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Operation of Your Opener
• BEFORE YOU PROCEED, PLEASE READ THE • DO NOT PERMIT CHILDREN TO PLAY IN DOOR
SAFETY RULES ON PAGE 2 AND OPERATING AREA.
INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS PAGE CAREFULLY. • OPERATE ONLY WHEN OPENER IS PROPERLY
• TO AVOID DIFFICULTY DURING INSTALLATION, DO ADJUSTED AND THE DOOR IS VISIBLE AND
NOT RUN OPENER UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. UNOBSTRUCTED.
USING THE OPENER
Your opener can be activated by any ofthe following devices:
1. The 3_Function Transmitter. Hold LARGE push button
down until the door starts to move.
2. The Wall Control. Hold push bar down untilthe door starts
3, The Key Switch or Touch Code Transmitter accessories.
Described on page 4.
OPENING THE DOOR MANUALLY
THEDOOR SHOULD BE FULLYCLOSEDIF POSSIBLE. WEAKOR
BROKEN SPRINGS COULD ALLOW AN OPEN DOOR TO FALL
COULD RESULT.DO NOT USE EMERGENCYHANDLE TO PULL
DOOR OPEN OR CLOSED.
The door can be operated manually by disconnecting it from
the opener. Pull down sharply on the red emergency release
handle and lift the door manually. Toautomatically reconnect
the door to the opener, press the Wait Control push bar.
LOCKOUT FEATURE: prevents trolley from reconnecting
automatically. If you need to use this feature, pull emergency
handle down and back (toward the opener). Trolleywill remain
"Locked-Out" and door can be raised and lowered manually.
To reconnect trolley, pull emergency handle straight down.
WHEN 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 an obstruction is encountered while closing, the door will
6. If an obstruction is encountered while opening, the door
7. Ifthe optional 'Infrared Sensor' is installed, the garage door
will reverse in the closing cycle when the invisible beam
is broken. An open door will not close when beam isbroken.
The sensor has no effect in the opening cycle.
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 41/2 minutes or provide constant light when
Light Feature is activated. Bulb size 75 watts maximum.
CARE OF THE OPENER
When properly installed, opener will provide high performance
with a minimum of maintenance. The opener does not require
Most complaints of unsatisfactory opener operation can be
traced to problems with the door itself. When operated
manually, a properly balanced door will stay in any point of
travel while being supported entirely by its springs.
THE OPENER IS NOT INTENDED TO CORRECT ANY
PROBLEMS THAT ARE CAUSED BY AN UNBALANCED OR
BINDING DOOR, BROKEN DOOR SPRINGS OR BY FAULTY
LIMIT AND FORCE ADJUSTMENTS: These adjustments
must be checked and properly set when opener is installed.
Only a screwdriver is required. Page 17 refers to the limit and
force adjustments. Follow instructions carefully.
REPEAT SAFETY REVERSE TEST AFTER ANY ADJUST-
MENT OF FORCE AND/OR LIMITS. Weather conditions
may cause some minor changes in door operation requir-
ing some readjustments, particularly during the first year
THE SAFETY REVERSE SYSTEM IS IMPORTANT (See
pg. 18). GARAGE DOOR MUST REVERSE ON CONTACT
WITH A ONE-INCH OBSTACLE PLACED ON THE FLOOR.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY ADJUST OPENER MAY RESULT
IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY FROM A CLOSING
GA R._.GE DOOR.
CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT: After installation of the
opener and adjustment of forces and limits, the chain may
appear loose. This is normal, To check the chain tension:
disconnect the trolley by pulling the red emergency handle.
If the chain returns to the position described and illustrated
in Step 5 page 9, DO NOT make ANY further adjustments.
TRANSMITTER: The 3-function transmitter willoperate more
than one garage door opener, ifdesired. The other push but-
tons may also be used to operate 53000 and 53000SR Series
tight controls. Transmitter may be secured to car sun visor
with clip provided. Additional transmitters can be purchased
at any time. Refer to Accessories on page 4.
Any new transmitters must be set to the same code as the
original transmitter. Page 19 explains how to change your
existing code and use the transmitter(s) with other 53000 and
53000 SR receivers. Self service of your radio controls is not
recommended. If service is needed, contact your nearest
Sears Service Center.
TRANSMITTER BATTERY: The 12 Volt battery should
produce power for at least one year. As long as the battery
power is adequate, the transmitter test light will glow when
the push button is pressed (and the opener will Operate).
When the light does not come on, replace the battery. Iftrans-
mission range lessens, check battery test light.
TO CHANGE BATTERY." Slide the battery compartment cover
down. Position new 12 Volt battery as directed.
AT LEAST 4 TIMES A YEAR
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.
REPEAT SAFETY REVERSE TEST. Make any necessary
adjustments (see page 18).
OF YOUR OPENER
TWICE A YEAR
CHECK CHAIN TENSlON. Adjustifnecessa_
ONCE A YEAR
OIL DOOR ROLLERS, BEARINGS AND HINGES.