Chamberlain 1200 Garage Door Opener User Manual

The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
A DUCHOSSOIS ENTERPRISE
845 Larch Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
TM
Complies with
UL 325
Regulations
effective
January 1, 1993.
®
Garage Door Opener
Owner's Manual
(Model Series 1200)
For Residential Use Only
©
©
Model 1260 - 1/2HP
Model 1260-166 - 1/2HP
Model 1260-266 - 1/2HP
Model 1250 - 1/3HP
Model 1250-266 - 1/3HP
Model 1256 - 1/2HP
Model 1246 - 1/3HP
©
Model 1255 - 1/2HP
Model 1255-166 - 1/2HP
Model 1255-266 - 1/2HP
Model 1245 - 1/3HP
Model 1245-266 - 1/3HP
©
Model 1240 - 1/4HP
Owner's Manual
■
Please read this manual and the enclosed safety materials carefully!
■
Fasten the manual near the garage door after installation.
■
The door WILL NOT CLOSE unless the Protector System® is connected and
properly aligned
■
Periodic checks and adjustment of the opener are required to ensure safe
operation.
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The model number label is located on the front panel of your opener.
CONTENTS
PAGE
CONTENTS
PAGE
Attach manual release rope and handle.............19
Electrical requirements ........................................20
Safety reversing sensor information ....................21
Install the safety reversing sensor .................22, 23
Fasten door bracket (sectional door) ...................24
Fasten door bracket (one-piece door)..................25
Connect door arm to trolley (sectional door)........26
Connect door arm to trolley (one-piece door)
27
A review of safety alert symbols .............................2
You'll need tools .....................................................3
Safety information regarding garage door locks
and ropes.............................................................3
Testing your garage door for sticking, binding
and balance .........................................................3
llustration of sectional door installation ..................4
Illustration of one-piece door installation ................5
Carton inventory .....................................................6
Hardware inventory ................................................7
Adjustment Section - Pages 28 – 30
Travel limit adjustments .......................................28
Force adjustments ...............................................29
Test the safety reversing sensor..........................30
Test the safety reverse system ...........................30
Operation safety instructions .................................31
Care of your opener ...............................................31
Maintenance schedule ...........................................31
Operation of your opener .......................................32
Receiver and remote control programming............33
Having a problem?...........................................34, 35
Repair parts, rail assembly ....................................36
Repair parts, installation ........................................36
Repair parts, opener assembly ..............................37
Accessories............................................................38
Index ......................................................................39
How to order repair parts .......................................40
Maintenance agreement ........................................40
Warranty ................................................................40
Assembly Section - Pages 8 – 11
Fasten T-rail to opener .....................................8, 9
Attach chain to sprocket, install sprocket cover....8
Attach chain spreader, re-install chain ...............10
Tighten the chain ................................................11
Installation Section - Pages 11 – 27
Installation safety instructions.............................11
Determine header bracket location
Sectional door...................................................12
One-piece door.................................................13
Install header bracket .........................................14
Attach the T-rail to header bracket .....................15
Position the opener.............................................16
Hang the opener.................................................17
Install the door control ........................................18
Install the light(s) and lens(es)............................19
Start by reviewing these important safety alert symbols
When you see these safety symbols on the following pages, they will alert you to the possibility of
serious injuries or death if you do not comply with the corresponding instructions. The hazard may
come from something mechanical or from electric shock. Read the instructions carefully.
WARNING
WARNING
Mechanical
Electrical
When you see this safety symbol on the following pages, it will alert you to the possibility of damage
to your garage door and/or the garage door opener if you do not comply with the corresponding
instructions. Read the instructions carefully.
CAUTION
This garage door opener is designed and tested to offer safe service provided it is installed, operated,
maintained and tested in strict accordance with the safety instructions contained in this manual.
2
You'll Need Tools
During assembly, installation and adjustment of the opener, instructions will call for hand tools shown below.
Pencil
Carpenter's
Level
1
2
Hack Saw
Tape Measure
Wire Cutters
Drill
Stepladder
Claw Hammer
3/16", 5/16" and
5/32" Drill Bits
1/2" and 7/16" Sockets
and Wrench
Pliers
Screwdriver
WARNING
Adjustable End Wrench
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the garage door and
opener, disable locks before installing and
operating the opener. Use a wood screw or nail
to hold locks in the "open" (unlocked)
position.
Operation at other than 120V 60 Hz will cause
opener malfunction and damage.
An unbalanced garage door might not reverse
when required and someone under the door
could be seriously injured or killed.
If your garage door binds, sticks or is out of
balance, call for professional garage door
service. Garage doors, door springs, cables,
pulleys, brackets and their hardware, are
under extreme tension and can cause serious
injury or death. Do not try to loosen, move or
adjust them yourself!
Ropes left on a garage door could cause
someone to become entangled and killed.
Remove all ropes connected to the door before
installing and operating the opener.
Before you begin, complete the following test to
make sure your door is balanced, and is not
sticking or binding:
• Lift the door about halfway as shown. Release the
door. It should stay in place, supported entirely by
its springs.
• Raise and lower the door to see if there is any
binding or sticking.
Identify the type and height of your door and any
special conditions that exist and any additional
materials that may be required by referring to the lists
on page 4 or page 5.
SECTIONAL DOOR
ONE-PIECE DOOR
3
Sectional Door Installation
Before you begin, survey your garage area to see whether any of the conditions below apply to your installation.
Horizontal and vertical reinforcement
is needed for lightweight garage doors
(fiberglass, steel, aluminum,
door with glass panels, etc.).
See page 20 for details.
FINISHED CEILING
Support bracket &
fastening hardware
is required.
See page 13.
Slack in chain tension
is normal when
garage door is closed.
Header Wall
Extension Spring
OR
Torsion Spring
———
Door
Center
Access Door
———
——
Safety
Reversing
Sensor
Safety
Reversing
Sensor
Floor must be level
across width of door
Based on your particular requirements, there are
several installation steps which might call for
materials and/or hardware not included in the
carton.
• Step 1, page 12 - Look at the wall or ceiling above
the garage door. The header bracket must be
securely fastened to structural supports.
• Step 5, page 17 - Do you have a finished ceiling in
your garage? If so, a support bracket and
additional fastening hardware may be required.
• Safety reversing sensor, page 21 - Depending
upon garage construction, wood blocks may need
to be fastened to mounting locations before
sensors are installed.
• Step 10, page 22 - Alternate floor mounting of the
safety reversing sensor will require hardware not
provided.
• Step 11, page 24 - Do you have a steel, aluminum,
fiberglass or glass panel door? If so, horizontal
and vertical reinforcement is required.
• Look at the garage door where it meets the floor. It
must close on the floor all the way across. Otherwise, the safety reverse system may not work
properly. See page 30. Floor or door should be
repaired.
• If your door is more than 7 feet high, see longer
rails available on page 38.
Header
Bracket
Chain
Pulley
Bracket
Closed Position
Trolley
Garage
Door
Spring
Straight
Door
Arm
Header
Wall
Chain
Manual
Release
Rope & Handle
Curved
Door
Arm
Door Bracket
Garage
Door
• The opener can be installed within 2 feet to the left
or right of the door center if there is a torsion spring
or center bearing plate in the way of the header
bracket or door bracket area. If your door has
extension springs, the opener must be installed
in the center of the door. See pages 12 and 24.
• Do you have an access door in addition to the
garage door? If not, Model 1702 Outside Quick
Release is required. See page 38.
You may find it helpful to refer back to this page as
you proceed with the installation of your opener.
4
One-Piece Door without Track
One-Piece Door Installation
Before you begin, survey your garage area to
see whether any of the conditions below
apply to your installation.
FINISHED CEILING
Support bracket
& fastening
hardware is required.
See page 17.
Slack in chain tension
is normal when
garage door is closed.
Header
Wall
Closed Position
Access Door
Chain
Pulley Bracket
Trolley
Header
Bracket
T-rail
Door
Bracket
Safety Reversing Sensor
Header
Wall
Gap between floor and bottom of
Safety
door must not exceed 1/4".
Reversing
Sensor
Based on your particular requirements, there are
several installation steps which might call for
materials and/or hardware not included in the carton.
• Step 1, page 12 - Look at the wall or ceiling above
the garage door. The header bracket must be
securely fastened to structural supports.
• Step 5, page 17 - Do you have a finished ceiling in
your garage? If so, a support bracket and additional
fastening hardware (not supplied) may be required
• Safety reversing sensor, page 21 - Depending on
garage construction, wood blocks may need to be
securely fastened to mounting locations before
sensors are installed.
• Step 10, page 22 - Alternate floor mounting of the
safety reversing sensor will require hardware that is
not provided.
• Step 11, page 25 - Generally, a one-piece door
does not require reinforcement. If your door is
lightweight, you can refer to the information relating
to sectional doors on page 24.
• Step 11, page 25 - Depending on your door's
construction, you might need additional mounting
hardware for the door bracket.
• Do you have an access door in addition to the
garage door? If not, Model 1702 Outside Quick
Release is required. See page 38.
• The gap between the bottom of the garage door and
the floor cannot exceed 1/4". Otherwise, the safety
reverse system may not work properly. See
page 30. The floor or the door should be repaired.
Garage
Door
Straight
Door
Arm
Manual
Release
Rope & Handle
Curved
Door
Arm
One-Piece Door with Track
Slack in Chain Tension
is Normal When
Garage Door is Closed
Access
Door
Floor must be level
across width of door
Safety
Reversing
Sensor
Safety
Reversing
Sensor
Closed Position
Chain
Pulley
Bracket
Header
Wall
Header
Bracket
Door
Bracket
Door
Chain
Curved
Door Arm
Straight
Door Arm
Trolley
T-rail
Manual Release
Rope & Handle
You may find it helpful to refer back to this page as
you proceed with the installation of your opener.
5
Opener Carton Inventory
Your garage door opener is packaged in two cartons which contain all parts illustrated below. If anything is
missing, carefully check the packing material. Parts may be "stuck" in the foam. Hardware for installation is
shown on page 7.
(Models 1256, 1255, 1255-266,
1255-166, 1246, 1245, 1245-266, & 1240)
(Models 1260, 1260-266,
1260-166, 1250 &1250-266)
(Models 1260-266 &
1255-266 (2)
All Other Models (1))
(All Models except
1256 & 1246)
LOCK
LIGHT
Sprocket Cover
Remote Control
Transmitter
with 12V battery
Lighted Door Control Button
w/6ABx1-1/2" screws
Multi-Function Door
Control Panel
(Models 1260, 1260-266,
1260-166, 1250 & 1250-266)
(Models 1260-266, 1260-166, 1255-266,
1255-166, 1250-266 & 1245-266 only)
Styrofoam
Chain
Remote Control
Transmitter Visor Clip
Keyless Entry
Light Lens (2)
(Models 1256 & 1246 only)
One-Piece
T-rail
(Models 1256, 1255, 1255-266,
1255-166, 1246, 1245, & 1245-266)
Chain Spreader with
Screws and Washers
Trolley
Light Lens (1)
Chain
Pulley Bracket
Door Bracket Plate
Y
NL
TO
UN
G
MO
ILIN
CE
UP
Header Bracket
2-Conductor Bell Wire
White & White/Red
Door Bracket
Safety Reversing Sensor
Mounting Bracket
With Square Holes (2)
"C" Wrap (2)
Curved Door
Arm Section
Safety Reversing Sensor (2)
(1) Sending Eye
(1) Receiving Eye
Safety Labels
and
Literature
Safety Reversing Sensor
Mounting Bracket
With Slot (2)
Straight Door
Arm Section
2 Conductor Bell Wire with Connector
White & White/Black (2 rolls)
6
Group all hardware found in all packages contained in the opener carton into the two
kits illustrated below.
Installation Hardware Kit # 41A2770
E
AS
RE
IL G 3A4
.8
NO
RA
Hex Screw
5/16"-18x7/8" (4)
Nut 5/16"-18 (6)
Lock Washer 5/16" (6)
NOTIC
E
Screw
6ABx1" (2)
Lag Screw
5/16"-18 x1-7/8" (4)
Rail Grease
Ring Fastener (3)
Handle
Carriage Bolt
5/16"-18x2-1/2" (2)
Insulated Staples (10)
Dry Wall Anchors (2)
Clevis Pin
5/16"x2-3/4" (1)
Clevis Pin
5/16"x1" (2)
Rope
Safety Reversing Sensor
Installation Hardware Kit #41A4116
Lag Screw
1/4x1-1/2" (4)
Hex Screw
1/4-20x1-1/2" (2)
Carriage Bolts
1/4"-20x1/2" (4)
Lock Nut
1/4"-20 (4)
Wing Nut (2)
Screw
#10-32 x3/8" (4)
Lock Nut
#10x32 (4)
Insulated
Staples (20)
7
Assembly Step 1
CAUTION
Attach the T-rail to the Opener
To fasten rail, use only those screws mounted
in top of the opener. Any other screws will
cause serious damage to the opener.
For Models 1260, 1260-266, 1255,1255-266,
1250, 1250-266, 1245, 1245-266 and 1240
USE ONLY THIS
TYPE AND SIZE
SCREW
See page 9 for Models 1256 and 1246.
• Remove the two washered screws mounted in top
of opener
• Align T-rail at an angle with opener so one hole in
T-rail and opener line up.
• Thread one of the washered screws part way in.
Use only these screws! Use of any other screws
will cause serious damage to door opener.
• Align T-rail and styrofoam over opener sprocket.
Cut tape from T-rail, chain and styrofoam.
• REMOVE STYROFOAM.
Washered Screw
5/16"-18x1/2"
Styrofoam
T-rail
Hole
Chain
Assembly Step 2
WARNING
Attach Chain to Sprocket and
Install Sprocket Cover
Serious injury can result if fingers become
entangled in moving opener sprocket. Attach
sprocket cover securely. Never operate opener
while your hand is near the opener sprocket.
For Models 1260, 1260-266, 1255,1255-266,
1250, 1250-266, 1245, 1245-266 and 1240
• Position chain over the opener sprocket. If
necessary, loosen the outer nut on the trolley to
obtain more chain slack.
• Insert the second washered screw.
CAUTION: Use only the screw previously
removed from opener!
• Tighten both screws securely through the T-rail
into the opener as shown.
Install the sprocket cover:
• Insert the back tab in the opener slot. Squeeze the
cover slightly and insert the front tab in the slot on
the mounting plate.
USE ONLY THIS
TYPE AND SIZE
SCREW
Sprocket
Cover
Back Tab Slot
Top of Opener
Front Tab Slot
Mounting
Plate
Proceed to Assembly Step 3, page 11.
8
Washered Screw
5/16"-18x1/2"
Opener
Sprocket
Assembly Step 1
CAUTION
Attach the T-rail to the Opener
To fasten rail, use only those screws mounted
in the top of the opener. Any other screws will
cause serious damage to the opener.
For Models 1256 and 1246 only
• Place the opener on packing material to protect
the cover.
• Remove the (2) 5/16"-18x1/2" washered screws
mounted in the top of the opener.
• Align T-rail and styrofoam over opener sprocket.
Styrofoam
Packaging
USE ONLY THIS
TYPE AND SIZE
SCREW
Chain
T-rail
Washered
Screws
5/16"-18x1/2"
Opener
Sprocket
• Cut tape from T-rail, chain and styrofoam.
Remove styrofoam and pull the chain back
(away from mounting plate)
• Fasten the rail with the (2) washered screws
previously removed. Tighten securely.
Remember to use only these screws! Any other
screws will cause serious damage to the opener.
USE ONLY THIS
TYPE AND SIZE
SCREW
Washered Screws
5/16"-18x1/2"
Mounting
Plate
Chain
T-rail
Styrofoam
Packaging
Opener
Chassis
9
Assembly Step 2
WARNING
Attach the Chain Spreader
and Re-install the Chain
Serious injury can result if fingers become
entangled in moving opener sprocket. Attach
sprocket cover securely. Never operate opener
while your hand is near the opener sprocket.
For Models 1256 and 1246 only
#8x1"
Hex Screw
USE ONLY
THIS TYPE
AND SIZE
SCREW
• Line up the holes in the chain spreader with the
holes in the opener as shown. The slot in the chain
spreader must fit over the T-rail flange.
• Securely fasten the chain spreader with the
hardware provided.
Washers
Chain
Spreader
Slot
T-rail
Flange
Outer
Nut
Inner Nut
and Washer
Trolley
Threaded
Shaft
• Remove the trolley threaded shaft from the trolley
by loosening the inner nut and lock washer.
T-rail
Trolley
Chain
Spreader
8-Tooth
Sprocket
Opener
Mounting Plate
• Guide the chain around the selected groove in the
chain spreader (to engage either the
8-tooth sprocket or the 6-tooth sprocket) as shown.
Chain
Spreader
6-Tooth
Sprocket
Opener
Mounting Plate
Install Chain
In This Direction
Chain
Spreader
• Continue dispensing the chain forward to the
trolley. Reconnect the trolley to the trolley threaded
shaft. Proceed to page 11 for chain tightening
instructions.
Chain
10
Opener
Sprocket
Assembly Step 3
Tighten the Chain
(All Models)
Lock
Washer
Outer Nut
Inner Nut
• Spin the inner nut and lock washer down the
threaded shaft, away from the trolley.
• To tighten the chain, turn outer nut in the direction
shown. As you turn the nut, keep the chain
from twisting.
• When the chain is approximately 1/2" above the
base of the T-rail at its midpoint, re-tighten the
inner nut to secure the adjustment.
Sprocket noise can result if chain is either too
loose or too tight.
When installation is complete, you may notice some
chain droop with the door closed. This is normal. If
the chain returns to the position shown when the
door is open, do not re-adjust the chain.
To Tighten Outer Nut
To Tighten
Inner Nut
Trolley
Chain
1/2"
Base of T-rail
NOTE: During future maintenance, ALWAYS
pull the manual release handle to disconnect
trolley before adjusting chain.
You have now finished assembling your garage door opener. Please read the following
warnings before proceeding to the installation section.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
WARNING
To reduce the risk of severe injury or death to persons:
1.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
2. Install only on a properly balanced and lubricated garage door. An improperly balanced door
could result in severe injury or death. Repairs to cables, spring assemblies and other hardware
must be made by a professional service person before installing opener.
3. Disable all locks and remove all ropes connected to the garage door before installing the opener.
Ropes connected to a garage door can cause entanglement and death.
4. If possible, install door opener 7 feet or more above floor with the manual release handle
mounted 6 feet above the floor.
5. Do not connect the opener to power source until instructed to do so.
6. Locate the Door Control within sight of the door at a minimum height of 5 feet where small
children cannot reach and away from all moving parts of the door.
7. Install the User Safety Instruction Label on the wall adjacent to the control button and the
Maintenance Instruction Label in a prominent location on the inside of the garage door.
8. Upon completion of the installation, the door must reverse when it comes in contact with a
one-inch high object (or a 2x4 laid flat) on the floor.
9. Do not wear watches, rings or loose clothing while installing or servicing an opener. Jewelry or
loose clothing can be caught in the mechanism of the garage door or the opener.
11
Installation Section: Pages 12 – 27
Installation Step 1
WARNING
Determine Header Bracket Location
If the header bracket is not rigidly fastened to
a structural support on the header wall or
ceiling, the safety reverse system may not
work properly (see page 30). The door might
not reverse when required, and could cause
serious injury or death.
The garage door springs, cables, pulleys,
brackets and their hardware are under extreme
tension. Do not attempt to loosen, move or
adjust them yourself. Serious personal injury
or death could result. Call for garage door
service.
Installation procedures vary according to garage
door types. Follow the instructions which apply to
your door.
SECTIONAL Doors and
ONE-PIECE Door With Track
Header
Wall
Finished
Ceiling
Vertical
Guideline
2x4
• Close the door and mark the inside
vertical centerline of the garage door.
• Extend the line onto the header wall
above the door.
Remember, you can fasten the
header bracket within 2 feet to the
left or right of the door center only if
a torsion spring or center bearing
plate is in the way; or you can attach
it to the ceiling (refer to page 14)
when clearance is minimal.
If you need to install the header bracket
on a 2x4 (on wall or ceiling), use lag
screws (not supplied) to securely fasten
the 2x4 to structural supports as shown
here and on page 13.
Structural
Supports
Vertical
Guideline
Ceiling
• Open your door to the highest
point of travel as shown. Draw
an intersecting horizontal line
on the header wall 2" above
the high point. This height will
provide travel clearance for the
top edge of the door.
Header
Wall
2"
Header
Wall
2"
Track
Track
Highest Point
of Travel
Highest Point
of Travel
Door
Door
Sectional door with
curved track
Proceed to Step 2, page 14.
12
One-piece door with
horizontal track
ONE-PIECE Door Without Track
Read the Safety Instructions on page 12. They also apply to doors without tracks.
Unfinished
Ceiling
Header Wall
Vertical
Centerline
• Close the door and mark the
inside vertical centerline of
your garage door. Extend the
line onto the header wall
above door.
If headroom clearance is
minimal, you can install the
header bracket on the ceiling.
See page 14.
• If you need to install the
header bracket on a 2x4 (on
wall or ceiling), use lag screws
(not supplied) to securely
fasten the 2x4 to structural
supports as shown.
2x4
Structural
Supports
2x4
Vertical
Centerline of
Garage Door
OPTIONAL CEILING MOUNT
FOR HEADER BRACKET
Header Wall
Header
Wall
Highest Point
of Travel
Highest Point
of Travel
Distance
Door
Jamb
Hardware
Distance
Door
Pivot
One-piece door without track
jamb hardware
One-piece door without track
pivot hardware
• Open your door to the highest point of travel as
shown. Measure the distance from the top of the
door to the floor. Subtract the actual height of the
door. Add 8" to the remainder. (See Example).
• Close the door and draw an intersecting horizontal
line on the header wall at the determined height.
If the total number of inches exceeds the height
available in your garage, use the maximum
height possible, or refer to page 14 for ceiling
installation.
EXAMPLE
Distance from top of door
(at highest point of travel) to floor...........................92"
Actual height of door ...........................................– 88"
Remainder................................................................4"
Add ........................................................................+ 8"
Bracket height on header wall .............................= 12"
(Measure UP from top of CLOSED door.)
Proceed to Step 2, page 14.
13
You can attach the header bracket either to the
wall above the garage door, or to the ceiling.
Follow the instructions which will work best for
your particular requirements.
Installation Step 2
Install the Header Bracket
Fasten the Header Bracket to the Wall
• Center the bracket on the vertical guideline with
the bottom edge of the bracket on the horizontal
line as shown (with the arrow pointing toward
the ceiling).
Header
Wall
Y
NL
TO
UN
ING
• Mark either set of bracket holes (do not use the
holes designated for ceiling mount). Drill 3/16" pilot
holes and fasten the bracket securely to a structural
support with the hardware provided.
Wall
Mounting Holes
Vertical
Center
Line
Lag Screws
5/16"x18x1-7/8"
MO
IL
CE
UP
CEILING MOUNT ONLY
Header
Bracket
UP
2x4
Structural
Support
Door
Spring
The nail hole is for positioning
only. You must use lag screws to
mount the header bracket.
2"
Garage
Door
Highest
Point of Travel
(of Garage Door)
Optional
Wall Mounting
Holes
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Vertical
Center
Line
Lag Screw
5/16"-18x1-7/8"
Fasten the Header Bracket to the Ceiling
• Extend the vertical guideline onto the ceiling as
shown.
• Center the bracket on the vertical mark, no more
than 6" from the wall. Make sure the arrow is
pointing toward the wall. The bracket can be
mounted flush against the ceiling when clearance is
minimal.
• Mark holes designated for ceiling mount only. Drill
3/16" pilot holes and fasten bracket securely to a
structural support with the hardware provided.
Finished
Ceiling
Vertical
Center Line
Header
Bracket
UP
6" Maximum
Door
Spring
Ceiling Mounting Holes
Lag Screws
5/16"x18x1-7/8"
CEILING MOUNT ONLY
Header
Wall
UP
Garage
Door
The nail hole is for positioning only.
You must use lag screws to mount
the header bracket.
14
Vertical
Center Line
Installation Step 3
Attach the T-rail to the Header Bracket
• Position the opener on the garage floor below the
header bracket. Use packing material as a
protective base.
If the door spring is in the way you'll need help.
Have someone hold the opener securely on a
temporary support to allow the T-rail to clear the
spring.
• Position the chain pulley bracket against the header
bracket.
• Align the bracket holes and join with a clevis pin as
shown.
• Insert a ring fastener to secure.
Header Wall
Header
Bracket
Chain
Pulley
Bracket
Ring Fastener
Header Bracket
T-rail
Clevis Pin
5/16"x2-3/4 "
Chain
Pulley
Bracket
T-rail
Garage
Door
SE
EA
CR N
W
DO
IN
EL
AV
TR UP
Temporary
Support
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Clevis Pin
5/16"x2-3/4"
Ring Fastener
15
Installation Step 4
CAUTION
Position the Opener
To prevent damage to steel, aluminum,
fiberglass or glass panel doors, do not rest the
opener on the door without using a 2x4.
Follow instructions which apply to your door type
as illustrated.
SECTIONAL Door & ONE-PIECE Door with Track
A 2x4 laid flat is convenient for setting an ideal
door-to-T-rail distance.
• Raise the opener onto a stepladder.
You will need help at this point if the ladder is
not tall enough.
• Open the door all the way and place a 2x4 laid flat
on the top section beneath the T-rail.
• If the top panel hits the trolley when you raise
the door, pull down on the trolley release arm
to disconnect inner and outer sections. The
trolley can remain disconnected until Step 12
is completed.
2x4
T-rail
Door
Stepladder
Trolley
Release Arm
Trolley
ONE-PIECE Door without Track
Header
Bracket
• With the door fully open and parallel to the floor,
measure the distance from the floor to the top of
the door.
• Using a stepladder as a support, raise the opener
to the same distance as the door from the floor (it
will be at a slight angle as shown).
• The top of the door should be level with the top of
the opener. Do not position the opener more than
2" above this point.
Top of Opener
Top of Door
Stepladder
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Installation Step 5
WARNING
Hang the Opener
The opener could fall and injure someone if it is
not properly secured. Fasten the opener
securely to structural supports of the garage.
Two representative installations are shown.
Yours may be different. Hanging brackets should
be angled, Figure 1, to provide rigid support. On
finished ceilings, Figure 2, attach a sturdy metal
bracket to structural supports before installing the
opener. The bracket and fastening hardware are not
supplied.
• Measure the distance from each side of the opener
to the structural support.
• Cut both pieces of the hanging bracket to required
lengths.
• Drill 3/16" pilot holes in the structural supports.
• Attach one end of each bracket to a support with
5/16"x1-7/8" lag screws.
• Fasten the opener to the hanging brackets with
5/16"-18x7/8" hex screws, lock washers and nuts.
• Check to make sure the T-rail is centered over the
door (or in line with the header bracket if the
bracket is not centered above the door).
• Remove the 2x4. Operate the door manually. If the
door hits the rail, raise the header bracket.
Figure 1
Structural
Supports
Lag Screws
5/16"x1-7/8"
Measure
Distance
5/16"-18x7/8" Screw
5/16" Lock Washer
5/16"-18 Nut
E
AS
RE
IL G 3A4
RA
.8
O
N
Figure 2
Hidden
Support
Bracket
(Not Supplied)
— FINISHED CEILING —
Grease the top and underside of the rail
surface where the trolley slides. A tube of
Rail Grease
grease is supplied.
Lag Screws
5/16"x1-7/8"
(Not Supplied)
5/16"-18x7/8" Screw
5/16" Lock Washer
5/16"-18 Nut
5/16"-18x7/8" Screw
5/16" Lock Washer
5/16"-18 Nut
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Lag Screw
5/16"-18x1-7/8"
Hex Screw
5/16"- 18x7/8"
Nut 5/16"-18
Lock Washer 5/16"
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WARNING
Installation Step 6
Install the Door Control
• Strip 1/4" of insulation from one end of the bell
wire; connect the wire to the two screw terminals
on the back of the door control by color: white to 2
and white/red to 1.
• Locate the door control within sight of the door
at a minimum height of 5 feet where small
children cannot reach, and away from all
moving parts of the door and door hardware.
Fasten the Lighted Door Control Button securely
with 6ABx1-1/2" screws. The Multi-Function Door
Control Panel uses 6ABx1" screws. If installing
into drywall, drill 5/32" holes and use the anchors
provided.
• Run the bell wire up the wall and across the ceiling
to the opener. Use insulated staples to secure the
The Chamberlain
Inccareful not to pierce the
wire in several Group,
places. Be
with Lighted
a staple, thereby
resultingButton
in a short.
Step 6wire
Install
Door Control
•
Receiver
terminals
screws
and
the
antenna
are
CGI Multifunction/Pushbutton
located on the back panel of the opener. Position
10/8/91
5/2/92 wire
- 5/4/92
- 5/26/92
the- antenna
as shown.
• Then connect the bell wire to the opener terminal
screws: white to 2 and white/red to 1.
• Remember to affix the User Safety Instruction
label to the wall near the Door Control, and the
Maintenance Instruction label in a prominent
location on the inside of the garage door.
Page 32 explains how to operate the opener using
the Door Controls and the Lock and Light features
available on the Multi-Function Door Control Panel.
If the label adhesive will not adhere to your garage
wall surface (or becomes loose with time) use tacks
to secure the label alongside the control button.
Children operating or playing with a garage
door opener can injure themselves or others.
The garage door could close and cause
serious injury or death.
Install the Door Control (or any additional push
buttons) out of the reach of children and away
from all moving parts of the door and door
hardware, but where the garage door is visible.
Do not allow children to operate the push
button(s) or the remote control transmitter(s).
A moving garage door could injure someone
under it. Activate the opener only when the
door is properly adjusted, you can see it clearly,
and there are no obstructions to door travel.
Do NOT connect the power and operate the
opener at this time. The trolley will travel to the
full open position but will not return to the
close position until the sensor beam is
connected and properly aligned.
See Safety Reversing Sensor instructions
beginning on page 21.
Outside Keylock Accessory Connections
To opener terminal screws: white to 2; white/red to 1
Models 1256, 1255,
1255-166, 1255-266,
1246, 1245, 1245-266
& 1240
2-Conductor
Bell Wire
WHT
2
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Models 1260, 1260-166,
1260-266, 1250 &
1250-266
Multi-Function
Door Control Panel
Terminal Screws 2-Conductor
Bell Wire
RED
WHITE
1
RED
1
6ABx1-1/2" Screw
Lighted Door Control Button
Insulated
Staples
6ABx1" Screw
Multi-Function Door Control Panel
2
Lighted
Door
Control
Terminal
Screws
Opener
Terminal
Screws
Dry Wall Anchors
2-Conductor
Bell Wire
Lock Button
1
2
3
LOCK
LIGHT
Light Button
9
1
7
3
9
1
7
5
KG
Door Control
Push Bar
Back Panel
of Opener
Lighted
Door Control
Button
Multi-Function
Door Control Panel
Antenna
18
3
5
KG
Installation Step 7
Figure 1
Install the Light(s) and the Lens(es)
(Models 1250,
1250-266, 1260,
1260-266, &
1260-166 Only)
Lens
Guide
Install the light(s):
• Install a 75 watt maximum light bulb in each
socket. The light(s) will turn ON and remain lit for
approximately 4-1/2 minutes when power is
connected. Then the light(s) will turn OFF.
• If the bulbs burn out prematurely due to vibration,
replace with a standard-neck "Garage Door
Opener" bulb.
Lens
Tab
Lens
Slot
75 Watt Max.
Light Bulb
Install the lenses:
(Models 1260, 1260-266, 1260-166, 1250 and
1250-266 only)
• See Figure 1.
• Slide each lens into the guides. Snap bottom tabs
into lens slots.
• Reverse the procedure to remove the lenses
Figure 2
Install the lens:
Lens Slot
75 Watt Max.
Light Bulb
Lens Tab
Installation Step 8
WARNING
Attach the Manual Release
Rope and Handle
Do not use the red handle to pull the door
open or closed. The rope knot could become
untied and you could fall. Use the manual
release only to disengage the trolley and, if
possible, only when the door is closed.
Garage doors are heavy. If the door is open
when the handle is pulled, the door could
close inadvertently if it is not properly
balanced. Serious injury may result to persons
under the door. Make sure the doorway is clear
of persons and obstructions before pulling
handle when door is open.
Overhand
Knot
Trolley
• Thread one end of the rope through the hole in the
top of the red handle so "NOTICE" reads right side
up as shown. Secure with an overhand knot.
The knot should be at least 1" from the end of the
rope to prevent slipping.
• Thread the other end of the rope through the hole in
the release arm of the outer trolley.
• Adjust rope length so the handle is 6 feet above the
floor. Secure with an overhand knot.
If it is necessary to cut the rope, heat seal the cut
end with a match or lighter to prevent unraveling.
Trolley
Release Arm
Rope
NOT
ICE
Overhand
Knot
Panel Screw
Light
Lens
(All other Models except 1240)
• See Figure 2.
• Locate and loosen (approximately 1/8") the two
screws near top of opener front panel. Position
lens against panel with slotted tabs directly below
screws. Slide lens up to seat tabs behind screws.
Snap bottom tabs of lens into panel slots.
Retighten top panel screws to secure lens.
Manual
Release Handle
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Installation Step 9
WARNING
Electrical Requirements
To prevent electrocution or fire, installation
and wiring must be in compliance with local
electrical and building codes.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, your garage
door opener has a grounding type plug with a third
grounding pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding
type outlet.
If the plug doesn't fit into the outlet you have,
contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet.
To avoid installation difficulties,
do not run the opener at this time.
Right
Wrong
• Do not change the plug in any way.
• Do not use a 2-wire adapter.
• Do not use an extension cord.
If permanent wiring is required by your local code, refer to the following procedure:
WARNING
To prevent electrocution, remove power from
the garage door opener and from the circuit
you plan to use for the permanent
connection.
•
•
•
•
Permanent wiring
connection
To make a permanent connection through the
7/8" diameter hole in the top of the opener
(according to local code):
Remove the opener cover screws and set the
cover aside.
Remove the attached 3-prong cord.
Connect the black (line) wire to the screw on the
brass terminal; the white (neutral) wire to the
screw on the silver terminal; and the ground wire
to the green ground screw. The opener must be
grounded.
Reinstall the cover.
Ground Tab
Green
Ground
Screw
Ground Wire
Black
Wire
White Wire
To avoid installation difficulties,
do not run the opener at this time.
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Black
Wire
Information you'll need before you begin the installation of the safety reversing sensor.
The safety reversing sensor must be connected
and aligned correctly before the garage door
opener will move in the down direction. This is a
required safety device and cannot be disabled.
WARNING
Without a properly working safety reversing
sensor, persons (particularly children) could
be injured or killed by a closing garage door.
Read and follow all instructions.
To protect small children, install the safety
reversing sensor so that the beam will be no
higher than 4"-6" above the garage floor.
Disconnect power to the garage door opener
before installing the safety reversing sensor.
Installation procedures are the same for sectional
and one-piece doors.
— Right Side of Garage —
— Left Side of Garage —
Sensor
Unit
Sensor
Unit
Invisible Light Beam
Protection Area
Figure 1: Facing the door from inside the garage
The brackets must be securely fastened to a solid
surface such as the studs on either side of the door,
or add a piece of wood at each location if installing in
masonry construction.
The invisible light beam path must be unobstructed.
No part of the garage door (or door tracks, springs,
hinges, rollers or other hardware) can interrupt the
beam while the door is closing. If it does, use a piece
of wood to build out each sensor mounting location to
the minimum depth required for light beam clearance.
Be sure power to the opener is disconnected.
The sending eye transmits an invisible light beam to
the receiving eye.The units can be installed on
either side of the garage door as long as the sun
never shines directly into the receiving eye lens.
Look at the label on the connector end of each case
to identify the sensors.
The brackets must be connected and fastened so
that the sending and receiving eyes face each other
as shown in Figure 1.
If an obstruction breaks the light beam while the
garage door is closing, the door will stop and
reverse to full open position; and the opener lights
will flash for 5 seconds.
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Figure 2
Installation Step 10
Garage WALL or DOOR TRACK Installation
Install the Safety Reversing Sensor
(Receiving and Sending Eyes)
Mounting Bracket
With Square Holes
Figures 2 , 3 and 4 show recommended assembly
of bracket(s) and "C" wrap based on the wall
installation of the sensors on each side of the
garage door as shown on page 17, or on the
garage door tracks themselves.
For Garage Wall or Door Track Installation
• Fasten the "C" wraps to the mounting brackets
having square holes, using the hardware shown in
Figure 2.
For Door Track Installation Only
• Discard slotted bracket. Drill 3/8" holes in each
track and fasten securely with hardware as shown
in Figure 3.
For Wall Installation
• Connect each assembly to a slotted bracket, using
the hardware shown in Figure 4. Note alignment
of brackets for left and right sides of the door.
• Finger tighten the lock nuts.
• Use bracket mounting holes as a template to
locate and drill (2) 3/16" diameter pilot holes on
both sides of the garage door, 4"-6" above the
floor (but not exceeding 6"). (See warning on
page 21.)
"C" Wrap
#10-32x3/8"
Screws
#10-32
Lock Nuts
Figure 3
Garage DOOR Track Installation
1/4"-20 Lock Nuts
Inside
Garage
Wall
Garage
Door Track
Mounting Bracket
with Square Holes
Drill 3/8"
Holes
"C" Wrap
1/4"-20x1/2"
Carriage Bolts
Figure 4
Garage WALL Installation
1/4x1-1/2"
Lag Screws
1/4-20x1/2" Carriage Bolts
(with square shoulder)
Inside
Garage
Wall
• Attach bracket assemblies with 1/4"x1-1/2"
lag screws as shown in Figure 4.
• Adjust right and left side bracket assemblies to the
same distance out from mounting surface. Make
sure all door hardware obstructions are cleared.
Tighten the nuts securely.
"C" Wrap
Mounting Bracket
with Slot
Mounting Bracket
1/4"-20
Lock Nuts
with Square Holes
Figures 5 and 6 are variations which may fit your installation requirements better. Make sure the wraps and
brackets are aligned so the sensors will face each other across the garage door.
Figure 5
Figure 6
Alternate Wall Mount
Alternate Floor Mount
Inside
Garage
Wall
Inside
Garage
Wall
Indicator
Light
Sensor
Mounting Bracket
with Slot
Mounting Bracket
with Square Holes
Mounting Bracket
with Square Holes
Mounting Bracket
with Slot
"C" Wrap
"C" Wrap
Attach with
concrete anchors
(not provided)
Sensor
Indicator Light
Garage
Floor
Garage
Floor
Hardware Shown Actual Size
#10-32x3/8"
Screw
#10x32
Lock Nut
1/4x1-1/2"
Lag Screw
Staples
22
1/4"-20x1/2"
Carriage Bolts
1/4" - 20
Lock Nut
• Insert the wire connector into each
sensor and push until you hear a
click, Figure 7. The white tab on the
sensor should be flush with the back
of the connector.
Figure 7
Safety Sensor
Tab should be
flush with back
of connector
White Tab
Push connector in
until you hear a click
Wire Connector
Connect Wire to
Opener Terminals
Bell Wire
— Finished Ceiling —
Sensor
Connections
Wall Control
Connections
(dotted line)
1
2
3
Bell Wire
OPENER TERMINAL SCREWS
• Center each sensor unit in a "C" wrap with lenses
pointing toward each other across the door.
• Secure sensors with the hardware shown. Finger
tighten the wing nut on the receiving eye to allow
for final adjustment. Securely tighten the sending
eye wing nut.
Wing Nut
"C" Wrap
Indicator Light
Sensor
Sensor
Wire
Invisible Light Beam
Protection Area
Sensor
1/4-20x1-1/2"
Hex Bolt
Trouble Shooting
1. If the sending eye indicator light does not glow
steadily after installation, check for:
• Electric power to the opener.
• A short in the white or white/black wires. These
can occur under staples or at screw terminal
connections.
• Incorrect wiring between sensors and opener.
• An open wire (wire break).
2. If the sending eye indicator light glows steadily but
the receiving eye indicator light doesn't:
• Check alignment.
• Check for an open wire to the receiving eye.
• Run paired wires from both sensors to the opener.
Use insulated staples to secure the wire to wall
and ceiling.
• Strip 1/4" of insulation from each set of wires.
Separate white and white/black wires sufficiently to
connect to the opener terminal screws:
white to 2 and white/black to 3.
• Plug in the opener. Make sure the Lock Feature is
off. Green indicator lights in both the sending and
receiving eyes will glow steadily if wiring
connections and alignment are correct.
If the indicator light is off in the receiving eye
(and the invisible light beam path is not obstructed),
alignment is required.
• Loosen the receiving eye wing nut to allow slight
rotation of unit. Adjust sensor vertically and/or
horizontally until the green indicator light glows
with a steady light.
• When indicator lights are glowing steadily in both
units, tighten the wing nut in the receiving eye unit.
Hardware Shown Actual Size
1/4-20x1-1/2"
Hex Bolt
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Wing Nut
Installation Step 11
CAUTION
Fasten Door Bracket
To prevent damage to steel, aluminum,
fiberglass or glass panel doors, always
reinforce the inside of the door both vertically
and horizontally with angle iron.
Follow instructions which apply to your door type
as illustrated below or on page 25.
A horizontal brace should be long enough to be secured to 2 vertical supports. A vertical brace should
cover the height of the top panel.
The illustration shows one piece of angle iron as the horizontal brace. For the vertical brace, 2 pieces of
angle iron are used to create a "U"-shaped support. The best solution is to check with your garage door
manufacturer for an opener installation, door reinforcement kit.
SECTIONAL Door Installation Procedure
Header
Bracket
Horizontal and vertical reinforcement
is needed for lightweight garage doors
(fiberglass, aluminum, steel,
doors with glass panel, etc).
Figure 1
Vertical
Reinforcement
Door
Bracket
Location
Lock Washer
5/16"
Carriage Bolt
5/16"-18x2-1/2"
Vertical
Guideline
Door
Bracket
Vertical
Guideline
Nut
5/16"-18
Figure 2
Inside Edge
of Door or
Reinforcement Board
Door
Bracket
• Center the door bracket on the previously marked
vertical guideline used for the header bracket
installation.
• Position the bracket on the face of the door within
the following limits:
A) The top edge of the bracket 2"-4" below the top
edge of the door.
B) The top edge of the bracket directly below any
structural support across the top of the door.
• Mark and drill 5/16" left and right fastening holes.
Secure the bracket as shown in Figure 1 if there is
vertical reinforcement.
If your installation doesn't require vertical reinforcement but does need top and bottom fastening holes
for the door bracket, position the door plate over the
door bracket as shown in Figure 2. Fasten securely
with hardware shown in Figure 1.
Door
Bracket
Plate
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Nut 5/16"-18
Lock Washer 5/16"
Carriage Bolt
5/16"-18x2-1/2"
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All ONE-PIECE Door Installation Procedure
Please read and comply with the warnings and reinforcement instructions on page 24.
They apply to one-piece doors also.
Header Wall
— Finished Ceiling —
2x4 Support
Header
Bracket
Door
Bracket
Horizontal and vertical
reinforcement is needed for
lightweight garage doors
(fiberglass, aluminum, steel,
door with glass panel, etc.).
Optional
Placement
of Door
Bracket
Vertical
Centerline of
Garage Door
Nut
5/16"-18
Lock Washer
5/16"
Door
Bracket
Top of Door
(Inside Garage)
Top Edge
of Door
Optional
Placement
For a door with no
exposed framing or for
the optional installation,
use 5/16"x1-1/2" lag
screw (not supplied) to
fasten door bracket.
• Center the bracket on the top of the door, in line
with the header bracket as shown. Mark holes.
• Drill 5/16" pilot holes and fasten the door bracket
with hardware supplied.
If the door has no exposed framing, drill 3/16" pilot
holes and fasten the bracket with 5/16"x1-1/2"
lag screws (not supplied) to the top of the door.
The door bracket may be installed on the top
edge of the door if required for your installation.
(Refer to the dotted line optional placement
drawing.) Drill 3/16" pilot holes and substitute
5/16"x1-1/2" lag screws (not supplied) to fasten
the bracket to the door.
Carriage Bolt
5/16"-18x2-1/2"
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Nut 5/16"-18
Lock Washer 5/16"
Carriage Bolt
5/16"-18x2-1/2"
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Installation Step 12
Connect Door Arm to Trolley
Follow instructions which apply to your door type
as illustrated below and on page 27.
SECTIONAL Doors Only
Make sure garage door is fully closed. Pull the manual release handle to disconnect the outer trolley
from the inner trolley. Slide the outer trolley back (away from the door) about 2" as shown in
Figures 1, 2 and 3.
Figure 1:
• Fasten straight door arm section to outer trolley
with a clevis pin. Secure the connection with a
ring fastener.
• Fasten curved section to the door bracket in the
same way as shown.
Figure 2:
• Bring arm sections together. Find two pairs of holes
that line up and join sections. Select holes as far
apart as possible to increase door arm rigidity.
Inner Trolley
Outer Trolley
Lock
Washers
5/16"
Clevis
Pin
Ring
Fastener
Rope
Nuts
5/16"-18
Door
Bracket
Clevis Pin
Manual
Release
Handle
Straight
Door Arm
Curved
Door Arm
Screws
5/16"-18x7/8"
Door Bracket
Figure 1
Figure 2
Hole Alignment Alternative
Figure 3:
• If holes in curved arm are above holes in straight
arm, disconnect straight arm. Cut about 6" from
the solid end. Reconnect to trolley with cut end
down as shown.
• Bring arm sections together.
• Find two pairs of holes that line up and join with
screws, lock washers and nuts.
Lock
Washers
5/16"
Nuts
5/16"-18
Hardware Shown Actual Size
Screws
5/16"-18x7/8"
Nut 5/16"-18
Lock Washer 5/16"
Ring Fastener
Cut This End
Figure 3
Hex Screw
5/16"- 18x7/8"
Clevis Pin
5/16"x1"
Proceed to Adjustment Step 1, page 28. Trolley will re-engage automatically when the opener is operated.
26
All ONE-PIECE Doors
Door
Bracket
Assemble the Door Arm:
• Fasten the straight and curved door arm sections
together to the longest possible length (with a 2 or
3 hole overlap).
• With the door closed, connect the straight door
arm section to the door bracket with a clevis pin.
• Secure with a ring fastener.
Ring
Fastener
Lock
Washers
5/16"
Clevis Pin
Nuts
5/16"-18
Straight
Arm
Screws
5/16"-18x7/8
Curved
Door Arm
On one-piece doors, before connecting the door arm to the trolley the travel limits must be adjusted. Limit adjustment screws are located on the left side panel as shown on page 28. Follow adjustment procedures below.
Fully Closed
Trolley
Fully Open
Trolley
Door Arm
Closed
Door
Door Arm
Connector Hole
Open Door
Door Arm
Connector Hole
Door with
Backward Slant
Door Arm
Adjustment Procedures for One-Piece Doors
Open Door Adjustment:
Decrease UP limit
• Turn the UP limit adjustment screw counterclockwise 5-1/2 turns.
• Press the Door Control button/push bar. The
trolley will travel to the fully open position.
• Manually raise the door to the open position
(parallel to the floor), and lift the door arm to the
trolley. The arm should touch the trolley just in
back of the door arm connector hole. Refer to the
fully open trolley/door arm positions in the
illustration. If the arm does not extend far enough,
adjust the limit further. One full turn equals 2" of
trolley travel.
Closed Door Adjustment:
Decrease DOWN limit
• Turn the DOWN limit adjustment screw clockwise
5 complete turns.
• Press the Door Control button/push bar. The trolley
will travel to the fully closed position.
• Manually close the door and lift the door arm to the
trolley. The arm should touch the trolley just ahead
of the door arm connector hole. Refer to the fully
closed trolley/door arm positions in the illustration. If
the arm is behind the connector hole, adjust the
limit further. One full turn equals 2" of trolley travel.
Connect the door arm to the trolley.
• Close the door and join the curved arm to the connector hole in the trolley with the remaining clevis pin. It may
be necessary to lift the door slightly to make the connection.
• Secure with a ring fastener.
• Run the opener through a complete travel cycle. If the door has a slight "backward" slant in full open position
as shown in the illustration, decrease the UP limit until the door is parallel to the floor.
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Adjustment Section: Pages 28 – 30
Adjustment Step 1
WARNING
Adjust the UP and DOWN Limits
Improper adjustment of the travel limits will
interfere with the proper operation of the safety
reverse system. The door might not reverse
when required and could seriously injure or kill
someone under it. Test the safety reverse
system following all adjustments to the travel
limits. See page 30.
Limit adjustment settings regulate the points at
which the door will stop when moving up or down.
The door will stop in the up direction if anything
interferes with door travel. The door will reverse in
the down direction if anything interferes with the
door travel (including binding or unbalanced doors).
To operate the opener, press the Door Control
button/push bar. Run the opener through a
complete travel cycle.
• Does the door open and close completely?
• Does the door stay closed and not reverse
unintentionally when fully closed?
If your door passes both of these tests, no limit
adjustments are necessary.
INCREASE TRAVEL
DOWN
UP
Left Side
Panel
Limit
Adjustment
Screws
INCREASE TRAVEL
DOWN
UP
Adjustment Label
Adjustment procedures are outlined below. Run the opener through a complete travel cycle after each
adjustment.
Repeated operation of the opener during adjustment procedures may cause the motor to overheat and
shut off. Simply wait 15 minutes and try again.
Read the procedures carefully before continuing on to Adjustment Step 2. Use a screwdriver to make limit
adjustments.
How and When to Adjust the Limits
If the door does not open completely
but opens at least five feet
Increase up travel. Turn the UP limit adjustment
screw clockwise. One turn equals 2" of travel.
If door does not open at least 5 feet:
Adjust the UP (open) force as explained in
Adjustment Step 2.
If the door does not close completely
Increase down travel. Turn the DOWN limit
adjustment screw counterclockwise. One turn
equals 2" of travel.
If door still won't close completely, try lengthening
the door arm. (See page 26.)
If you have adjusted the door arm to the maximum
length and the door still will not close completely,
lower the header bracket. See Installation Step 1,
pages 12 and 13.
If the opener reverses in fully closed position
Decrease down travel. Turn the DOWN limit
adjustment screw clockwise. One turn equals 2"
of travel.
If the door reverses when closing and
there is no visible interference to travel cycle
If the opener lights are flashing, the Safety Reversing
Sensor is obstructed. Remove the obstruction.
Test the door for binding: Pull the manual release
handle. Manually open and close the door. If the door
is binding, call for garage door service. If the door is
not binding or unbalanced, adjust the DOWN (close)
force. See Adjustment Step 2.
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Adjustment Step 2
WARNING
Adjust the Force
Too much force on the door will interfere with
the proper operation of the safety reverse
system. The door might not reverse properly
when required and could seriously injure or
kill someone under it. Do not increase the
force beyond the minimum amount required to
close the door. Do not use the force
adjustments to compensate for a binding or
sticking garage door. Test the safety reverse
system following all adjustments to force
levels. See page 30.
Force adjustment controls are located on the back
panel of the opener. Force adjustment settings
regulate the amount of power required to open and
close the door.
The door will stop in the up direction if anything
interferes with its travel. The door will reverse in the
down direction if anything interferes with its travel
(including binding or unbalanced doors).
If the forces are set too light, door travel may be
interrupted by nuisance reversals in the down
direction and stops in the up direction. Weather
conditions can affect the door movement, so
occasional adjustment may be needed.
The maximum force adjustment range is
260 degrees, about 3/4 of a complete turn. Do not
force controls beyond that point. Turn force
adjustment controls with a screwdriver.
Force
Adjustment
Controls
1
3
2
9
1
7
9
1
7
3
9
3
9
1
7
3
5
5
KG
KG
1
7
3
5
5
KG
KG
Adjustment Label
Back Panel
of Opener
How and When to Adjust the Forces
Test the DOWN (close) force:
Grasp the door bottom when the door is about
halfway through DOWN (close) travel. The door
should reverse. (Reversal halfway through down
travel does not guarantee reversal on a two-inch
obstruction. See page 30.) If the door is hard to
hold or doesn't reverse, decrease the DOWN (close)
force by turning the control counterclockwise.
Make 10 degree turn adjustments until the door
reverses normally. After each adjustment, run the
opener through a complete cycle.
Make 10 degree turn adjustments until the door stops
easily. After each adjustment, run the opener through
a complete travel cycle.
If the door doesn't open at least 5 feet:
Increase UP (Open) force by turning the control
clockwise. Make 10 degree turn adjustments until
door opens completely. Re-adjust the UP limit if
necessary. After each adjustment, run the opener
through a complete travel cycle.
If the door reverses during the down (close) cycle
and the opener lights aren't flashing:
Increase DOWN (close) force by turning the control
clockwise. Make 10 degree turn adjustments until the
door completes a close cycle. After each adjustment,
run the opener through a complete travel cycle. Do
not increase the force beyond the minimum
amount required to close the door.
Test the UP (open) force:
Grasp the door bottom when the door is about
halfway through UP (open) travel. The door should
stop. If the door is hard to hold or doesn't stop,
decrease UP (open) force by turning the control
counterclockwise.
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Adjustment Step 3
WARNING
Test The Safety Reversing Sensor
Without a properly working safety reversing
sensor, persons (particularly children) could be
seriously injured or killed if trapped by a closing
garage door. Repeat this test once a month.
• Press the remote control push button to open
the door.
• Place the opener carton in the path of the door.
• Press the remote control push button to close the
door. The door will not move more than an inch,
and the opener light(s) will flash.
The garage door opener will not close from a
remote if the indicator light in either sensor is
off, alerting you to the fact that the sensor is
misaligned or obstructed.
The garage door can be closed by pressing and
holding the door control button/push bar until down
travel is completed.
Professional service is required if the opener
closes the door when the safety reversing
sensor is obstructed.
Safety Reversing Sensor
Adjustment Step 4
Safety Reversing Sensor
WARNING
Test the Safety Reverse System
Failure to test and adjust the safety reverse
system may result in serious injury or death
from a closing garage door. Repeat this test
once a month and adjust as needed.
Test:
• Place a one-inch board (or a 2x4 laid flat) on the
floor, centered under the garage door.
• Operate the door in the down direction. The door
must reverse on striking the obstruction.
Adjustment:
If the door stops on the obstruction, it is not traveling
far enough in the down direction.
• Increase the DOWN limit by turning the DOWN
limit adjustment screw counterclockwise 1/4 turn.
• Repeat the test.
On a sectional door, make sure limit
adjustments do not force the door arm beyond a
straight up and down position. See the
illustration on page 26.
• When the door reverses on the one-inch object
(or 2x4 laid flat), remove the obstruction and run
the opener through 3 or 4 complete travel cycles to
test adjustment.
If the door will not reverse after repeated
adjustment attempts, call for professional
garage door service.
GARAGE DOOR
One-inch Board
(2x4 laid flat)
Important safety check:
Repeat Adjustment Steps 1, 2 and 4 after:
• Each adjustment of door arm length, force controls
or limit controls.
• Any repair to or adjustment of the garage door
(including springs and hardware).
• Any repair to or buckling of the garage floor.
• Any repair to or adjustment of the opener.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
WARNING
To reduce the risk of severe injury or death to persons:
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Do not permit children either to operate or to play with the opener. Keep remote control in a
location inaccessible to children.
3. Operate opener only when the door is in full view and free from any obstruction. Keep the door in
sight until it is completely closed. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING DOOR.
4. Check safety reversal system monthly. See page 30. The garage door MUST reverse on contact
with a one-inch object (or a 2x4 board laid flat) placed on the floor. If an adjustment is made to
either the force or the limit of travel, both adjustments may be needed and the safety reversal
system must be checked. Failure to properly adjust the opener may result in severe injury or death.
5. If possible, use the manual release only when the door is in a closed position. Caution should be
taken whenever the disconnect cord is actuated with the door open. Weak or broken springs may
cause the door to fall rapidly, causing injury or death to persons.
6. KEEP GARAGE DOORS PROPERLY BALANCED. See page 3. An improperly balanced door may not
reverse when required and could result in severe injury or death. Repairs to cables, spring
assemblies and other hardware must be made by a professional garage door person.
7. Disconnect the electric power from the garage door opener before making any repairs or removing
the covers.
8.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Care of Your Opener
The remote control transmitter
The opener must learn the code of any new remote
control. Page 33 explains how to program your
receiver and how to erase all codes if required. Self
service of your receiver and remote control is not
recommended. If service is needed, call the toll-free
number listed on the back page.
The remote control battery
The green battery test light will glow and the opener
will operate when the remote control is activated, as
long as there is adequate battery power.
If the test light is dim or off, replace the battery. Also
check the test light if transmission range decreases.
The 12 volt battery should produce power for at least
a year.
Dispose of your old battery properly.
Limit and force adjustment controls
Limit Controls
Force Controls
9
1
7
INCREASE TRAVEL
DOWN
UP
Adjustment Label
(Located on the left side panel)
3
9
1
7
3
5
5
KG
KG
Adjustment Label
(Located on the back panel)
Weather conditions may cause some minor
changes in door operation requiring some readjustments, particularly during the first year
of operation.
Pages 28 and 29 refer to the limit and force
adjustments. Only a screwdriver is required. Follow
the instructions carefully.
Repeat the safety reverse test (page 30) after any
adjustment of limits or force.
Maintenance Schedule
Once a Month
Manually operate door. If it is unbalanced or
binding, call for professional garage door service.
Check to be sure door opens & closes fully.
Adjust limits and/or force if necessary. (See pages
28 and 29.)
Repeat the safety reverse test. Make any
necessary adjustments (See page 30).
Twice a Year
Check chain tension. Disconnect trolley first.
Adjust if necessary (See page 11).
Once a Year
Oil door rollers, bearings and hinges.
The opener does not require additional
lubrication.
Do not grease the door tracks.
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Operation of Your Opener
Activate the opener with any of the following
devices:
1. The Remote Control Transmitter. Hold push
button down until the door starts to move.
2. The Door Control. Hold button/push bar down
until the door starts to move.
3. The Outside Keylock or Keyless Entry.
(See Accessories)
When the Opener is Activated:
1. If open, the door will close. If closed, the door will
open.
2. If closing, the door will reverse.
3. If opening, the door will stop (allowing space for
entry and exit of pets and for fresh air).
4. If the door has been stopped in a partially open
position, it will close.
5. If obstructed while closing, the door will reverse.
6. If obstructed while opening, the door will stop.
7. The garage door will reverse in the closing cycle
when the invisible beam is broken. If fully open, the
door will not close when the beam is broken. The
sensor has no effect in the opening cycle.
If the sensor is not installed, or is not aligned
correctly, the door won't close from any remote
control transmitter. You can close the door with the
Door Control, the Outside Keylock, or the Keyless
Entry, however, if you press and hold the button/push
bar until down travel is complete. If you release the
button/push bar too soon, the door will reverse.
The opener lights will blink for 5 seconds when the
safety reversing sensor causes the door to reverse.
Opener Lights will turn on under the following
conditions: When the opener is initially plugged in;
when the power is interrupted; when the opener is
activated. They will turn off automatically after 4-1/2
minutes or provide constant light when the Light
feature is activated. Bulb size is 75 watts maximum.
WARNING
Weak or broken springs could allow an open
door to fall (either rapidly or unexpectedly),
resulting in serious injury, death or property
damage. If possible, use the manual release
rope and handle only when the door is fully
closed.
Trolley
Release Arm
Trolley
NO
TIC
E
Manual Release
Handle (Pull Down)
Manual disconnect
position
The lockout feature
prevents the trolley from
reconnecting automatically. Pull the
manual release handle
down and back (toward
the opener). The door
can then be raised and
lowered manually as
often as necessary. To
disengage the Lockout
Feature, pull the manual
handle straight down.
The trolley will reconnect
on the next UP or
DOWN operation.
To open the door
manually:
The door should be
fully closed if possible.
Pull down on the
manual release handle
and lift the door
manually. To
reconnect the door to
the opener, press the
Door Control
button/push bar.
Trolley
Release Arm
Trolley
NOTICE
Manual Release Handle
(Pull Down & Back
Towards Opener)
Lockout position
Operation of the Door Controls
Lighted Door Control Button;
Lighted Push Bar – Door Control Panel: Press to
open or close the door.
Press again to reverse the door during the closing
cycle or to stop the door while it's opening.
Light Feature – Door Control Panel: Press the
Light button. If the opener light is off, it will turn on.
If the opener light is on, (even in the 4-1/2 minute
automatic cycle) it will turn off.
But if you use the Light button to turn the light(s) on
and then activate the opener, the light(s) will turn off
after 4-1/2 minutes.
The Light button will not control the opener lights
when the door is in motion.
Lock Feature – Door Control Panel: The Lock
feature is designed to prevent operation of the door
from remote controls. However, the door will open
and close from the Door Control push bar, the
Outside Keylock and the Keyless Entry Accessories.
To Activate: Press and hold the Lock button for 2
seconds. The push bar light will flash as long as the
Lock feature is on.
To turn off: Press and hold the Lock button again
for 2 seconds. The push bar light will stop flashing.
Normal operation will resume. The Lock feature will
also turn off whenever the "Smart" button on the
opener end panel is activated.
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Receiver and Remote Control Programming
NOTICE: To comply with FCC rules, adjustment or modification
of this receiver and/or transmitter are prohibited, except for
changing the code setting or replacing the transmitter battery.
THERE ARE NO OTHER USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
WARNING
Children operating or playing with a garage
door opener can injure themselves or others.
The garage door could close and cause
serious injury or death. Do not allow children
to operate the door control(s) or remote
control transmitter(s).
A moving garage door could injure or kill
someone under it. Activate the opener only
when you can see the door clearly, it is free of
obstructions, and is properly adjusted.
Your garage door opener receiver and remote control
transmitter have been set at the factory to a matching
code. The door will open when you press the remote
control push button.
Your "Smart" garage door opener will operate with:
• up to twelve "Smart" remote control transmitters
(with green indicator lights),
• a Keyless Entry System, and
• code switch remote controls with red indicator
lights.
Follow the instructions below to program your opener
to match any additional remotes you may purchase.
See accessories on page 38.
Figure 1
Model 81LM
Single Function Remote Control
To Add A Remote
1. Press and hold the remote push button. See
Figure 1.
2. Then press and release the "Smart" button on the
back panel of the opener in Figure 2. The opener
lights on the panel will flash once.
3. Release the remote push button.
Now the opener will operate when the remote control
push button is pressed.
If you release the remote control push button
before the opener lights flash, the opener will not
accept the code.
To Erase All Remote Control Codes
• Press and hold the "Smart" button on the opener
panel until the indicator light turns off (about 6
seconds). All the codes the opener has learned
will be erased.
• To reprogram, repeat Steps 1 - 3 for each remote
control in use.
Green Battery
Indicator Light
Push Button
Figure 2
Garage Door Opener
(With "Smart" Button)
1
3
2
9
1
7
"Smart"
Button
3
9
1
7
5
5
KG
KG
Indicator
Light
END PANEL
Code programming instructions are also located
on the opener panel.
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3
Having a Problem?
Situation
Probable Cause & Solution
The opener doesn't
operate from either
the door control or
the remote control:
1. Does the opener have electric power? Plug a lamp into the outlet. If it doesn't light,
check the fuse box or the circuit breaker. (Some outlets are controlled by a wall switch.)
2. Have you disabled all door locks? Review installation instruction warnings on
Page 11.
3. Is there a build-up of ice or snow under the door? The door may be frozen to the
ground. Remove any restriction.
4. The garage door spring may be broken. Have it replaced.
5. Repeated operation may have tripped the overload protector in the motor. Wait
15 minutes. Try again.
Opener operates from 1. Is the door control push bar lit? If not, Remove the bell wire from the opener terminal
remote control, but
screws. Short the red and white terminals by touching both terminals at the same
not from door control:
time with a piece of wire. If the opener runs, check for a faulty wire connection at the
door control, a short under the staples, or a broken wire.
2. Are the wiring connections correct? Review Step 6, page 18.
The door operates
from the door control,
but not from the
remote control:
1. If your model has the Lock feature, turn it off.
2. Is the wall push button flashing? Your opener needs to re-learn a remote control
code. Refer to instructions on the opener panel.
3. Does the battery test light glow when the remote control push button is pressed? If
not, replace the battery.
4. Program the receiver to match the remote control code.
5. Repeat the receiver programming procedure with all remote controls.
The remote control
has short range:
1. Check the battery test light. If the light is dim, replace the battery.
2. Change the location of the remote control in your car.
3. Check to be sure the antenna on the side or back panel of the opener extends fully
downward.
4. Some installations may have shorter range due to a metal door, foil backed
insulation, or metal garage siding.
Opener noise is
disturbing in living
quarters of home:
If operational noise is a problem because of proximity of the opener to the living
quarters, the Vibration Isolator Kit 41A3263 can be installed. This kit was designed to
minimize vibration to the house and is easy to install.
The garage door
opens and closes
by itself:
1. Be sure that all remote control push buttons and battery indicator lights are off.
2. Remove the bell wire from the door control terminals and operate from the remote
control only. If this solves the problem, the door control is faulty (replace), or there is
an intermittent short on the wire between the door control and the opener.
The door doesn't
open completely:
1. If the door has been working properly but now doesn't open all the way, increase the
up force. See page 29.
2. Is something obstructing the door? Remove the obstruction or repair the door.
3. If door opens at least 5 feet, the travel limits may need to be increased. One turn
equals 2 inches of travel. See page 28.
Repeat the safety reverse test after the adjustment is complete.
The door stops but
doesn't close
completely:
Review the travel limits adjustment procedures on page 28.
Repeat the safety reverse test after any adjustment of door arm length, close
force or down limit.
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Having a Problem? (continued)
Situation
Probable Cause & Solution
The door opens but
won't close:
1. If the opener lights blink, check the safety reversing sensor. See page 23.
2. If the opener lights do not blink and it is a new installation, check the down force.
See Adjustment Step 2, page 29. For an existing installation, see below.
Repeat the safety reverse test after the adjustment is complete.
The door reverses
for no apparent
reason and opener
lights don't blink:
1. Is something obstructing the door? Pull the manual release handle. Operate the door
manually. If it is unbalanced or binding, call for professional garage door service.
2. Clear any ice or snow from the garage floor area where the door closes.
3. Review the force adjustment procedures on page 29.
4. If door reverses in the fully closed position, decrease the travel limits (page 28).
Repeat safety reverse test after adjustments to force or travel limits. The need
for occasional adjustment of the force and limit settings is normal. Weather
conditions in particular can affect door travel.
The door reverses for
no apparent reason
and opener lights
blink for 5 seconds
after reversing:
Check the safety reversing sensor. Remove any obstruction or align the receiving eye.
See page 23.
The opener lights:
. . . don't turn on:
Replace the light bulbs (75 watts maximum). Use a standard neck garage door opener
bulb if regular bulb burns out.
. . . don't turn off:
Is the Light feature on? Turn it off.
The opener strains
or maximum force is
needed to operate
door:
The door may be out of balance or the springs are broken. Close the door and use the
manual release to disconnect the trolley. Open and close the door manually. A properly
balanced door will stay in any point of travel while being supported entirely by its
springs. If it does not, disconnect the opener and call a professional garage door
serviceman. Do not increase the force to operate the opener.
The opener motor
hums briefly, then
won't work:
1. The garage door springs are broken. See above.
2. If the problem occurs on the first operation of the opener, door may be locked. Disable
the door lock. If the chain was removed and reinstalled, the motor may be out of phase.
Remove the chain; cycle the motor to the down position. Observe the drive sprocket.
When it turns in a clockwise direction and stops in the down position, reinstall the chain.
Repeat the safety reverse test after the adjustment is complete.
The opener won't
operate due to
power failure:
1. Use the manual release to disconnect the trolley. The door can be opened and closed
manually. When the power is restored, press the door control push bar and trolley will
automatically reconnect (unless trolley is in lockout position.) See page 32.
2. The Outside Quick Release accessory (for use on garages with no service door)
disconnects the trolley from outside the garage in case of power failure.
The chain droops
or sags:
It is normal for the chain to droop slightly in the closed door position. Use the manual
release to disconnect the trolley. If the chain returns to normal height when the trolley is
disengaged and the door reverses on a one-inch board, no adjustments are needed
(see page 11).
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Repair Parts
Rail Assembly Parts
5
3
1
E
AS
RE
IL G 3A4
.8
NO
RA
4
2
6
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
1A995
41A4813
41A3489
183B99
41D3484
83A4
Master link kit
Chain pulley bracket
Complete trolley assembly
One-piece T-rail
Full chain assembly
Rail grease
Installation Parts
7
4
LOCK
LIGHT
1
6
5
3
NOT
2
ICE
9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NLY
TO
UN
G
LIN
MO
CEI
UP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
41A4202A
41A4166
10A20
41A3984-7
29B137
41A2828
217A238
41A5047
41A4353
41A4373A
178B34
178B35
12B483
12B484
12B485
41A2770-2
41A4116
114A1915
Multi-function door control panel
Lighted door control button
3V2032 Lithium battery
Transmitter case, cover & screw only
Transmitter visor clip
Manual rope & handle assembly
2-Conductor bell wire - white & white/red
Door bracket w/clevis pin & fastener
Header bracket w/clevis pin & fastener
Safety sensor kit (receiving and sending
eyes) with 3' 2-conductor bell wire
attached
Straight door arm section
Curved door arm section
"C " Wrap bracket
Square holed mounting bracket
Slotted mounting bracket
NOT SHOWN
Installation hardware bag (includes
hardware illustrated on page 7).
Safety sensor hardware
Owner's manual
36
8
10
11
13
12
14
15
Repair Parts
Opener Assembly Parts
1
1A
2
5
2A
4
3
8A
7
8
7
21
17
20
9
19
10
11
18
6
8
(Down)
Contact
Brown
Wire
LIMIT SWITCH ASSY.
DN
UP
Drive
Gear
Center Limit
Contact
KEY
NO.
1
1A
2
2A
3
4
5
6
7
8
8A
9
10
11
(Up)
Contact
14
16
17
12
15
Grey
Wire
Yellow
Wire
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
12
41D3058
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
41A4208 Chain spreader w/screws (1256, 1246)
31D380 Sprocket cover (all other models)
41C4206A Gear and sprocket assy. (1256, 1246)
41C4220A Gear and sprocket assy. (All other models)
Complete with: Spring washer,
Thrust washer, Retaining ring, Bearing
plate, Roll pins (2), Drive gear and worm
gear, Helical gear w/retainer and grease
41A2817 Drive/worm gear kit w/grease
Roll pins (2)
41B4245 Line cord
143D152 End panel w/all labels
(1260, 1260-266, 1260-166,1250,
1250-266)
143D100 End panel w/all labels (All other models)
175B88 Light socket
108D34 Lens (1260, 1260-266, 1260-166,
1250, 1250-266)
108D36 Lens (All other models except 1240)
30B363 Capacitor - 1/2HP
30B387 Capacitor - 1/3HP
30B366 Capacitor - 1/4HP
12A373 Capacitor bracket
41A3150 Terminal block w/screws
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
37
DESCRIPTION
Universal replacement motor &
bracket assy. Complete with: Motor,
worm, bracket, bearing assembly,
RPM sensor.
41A3583-2 Cover (1260, 1260-266, 1260-166,
1256, 1255, 1255-166)
41A3583-1 Cover (All other models except 1240)
41A3583
Cover (1240)
41A2818
Helical gear & retainer w/grease
41D3452
Limit switch asembly
41C4398A RPM sensor assembly
41C4246
Wire harness assy. w/plug
41A2826
Shaft bearing kit
41A2822A Interrupter cup assy.
41A4252-6B Receiver logic board assy. (1260,
1260-266,1260-166, 1250, 1250-266)
Complete with: Logic board,
End panel w/all labels, Light socket
41A4252-7B Receiver logic board assy.
(All other models)
41A3673
End panel w/all labels (1260,
1260-266, 1260-166, 1250, 1250-266)
41A3712
End panel w/all labels (All other models)
NOT SHOWN
41A2825
Opener assy. hardware kit (includes
screws not designated by a number in
illustration).
Accessories Available For Your Opener
Model 1702
Outside Quick Release:
Required for a garage with NO
access door.
Model 60
Outside Keylock:
Opens the garage door
automatically from outside when
remote control is not handy.
Model 1708LM
8 foot Complete Rail:
To allow an 8 foot door to open fully.
Model 1710LM
Model 66LM
Model 81LM
"Smart" Remote Control:
Includes visor clip.
Model 61LM
Single-Function Standard Size
Remote Control:
Includes visor clip.
Model 82LM
2-Channel Remote Control:
Includes visor clip.
Model 83LM
3-Channel Remote Control:
Includes visor clip.
10 foot Complete Rail:
To allow a 10 foot door to open fully.
Keyless Entry:
Enables homeowner to operate
garage door opener from outside
by entering code on specially
designed keyboard.
Wire-In Light Control:
Controls interior or exterior lights.
Wires into the electrical box like a
dimmer switch.
Model 84LM
4-Channel Remote Control:
Includes visor clip.
Model 742LM
Plug-In Light Control:
Controls interior lights. Plugs into a
wall receptacle.
Model 99LM
Security Remote Control:
Operate garage door opener by
entering 2-3-4 or 5 digit code from
backlit keyboard.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
EN
TE
R
Model 722LM
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Index
Access Door/Outside Key Release Accessory ...............................................................................................4, 5
Chain Tension ..............................................................................................................................................4, 5, 11
Electrical Safety Warnings........................................................................................................................2, 20, 31
Garage Door
Testing for balance, binding and sticking...................................................................................................3, 28, 31
Determining high point of travel:
Sectional Door ..................................................................................................................................................12
One-Piece Door ................................................................................................................................................13
Disabling existing locks....................................................................................................................................3, 11
Force Controls
Adjustment Procedures ....................................................................................................................................29
Problems that might require Force adjustments .........................................................................................34, 35
Safety Warnings .........................................................................................................................................29, 31
Door hardware .....................................................................................................................3, 9, 11, 12, 18, 31, 32
Maintenance Instruction Label.......................................................................................................................11, 28
Reinforcement requirements ...........................................................................................................................4, 24
Removing of all ropes ......................................................................................................................................3, 11
Possible door damage ...................................................................................................................................16, 24
Travel Limits
Adjustment Procedures ....................................................................................................................................28
Problems that might require Limit adjustments...........................................................................................34, 35
Safety Warnings .........................................................................................................................................28, 31
Manual Release Rope & Handle
Lockout Feature..................................................................................................................................................32
Manual Disconnect .............................................................................................................................................32
Safety Warnings ...............................................................................................................................11, 19, 31, 32
Opener Terminals
Door Control Connections ..................................................................................................................................18
Safety Reversing Sensor Connections ...............................................................................................................23
Outside Keylock Accessory Connections ...........................................................................................................18
Operational Noise
Sprocket noise ....................................................................................................................................................11
Vibration noise (isolator kit) ................................................................................................................................34
Receiver and Remote Controls
Programming the receiver ..................................................................................................................................33
Erasing all codes ................................................................................................................................................33
Safety warning ....................................................................................................................................................33
Problems with remote control operation .............................................................................................................34
Safety Reverse Test Procedure..........................................................................................................................30
Testing required................................................................................................................................11, 30, 34, 35
Safety Reverse System Problems
Securing header bracket to wall .......................................................................................................................12
Adjusting travel limits ........................................................................................................................................28
Applying excessive force on the door ...............................................................................................................29
Buckling or uneven floor .................................................................................................................................4, 5
Safety Warnings...........................................................2, 3, 9, 11,12,16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
User Instruction Label for garage wall ........................................................................................................11, 18
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LIFT-MASTER SERVICE IS
ON CALL
OUR LARGE SERVICE ORGANIZATION
SPANS AMERICA
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
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Selling prices will be furnished on request or parts will
be shipped at prevailing prices and you will be billed
accordingly.
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WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
INSTALLATION AND SERVICE INFORMATION IS AS
NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE SIX DAYS A WEEK.
SIMPLY DIAL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER:
• MODEL NUMBER
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SERVICE INFORMATION
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-528-9131
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Model 1260 - 1/2HP
Model 1260-266 - 1/2HP
Model 1250 - 1/3HP
LIFT-MASTER GARAGE DOOR OPENER ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Chamberlain/Lift-Master warrants to the first retail purchaser of this product that it will be free from any defect in materials and/or
workmanship for a period of twelve full months from the date of purchase. The product must be used in complete accordance with LiftMaster's instructions for installation, operation and care.
Model 1256 - 1/2HP
Model 1246 - 1/3HP
LIMITED WARRANTY ON MOTOR
Model 1260, 1260-266: The motor is fully warranted for the lifetime of the product to the first-time purchaser.
Models 1256, 1255, 1255-266 & 1255-2K: The motor is warranted to be free from any defect in materials and/or workmanship for a
period of 48 full months (4 years) from the date of purchase.
Model 1250: The motor is warranted to be free from any def ect in materials and/or workmanship f or a period of
36 full months (3 years) from the date of purchase.
Models 1246, 1245: The motor is warranted to be free from any defect in materials and/or workmanship for a period of 24 full months
(2 years) from the date of purchase.
Models 1240: The motor is warranted to be free from any defect in materials and/or workmanship for a period of 12 full
months (1 year) from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover non-defect damage, damage caused by unreasonable use (including abuse, failure to provide
reasonable and necessary maintenance, or any alterations to the product), labor charges for dismantling or reinstalling of a repaired
or replaced unit or replacement batteries.
If, during the warranty period, the product appears as though it may be defective, CALL OUR TOLL FREE SERVICE NUMBER
BEFORE DISMANTLING IT (1-800-528-9131). If the product is then alleged to be defective, please send it pre-paid and insured to
our Service Center to obtain warranty repair. You will be advised of shipping instructions when you call the number listed above.
Please be sure to include a brief description of the problem and a dated proof-of-purchase receipt with any product that is returned for
warranty repair.
Product under warranty, which upon receipt by Chamberlain/Lift-Master is determined to be defective in materials and/or
workmanship, will be repaired or replaced (Chamberlain's option) at no cost to you and returned pre-paid. Defective parts will be
repaired or replaced with new or factory rebuild parts at Chamberlain's option.
THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS
LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG
AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All claims for consequential or incidental damages for breach of this warranty are excluded and in no event shall manufacturer's
liability for breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability or breach of contract exceed the cost of the product covered herein, but the
purchaser is entitled to the remedies expressly provided in this policy. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
No representative or person is authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this product. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
114A1915B
©1996, The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Printed in Mexico
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Model 1255 - 1/2HP
Model 1255-266 - 1/2HP
Model 1255-2K - 1/2HP
Model 1245 - 1/3HP
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(Model Series 1200)
For Residential Use Only
ADDRESS ORDERS TO:
THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC.
Parts and Service Department
2301 N. Forbes Boulevard, Suite 104
Tucson, Arizona 85745
For professional installation, parts and service,
contact your local LIFT-MASTER/ CHAMBERLAIN
dealer. Look for him in the Yellow Pages, or call our
Service number for a list of dealers in your area.
Complies with
UL 325
Regulations
effective
January 1, 1993.
Garage Door Opener
Owner's Manual
• PART NUMBER
• PART NAME
1-800-528-9131
HOURS: (Mountain Std. Time)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. - Monday through Friday
7:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. - Saturday
Closed Sunday
The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
A DUCHOSSOIS ENTERPRISE
845 Larch Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
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Model 1240 - 1/4HP
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Please read this manual and the enclosed safety materials carefully!
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Fasten the manual near the garage door after installation.
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The door WILL NOTCover
CLOSE
the Protector
is connected and
Artunless
- Liftmaster
CombinedSystem
Manual USA
properly aligned. Models 1160, 1156, 1155, 1146, 1145 & 1140
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Periodic checks of the opener are required
5/1/92to ensure safe operation.
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The model number label is located on the front panel of your opener.