Why Pre-1993 Garage Door Openers Should Be Replaced
Posted: Feb 12, 2014
Author: Doors by Nalley of Lake Norman, Inc.
LiftMaster’s residential garage door openers have many features and an outstanding degree of durability and performance – more than any other brand. All models offer the ultimate in security and safety features and are available in a range of drive systems and horsepower levels for all types of applications and all types of homes.
LiftMaster is of the opinion that all garage door openers that were manufactured before 1993 should not be repaired – they should be replaced. This is to ensure the highest level of consumer safety and satisfaction.
During the early 1990s, the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) successfully had a new law enacted stating that all garage door openers made post-1992 must have external entrapment protection devices (sensing edges or infrared sensors) in addition to internal reverse mechanisms.
Garage door openers manufactured before 1993 are reliable and safe if installed, maintained and tested correctly. However, the majority of older units don’t have external entrapment protection devices or infrared sensors and, therefore, they do not meet with current safety standards. It is for this reason that LiftMaster believes garage door openers made pre-1993 be replaced.
And, in 2008, Chamberlain made the decision to support the initiative to replace all LiftMaster pre-1993 garage door openers. This included stopping the sale of replacement parts and technical service, believing this decision would provide consumers with the latest in technology, as well as additional security, safety and convenience features.
Note: Chamberlain will not be held accountable for warranties or liabilities incurred as a result of pre-1993 garage door openers being repaired, unless they have safety sensing.
For garage door openers in Mooresville NC, contact us at Doors by Nalley, Inc. A family-owned business for over 20 years, we are proud of the high-quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service we provide. Give us a call today!