We are sure that you do not like to open the garage door by hand. It is not just tiring, but it is also time consuming. How about installing an automatic garage door opener? We are sure that you are going to love it and it will make things faster for you. Today in Garagedooropenerweb.com, we have listed the steps to install the garage door opener by yourself.
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#1 The first thing is to check if the garage door is compatible with the garage door opener. If your garage door comes with multiple sections, then you can install the garage door opener. However, you would need to replace your garage door if it opens in a single solid piece.
#2 You need to choose a garage door opened for your garage, and you have a choice. You can buy a belt drive garage door opener, or you can either buy a chain-driven garage door opener. Belt driven modules are a lot quieter, and they are also a lot more durable.
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#3 Now prepare the garage door by lubricating it. Ensure that all the cords and ropes have been removed not to get tangled in the installation. Ensure that an electric plug is around the garage door, which can be used to connect the garage door opener.
#4 Now start unboxing the layout of all the parts of the garage door opener. Check the user guide as well. In this step, you need to start the assembly of these garage doors. You can follow the user guide, or else we have listed the generalized process below.
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#5 You need first to put the rails together as they come in multiple pieces. Once the rail has been put together, you can go ahead and slide the rail under the carriage.
#6 In the next step, you need to connect the rail with the motor compartment. It should be positioned far away from the garage door. You should note that the motor compartment is usually heavy, and you need to be careful while handling it.
#7 In this step, you can install the pulley at the end of the rail. You should also connect the belt or the chain around the end. Once the belt is connected, screw the components in their place. You should also adjust the tension of the chain or the belt using the screws. If the tension is incorrect, the door may not open or close.
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#8 You would also need to attach the blocking as this is responsible for keeping the door closed. Attach the brackets and all other components here. You can follow the bracket’s assembly instructions, and you must attach it properly to the ceiling.
#9 The power unit can now be installed, and you need to ensure that the power unit is at the height of 7 feet from the floor. This is the bare minimum height required for the operation of the garage door opener.
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#10 You can also attach the safety rope to release the carriage in an emergency. The height of the safety rope can be around 6 feet so that an average adult can reach out to the rope when the need arises.
#11 You can also attach other safety equipment with the garage door opener. A good thing to do here is to attach a light bulb that would give you an idea of the wattage.
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