New Motor Installation
Fixing and Installing New Motors
One of the most useful and handy machines that you will be able to use in your garage door is the garage door motor. In fact, there are only a handful of general instructions that you should do to install a motor unit to your garage door. In this article, a garage door motor installation step by step guide is outlined that is specifically designed to help you install your garage door motor.
Take into consideration the overall make up of a garage door motor. Remember that the usual garage door motor includes a reversible motor. The purpose of this reversible motor is to drive a carriage in a way that it will move along the head of the garage door. The said carriage also consists of a drawbar that is specifically designed to operate the garage door from open to close. Moreover, there is a switch that is intended to reverse the operation of the garage door from close to open. This switch is called the reversing switch. Also, take into consideration that most of the garage door motor models that is being released today consists of a radio receiver that allows the owner of the garage door to open the same through the use of a signal coming from the automobile of the owner. A critical understanding of these parts of the garage door motor is essential in your efforts on garage door motor installation.
First, secure the tools that you will need for your efforts on garage door motor installation. These tools include a stepladder, a level, a tape measure, a hammer, a couple of screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, a socket wrench set, a stud finder, a hacksaw, a wire stripper and some electric drills.
Second, install the header bracket. Remember that the header bracket should always be positioned in the center. Also, take into consideration that the header bracket must be at least 2 inches above the highest point that the garage door will reach. This will ensure that your efforts on garage door motor installation will not turn to waste should you realize that your automobile cannot even get inside the garage door.
Third, assemble the rail and attach the chain. While the garage door is down, lift and fasten the part of the rail that is in its outermost portion into the mounting plank located in the front. Usually, the rail bracket will be fastened to the front plank through the use of lag screws.
Fourth, install your garage door motor. Before fully installing your garage door motor, make sure that you use the stud finder in order to locate the framing members. This is because the garage door motor units must be attached to angle brackets.
Finally, attach the other parts of the garage door motor. The first step is to attach the arm of the motor unit. The second step is to attach the optical sensors of the motor unit. The third step is to attach the wall opener of the motor unit. And lastly, do not forget to also attach the keyless outdoor unit of the garage door motor for keyless entry. Now, plug the remaining wires that are loose from the motor unit into the garage door. This should make your efforts on garage door motor installation successful.