01:48AM | 08/28/05
Member Since: 08/27/05
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I have just bought a Challenger CH 1000 garage door opener which has come without any fitting instructions Has anyone got some instructions or can tell me how the chain drive joins the garage door.

Jim D

11:54PM | 08/28/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
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JESSICA5 - hi, did you buy the unit used from someone? If so, it appears they didn't give you the bracket that mounts to the door. That bracket connects to the end of the chain drive and is what pulls the door open/pushes it closed. If you didn't get a bracket, you may find a suitable one at your local big-box stores. You should be able to find installation instructions on the web as well. Good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA


06:18PM | 10/24/08
Member Since: 10/23/08
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I have two of these CH 1000 Door openers working in my garage.

The chain runs to an idler sprocket

attached to the wall above the door.

One of those push-pull rods attaches

one end to the door about a foot below the top & the other end of the rod attaches to a slider that the chain pulls back and forth. There are stops on the chain that hit the stops on the drive unit which reverses the direction of the chain next time it's actuated.

If you'll send me an email at

[email protected]

I'll send you a picture or two of it.

Where in the world did you purchase the door drive assembly? I need one of the circuit cards that mount inside the drive unit, but I'd be glad to purchase the whole assembly just to get the card - - - unless it costs a zillion bucks.



06:35PM | 03/28/10
Member Since: 03/27/10
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I have one of these old openers too and no manual. anyone have a manual they can scan & send me?? my door started messing up. It goes down, then bottoms out & resets to top.


04:35PM | 09/21/10
Member Since: 09/20/10
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I bought a home with two of these openers installed. It seems I need to make an adjustment on the downforce and how far the door travels going down. Can anyone reply with how to adjust the downforce and stopping point of these (Wayne Dalton Wizard 2115, and Challenger CH 1000 are both model numbers on the boxes).

you may email me also at [email protected]



01:36PM | 10/08/11
Member Since: 10/08/11
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Did you ever get a manula for the CH 1000 garage door? If you did, can you email it to me.

Rick Lodge
[email protected]


09:19PM | 01/04/12
Member Since: 01/04/12
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Hi - did you ever receive a copy of the manual? If so can you please email to [email protected]

thank you,


09:20PM | 01/04/12
Member Since: 01/04/12
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If anyone was able to located the manual for the challenger ch-1000, please email it to to me at [email protected]



11:52AM | 01/06/13
Member Since: 06/11/11
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y opener doesn't work. I have power. I can hear relay from remote kick in.

How can I force motor on...or do I just assume motor is dead.

[email protected]


09:07PM | 03/27/13
Any one find a manual for the CH1000? If so, could you send me a copy at [email protected]? My door goes down fine but then goes back up for no apparent reason. Many thanks in advance.
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