Easy Steps to Install Garage Door Opener

August 21, 2014 | By Rahma | Filed in: Installation Tips.

How to install garage door opener properly is the important process to determine the opener works well or not. The installation instruction has already written in the manual of each opener based on the types, whether it is Screw Driven opener or Chain-Driven opener or Belt-Driven opener all.

installing garage door opener properly is the important process to determine the opener works well or not

installing garage door opener properly is the important process to determine the opener works well or not

Here are the example instructions of how to install garage door opener of Chain-Driven one. First thing first, you need to collect all the materials to perform the assembling project. Examine your garage door for its surrounding construction for tighten the header bracket and the garage ceiling for mounting the unit. Unload the all parts from the box of the opener and check the availability of each part to assemble. You need to assemble the rail first and then insert the rail to the power unit. Put the traveler unit or the slider onto the assembled rail. Secure the idler pulley on the opposite edge of the rail. Make the chain attached to the traveler or slider, to test the movement try to move the chain around the drive wheels on the power unit. Get it loop to the idler pulley and go back to the traveler again. You need to join the ends of chain using retaining clip.

Next step on how to install garage door opener is installing a mounting board on the garage wall for header bracket above the garage door’s center point. After you have mounted the board, mount the header at the specific height as the manufacturer instruction and attach the idler assembly. Put up the power unit above the door rails and hold it still in its place. Fix the power unit to the ceiling joints or ceiling with mounting straps. Make sure the door clears for the power unit by lift up the door manually, and then attach the opener to the bracket by fixing the linkage assembly to the traveler. Make a center and attach the door bracket against the specific location according to manufacturer’s instruction, after that mount the control panel against the wall. Route the wires from the control panel headed to power unit and attach it to power unit supply. Install the sensors of the opener and connect the door bracket to the traveler’s linkage assembly. Test the travel limits and make adjustment needed. Test the protection system and all done.


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