Works well so far. Took my handy man several hours to install. The programming was simple but getting the door to go up and down properly at first was a challenge. Replaced the metal hangers with much stronger ones purchased from a local hardware store. The ones provided were very thin and shakey and would sway from side to side com the ceiling. But it's working now. I like the key pad and the openers for the car are very small and compact.
I have a solid double stall wide garage door - not a sectional door - and this has the power to open this heavy double door. Be sure to check carefully for the right version of this opener if you have the same type of garage door I do, as many will not work except on the sectional roll-up doors. My boyfriend put it all together and installed it - and he's still speaking to me - so I think most anyone with a little mechanical ability could do this. He said the pieces snapped together well and the instructions were pretty clear. This opener replaced an older model (made in the Jurassic Period I think) and it is sooooo much quieter!
I installed two of these units in two different garages within the past month. The first was a breeze because it was in warmer climes. We returned to our home in Iowa on Jan 2 to a broken 25 year-old chain drive garage door opener and I immediately turned around and ordered the exact same opener (so pleased was I with the first one). It was more of a challenge in below freezing temperatures, but the instructions are so clear and the assembly so intuitive that It couldn't be easier. The worst part is that in both cases I elected to run new wires to the electric eyes and the barely legible markings on the "striped wire" made keeping which wire screwed to which terminal challenging in the low-light conditions of a garage. This unit is a belt drive and is much quieter than the chain drive that it replaced in both garages. The remotes come pre-progmed an are tiny and inconspicuous clipped to the visor or hidden in the glove box, dash cubby or armrest storage. The programing of the door open and close stops are also simple and well explained in the instructions.
This is a much sleeker and nicer keypad garage door opener than the original item that came with the garage door. Both function identically but this seems to be of higher quality and nicer appearance. Only drawback is it is slightly smaller so when using as replacement, I have to patch a screw hole visible from the first installation.
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