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Can an older Sears garage door opener be made to accept

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Can an older Sears garage door opener be made to accept sensors?
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: Webb-Guy, Home Appliance Reparer replied 11 months ago
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Hello, and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will be the one to assist you. Does the garage door have a mechanical opener on it? Did it have remotes before? What type of opener does it have on it?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Appears to be normal chain mech. Opener with electrical 2safety button control
Home Improvement Expert: Webb-Guy, Home Appliance Reparer replied 11 months ago

do you have the particular model of the opener? Also what do you mean able to accept sensors so I understand fully.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Don't have model no. Available right now. Have wired sensors to box and they will not work. Electrician said ther should be some kind of adaptor.
Home Improvement Expert: Webb-Guy, Home Appliance Reparer replied 11 months ago

are you installing safety sensors?

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