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I just started searching for a replacement opener to an OLD Fimbel Powerlift WR828 - it does not look like the new Fimbel Corp carries anything in Powerlift.  How would I tell if another brand or a 'multi-code' opener will work with my PL?  Also there is a black plastic unit on the back of the metal opener body that has a short wire sticking out - I assume that is the remote receiver?  It says Delta 3.

Thank you!

Hi Rob,

That opener is so old I would not put a nickle into it. That said you will need to call around to find a dealer who carries Linear prducts and purchase Linear transmitter for that frequency. YOu will need to remove the reciever from the unit to find the frequency, which is printed on the back of the reciever. The reciever is the black box on the back of the unit with the "tail" . Hope this helps,

YOurs in doors,


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I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors ( and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.


I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years( My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.

International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion

I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!

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I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.

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