Now that you have finally bought a garage door opener, it is time for you to install and set it up. You could save a lot of money when you install and set it up by yourself. Before doing the installation of the garage door opener yourself, check the model of your garage door opener whether its warranty would not be voided if the installation would not be done by professional and if you have doubts in your carpentry and electrical skills, then it is not worth the risk to have a mistake in the installation especially in the electrical department as safety will always be the main concern. Choosing the best people to do the job is very important, this could save you time and assures you of the best service there is. Although this could make you spend more money but it would save you some of your valuable time. In some occasions, improper installation could cause severe damage to the garage door opener and would render it useless. So most likely, hiring a professional will always be a good idea.
The installation will require you some of these basic tools: screwdriver, hammer, adjustable wrench, tape measure, drill driver, hacksaw pliers, and a wire stripper.
After you have successfully installed your Sears Garage Door Opener in your home it is now time to set it up by programming your Garage Door Operator Remote or outside keypad.
For the Garage Door Opener
Press and release the “smart” button on garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. The 971LM and 973LM remotes have a corresponding amber or red, square, learn button. The 371LM and 373LM have a corresponding purple, square, learn button. Learn buttons are located on the motor head near the terminal strip for wire connections. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote. Release the button when the motor unit light blinks. It has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, two clicks will be heard.
For the Garage Door Opener Remote Control
Press and release the “smart” button on garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds. Within 30 seconds, enter a four digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold the ENTER button. Release the button when the garage door opener motor unit lights blink. It has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, two clicks will be heard.
You may also use a universal remote for you sears garage door opener and setting it up is not difficult. You may setup the universal remote control’s three buttons to different garage doors. The universal remote control can be setup to open a garage door by using the remote’s visor clip to press and release the recessed button. Press and release the Learn button on your first garage door opener motor unit. Then select a remote button and hold it down until the opener lights blink then press a different button on the remote to complete the programming. If the lights do not flash after a few seconds, release the button and try again. The same process shall be repeated to program the next button for another garage door. Most universal remote control cannot program one button to operate two doors at the same time. If you have multiple garage door opener in your home, make sure that the universal remote control is compatible with all of them.