Every now and then, LiftMaster decides to throw us a curveball. You know, you’ve got a company, you think you know what they’re about: lifting garage doors. But very few like to be stereotyped, and we assume the big kahunas at this company are no different.
So you get something like the LiftMaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener. “What’s a jackshaft? Why can’t I install this thing above my garage door like any normal opener?”
Well, the 3800 works a little different than most garage openers. Instead of being placed at the top of the garage door and pulling it with all its might every time you need to park the car, this model uses a lever system that, while not unique, can certainly be called rare.
Rare devices tend to make for difficult installation, and the LiftMaster 3800 is no different. While you might be a pro at fine-tuning regular garage openers, this thing could give you some trouble. Placement is one thing to figure out, and to do that, you’ll need a decent understanding of how the lever mechanism works. Our LiftMaster 3800 manual goes into this in more detail than most would care to read, but there really isn’t much choice unless you’re looking to pay a pretty penny to have a professional come over and set it up for you.
Where can I download the user manual for the LiftMaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener?
The thing is stuck? Yeah, that’s another thing that can sometimes happen with jackshaft models. Needless to say, stuck is not where you want your garage door to be. What if a hyena slips under it or something? To avert this and similar scary scenarios, get the LiftMaster 3800 user manual: http://sharedf.com/documentation/liftmaster-3800-owners-instruction-manual/