1/3 HP Chain Drive
Garage Door Opener
1/3 HP Motor - The Liftmaster 3245 is a lightweight in LiftMaster's Contractor Series chain drive garage door openers, suitable for standard single car garage doors and lightweight double car door. If you have an insulated garage door or a wooden door, choose a model with more power.
For heavy carriage house doors and wooden garage doors, look right past this as well as 1/2 HP models to Liftmaster's powerful 3/4 HP garage doors openers.
1 Button Garage Door Remote - The single button remote control unit features rolling code technology which changes the code after each use. This is a standard feature on modern garage door openers that helps prevent "code grabbers" from stealing garage door remote codes.
Multi-Function Control Panel - Even at this lower price level, Liftmaster includes their multi-function control panel. You can obviously open and close your garage door with it, but there is also a separate light button and a button to engage the PosiLock® system.
SMART Garage Door Opener® - The Liftmaster Model 3245 is a SMART Garage Door Opener®. What's so smart about it? You can program security codes using the power head (the main motor unit that mounts to the ceiling), or wall control panel.
Manual Door Release - All residential Liftmaster garage door openers are fitted with a manual door release in case the power goes out.
The Liftmaster 3245 comes with all of Chamberlain's safety and security features, including:
The Protector System - Model 3245 includes Protector System® safety sensors which emit an invisible beam of light on the garage door opening. Sensing technology will stop and reverse the garage door if the beam is broken by a person, pet or object. The opener's light turns on automatically when The Protector System's infrared beam is broken. If you walk in through an open garage door, the light comes on.
PosiLock® - The Liftmaster Model 3245 has the standard, patented PosiLock® which automatically locks the garage door once it is down. To engage this feature, you simple push the "Lock" button on the control panel and all remote signals are locked out.
Rolling Code Technology - As with all Liftmaster models, the 3245 comes with Liftmaster's Security+® rolling code technology which means a new code is sent every time you use your garage door remote. You can buy extra garage door remotes or multi-function remotes to use with this model.
100 Watts of Light - The Model 3245 includes 100 watts of adjustable time delay light (1 Bulb). Remember, if you plan to do anything other than park your cars in the garage, you should consider accessory garage lighting to suit your specific needs.
Warranty - 4 Years on the Motor, 1 Year on Parts
For most lightweight single car garage doors and lighter weight double car doors, the Model 3245 may be all you need. For the heaviest of garage doors, go for power and choose a brand or model with at least 3/4 HP.
Liftmaster is an excellent brand with a stellar reputation having earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on all its residential garage door openers.
There are currently two reviews on the Liftmaster web site and both gave the Model 3245 a 5 out of 5 star rating, noting it is fast, quiet and reliable.
If you have low garage ceilings, vaulted ceilings or you just want to preserve more overhead garage storage area, consider the Liftmaster 3800 jackshaft garage door opener as a wall mounted garage door opener option.
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