Replacing and repairing Garage door openers11/03/2013 Back To Blog
Once in a while your garage door opener might require some sort of repairing or replacing that you can undertake easily. If it is not something complicated you can undertake the opportunity but if it is beyond your skills, it is always good to contact us for assistance.
Start with the rollers
Dust is one of the major causes of malfunctions in garage doors as it covers grease preventing smooth gliding upwards and downwards. Cleansing of the rollers should be carried out with an appropriate lubricant for guaranteed proper functioning. A screw driver will be essential in this case for adjusting the slot behind the door and for moving the lock bar into position. During this process ensure you tighten all the screws on brackets while also aligning the springs in position.
Replacing the opener
A sock wrench is a must in this case for opening the top and bottom bolts to release the door handle. The door release is normally ‘J’ shaped and positioned at the top track of the door. All the bolts above the door motor should be removed for the release handle to open perfectly. Many doors come with electrical wirings for supplying power to the various door parts; the wirings should be gently disconnected before any operation is undertaken.
Once all the wirings have been isolated go forth and assemble the new opener in the previous handle position while ensuring it perfectly aligns itself in the opening. Gently lift the garage door opener motor to attach it to the original metal brackets. While fitting the opener, make sure its centre aligns itself with the centre rail on top of the door. For the door to open automatically, you will need to connect all the wirings in the exact connection points. Your door in this case should be ready for use.