new code each time the remote control is used.
Security is further enhanced with PosiLock® anti-theft protection. The PosiLock feature ensures that once the garage door is closed, it stays locked.
In case of power failure, the LiftMaster Model 1345 can be manually operated as with all other models of LiftMaster garage door openers.
LiftMaster Model 1345 Consumer Reports
Out of 6 reviews on the Liftmaster.com site, the Model 1345 has a rating of only 2 out of 5 stars. While Liftmaster technical support is excellent and the dealer network is capable and extensive, spending a few more dollars may make more sense in the long run.
For light weight single garage doors, the Model 1345 may well be adequate to suit your needs. However, if you have an insulated garage door or any size or type of double car garage door, save the anxiety and move up to at least a 1/2 HP model like the Liftmaster 1355.
The LiftMaster brand is great and you are encouraged to compare Lift Master garage door openers before deciding on a purchase. There is nothing worse than a garage door opener that is underpowered for the job it must do.