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7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
Maybe it's because I've only had this a year, or maybe because it doesn't ever get put into pockets or my purse, but i HAVE YET to change the battery in this remote and it works fine. connected this to my motorcycle key so i didn't have to worry about the big obnoxious gate key when i ride. works as described and intended, couldn't ask for more. not sure why everyone on here is griping about battery life--I have had ZERO issues.
2 of 2 found this review helpful
Location: Columbus, Ohio
6/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
We have always been quite staisfied with Lift Master garage door products. However the 890MAX is as described by so many other customers. There is definetly a flaw with the this mini remote opener. I purchased my remote through a local,reputable Overhead Door Company, who during a tune up on two doors, set the 890MAX remote. Purchase date 5/28/2014, battery failure date 6/13/14. Wish I would have read the reviews before buying.
3 of 3 found this review helpful
Location: Kenai, Alaska
4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Exactly like other customer reviews. this garage remote consume batteries like no other. I bought this along with another Lift Master garage remote model but to my surprise this 890MAX had consumed more than one battery every 2 weeks or less. This is the worse garage remote I ever bought. Avoid this model!!!
4 of 5 found this review helpful
Location: Vacaville, CA
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
For some reason this remote eats up 2032 batteries. I have had it for less than two months and am on my seventh battery which I replaced yesterday and guess what? It's not working again. I just ordered the 877MAX Wireless Keyless Entry System. I hope this works better.
13 of 15 found this review helpful
Location: Baldwinsville, NY
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I purchased this remote for its convenient size. As the previous reviewer mentioned this device eats CR2032 batteries. The device arrived with a dead battery, and I have replaced the battery twice more since and have only had the unit for 4 weeks. With this last battery, I left the device in a cupboard for a week and a half and the battery drained, so it is not because the button(s) are being pressed in a purse or pocket that is causing the battery drain.
I was also disappointed in the quality of the device, it is just a cheap plastic case and is difficult to open to change the batteries as it feels like the case will crack and break when opening it.
4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
I purchased this remote for my motorcycle, after a month I needed a new battery, well another month went by and sure enough It needed replacement again. Of course by that time the warranty was expired, so I couldn't return it. The following year I purchased another thinking maybe I just got a bad one. Well that wasn't the case. My second one eats up the batteries as well. I would hope LiftMaster would make good on these remotes, as they were not cheap.
0 of 0 found this review helpful
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our household has 2 of these remotes for everyday use. We have not experienced any battery issues. We are starting month 6 with these remotes, and neither battery has been changed from the one that was shipped with the remote. Remotes have been used multiple times per day. And range is around 50 yards at this point.
It is pretty compact. It dominates my keychain, but i have not noticed it to be obtrusive. The large button is easy to accidentally press if you are not careful. Perhaps this explains bad battery life, if the buttons are constantly engaged.
Opening the remote is the same as opening the 971LM (only other liftmaster remote i can compare it to). Just place a flathead screwdriver in the slot and rotate. It is stiff, but could be a pain if you experience battery issues and need to open more often.
Overall I am pleased with the purchase.
9 of 10 found this review helpful
Location: Denver, Co
2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
I have gone through three batteries in three months with minimal usage. Nice small size but worthless when the battery dies. Definitely a quality problem.
Location: Naples, FL