Learn about this Premium Series Liftmaster Garage Door Opener
The Premium Series LiftMaster Model 3240 is a solid screw drive garage door opener. For most single and double car garage doors, this opener will likely be adequate.
The LiftMaster Model 3240 is a 1/2 HP screw drive garage door opener with a nice standard set of features and good consumer reports. The Model 3240 carries a lifetime motor warranty and 1 year on parts. In the professionally installed category, the only step up is the LiftMaster 3840, a 3/4 HP model with battery backup.
The Model 3240 is a well rounded screw drive model that will suit most home owners. For the heaviest solid wooden garage doors and carriage house doors, consider the more powerful Model 3840. Remember to compare Lift Master garage door openers before choosing.
LiftMaster is Chamberlain’s professionally installed line and the Model 3240 is available only through professional dealers. LiftMaster has an extensive network of dealers and at least one will likely to be located near you.
If you are the do-it-yourself type, learn about Chamberlain garage door openers. Chamberlain makes LiftMaster and will have a comparable model to fit your needs. The highly rated Chamberlain PD432D is a 1/2 HP screw drive garage door opener that should be considered. The difference is that the Model PD432D is available for direct purchase and installation by the consumer.
LiftMaster Model 3240 – Standard Features and Warranty
|Lift Master Model 3240
1/2 HP Screw Drive
Garage Door Opener
The LiftMaster 3240 uses a simple one-piece galvanized steel rail and a nearly maintenance free screw drive system. Screw drive models are an excellent choice if your home is located in are area with extreme temperatures.
The Model 3240 also includes LiftMaster’s patented Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) to limit power head vibration and noise. The MVIS system uses a floating motor design for effective noise reduction.
The LiftMaster Model 3240 is a SMART Garage Door Opener®, which allows the owner to program the security codes from the either the powerhead or the included Multi-Function control panel. The upgraded Smart Control Panel® is also an option, with its included time and temperature function as well as a motion sensor for the light.
Speaking of light, this model includes a two light 200 watt (max.) system. If you need more light for crafts, your workbench, or even working on your car, consider adding accessory garage lighting to your list.
The Model 3240 carries a Lifetime motor warranty and 1 year on parts. As with all LiftMaster garage door openers, this model also carries the Good Housekeeping seal of approval which offers assurance that any defective product under 2 years old will be replaced or refunded accordingly.
LiftMaster Model 3240 – Safety and Security Features
The LiftMaster Model 3240 includes the PosiLock® feature that automatically locks the garage door once it is down.
The included garage door remote is a nice 3 button model with Security+® rolling code technology for added security (standard on most modern garage door openers). The 3 button garage door remote can control multiple garage doors or gates and can be programmed to turn on lights in your home.
Protector System® safety sensors and door sensing technology are standard. If the infrared light beam from the safety sensors is interupted by a person, animal or object, the garage door stops and reverses. Garage door sensing technology will also stop the garage door from closing if it encounters an object or person in its path.
The Model 3240 also includes a manual door release for power outages or other instances when your garage door opener may stop working.
LiftMaster Model 3240 – What’s Included?
Included in this package are:
- 1/2 HP Motor with 2 lights (200 Watt max.)
- Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®)
- Multi-Function control panel
- Infrared garage door sensors and Door sensing technology
- One Security+® 3-button garage door remote
- Lifetime motor warranty and 1 year on parts
- Professional Dealer Installation
LiftMaster Model 3240 Consumer Reports
This solid screw drive garage door opener has 2 out of 2 positive reviews on the Liftmaster.com site. Quiet and trouble-free are the common feedback. The only negative comment related to a limited range for the garage door remote.
For most single garage doors and double car garage doors, the Model 3240 is a good choice. For the heaviest doors, step up to a 3/4 HP model.
LiftMaster is an excellent brand with a great reputation. If you prefer to have your opener installed by a professional, this is a great choice. Before deciding, consult your dealer and compare Lift Master garage door openers.