Garage Door Opener Installation is Easy

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Garage door opener installation is easy when you take the time to read and follow the manual. And it doesn't take all day, you can have it done in a few hours in an afternoon. The kits all include everything you need unless you encounter the need to reinforce the door. But the instructions for assembly and installation and the parts are all there.

Garage door openers come in three basic types, with a few others that are more sophisticated and harder to install. But the basic three include the most popular 'chain drive', which is cheaper but makes a bit more noise than the others. And the 'screw drive' that costs a little more than the chain drive, but it quieter. And lastly the 'belt drive' which costs the most and is even more quiet than the first two.

You need to start off by reading all the instructions in the manual. Get familiar with the pieces involved in the assembly and installation. It's not complicated, but as with any job, there can be that one simple step that wasn't done correctly that causes you to have to backtrack and redo it, and takes up more of your time. It's better done properly on the first try.

The garage door opener installation guide will go over a lot of information and will take you from step one all the way to a finished job. Along the way you'll go through topics like 'assembly', 'installation', 'adjustment', programming', 'repairing and parts', and 'operation'. It will also include accessories and the warranty. This guide should be kept readily available at all times for consultation.

After the opener is set in place, then comes the adjusting. You check it by pulling up your door about a foot off the ground and then turn it loose. It should close 'slowly', not fast, and it shouldn't hang still either. The next test is halfway up. At this point it should hang still. And the next test is 3/4 of the way up, where it should slowly make its way to full open.

When it comes to adjusting the 'tension' springs, if you think you can do it yourself then by all means do it. But when it comes to the 'torsion' springs, it's best left to a professional. These can be very dangerous and you should steer clear of making adjustments to them on your own. Now you can remove any ropes and undo any locks on the door.

Step progression should proceed something like this: Mark off the exact center of the door opening. Measure the exact height of your door, and mount your bracket 2 to 3 inches higher than that. The manual usually has exact specs on this. Next, assemble your rail by following the instructions, and then place it by connecting it to your bracket located over the opening of the door at center.

A ladder can be handy for laying your motor on while you attach the straps to rafters. You want your motor to be at center of your door tracks. Then attach your bracket to your door and put the connecting arm in its proper place. Now you can connect the motor wires to your switch.

Garage door opener installation is easy as long as you can follow the manual instructions. Now we're at the last step, which is hooking up the infrared sensors. You want these to be about six inches high off the ground on both sides. They need to be hooked up to a GFCI outlet if you have one. If you don't have one, a professional electrician should be called to install one. Now you simply test if for opening and closing and make necessary adjustments, and you're in business.

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There are two ways to go about with your garage door opener installation You can have a professional do the job if you don't have the time or you can do your own garage door opener installation by following the instructions.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30