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To: If I had a nickel.

Posted by tcox (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 29, 09 at 15:56

In defense of the Craftsman openers, I have two ten year old openers on my doors that work great! One, on a smaller door, get's the most use as it gets treated as a walkthrough for everything I need to do in the front yard. It must get used 10 times a day! I think one great maintenance idea everyone should do is to disengage the lift and roll the door up and down by hand a few times. The opener should not have to lift the door. That's what the springs are for. In ten years I have adjusted the springs twice to maintain fingertip lifting and closing. Do your doors open and close that easily? If they don't, you are depending on your opener to do a job for which it was never intended.

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RE: To: If I had a nickel.

I concur. We had 2 Craftsman openers that were 12 years old when we replaced them about a year ago. Nothing was wrong with them. We just decided to buy new ones with more features(e.g. motion activated lights) since we were replacing the doors anyway.

I also agree with the posters who have said there are probably more Craftsman problems listed here simply because there are more Craftsman openers in use.

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