A garage door opener is a helpful device to help human open and close the garage door remotely. There are lots of selection of residential garage door openers offered by various manufacturers. A user has the option to get the opener installed or install the opener by their own. Some of manufacturers offer a DIY opener that a user can install the opener by following the detailed instructions of installing garage door opener that comes with the opener, the instruction is also supported with how to adjust,program and troubleshoot the opener.
Installing garage door opener usually takes four to six hours or shorter depends on the opener itself. The first step of installing an opener is installing the header bracket. Mark the center point of a garage door. Attach the header bracket using screw to retain the header bracket against the header or any framing above the door opening at the center point as high as 2 inches above the highest point of the door when it closes or opens. Assembling the rail will be the next thing to do, attach the rail sections with the hardwarel according to manufacturers direction. Once it is finished, attach the assembled rail to the motor unit. After that, install the chain or belt according what type of your opener.
You need the assembled rail that attached to motor unit to be attached to the header bracket and then attach the motor unit to angle brackets. After that attach the arm to rail trolley system and the door with hardware provided by the manufacturer. Attach a rope that will help you to open and close the door manually, the rope will let free the arm from the rail.
Installing garage door opener instruction next step is to attach the optical sensors by mounting the two sensors 6 inches above the floor. Align the position of the sensors and route the wires to the motor unit. After that, attach the wall opener; a wall opener or wall button should be mounted 5 feet high. Route the wire to the motor unit and plug it in any loose wire to motor unit.